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Archive By Author - Zac Taylor

Taylor: A dad's difficult football decision

I can already see him looking at me through the bars of a helmet in a sporting goods store.

July 21, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks

Taylor: Observations from the state championship weekend in Macon

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.

March 12, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists

Taylor: North Hall girls have options on offense

To get to the state basketball semifinals in Macon - or even the quarterfinals in Dalton - teams generally need to have an established identity.

March 04, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists

Taylor: Talented senior class leading North Hall girls

Kristi House could see this coming.

February 26, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists

Taylor: Lakeview girls leave region cellar to grab state berth

Lakeview Academy girls basketball coach John Carrick dared to be optimistic when assessing his team's chances for the current season.

February 19, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists

Taylor: Flowery Branch girls taking nothing for granted in region tourney

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.

February 13, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists

Taylor: East Hall girls have talented senior leaders

The East Hall girls basketball team has two players very capable of taking over a game offensively.

February 06, 2012 | Zac Taylor | High schools

Taylor: North Hall boys on a roll

At the Lanierland tournament last December, North Hall lost consecutive games to Gainesville in the semifinals and Flowery Branch in the third-place game.

January 29, 2012 | Zac Taylor | High schools

Taylor: Shot blockers a force on the basketball court

Last Tuesday night, Johnson High forward Montrell McKenzie had a smile on his face that no one could wipe off.

January 22, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists

Taylor: GHSA still has to address how to best classify wrestling programs

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.

January 15, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists

Taylor: New schemes, set plays assist local teams

Web Daniel doesn't understand why more teams don't use set plays.

January 08, 2012 | Zac Taylor | High schools

Taylor: East Hall boys to experience more than basketball in Alaska

It's over 3,400 miles to the East Hall boys basketball teams' next tournament.

January 01, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists

Taylor: Hall's best look to stay strong after Lanierland success

Two teams, the East Hall girls and Gainesville boys, can now say that they're the best Hall County basketball teams.

December 25, 2011 | Zac Taylor | High schools

Taylor: More than football to be affected by new region alignments

It's not all that different from the recent spate of conference realignment in college.

December 11, 2011 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


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