Even when Kevin Christmas was less than a week old, North Hall coach Bob Christmas and his entire family still took to the sidelines on Friday nights to support another of the Christmas clan.
For Johnson's Cedric Harris, everything starts with leadership and drive. According to Knights coach Jason Roquemore, Harris had the drive that was contagious for all of the Knights' players this season, leading them to their first winning season since 2004 with a 40-21 win over Heritage-Catoosa last Friday night.
Lakeview quarterback Ted Reynolds has only been at the helm of the Lions offense since midway through last season. When he was put into the position, Reynolds admits he was hesitant, but coach Matthew Gruhn had confidence that Reynolds could lead the team on and off the field.
Will Brock's "will to win" attitude has set the rest of the White County football team on fire, according to assistant coach Jake Cantrell. In a back-and-forth 47-42 win over Dawson County last week, Brock was the catalyst for an offense that was able to find momentum at the beginning of the game and carry it through to get the crucial Region 7-AAA victory.
Flowery Branch faced their first tough region foe in the Heritage Patriots on Friday night in Flowery Branch, but the Falcons needed help from some unexpected places to be able to overcome a team that scored 17 points off of Flowery Branch turnovers in the first half alone.
North Hall's Andrew Smith just wants to be on the field any way he can in any position the team needs him.
Every time White County cross country coach Sam Borg sets a goal for freshman runner Jenna Gearing, she knocks it out and moves on to the next one. But that doesn't come as a surprise to Borg after seeing her run over the summer.
Any time Jackson County loses, according to quarterback Kyle Daniel, it lights a fire under the team that fuels them to come back and win the next week.
Buford sophomore Jordan Deep may have missed 11 games at the beginning of the season due to a hamstring injury, but the power hitter certainly didn't miss a beat when she finally returned to the lineup.
Sarah Wood has been put in a different position every season on the Jefferson volleyball team, but each season, she finds new ways to contribute and exhibit her skills, and she says that it makes her a better player overall.
Gainesville's Kayla Street may only be a sophomore, but coach Michelle Green said she fully believes Street is one of the strongest leaders the Lady Red Elephants have.
According to Lady Falcons softball coach Laura Beaver, Flowery Branch sophomore Kelly Kahlert can do just about anything when it comes to softball.
Gainesville High senior volleyball player Kaylin Walden is only in her second season with the Lady Red Elephants, but after helping the team to the state playoffs last year and spending a season with her Gainesville teammates, Walden has developed a strong bond with the other ladies on her team that has helped them improve even more from 2011, according to coach Randi Orr.
West Hall senior LeNiesha Kearse can do it all and do it well. She already has a pair of area titles under her belt as a track and field star, but now Kearse is transforming into one of the top volleyball threats in the region. Kearse led the Lady Spartans to a win in the gold bracket at the East Hall Spikefest to start the season, and she continues to be a force on the ...
Buford sophomore Bria Bush is picking up right where she left off last season. Bush finished last season 12-4 with 103 strikeouts and a 1.26 ERA. She had 14 strikeouts and a 2-0 record in the Elite Eight at the state tournament in Columbus and ended the season with the program's fifth straight state championship. This season, Bush is poised for some of the same successes. With only seven games played so far, she has ...
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.
Although it was a not-so-perfect ending to an almost perfect season for the Buford Lady Wolves soccer team, coach Crystal Fowler knows that this season is one for the history books for the girls soccer program.
North Hall and Gainesville both have a number of things in common, such as strong pitching, exemplary senior leadership and playoff experience. But while the Red Elephants are appearing in the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, the Trojans are making their first-ever appearance in the third round.
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