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North Hall players growing into roles on baseball field

For all the hours Trent Mongero has spent in a dugout over the years, even the North Hall coach is occasionally thrown a curveball he hasn't seen before.

March 20, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


North Hall knocks off West Hall to stay perfect in region

North Hall pitcher Brandon DeLong said he didn't know he'd be making the first start of his varsity career until about 30 minutes before opening pitch on Friday.

March 15, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Lakeview falls to Pinecrest, 6-5, in Region 8-A opener

Lakeview Academy coach Deuce Roark said it best: Defensive mistakes and stranded baserunners are never a good mix on the baseball field.

March 10, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Flowery Branch baseball falters late in 15-6 loss to West Forsyth

CUMMING - Flowery Branch suffered from a variety of self-inflicted wounds against West Forsyth, including a few that provided Chris Cullen and Alec Wilson opportunities to compound the damage.

March 06, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville boys soccer team falls to No. 1 McIntosh

Gainesville's boys soccer team tested McIntosh as well as any squad has since the end of the 2012 season.

March 01, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


East Hall girls fall to defending champ St. Pius X, 55-39

ATLANTA - With a late-season surge fueled by a young roster, East Hall's girls showed they have a bright future ahead of them.

February 24, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


English leads Johnson boys to 83-71 win over Stone Mountain

The upset loss that Johnson's boys suffered against Shaw in the first round of the 2013 state playoffs weighed on coach Jeff Steele for the past year.

February 23, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Carpenter leads Gainesville boys past slow start to 69-61 win

Gainesville's boys basketball team needed some time to level off from the emotional high of Senior Night. Luckily, solid defense and a hot hand by Sam Carpenter helped overcome a brutal start that saw the Red Elephants held scoreless for the first seven minutes of the game.

February 05, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Buford guard Camille Anderson

Camille Anderson believes Buford's opponents expected to face a vulnerable, beatable Lady Wolves squad on the basketball court this season.

January 15, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Area schools benefit from GHSA reclassification

Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.

December 05, 2013 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Flowery Branch boys top South Forsyth for 1st win of season

David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.

December 01, 2013 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville going to DeKalb for semis; Buford at home

Just like last season, Gainesville's football team will have to find a way to win in enemy territory in order to reach the Class AAAAA state championship game in The Georgia Dome. Buford, meanwhile, can punch its ticket to the Class AAA title contest in the friendly confines of Tom Riden Stadium.

November 30, 2013 | Jared Putnam | All prep football news


High school football notebook: Defending champs still alive for 2nd round

Of the 10 area teams that opened the state playoffs on Friday, only half managed to avoid elimination.

November 18, 2013 | Jared Putnam | All prep football news


Gainesville hopes to get hot again at right time

At this time last season, Gainesville High appeared to be a football team in free fall.

November 14, 2013 | Jared Putnam | All prep football news


Buford volleyball downs N. Oconee, reaches first Final 4

BUFORD - It has not been easy for Buford to establish itself as a championship contender while sharing Area 5-AAA with the two highest-ranked volleyball teams in the state.

October 26, 2013 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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Curry, Gettys lead Gainesville past Heritage, 11-1

When Michael Curry wasn't helping his pitcher's bid for a no-hitter behind the plate, the junior catcher was busy making sure Gainesville had more than enough run support to work with.

April 19, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville starts quest for repeat title at West Forsyth

For all the eye-popping statistics that Deshaun Watson posted during his record-setting 2012 season, the categories where he avoided large numbers may have been just as important to Gainesville's state championship run.

August 29, 2013 | Jared Putnam | All prep football news


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