Of the 10 area teams that opened the state playoffs on Friday, only half managed to avoid elimination.
At this time last season, Gainesville High appeared to be a football team in free fall. The Red Elephants staggered into the Class AAAAA state playoffs on the heels of two consecutive losses, before quickly righting the ship with a dominant run to the program's first state championship in the Georgia High School Association. Gainesville performed at a level unlike anything coach Bruce Miller has seen in his 40-year career on the sidelines during that ...
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.
During a season that has delivered plenty of lopsided outcomes in local action, No. 5 Gainesville High (6-1, 5-0 Region 8-AAAAA) has accounted for more than its fair share of those blowouts.
Buford appears to be on the fast track toward its seventh consecutive softball state championship.
White County won't get a lot of style points for its 6-0 victory over East Hall on Friday, which included a lost fumble at the goal line and a missed extra point, but all that really matters is that the Warriors picked up a critical Region 7-AAA victory.
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Two games into the 2013 season, Buford is once again proving to be the big, bad Wolves. Nine Buford players combined to pile up 355 rushing yards en route to a comfortable 38-14 win over fellow state champion and No. 1 Gainesville Friday night, avenging their 19-15 loss to the Red Elephants last season. A week earlier, six different Wolves scored touchdowns in a 46-7 win against Elbert County. The Wolves are once again loaded ...
East Hall junior Devin Watson knows he's not going to be the first "D. Watson" most people think of when the topic of Hall County quarterbacks comes up.
Friday: Buford at Gainesville The Red Elephants finally got over the hump against Buford in 2012, winning 19-15 after losing their season opener against the Wolves two years in a row. Both teams stood tall at the end of the season, as the Red Elephants hoisted the Class AAAAA state championship and the Wolves claimed the Class AAA title. Gainesville and Buford each boast a No. 1 ranking this year and put on impressive displays in ...
Even on a wet running surface, Ty McCormack didn't slip. McCormack, a 2010 North Hall graduate, was the first Georgian to cross the finish line for a third consecutive year at the Peachtree Road Race on Thursday in Atlanta. The 20-year-old finished 32nd overall out of about 60,000 participants with a personal record time of 30:08 on the 6.2-mile course, shaving 23 seconds off his 2012 performance. "I'm glad that I was able to defend ...
Flowery Branch - Matt Ryan spoke almost in hushed tones whenever the issue of a new contract came up on Tuesday at OTAs.
Robby Hefflinger can't single out any one reason why he has so thoroughly dominated the Carolina League this season.
After piling up a program-record 32 wins this season, the North Hall Trojans need just two more victories to call themselves state champions.
For all its success this season, the North Hall baseball team will widely be considered an underdog against No. 1-ranked Blessed Trinity in the Class AAA state semifinals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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