For 12 years, Robert Bland, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, has made a mission trip to Nicaragua.
BUFORD - After starting slow offensively against Decatur in the first round, the Buford Lady Wolves made sure Tuesday night that they attacked, and turned opportunities into goals.
A day of rain might stop a lot of people from competing, but certainly not a rubber duck.
With a steady rain falling, tough field conditions and cool temperatures, Friday night's first-round playoff game between the Gainesville Red Elephants and the Hiram Hornets was summed up by Gainesville Coach Jeremy Kemp as, "not fun baseball".
After escaping Decatur earlier this season with a slim victory in overtime, the Buford Lady Wolves, the No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAA, wanted to do two things in the rematch: Score fast and play a mistake-free game.
In a season where the expectations may have not been high, the Chestatee girls shocked teams throughout the regular season as they made their way to the No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAA for the state playoffs.
If you smelled barbecue, cajun or other flavors coming from the Gainesville Square as you passed by Saturday, and you didn't stop by to see why, then you missed the ninth annual Spring Chicken Festival.
After Friday night's win, North Hall head coach Trent Mongero said he was proud of how his guys kept focus, even if their No. 1 seed and region championship had already been clinched before Friday night's game.
After winning the Region 8-AA championship and earning a No. 1 seed and bye for the state playoffs, the Riverside Military Academy boys tennis team's great season came to an end against Lovett High School with a 5-0 loss in the second round.
The North Hall boys soccer team defeated Dawson County 4-3 on penalty kicks for a 2-1 win over the Tigers in a battle between a pair of top-5 ranked teams on Thursday at the Brickyard.
After winning the Region 8-AAAAA championship last week, the Gainesville Lady Red Elephants tennis team kept the momentum going, defeating the North Paulding Lady Wolfpack 5-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs on Tuesday afternoon at Longwood Park in Gainesville.
In 1908, Theodore Roosevelt was president, World War I hadn't yet begun, airplanes and cars had just recently been invented and the Chicago Cubs won their last World Series.
With a recent rough stretch of play and some injuries to add on top, the Gainesville girls soccer team came into Friday night looking for a spark to turn their play around. But a tough foe in Heritage stood in the way.
DAWSONVILLE - The Buford track and field team outpaced the competition and ran to a decisive Region 7-AAA boys championship, defeating second-place finisher North Hall 162-135 on Thursday afternoon at Dawson County High.
If you didn't send off your tax information before Monday's tax deadline day, then you might have encountered a line at the local post office trying to get your information mailed out on time.
JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons' run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
JEFFERSON - The No. 1-seed Jefferson Dragons put together another dominant performance in the Class AAA state playoffs Friday night at Memorial Stadium, ousting the No. 3-seeded Dodge County Indians, 27-7.
JEFFERSON - With freezing temperatures, it took a little time for the Jefferson Dragons' offense to warm up offensively during its Class AAA state playoff opener against the Franklin County Lions.
HARTWELL - Coming into Friday night's region championship-deciding game between the Jefferson Dragons and Hart County Bulldogs, it was the offenses that had all the attention as the driving forces behind both teams' 9-0 records.
HARTWELL - In what has been a disappointing and tough 2014 campaign, the Jackson County Panthers looked to turn their luck around Friday night and put a second "W" in the win column.
JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons have shown all year why they are the class of the newly-formed Region 8-AAA by scoring throngs of points and making it tough for opposing offenses to get into Dragon territory, let alone the end zone.
JEFFERSON - After a first-possession fumble by the undefeated Jefferson Dragons on Friday night, the annual Battle of Jefferson against Jackson County had all the makings of a great rivalry game: an early turnover, a fired-up crowd and the home team looking to score quickly.
JEFFERSON-When it comes to the Battle of the Bridge rivalry between the Jefferson Dragons and Commerce Tigers, Jefferson head coach Ben Hall said you could throw both teams' undefeated records out the window.
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