Not many young runners are able to overcome the pressure that comes with trying to repeat as cross country state champions, but this isn't the case for White County sophomore Jenna Gearing.
For teams like the Flowery Branch boys and individual runners like White County's Jenna Gearing, the state cross country meet is a chance to repeat past success. Other area programs like Chestatee see this weekend's races in Carrollton as a chance to make some noise and perhaps even take home a trophy for the first time.
When Morgan Walters first stepped on the Buford softball field as a senior this year, she knew her stellar reputation preceded her.
East Hall pitcher Natalie Winters has an uncanny ability to let mistakes and setbacks roll off her shoulders. That laid-back attitude combines with her skill on the mound to make her the Lady Vikings' ace.
When opposing players step on the volleyball court to face Chestatee, one of the first people they notice is middle hitter Melanie Smith, a 6-foot-2 senior with confidence and energy that can intimidate almost any opponent, according to coach Julie Rushing.
North Hall libero Makenzie Bryant has no reservations about being in charge, even as one of the younger players on her volleyball team.
Buford sophomore infielder Drew Puckett struggled at the plate to start the year off. After an outstanding showing her freshman year, Puckett's 2013 outing was not what she envisioned when she started the season, but she is finally hitting her stride at just the right time.
According to head coach Bruce Miller, Gainesville wide receiver Jay Gaudlock is simply "a good football player."
One word isn't sufficient to sum up the role that Kelsi Jones plays on the West Hall volleyball team, but encouraging, experienced and overachieving are a few that coach Joe Nelson used to describe the versatile senior.
Lakeview Academy junior Katie White was blessed with natural athletic ability, and, in seventh grade, she decided to try her hand at volleyball.
Jefferson infielder Savannah Snapp doesn't care what position she's playing, just as long as she's in the game.
West Hall High may have searched the state for a new head boys' soccer coach, but in the end, the Spartans found their best match was already in the system. West Hall appointed long-time teacher and junior varsity soccer coach Tim Gale to the head boys position, athletic director Scott Justus announced Thursday.
Morgan Reece knew this summer would be the "make it or break it" season to determine her future in golf. So far, she's been able to make it through more than one tournament with a win.
Creating a free summer workshop for wrestlers in Hall County was a 'no-brainer', says Flowery Branch coach Shane Millwood.
Just a season after the East Hall girls basketball team made yet another deep run in the GHSA state tournament, the Lady Vikings finished the 2012-2013 season 10-14, and head coach Joey Rider stepped down from his position.
Antonio Pittman's role as a West Hall Spartan has been increasing ever since he first stepped onto the field in Oakwood.
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