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Girls Athlete of the Week: Flowery Branch's Tavia Sykes

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.

December 04, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Softball Coach of the Year: Buford's Tony Wolfe

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.

December 01, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Jordan Nix

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.

November 27, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


North Hall coach Christmas leading youngest son's final season

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.

November 20, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | All prep football news


Player of the Week: Johnson's Cedric Harris

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.

November 12, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | All prep football news


Player of the Week: Lakeview's Ted Reynolds

Lakeview quarterback Ted Reynolds has only been at the helm of the Lions offense since midway through last season. When he was put into the position, Reynolds admits he was hesitant, but coach Matthew Gruhn had confidence that Reynolds could lead the team on and off the field.

November 05, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Player of the Week: White County's Will Brock

Will Brock's "will to win" attitude has set the rest of the White County football team on fire, according to assistant coach Jake Cantrell. In a back-and-forth 47-42 win over Dawson County last week, Brock was the catalyst for an offense that was able to find momentum at the beginning of the game and carry it through to get the crucial Region 7-AAA victory.

October 29, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | All prep football news


Player of the Week: Flowery Branch's Quinton Mayfield

Flowery Branch faced their first tough region foe in the Heritage Patriots on Friday night in Flowery Branch, but the Falcons needed help from some unexpected places to be able to overcome a team that scored 17 points off of Flowery Branch turnovers in the first half alone.

October 22, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Player of the Week: North Hall's Andrew Smith

North Hall's Andrew Smith just wants to be on the field any way he can in any position the team needs him.

October 15, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | All prep football news


Athlete of the Week: White County's Jenna Gearing

Every time White County cross country coach Sam Borg sets a goal for freshman runner Jenna Gearing, she knocks it out and moves on to the next one. But that doesn't come as a surprise to Borg after seeing her run over the summer.

October 09, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Player of the Week: Jackson County's Kyle Daniel

Any time Jackson County loses, according to quarterback Kyle Daniel, it lights a fire under the team that fuels them to come back and win the next week.

October 08, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | All prep football news


Athlete of the Week: Buford's Jordan Deep

Buford sophomore Jordan Deep may have missed 11 games at the beginning of the season due to a hamstring injury, but the power hitter certainly didn't miss a beat when she finally returned to the lineup.

October 02, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Jefferson's Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood has been put in a different position every season on the Jefferson volleyball team, but each season, she finds new ways to contribute and exhibit her skills, and she says that it makes her a better player overall.

September 25, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Kayla Street

Gainesville's Kayla Street may only be a sophomore, but coach Michelle Green said she fully believes Street is one of the strongest leaders the Lady Red Elephants have.

September 18, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Flowery Branch's Kelly Kahlert

According to Lady Falcons softball coach Laura Beaver, Flowery Branch sophomore Kelly Kahlert can do just about anything when it comes to softball.

September 11, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


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Articles By Author - Kelsey Williamson


Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

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.

December 12, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

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.

December 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

December 03, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


A place for pets in the hospital

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.

November 25, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

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.

November 24, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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