Paul Powers has the swimming world at his fingertips after years of dedication in the pool. This month has produced the biggest milestone in the career of Powers, a North Hall High senior. After posting the second-best time in a pair of events at the Speedo Junior Nationals recently in Irvine, Calif., he'll travel to the Persian Gulf region for the FINA Junior World Championships for a five-day competition starting Aug. 26 in Dubai, United ...
The Lanier Point Invitational was a bit abbreviated for the 21 teams that attended the season-opening softball tournament at the Lanier Point Softball Complex, but it gave a good indication of what's to come for many area programs that attended the two-day event, which was cut short abruptly by a series of lightning strikes and heavy rain Saturday in Gainesville.
Randi Orr is in the midst of her second rebuilding project at the helm of the Gainesville High volleyball program.
The first few days of high school football practice turn into an unbelievable time crunch for coaches and players. They're all wanting to start strong in hopes of getting the regular season going in the right direction at the end of the month.
Brian Banks is among many Atlanta Falcons trying to earn their first NFL roster spot, and for many, the first time in front of a large crowd as a professional at City Park Stadium during the Friday Night Lights scrimmage.
Adrienne Battle and her 13-year old daughter, Mikeisha, were two of the earliest to arrive at the Gainesville Middle gym on Tuesday afternoon.
Brandon Thompson wasn't about to miss out on the opportunity to make a splash on the biggest stage.
Andrew Thacker will always have an open invitation from his stepfather and former coach, Gainesville High's Bruce Miller, to visit and scout Red Elephant players during any appropriate recruiting periods.
Running the state swimming championships at the Frances Meadows Aquatics Center this weekend is something that its division manager Andi Harmon knows will require all hands on deck to make run smoothly.
As a kid, Preston Graham never dreamed he would develop into a great pitcher. If the eventual hard-throwing lefty had his way back in fourth grade, when he couldn't throw a strike, he would have quit the game altogether. It was only the insistence of his father, Jeff, that kept Preston playing with the youth leagues in North Hall. Turns out dad was right. As a senior at North Hall in 2013, Graham developed his ...
Thomas Niles has a lot to like about playing football at the University of Central Florida. He plays in the major market of Orlando, Fla., even though the Knights have to compete for fans in a college-football crazed state with three other powerhouses. Niles, a 2011 Gainesville High graduate, is also a big man on campus as a defensive lineman, who jumped onto the scene as a redshirt freshman in 2012 with 30 tackles and ...
Gainesville High's two golf coaches have a lot of overlap in their approach to building winning programs.
Madison Caldwell has been blessed with an ability to play golf well and she's not about to take it for granted. With a long windup and smooth follow through, she's developed a rare ability to blast a golf ball off the tee with driver in hands well in excess of 250 yards.
Linebacker Daniel Drummond is preparing to play his final season at Georgia Tech with a heavy heart and high expectations.
Running the Peachtree Road Race early this morning is one of many ways Kim Martin celebrates the fact she defeated breast cancer.
The Lanierland basketball tournament tips off Saturday at Flowery Branch High with the same luster and excitement that has sustained the annual tradition into the 54th edition of this Hall County exclusive high school tournament.
In a move to build a more competitive football program for the future, Johnson High's administration made its decision known Wednesday to continue playing a non-region football schedule for the next two years during the Region 8-AAAA meeting Wednesday in Oakwood.
CLARKSTON - Gainesville stood toe to toe with Tucker for most of the night in the Class AAAAA state semifinals on Friday at Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. What kept it close was the Red Elephants' remarkable defense for most of the night against the Tigers' vaunted running game.
This is the most fun time of year to play high school football for those still in the running.
Not even a tender left shoulder on quarterback Deshaun Watson or a potent Mundy's Mill running game could keep Gainesville from earning a win in the state quarterfinals on Friday at City Park Stadium.
CLEVELAND - White County just proved it can play with the big boys in Region 7-AAA.
CUMMING - Devan Stringer provided Gainesville just the defensive lift it needed in its season opener against West Forsyth. Leading late in the second quarter Friday night, the Red Elephants' senior linebacker picked off a Hampton McConnell pass in West Forsyth territory.
Dawson County struck big in crucial situations to open the season Friday against East Hall in Gainesville. Leading by a small margin with five minutes left to play, Tigers (1-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA) quarterback Zack Buchan hit running back Cody Lamar in the open field on a third-and-long at the 30 and ran 70 yards for the score, propelling Dawson County to a 29-27 win.
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