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.
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.
Even as a sophomore, Dakota Chalmers has already solidified his role on Lakeview Academy's baseball team.
Confidence, calmness and chemistry are key to Johnson forward Chandler Steele's success on the soccer field this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A smooth, soothing voice meets powerful music and philanthropy when John McDermott takes the stage for many of his concerts. Now McDermott, once a member of the famed Irish Tenors and multi-platinum recording artist, will bring his range of hymns, traditional songs and contemporary music to Gainesville.
As more students do their best to overachieve and prepare for a competitive future, many find it difficult to accomplish their many tasks in a regular day and stay up late into the night. The result is students forgo getting enough sleep.
Sixteen years ago, Angie Bryant's life changed.
Creating compost in the cold poses many challenges for some gardeners. Luckily some gardening experts know of a wide variety of materials to make high-quality soil during the winter months.
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