Dawson County head coach Steve Sweat doesn't even try to hide it - Carly Gilreath is the go-to girl on this year's girls basketball team.
Jovial and business-like are not two words typically used together, but when describing Banks County wrestler Eli Smallwood, they seem to fit perfectly.
Flowery Branch senior guard Marissa Ivey is a player the team depends on to do it all. From knocking down 3-pointers, to making the crucial jump shot at the end of the game, to defending the pass, to sending out text reminders to her teammates about practices and other events, the Lady Falcons know they can turn to Ivey for anything.
Kaela Davis has been a common name among the Buford community and basketball scouts nationwide for quite a while. The No. 2 recruit in the nation and the No. 1 at her position, according to ESPN, was originally verbally committed to the University Tennessee, but has since changed her plans and has signed to play for Georgia Tech in the fall.
Area duals this year are going to have a bit of a different flavor for the Flowery Branch wrestling program.
For Nick Lankford, making the transition from a high school state champion to a college wrestler hasn't been easy.
Cody Getz spent his first three years at the United States Air Force Academy playing behind old friend Asher Clark, whom he grew up with in Lawrenceville. As a senior, however, Getz took over at running back and has certainly seized the opportunity to start for the Falcons.
In her three-plus years at Auburn, senior guard Blanche Alverson has spent most of her time playing basketball, but the Buford grad also believes that she has been able to have "the true Auburn experience."
Every time the Chestatee Lady War Eagles step on the court, senior post Maegan Kenimer is going to make herself known to their opponent.
Jefferson basketball coach Bolling DuBose had a feeling that Satchel Turpin would have a breakout game sometime this season, he just didn't realize it would happen so early in the year.
If there's one word to describe the feeling White County's Jenna Gearing felt when she crossed the finish line first at the state championship meet in November in Carrollton, it would be relief.
Towns County's Stephanie Patton has natural talent, according her head coach Jim Melton, but that doesn't stop the Lady Indians' star from spending hours on end in the gym taking shots and trying to make herself better.
Consistent is just one of the many words that can be used to describe the playing style of Johnson's Ty Cockfield, but according to head coach Jeff Steele, it may be one of the most important.
Johnson volleyball coach Deb Eidson teaches her players about two main things: Leaving it all on the court and giving glory to God.
The Flowery Branch Lady Falcons have learned that whenever times are rough or things "start going awry," the team can count on senior point guard Tavia Sykes to take over and make a difference both on the court and on the sideline.
Chestatee's Bridgette Kelly knew basketball season would be different for her this year as the only returning starter on the squad, but she didn't expect to find her groove shooting as early as she has.
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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