Hall County has the luxury of having a number of talented high school basketball teams, which enables the county to have had a nearly all-county tournament for 52 consecutive years.
When the Shaw family gets together, they try not to talk exclusively about football.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For Erika Rucker, the challenge lies ahead. The University of South Carolina freshman and Flowery Branch High graduate finished her high school career last spring as one of the top runners in the state, taking home the Class AAAA state title in the 400 meter and 800 in Albany and running the fastest times in any classification. In January, her collegiate track and field career begins. "It's a lot more serious in ...
The storied Jefferson High wrestling team, which is the defending traditional and dual state champions in Class AA since 2002, doesn't consistently win state titles by taking on a soft schedule.
Two Hall County boys basketball programs have dominated the Lanierland tournament, winning 40 of the first 51 titles.
With 30 seconds left, the North Hall student section could finally chant: "We want Gainesville." They weren't in position to safely say it any earlier.
Two teams, both No. 7 seeds, will be entering the 52nd annual Lanierland tournament this week as big underdogs, and not necessarily just because they will each be playing last year's runner-ups in the first round.
Gainesville point guard Lance White flipped a behind-the-back pass to Deshaun Watson in the corner, and the sophomore coolly sank his second consecutive 3-pointer to put the Red Elephants ahead by 23 late in the first half.
West Hall has hired its next football coach, athletic director Scott Justus confirmed Thursday. Tony Lotti, most recently an assistant coach at Woodland High in Henry County, will be taking over for the Spartans, who finished last season 2-8, 2-3 in Region 8-AAA South, under former coach Mike Newton. This will be the 44-year-old's first head coaching position, although he has spent 13 years as assistant at two schools. "We think Tony Lotti has ...
Commerce has no plans to leave the Georgia High School Association, according to Tigers athletic director Donnie Drew. "We're not interested in seceding from the union, so to speak," Drew said. The Tigers are one of two Class A public schools in the area, along with Towns County, that have no plans to join the nearly three dozen Class A public schools that met in south Georgia town of Rochelle earlier this week to ...
In football, a team holding onto a slim lead late in the game will often try and run out the clock.
In her senior season, East Hall guard Jasmine Jenkins is the go-to scorer for a team looking to get back to the postseason.
The Johnson High football team will play a non-region football schedule for the next two school years, athletic director Tim Rogers announced Monday. "After much discussion with administrators and football staff, we decided it would be in the best interest of Johnson football to play a non-region schedule," Rogers said. "We feel like this maximizes the opportunity to play competitive football games." The school made the decision, which eliminates the possibility of postseason play, ...
East Hall guard Jasmine Jenkins can hit a shot from just about anywhere on the court.
Last season the Lakeview Academy girls basketball team won just three games. This season the Lady Lions (4-4) have already surpassed that total after a 58-44 win over Lumpkin County last Friday at home. The win brought their record to 4-2 at the time.