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Buford prevails over Pike Co. in rain-shortened Game 3

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.

May 15, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

Gainesville baseball sweeps Starr's Mill to reach semis

Caleb Whitenton's arm injury gave Starr's Mill a brief glimmer of hope toward stealing a split with Gainesville.

May 14, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

Johnson boys beat Cairo, 2-1, reach soccer semifinals

Pouring rain quickly turned the field at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium into a marsh less than 20 minutes into Friday's state quarterfinal game.

May 09, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

North Hall falls to Blessed Trinity in decisive Game 3

ROSWELL - Patrick McNamara never gave North Hall much of a chance to recover from one bad inning.

May 09, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

Buford sweeps Pius in second-round baseball series

BUFORD - With an opportunity for some good, old-fashioned payback right at his fingertips, Jake Higginbotham delivered his best.

May 08, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

West Hall baseball season ends in 7-6 loss to Ringgold

RINGGOLD- West Hall coach Dustin Rennspies threw about everything he had at Ringgold on Saturday, including five pitchers.

May 03, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

Gainesville sweeps Tucker in 1st round baseball series

A bad case of strep throat left Michael Gettys less than 100 percent for Gainesville's first round playoff series.

May 03, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

Riverside Military tennis earns first trip to quarterfinals

Riverside Military saw its perfect season hit a roadblock last year in the second round of the state tennis playoffs.

April 28, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

N. Hall boys trounce Sonoraville in state tennis opener

Though only a 16-year-old junior, Matt Booth is effectively the grizzled veteran of a young North Hall boys tennis team.

April 23, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

Dawson boys nip E. Hall on PKs, win 7-AAA soccer title

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.

April 23, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools

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

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

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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


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