Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wins on Tuesday night could match neighboring rivals for the state high school championship in girls soccer.
Gwinnett high-school sports fans might think of football first when it comes to Brookwood vs. Parkview. But the county's fiercest rivalry often spills into other sports, sometimes all the way to the state finals. Brookwood and Parkview have faced each other for state championships in baseball (2012, won by Parkview, football (2002, won by Parkview), boys soccer (2001, they tied) and girls soccer (2003, also a tie). It could happen again this week. The schools are one win away from meeting each other for the Class AAAAAA girls soccer championship this weekend. Parkview faces South Forsyth Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m., the same time Brookwood is at Harrison. The schools, located just six miles apart along Five Forks-Trickum Road, finished 1-2 …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Rennie Curran, an NFL free agent, and Gwinnett County Public Schools' Community-Based Mentoring program will host the summit Feb. 23.
A former Brookwood Bronco and GCPS mentors are bringing a special program to the area to help young men focus on future career options. Rennie Curran, an NFL free agent who graduated from Brookwood High School in 2007, will be among the speakers, confirmed James Rayford, director of academic support at Gwinnett County Public Schools. The district's Community-Based Mentoring program is organizing the career summit, which takes place 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 23, at Brookwood High School in Snellville. Students are welcome from any area in Gwinnett County. However, there is a registration maximum of 150 students. Registration for the event ends Feb. 20. Young men attending are asked to "dress for success," which means a suit, shirt and …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
When the neighboring schools get together in sports, it's about community, competition and bragging rights.
It was Parkview vs. Brookwood and everyone knew there'd be a big crowd. But the crowd that attended Saturday's Class AAAAA baseball championship games at Parkview High School was something even more special. More than an hour before the double-header — won by Parkview 5-2 and 6-3 for its second straight state title and fifth overall — cars were already having to park on the other side of campus. Robert Hill, the offensive coordinator for Parkview's football team and baseball traffic cop on Saturday, was turning away cars headed for the usual baseball parking spaces. It was 2:50 p.m.; the double-header started at 4. "You should see it up there [at Hugh Buchanan Stadium, located on the back side of the campus]," Hill said, "It's filled up …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Brookwood escapes with a 23-19 win in what Parkview Coach Cecil Flowe called "the craziest game we’ve ever played.”
Brookwood's Nick Tompkins returned a 75-yard kickoff with only 15 seconds left on the clock as the Broncos beat Parkview 23-19 Friday night in a wild renewal of one of the state's fiercest rivalry. Thompkins' return was one of four touchdowns the teams combined to score in the final couple of minutes in one of the wilder finishes in the history of the so-called Battle of Five Forks-Trickum. It was the 30th meeting between the neighboring schools and no doubt as exciting as any other in the series. “I’ve never seen anything like this," Parkview’s Head Coach Cecil Flowe said. "It’s the craziest game we’ve ever played.” “All I can say is wow about this one,” said Brookwood Head Coach Mark Crews. “We’ll just wipe our brows and hopefully we can…
Friday, October 21, 2011
In the 24 years the Flowes have been married, Penny Flowe has missed only two Parkview football games.
Penny Flowe has three great reasons for attending Parkview’s big game against Brookwood tonight – she’s a Parkview math teacher, her son Patrick plays on the team – and her husband, Cecil, is Parkview’s head coach. In fact, Penny says she’s only missed two of Parkview’s games in the 24 years they’ve been married. “Patrick was born on a Tuesday, and that Friday night I was at the game,” she recalls. “I like to think I support him and I support Patrick every single week, no matter who we're playing." So you’d think this would be a pretty exciting week around the Flowe house, with the 30th Battle of Five Forks-Trickum – as the game against Brookwood is dubbed – looming. But no, Penny said: “If you try to do anything really different….” And …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Who's going to win the big Parkview-Brookwood game? It's a coin-flip pick.
Every week, I pick high school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Cumming to Stone Mountain. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week’s best picks: Chattahoochee 37, Sequoyah 10 (actual score, Chattahoochee 31, Sequoyah 12); North Gwinnett 35, Mountain View 17 (actual score, North Gwinnett 35, Mountain View 7). Last week’s worst picks: Norcross 28, Peachtree Ridge 24 (actual score, Peachtree Ridge 41, Norcross 14); Mt. Pisgah 24, Lovett 17 (actual score, Lovett 32, Mt. Pisgah 14). Last week's record: 19-4. Overall record: 143-40-1. Are you ready for another round of picks? Parkview at Brookwood: The annual Battle of …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Organizers are hoping the "Pink Out" event is a success. Special T-shirts are available at the school.
With the big game just days away, Brookwood High School staff and students are hoping to bring awareness to the battle of those affected by breast cancer with a special "Pink Out." This Friday's game against Parkview Panthers, dubbed the "The Battle of Five Forks," is bringing the neighborhood rivals together for a much-anticipated game. And, with all the excitement, David Lockwood thought it was the perfect chance to highlight an important cause. "We all have been affected by cancer at some point in our lives it felt like the cancer awareness movement was a great chance to hop on board and not only raise awareness but raise money to help the American Cancer Society help those directly involved in the fight against it," said Lockwood, who …
An inside look at facts about Parkview and Brookwood football you may not know.
Battle of Five Forks-Trickum Friday, 7:30 p.m. Brookwood Community Stadium You might think you already know what the annual football game between Parkview and Brookwood high schools is all about: Bragging rights between neighboring communities, right? Well, yes. But there’s a whole lot more, like the fact that the schools once shared the same stadium for their home games. Or that the current head coaches attended the same high school in DeKalb County. Or that the teams once took their rivalry all the way to the state finals. Here’s a look at some things you may not know about the rivals, will the help of information supplied by both programs. Championship Caliber The two schools have combined for six state championships at the state’s …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Annual Battle of Five Forks-Trickum football game between Brookwood and Parkview high schools is this Friday. Where's your allegiance?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Every year Brookwood and Parkview high schools have faced each other on the football field the game has been circled on the calendar. The neighboring schools, which once shared the same football stadium at Parkview, have been going at since 1982 for championships, bragging rights or both. This Friday the teams square off for the 30th time at Brookwood Community Stadium. Here's your chance to show some love for your favorite team. Vote in our poll and let us know where your allegiance lies, then tell us in the comments below who you think will win and what the final score will be. Then come back to Patch throughout the week for more coverage of the big game.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Pots and plants, dog grooming, a 5K run/walk and more.
Business After Hours When/Where: Thursday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Smoke Rise Country Club, 4900 Chedworth Drive, Stone Mountain. Why Go: Open to the community, Business After Hours is an event that allows guests to mingle and network with 50 to 80 professionals. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available, and golfers can also participate in a nine-hole golf event beforehand at 3 p.m. Pricing: $10 per person, and $20 to $25 for the golf event (price of the business event included). Complimentary Gourmet Dinner and Social Security Retirement Benefits Presentation When/Where: Thursday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn. Why Go: Those over 40 are invited to attend a complimentary dinner with a guest to learn …