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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


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


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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


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