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Davis: Basketball can break your heart

It's unfortunate for those who love the game of basketball that it rarely loves them back. Most careers end without a championship; some without many wins at all. Knees tear up, sometimes more than once. A good shooting night is bound to give way to a horrible one, and disappointment lurks around every screen.

March 14, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Respect the game

Following her team's 74-67 win against Alabama on Feb. 18, Pat Summit said that her Lady Vols, "disrespected the game of basketball," with their performance.

March 07, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Region 7-AAA basketball stands tall

Use clichés and give politically correct answers: That's what coaches are told about speaking to the media.

March 01, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Flowery Branch girls give it all they've got

Here are two truths: The regular season and past successes guarantee nothing in postseason play.

February 22, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Carter's skill set is unmatched

Canadian-born hockey star Mark Messier spent a quarter of a century playing in the National Hockey League.

February 14, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Dragons too good to be ignored

The word virtual derives from the Latin word virtus, meaning strength and virtue.

February 07, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Lots of things in this story are just wrong

February 05, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | Sports


Davis: Inclement weather freezes area teams

In case you aren't on the up and up where sports clichés and coach speak are concerned, it's imperative that teams are playing their best come tournament time.

January 31, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Playing for a unifying purpose

At the midpoint of the high school basketball season little is known other than which teams have been good so far.

January 25, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Seniors key success for area teams

Senior leadership is an integral part of success for high school basketball teams.

January 17, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Gainesville-East Hall rivalry has lost something

It's strange to think that one of life's consistencies is change.

January 10, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Good teams know how to turn the page

Any coach on any level knows there are three phases to a basketball season: preseason, region season and postseason.

January 03, 2010 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Early in the season, not much is clear

It's early in the morning, early in the basketball season and I've still got football on the brain.

December 20, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Proud teams live up to the hype with a game to remember

Words are a powerful tool.

December 05, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Davis: Yes, they are 'that good'

It's impossible to quantify the phrase, "that good," until you witness it.

November 07, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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