Tyler Sanders feels like he's taking the torch from his big brother. On Friday, the 27-year-old Sanders, a five-year assistant coach for the North Hall boys basketball program, was promoted to the head coaching job by principal Joe Gheesling. He takes over for now-former Trojans coach Benjie Wood, who on March 21 took the boys basketball coaching position at Flowery Branch. Sanders spent his first five years coaching at the school under Wood's guidance. The ...
Gresham Motorsports Park general manager Dan Elliott is gearing up for another big season, starting with Saturday's Larry Fleeman Memorial 198 race at the Jefferson track. The main event is the Pro Late Model Series, the last of five total classes that will be contested during the day, and includes the Outlaw Late Models, Trucks, Sportsman/Renegade and Mini Stock.
Tommy Aaron has the most captivating story of sporting triumph that any athlete from Gainesville can tell about himself.
The celebration by the Gainesville High girls lacrosse program after a 14-11 win March 22 against Southwest DeKalb at City Park Stadium was well deserved. The Lady Red Elephants managed to break through with their first victory in the nine-year history of the program.
BUFORD - Consecutive games in back-to-back days between North Hall and Buford did little to distinguish the frontrunner for the remainder of the regular season.
Kasey Hanley says it was a perfect storm. In his eighth season as wrestling coach at Banks County, Hanley guided the program to the duals state championship and third-place finish at the traditional meet this season. It was not only the school's first wrestling title, but also the school's first in any team sport, Hanley said.
One of the biggest challenges of playing professional golf is adjusting with only a couple days to prepare on a new course and all of its intricacies. Unfavorable weather conditions make it even more necessary to play conservative.
Preston Graham did everything right for North Hall on Wednesday at Jody Davis Field. The Trojans' left-handed starter struck out a career-high 13 - two more than his previous best from 2012 - and allowed just two hits in a 12-1 win against Dawson County in Gainesville. On top of that, he laced a two-out fastball over the left-field fence for a three-run home run in the first inning, the first home run of his ...
Competitors will have to deal with more than one challenge in the Milton Martin Honda Classic this weekend at the Chattahoochee Golf Club.
The Chattahoochee Golf Course will welcome some of the top up-and-comers in golf this week. The National Golf Association, the third highest-ranked tour of professional golf, is holding the Milton Martin Honda Classic starting Thursday and going four rounds at the par-72 course in Gainesville. After play was suspended due to weather last year, 171 golfers are going after their share of the $200,000 purse.
North Hall's Paul Powers is fine with living his life in the public eye as an elite swimmer. He knows his list of major accomplishments in the pool makes his name and face easily recognizable to many people in the area. That's fine with Powers, a junior, who wants to generate as much positive attention to the sport as he can.
For many of the great basketball moments in Hall County history, Seth Vining played a major part. He coached both the East Hall boys and girls to a pair of state titles, along with leading the ascension of the Lakeview Academy boys team and making it a regular playoff qualifier in Class A the final nine seasons of his career that ended with a recent first-round playoff loss.
Chestatee coach Kyle Counts is starting to see some positive signs of growth, despite letting a big lead slip away before holding on for a 10-8 win against East Hall on Friday.
Dawson County girls coach Steve Sweat feels like his program has capitalized on its ability to adjust in the postseason. That, along with an assembly of great floor chemistry, has the Lady Tigers (27-5) playing for the Class AAA state championship against St. Pius X (29-3) at 3 p.m. today at the Macon Centreplex.
Preston Graham may have set a great tone for North Hall's baseball program with a timely late hit and 2-1 win against Flowery Branch on Thursday at Jody Davis Field. With the game tied and one out away from facing extra innings, Graham laced a walk-off single to the left-field wall that scored pinch hitter Corbin Lewallen from second base.
North Hall enters the deciding third game of its state semifinal series against Blessed Trinity with a pretty positive outlook on things, even though it dropped the second game of the series 8-5 Monday at Jody Davis Field in Gainesville.
Spring football is just as important as a high school coach wants it to be. Even though it's good to get as many players in uniform for evaluation as much as possible, it's up for debate whether it has to be done at the end of the calendar school year to yield any better results.
North Hall fed off the production of senior pitcher Preston Graham so far this postseason. Through two rounds, Graham has posted two complete-game shutouts.
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