DAHLONEGA- Home runs and strikeouts told the story on Wednesday night in Dahlonega as Class AA's No. 6-ranked Union County softball team rode an early lead to a 5-1 victory over Lumpkin County.
FLOWERY BRANCH- No matter the sport or level of competition, it takes more than one player to make a great team.
BUFORD- While the No. 1 Buford High football team is known for its winning history, the Wolves aren't the only three-time defending state champions prowling the school campus. The No. 1-ranked Lady Wolves softball team has won three in a row as well, and at an early season record of 9-1, have their eyes on a fourth.
OAKWOOD - The West Hall High football team came into last Friday's game with East Hall with an unusual set of circumstances: an 11-game losing streak and one of the best quarterback's in the area.
JEFFERSON - In only her fifth year playing competitive volleyball, junior setter Amanda Daniel has emerged as a leader for the Jefferson Lady Dragons.
After finishing 2008 at 6-5, the Leopards had high hopes for 2009 but a plague of injuries struck and the team only managed two wins.
Coach Kyle Langford has never shied away from giving young players a lot of time on the field.
Perennial power Buford comes into this season as the three-time defending champions of Class AA and ranked No. 1 in the Georgia Associated Press preseason poll.
With the reshuffling of local high school sports regions, many teams will be facing new challenges this season but few will be facing the issues that the Flowery Branch cross country teams will.
DAHLONEGA- Former Georgia Tech golfer Daniel Bowden of Easley, S.C. carded a final round 6-under-par 64 to win U.S. Amateur Qualifier No. 2 at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega on Tuesday.
The Hooters Women's Collegiate Team Championship is set to begin today at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega. Fifty-five two-person teams will be competing at the event, with each team consisting of players from the same university in a 54-hole stroke play tournament which concludes Thursday.
With temperatures climbing into the upper 90s and sports teams holding summer practices, the risk of heat-related illnesses in young athletes is ever-present.
Lacrosse is emerging as a popular sport among teens and adults in Georgia. To answer this rising trend, the Georgia Southern Shootout lacrosse tournament will be held this weekend, beginning at 8 a.m. today at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex and continuing into the Sunday championship face-offs, which begin at 10:30 a.m.
A coach will take any opportunity to put a team in the best possible position for victory. Whether it's extra drills, better equipment or longer practices, anything that can be done to improve a team's chances is done, any chance for improvement is seized upon.