They are modern-day gladiators.
There's always been something special about the Olympics to me.
The spring season for high school sports has come and gone, as has my first full year of preps coverage at The Times.
It was a somber atmosphere after the Gainesville baseball team's surprising 11-3 loss to Ringgold in the state semifinals on Tuesday.
In high school athletics, nothing hurts quite as much as coming one win short of a state championship.
I stood in the infield at the Georgia Olympics on Friday afternoon in Jefferson, watching closely as North Hall's Luis Gonzalez put forth an incredible final effort to surge ahead for an individual state championship in the 3200 meter run.
At the beginning of every season, every player, coach and fan has a goal they'd like to see their team achieve.
If Gainesville doesn't have room in its trophy case, a larger space might be more appropriate.
ATHENS - It was just a spring game.
I'm sure there are a number of varying reactions to the new power ratings system being implemented in Class A in the coming year.
It was my senior year of high school at Starr's Mill in Fayetteville, and my school's baseball team was 28-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation by Baseball America.
Growing up, my dad was never a catcher when he played baseball.
It's easy to become absorbed by the compelling draw to national sports.
I was seated at midcourt awaiting the tip in a basketball game between the Chestatee and Franklin County girls on Friday night for just five minutes before I had to do a double take to make sure I was in the right place.