Bump. Set. Spike. Kill. Block. Dig. Ace.
The East Hall Lady Vikings had an admittedly rough start to the season, but first-year coach Justin Wheeler made some adjustments over winter break and the team has come back ready to compete.
Alexis Gopfert has been playing competitive golf and visiting Rainbow Children's Home each for about three years, so when she realized she could turn her passion for a sport into something beneficial for the children of the North Georgia home, Gopfert jumped at the chance and planned a charity golf tournament.
Dawson County junior post player Sheyenne Seabolt has had no issues transitioning into her role as a leader for the Lady Tigers.
The Edmondson-Telford Center for Children is giving locals the chance to start on their New Year's resolutions immediately as it hosts the Embrace 2014 5K race, benefitting victims of child abuse. After the race, runners can cool off with a jump in the frigid waters of Lake Lanier at 17th annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center on Clarks Bridge Road.
This time last season, North Hall's Sydney Cleveland was sidelined with a torn ACL.
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.
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."
Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.
On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.
When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.
Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."
When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.
Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.
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