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Boys Athlete of the Week: Buford's Chip Ness

From the side of the mat, Buford's Chip Ness looks like just another wrestler cheering on his teammates. When he steps on the mat, however, it is clear that Ness is one of the state's elite wrestlers.

February 19, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Buford's Kristina Nelson

After losing ground last season with a shoulder injury that required surgery and weeks of physical therapy, Buford forward Kristina Nelson has gotten back into her scoring groove at the perfect time for the Lady Wolves.

February 18, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Shaquan Cantrell

Gainesville basketball star Shaquan Cantrell prepares for every game as if it's his last. Going into tonight's Region 8-AAAAA tournament game against Flowery Branch, he knows it very well could be, but he believes that he and his teammates can keep the Red Elephants' momentum rolling and that he can keep scoring.

February 11, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Local wrestlers look to build on individual success at sectionals

While North Hall continues a tradition of sending wrestlers to the sectional tournaments, Chestatee wrestling is setting a new precedent in 2013 as the War Eagles continue to build on the most successful season in program history.

February 07, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Banks County's Taylor Kennedy

In addition to being a great basketball player, Banks County's Taylor Kennedy is also a stellar student and an incredible leader, according to Lady Leopards coach Jerry King.

February 05, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Paul Powers

For North Hall's Paul Powers, the Hall County Championship swim meet is a time to fine tune skills before the state meet, as well as a weekend full of "friendly competition."

February 04, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Adam Kelly

North Hall's Adam Kelly is known for his skills on the baseball diamond, but this season for the Trojans' basketball team, he has proven that he has what it takes on the hardwood as well.

January 28, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Carly Gilreath

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.

January 22, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Banks County's Eli Smallwood

Jovial and business-like are not two words typically used together, but when describing Banks County wrestler Eli Smallwood, they seem to fit perfectly.

January 15, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Flowery Branch's Marissa Ivey

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.

January 14, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Buford's Kaela Davis

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.

January 08, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


High school wrestling: Local teams have high expectations for area duals tournaments

Area duals this year are going to have a bit of a different flavor for the Flowery Branch wrestling program.

January 02, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Home for the Holidays: Flowery Branch's Nick Lankford

For Nick Lankford, making the transition from a high school state champion to a college wrestler hasn't been easy.

December 31, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Community sports


Home for the Holidays: Buford's Cody Getz

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.

December 28, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Staff sports picks


Home For The Holidays: Buford's Blanche Alverson

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."

December 25, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Community sports


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Articles By Author - Kelsey Williamson


Hydrangeas full of Southern charm

For anyone looking to dive headfirst into gardening, Hall County Master Gardener Mary Richards says the hydrangea is an ideal introductory perennial plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and types.

July 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Martial arts tournament kicks off at Riverside Military Academy

This weekend, hundreds of martial arts competitors ranging in ages and belt colors will converge on Riverside Military Academy's Curtis Hall Gym to push their limits in the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Foundation's national championships.

July 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


From the farm to the freezer, Jaemor uses 3 ingredients to produce homemade ice cream

Fresh locally produced milk, handpicked fruits and a vanilla-flavored base are all it takes for Jaemor Farms to make its signature peach and strawberry soft serve ice cream year-round.

July 23, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Y-O-G-A spells relief

What does human anatomy have to do with the Sanskrit language? They have two things in common. One, I know nothing about either of them. Two, they are very common in the practice of many forms of yoga.

July 21, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


U.S. mail carrier turns to country music

Jim McBride began writing songs at 12 years old but never dreamed of it becoming his career until 20 years later.

July 17, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


Pizza Tour gives kids a chance to learn about their food, one slice at a time

Pizza is a popular meal all year-round, and making the tasty pies can be a treat kids of all ages can enjoy.

July 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Grounds crew gets down and dirty

Imagine having 300 acres of grass to cut. Add 14 miles of edging around sidewalks, fertilizing, aerating and weed eating to the list and it describes the job of a landscape services worker for the city of Gainesville.

July 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Professionals disclose tips on manicures, and pedicures

July 14, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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