On Friday night, Gainesville claimed its first football state championship with a 49-13 victory over Ware County. On Saturday, the effects of the win were just starting to sink in.
After the first three periods of play, the North Hall Trojans boys' basketball team never had a lead. When the buzzer sounded for the end of the game, they still didn't have the lead, but they had tied the game to send it to overtime, where they were able to edge out East Hall for a 72-69 victory.
JEFFERSON - After last week's triple-overtime victory over Fitzgerald, Jefferson head coach T McFerrin worried about an emotional letdown Friday night against Greater Atlanta Christian.
Even though temperatures may not indicate the Christmas season is here, the carolers who serenaded the crowd on Green Street and a tree lighting might have done the job.
JEFFERSON - With a 31-16 lead during the fourth quarter, the Jefferson Dragons didn't imagine that it would take three overtimes to advance to the state semifinals.
It's nearly that time of year again - Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now the countdown to Christmas begins.
MARIETTA - Trailing 35-21 at halftime in Friday's state playoff game, Gainesville head coach Bruce Miller said he didn't tell his players anything special.
After breaking their first two-game losing streak in five years, Gainesville (8-3) hopes it can ride the momentum of last week's first-round win against Rome, into a win in the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs against Kell (10-1) tonight in Marietta. This game is shaping up to feature two heavyweight offenses with a state quarterfinal berth going to the winner.
Hall County held the official grand opening Saturday for the new North Hall Community Center.
JEFFERSON - With the No. 1 seed and homefield advantage through the first two rounds of the state playoffs, the Jefferson Dragons wanted to take advantage of what they had earned in the regular season and ride through round one.
Laurel Park turned into a haven for barbecue, cars, animals, adults and kids Saturday afternoon as the Gainesville Jaycees welcomed barbecue enthusiasts from around the state for the inaugural "Hawgin' On Lanier" state championship competition.
CLEVELAND - The White County Warriors will become road warriors next week after they clinched the No. 3 seed in the Region 7-AAA state playoffs.
Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.
A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.
Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.
ATHENS - Even with a slow start on offense, Friday night's game proved that once the Gainesville offense starts rolling, it is hard to stop.
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