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Area rivalries dominate list of games to watch in 2014

Week 0 gave area football fans a taste of what is to come this season, highlighted by a nationally-televised defensive battle between No. 1 Buford and Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville, Fla.

August 27, 2014 | Jared Putnam | All prep football news


Goss ready to carry the load for Flowery Branch

Long before Jeremiah Goss ever donned a varsity football uniform - back when he was still steamrolling linebackers in youth games - Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin saw a future high school star.

August 19, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


North Hall, Jefferson volleyball teams battle tested early

Jefferson coach Mike Paul didn't have a lot to complain about following the Battle at The Branch.

August 12, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Buford softball begins quest for 8th straight state title

BUFORD - Tony Wolfe does his best to avoid dwelling on the streak.

August 09, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Morgan proud of East Hall's tradition

The East Hall community might be the most unique in Hall County.

August 07, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


North Hall's Wells glad to 'invest in my own community'

Billy Wells has lived in northern Hall County for the past six years while working as a coach and athletic director in Gwinnett County.

July 24, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Corley brings diverse experience to Chestatee athletics

Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.

July 23, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Continuity the theme for Roark, Lakeview this year

Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.

July 22, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Stowers happy with direction of Johnson's athletic programs

It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.

July 18, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Lawler wants Flowery Branch to continue raising the bar

Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.

July 16, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Banks sees 'perfect storm' brewing for West Hall

West Hall athletic director Ethan Banks will proudly tell you "it's a great time to be a Spartan."

July 11, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Making the case for Riverside key for Paglia

Marc Paglia has been navigating the unique challenges faced by Riverside Military Academy for the better part of three decades.

July 09, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Vickery expects Red Elephants to reload in 2014

Wayne Vickery didn't know what to expect when Gainesville High School made the jump from Class AAA to AAAAA in the fall of 2012. The Gainesville athletic director wondered if the school's sports programs might struggle, at least initially, by moving up more than one classification at once.

July 06, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville OF Gettys selected by Padres with 51st pick

Michael Gettys has to decide whether his future in baseball will take him to the West Coast, or to the University of Georgia.

June 06, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Local baseball stars await future as MLB Draft looms

Michael Gettys won't be sitting in the green room Thursday night.

May 31, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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Gainesville's Miller still enjoys job he was 'made to do'

The sign at the edge of Gainesville High School's football practice field reads, "Bruce Miller Field. A Field of Champions."

September 20, 2014 | Jared Putnam | All prep football news


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