ELLIJAY – It wasn't exactly what West Forsyth coach Dennis Stromie was hoping for: nobody wants to lose 73-3 in the finals. But the Wolverines' second-place finish at Saturday's Area 7-AAA Duals championship was more than the veteran coach expected from his first-year program.
"I coached at Parkview for 22 years and won two state duals championships, and this is right up there with those," Stromie said of the Wolverines state-clinching finish. "I'm just so happy for the kids, because I want them to be able to experience those things."
Citing a number of factors - everything from academics to the school's facilities to the chance to play in the Big Ten - Gainesville senior Tyler Adetona switched his commitment from Troy to Indiana University on Monday.
Tersoo Uhaa had no doubt that the day would come. The senior at Riverside Military Academy has stated that a career in the NFL is his ultimate athletic goal. Wednesday, after a standout prep career, he committed to make the next step.
Uhaa, a 5-foot-9, 200-pound running back and linebacker, has accepted a scholarship offer from Furman University and verbally committed to play for the Division I-AA Paladins next fall.
At the time, C.W. Davis had no reason to believe his idea to pull together the Hall County teams for some holiday competition would turn into the longest-running high school basketball tournament in Georgia.
Tersoo Uhaa had no doubt the day would come. The senior at Riverside Military Academy has stated that a career in the NFL is his ultimate athletic goal. Wednesday, after a standout prep career, he committed to make the next step.
Real quick: My wife, my family, the presence and health of the aforementioned, football in the middle of the week, sweet potato concoctions, dressing, smoked turkey, howtodothings.com and my father-in-law for helping me not ruin said turkey, and early deadlines so I won't be wiping sleep from my eyes during dinner today.
At the Atlanta Falcons complex in Flowery Branch, the practice fields are as lush and green as ever, showing few signs of the drought that is ravaging lawns across Northeast Georgia. Just across the street, a distance of just a few football fields away, Flowery Branch High's Falcon Field tells a different story.
The grass there is withering, brown and dying - if not already dead.
GAINESVILLE - Just off Bradford Street, next to Harmony Street Baptist Church, in a metal building that houses Jubilee Christian Academy's classrooms, administrative offices and gym, Randy Roys is a busy man.
The school's principal - who also serves as a math teacher, coach and part-time custodian - is getting ready for the Georgia Christian Athletic Association Class A volleyball tournament, that begins today at Jubilee Christian.
October 22, 2007|
By Brent Holloway