BUFORD - Before their state quarterfinal series was over, the top two teams in Class AAA had abandoned playing baseball in favor of a makeshift game of Army on Gerald McQuaig Field.
Caleb Whitenton's arm injury gave Starr's Mill a brief glimmer of hope toward stealing a split with Gainesville.
Pouring rain quickly turned the field at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium into a marsh less than 20 minutes into Friday's state quarterfinal game.
ROSWELL - Patrick McNamara never gave North Hall much of a chance to recover from one bad inning.
BUFORD - With an opportunity for some good, old-fashioned payback right at his fingertips, Jake Higginbotham delivered his best.
RINGGOLD- West Hall coach Dustin Rennspies threw about everything he had at Ringgold on Saturday, including five pitchers.
A bad case of strep throat left Michael Gettys less than 100 percent for Gainesville's first round playoff series.
Riverside Military saw its perfect season hit a roadblock last year in the second round of the state tennis playoffs.
Though only a 16-year-old junior, Matt Booth is effectively the grizzled veteran of a young North Hall boys tennis team.
Jed Lacey has seen a region title slip away from his team on more than one occasion during his seven-year tenure as Dawson County boys soccer coach.
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.
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.
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.
Lakeview Academy coach Deuce Roark said it best: Defensive mistakes and stranded baserunners are never a good mix on the baseball field.
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.
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.
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.
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