Buford's Elexa Bahr might as well have been born with a soccer ball attached to her foot since the sport was certainly etched into her brain from infancy.
Buford's Chip Ness is already one of the best wrestlers in the state. Now, he wants to be one of the best in the nation.
Gainesville golfer Spencer Ralston may only be a freshman, but he has proven that he can hold his own on a team that has depth and experience.
North Hall sophomore Tricia Dial loves tennis because not only does it give her the gratification of winning as a team, it also allows her to see personal success when she wins a singles match.
There's nothing that excites Flowery Branch swim coach Valerie Lancaster more that the impending start of the swimming season each year, but seven years ago, this kind of excitement wasn't even a figment in her mind.
North Hall's Alden Powell has been playing soccer since she her childhood, and from the age when teams begin using goalkeepers, she has been in the net.
Johnson senior Brittany Martin has a pretty unique quality that makes her a major threat to every opponent the Lady Knights face this season-she's left footed.
The Buford basketball team is lucky to have a number of players that contribute each night, but A.J. Davis plays a major role every night in one way or another.
Sheyenne Seabolt always had the potential to be a star for the Dawson County girls' basketball team, all she had to do was start believing it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.
Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.
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.
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.
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