North Gwinnett Sports: Farewell Fall, Welcome Winter

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With the leaves falling and the cold setting in, North Gwinnett must say farewell to all its fall sports. First, the 2014 North Gwinnett sports fall season should be celebrated as each team’s accomplishments are recounted.

 FAREWELL  FALL SPORTS

Volleyball: This year, the varsity lady bulldogs volleyball team were region 7-AAAAAA champions, which was the fourth region championship win in a row. These ladies are also tournament champions of the North Forsyth Challenge. Players on the All Area Team include: Carson Nevels, MeKenzie Cronic, Matalie Stout, and Alyssa Munlyn, who is also the All Area Team MVP. The JV volleyball team was also tournament champions. Lastly, congratulations again to Carson Nevels, who was chosen as one of Gwinnett County’s Super Six 2013.

Competition Cheerleading: Lady Bulldogs dominated this fall in competition cheerleading. The varsity cheerleaders won 1st place at the Lambert Invitational, Buford High School invitational, and the Lanier Invitational.

Softball: Varsity softball ended the first weekend of November at the state tournament in Columbus, Georgia. Though these girls lost their first two games against Hillgrove and Lassiter, they walked away from their season as Region 7-AAAAAA champions for the second year in a row. Their region record is 15-4, and their overall season record stands as 25-6.

Cross Country: The season officially ended November 19th at the Carrollton state meet. North Gwinnett’s varsity girls team earned fourteenth place. Both junior varsity and varsity boys teams placed sixth in the region championship, and the junior varsity girls team placed second during region championships. Throughout the season, North Gwinnett cross country members carried home many medals and trophies like first place for the varsity girls at the Westover Invitational and second place JV boys at the Westover Inviational, among others.

Equestrian: These ladies earned first place at their own show, the Bulldog Classic. They are still looking to attend more shows to qualify for regionals.

Football: North Gwinnett’s Varsity Football team played a total of ten games in their season so far, losing only to Collins Hill. For their senior night last Friday, the team battled Peachtree Ridge. They celebrated their seniors and defeated Peachtree Ridge 44 to 22. Therefore, their region record is 7-1, the same record as Collins Hill and Norcross. This Friday, November 15th, North Gwinnett will start its journey to the state championship. They will be playing away against Milton for the first round of the state playoffs.

 

WELCOME WINTER SPORTS

NG Nation is excited for the continuation of the football season and the new winter sports starting up including basketball, swimming, and wrestling. Good Luck to all of North’s Teams! Let’s Welcome the new season!

Kara Jones
Kara Jones is a North Gwinnett High School senior. She is an officer of National English Honor Society and the author of the novel Heavensent. In the spring, she also plays Varsity Lacrosse.

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