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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


Girls Athlete of the Week: Chestatee's Maegan Kenimer

Every time the Chestatee Lady War Eagles step on the court, senior post Maegan Kenimer is going to make herself known to their opponent.

December 18, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Jefferson's Satchel Turpin

Jefferson basketball coach Bolling DuBose had a feeling that Satchel Turpin would have a breakout game sometime this season, he just didn't realize it would happen so early in the year.

December 17, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Runner of the Year: White County's Jenna Gearing

If there's one word to describe the feeling White County's Jenna Gearing felt when she crossed the finish line first at the state championship meet in November in Carrollton, it would be relief.

December 16, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


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Articles By Author - Kelsey Williamson


Masters of different mediums on display at Quinlan

Artistic media ranging from still-lifes and statues to collages and canvases form cohesive collections to tell stories during the Quinlan Visual Arts Center's Fall Exhibitions.

August 28, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


Jaemor Farms wins the homemade ice cream challenge

Fresh fruit, a vanilla ice cream base and local fresh milk is all it takes to make a winning homemade ice cream.

August 27, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Community garden keeps residents busy, well-fed

Whether it's spending time among the roses, corn or rosemary, the resident garden at Lanier Village Estates serves many purposes.

August 15, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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