DAHLONEGA - Last season North Georgia softball pitcher Sarah Phillips won more than 50 games and was named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season. This season, Phillips only has 19 wins and most likely will not win her third straight PBC award.
CLEVELAND - Moments after the last pitch Friday night in Cleveland, White County baseball coach John Brown said he was not surprised. His Warriors has just finished sweeping Carrollton in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs to advance to the second round for the first time in school history, but Brown was still not surprised.
When Allen Whitehart took over as head coach of the Buford boys basketball team before the 2010-11 season, he inherited a program that had failed to win more than nine games in three consecutive seasons. The Wolves had reached the state quarterfinals in 2007, but that was a distant memory at a school where state championship bids are supposed to be a yearly occurrence.