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East Hall hires Wheeler as girls basketball coach

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.

May 21, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Buford falls in girls soccer state semifinals to St. Pius X

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.

May 14, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


North Hall, Gainesville baseball teams prepare for challenging quarterfinal matchups

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.

May 13, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


West Hall soccer stumbles in second-round loss to Oconee County

It was a defensive battle, and although West Hall's boys soccer team had a number of chances to score, the Spartans couldn't capitalize in a 2-0 loss to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.

May 08, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


West Hall boys shut down Decatur for first-round soccer playoff win

Despite a slick field, gusts of wind and the cold, the West Hall boys soccer team was able to create chances that led to a 4-0 win against Decatur in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament on Friday in Oakwood.

May 03, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Pep Brown

Over the years, Gainesville's Pep Brown has learned that with golf, it's best to take a match one hole at a time and worry less about the big picture.

April 30, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: West Hall's Gabrielle Ligas

According to head coach Adam Johnson, West Hall's Gabrielle Ligas always does one of two things on the soccer field. Either she shines on her own, taking opportunities to score whenever the defense is looking away from her, or she takes a chance to make a play so that someone else can shine.

April 29, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Gainesville girls tennis falls to Northview in second round

The Gainesville girls' tennis team may not have ended the season like they had hoped, but it certainly didn't go down without a fight.

April 25, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Lakeview Academy's Dakota Chalmers

Even as a sophomore, Dakota Chalmers has already solidified his role on Lakeview Academy's baseball team.

April 24, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Johnson's Chandler Steele

Confidence, calmness and chemistry are key to Johnson forward Chandler Steele's success on the soccer field this season.

April 22, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Buford's Josh Bryan

Buford's Josh Bryan admits to having some weaker games early in the Wolves' season, but recently, Bryan found a groove and has been leading Buford on offense in some key region wins.

April 16, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Chestatee's Alexis Rebollar

Growing up, Chestatee's Alexis Rebollar was trained as a goalkeeper for her soccer teams. Now, as a senior for the Lady War Eagles, this knowledge of the net gives her an advantage as a striker that makes her an offensive threat against any team Chestatee faces.

April 15, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: White County's Joel Pritchett

When White County sophomore Joel Pritchett was moved up from the junior varsity baseball team to varsity this season, he was expected to be a strong center fielder for the Warriors. He was not, however, expected to enter a game against Region 7-AAA's then No. 1 team, Buford, as a pitcher.

April 08, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Flowery Branch's Alex Lee

Flowery Branch center back Alex Lee may not always be in the spotlight, but she is an essential part of the Lady Falcons' soccer success this season.

April 01, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: Dawson County's Steve Sweat

When he began coaching basketball, Dawson County's Steve Sweat never imagined that he would be coaching a girls' team, much less guiding them to a state championship game.

March 30, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


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Articles By Author - Kelsey Williamson


Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.

December 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.

December 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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