Area duals this year are going to have a bit of a different flavor for the Flowery Branch wrestling program.
For Nick Lankford, making the transition from a high school state champion to a college wrestler hasn't been easy.
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.
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."
Every time the Chestatee Lady War Eagles step on the court, senior post Maegan Kenimer is going to make herself known to their opponent.
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.
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.
Towns County's Stephanie Patton has natural talent, according her head coach Jim Melton, but that doesn't stop the Lady Indians' star from spending hours on end in the gym taking shots and trying to make herself better.
Consistent is just one of the many words that can be used to describe the playing style of Johnson's Ty Cockfield, but according to head coach Jeff Steele, it may be one of the most important.
Johnson volleyball coach Deb Eidson teaches her players about two main things: Leaving it all on the court and giving glory to God.
The Flowery Branch Lady Falcons have learned that whenever times are rough or things "start going awry," the team can count on senior point guard Tavia Sykes to take over and make a difference both on the court and on the sideline.
Buford softball coach Tony Wolfe spends a lot of time with his team teaching them "the intangibles" - things like work ethic, commitment, and other positive qualities he believes come from playing high school sports.
North Hall coach Kristi House believes that Jordan Nix is simply picking up where she left off after tearing her ACL in the first game of the 2011 season. So far this season, she's the Lady Trojans' leading scorer.
Even when Kevin Christmas was less than a week old, North Hall coach Bob Christmas and his entire family still took to the sidelines on Friday nights to support another of the Christmas clan.
For Johnson's Cedric Harris, everything starts with leadership and drive. According to Knights coach Jason Roquemore, Harris had the drive that was contagious for all of the Knights' players this season, leading them to their first winning season since 2004 with a 40-21 win over Heritage-Catoosa last Friday night.
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.
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