I can already see him looking at me through the bars of a helmet in a sporting goods store. "Daddy, I want to play football." I'm still searching for the answer. It's a question easily deflected by making light of it. When asked recently whether I would let my nearly 11-month-old son play football when he's old enough, my first thought was, "he already seems to hit his head enough times during the day, so ...
After three days covering the Buford and North Hall girls (and watching a few other teams) at the state semifinals and finals at the Macon Centreplex, here are a few thoughts on the end of the high school basketball season.
To get to the state basketball semifinals in Macon - or even the quarterfinals in Dalton - teams generally need to have an established identity.
Kristi House could see this coming. Maybe not to this extent, but the North Hall High girls basketball coach knew she had something special in the class of 2012. "We knew it was a special class coming in," House said minutes after advancing to the second round of the state tournament with Saturday night's 51-41 win over Pickens. "It was a good group. We realized that coming in." In middle school the current crop of ...
Lakeview Academy girls basketball coach John Carrick dared to be optimistic when assessing his team's chances for the current season.
The Flowery Branch girls basketball team, the No. 1 seed out of Region 8-AAAA North going into the region tournament in Loganville this week, should know better than most how important it is not to overlook any opponent in the region tournament.
The East Hall girls basketball team has two players very capable of taking over a game offensively.
At the Lanierland tournament last December, North Hall lost consecutive games to Gainesville in the semifinals and Flowery Branch in the third-place game.
Last Tuesday night, Johnson High forward Montrell McKenzie had a smile on his face that no one could wipe off.
Last Tuesday, coaches and athletic directors from across the state converged on the Macon Centreplex to ratify the new reclassification for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.
Web Daniel doesn't understand why more teams don't use set plays. The Chestatee girls basketball coach has his team run primarily a motion offense, but the War Eagles have a number of set plays they can run in the right situations. "It shocked me that more teams don't run set plays," Daniel said. "The pros run set plays all the time. "Running plays puts pressure on teams." It's certainly worked this year; Chestatee is still ...
It's over 3,400 miles to the East Hall boys basketball teams' next tournament.
Two teams, the East Hall girls and Gainesville boys, can now say that they're the best Hall County basketball teams.
It's not all that different from the recent spate of conference realignment in college.
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