Since the first reports of the new Georgia High School Association regions were released Tuesday, coaches and athletic directors have been feverishly trying to figure out what schedules for the next two years are going to look like. Now that every school knows its region opponents, a host of new questions emerge.
THOMASTON -- As part of the ongoing switch to a six-classification system, the Georgia High School Association placed schools into regions Tuesday, giving area schools some new competition. While many schools will be scattered to unfamiliar regions, 7-AAA will be made of almost all local schools, as Buford joins North Hall, West Hall, East Hall, Banks County, White County, Dawson County and Fannin County. The GHSA has also put together subregions for ...
Local coaches will soon have an idea of which teams they will be competing against for the next two seasons.
Johnson coach Jeff Steele has given his team free reign to keep shooting even if nothing is going in.
ATLANTA - The determination never wavered throughout Flowery Branch's high-flying state quarterfinal game with No. 1 Tucker.
The Flowery Branch offense won't push the issue. If the defense takes away an offensive weapon, Falcons quarterback Kanler Coker will simply move on to the next. It's the reason why few teams have been able to slow down the No. 2 scoring offense in Class AAAA and none have been able to stop it. "We're going to take what the defense gives us," Falcons coach Lee Shaw said. Last Friday, the Thomas County ...
Oconee County forward Gabby Bevillard hit a 3-pointer, and the Lady Warriors took the lead for the first time since the first quarter with just 12 seconds left in the game.
Following the most successful coach in program history is never an easy thing, but it helps if the successor has first-hand knowledge of that winning culture. New Gainesville girls basketball coach Brenda Hill-Gilmore was the leading scorer in Hall County high school history, that is until her daughter, Tasha Humphrey, led the Lady Red Elephants to three state titles in the early 2000s. Hill-Gilmore scored 1,961 points for East Hall before graduating in 1982. ...
THOMASTON - After rescinding a measure that would have allowed schools to deduct special needs students from the enrollment counts, the Georgia High Schools Association passed its reclassification of member schools Monday morning.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch Falcons' defense was tasked with making the difference in Friday night's second round playoff game at Falcon Field.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw remembers that first big win. It was in the first round of the playoffs in 2005 against a dominant Elbert County program. Assistant coach Andy Mahaffey was a receiver on that team. "Elbert County was a loaded No. 3 seed," Mahaffey remembers. The Falcons had never been to the playoffs or even had a winning season in their short history until ...
THOMASTON - The Georgia High School Association reclassification committee needs to resolve an issue before it puts schools in classifications for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.
Heading into the 2011-2012 basketball season, questions are plentiful for area teams, and sure things seem to be few and far between.
JOHNS CREEK - The Flowery Branch Falcons have a play that they have practiced every week which they call "Big Ben." To others it's called a Hail Mary.
The Georgia Department of Education has released its fall enrollment numbers, and big changes may be in store for some area schools as the Georgia High Schools Association reclassification process moves forward next week.