It was an historic season for the Gainesville girls soccer team. As they say, though, all great things must come to an end.
When the Brenau University softball team advanced to the NAIA National Championship tournament in 2009, the players didn't know what to expect.
In high school baseball, there are no style points. The goal is to first win regular season games, then win in the region tournament, and, finally, the state tournament. That is the only path to a state championship - the ultimate goal for anyone who takes the field. The two area teams still alive in their respective classifications' state playoffs, Buford and Gainesville, may have taken different roads, but both find themselves hosting state quarterfinals ...
The Gainesville football team made waves in the Class AAA state playoffs in 2011, its last season in that classification.
JEFFERSON - North Hall's Luis Gonzalez was among a group of three runners leading the pack in the state finals of the 3200-meter run at the Georgia Olympics on Friday at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
After shutting out West Laurens twice early in the season, players on the Gainesville baseball team knew the Raiders would be out for revenge.
Despite a perfect regular season and a top seed in the Class AAA state playoffs, the Gainesville baseball team still drew a No. 4 seed that was ranked among the top 10 in the state for its first-round matchup.
It wasn't at all how Johnson's Britteny Green expected her day at the sectionals track and field meet in Macon to go. It certainly wasn't what she wanted.
State playoffs, meets and matches will take place across the board in high school sports this week, and there are a number of teams around the area participating.
MACON - The North Hall boys qualified 10 for the state meet and the West Hall girls qualified 12 to lead the area at the Class AAA East sectionals on Saturday in Macon.
FLOWERY BRANCH - With its back against the wall following a surprising loss in the first of a three-game series against Salem on Wednesday, the Flowery Branch baseball team needed a strong performance in game two of the Region 8-AAAA play-in series to give itself a chance at salvaging a playoff berth.
FLOWERY BRANCH - It was a loss, but it was so much more than that for the Flowery Branch baseball team.
West Hall tennis coach John McFall knew the difficult task that awaited his team Friday at the Bobby Bailey Tennis Center.
It has been a soccer season filled with impressive performances around the area. Currently, seven area boys teams (Riverside Military Academy, East Hall, Buford, Dawson County, Gainesville, Johnson and Habersham Central) and five girls teams (Buford, Dawson County, Union County, Gainesville and Flowery Branch) are ranked in their respective classification's top 10. Perhaps the most impressive, when considering history, is Dawson County. Its boys (No. 8) and girls (No. 5) have had seasons unlike any ...
In 2011, the Georgia Tech football team squandered a 6-0 start to the season, stumbling to a 2-5 record in its final seven games.