At West Hall, the rest of the season is dedicated to playing a 'Spartan 50.'
JEFFERSON - North Hall can credit Friday's 41-34 win over defending Class AA state champion Jefferson to some good hands work in the fourth, though turnovers were holding the Trojans' offense back for much of the first half at Memorial Stadium.
Once the action started on Tuesday, Gainesville's sophomore middle hitter Morgan Frazier wasn't even focused on the fact that her former teammates from Flowery Branch were the ones on the other side of the net in a big Area 8-AAAAA volleyball match.
Buford took 364 days to stew over a loss last season against Gainesville. The Wolves used Friday night's game in Gainesville to retaliate.
It's not crazy to believe that Brent Benson has a lot of basketball left in his 27-year-old legs.
Gainesville High's Michael Gettys has done everything humanly possible to help himself in the eyes of those evaluating MLB prospects.
ATLANTA - By winning two of three against Washington to complete a successful homestand, the Atlanta Braves confirmed what already was obvious: The NL East race is over.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson showed in Friday's scrimmage against Grayson he hasn't lost a step since steering the team to a state title run in 2012.
Paul Powers has the swimming world at his fingertips after years of dedication in the pool.
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.
Leslie Hernandez has never tried to create an identity as a trend setter. She's just a young lady who loves wrestling and never believed her gender should discourage that passion.
For the past two games, Colton Chester has been an unstoppable, home-run-hitting machine.
Gainesville's starting rotation has strung together quite the pitching line against Clarke Central in two years of Region 8-AAAAA meetings. A year after Gainesville pitchers tossed a pair of no-hitters against the Gladiators, senior Chandler Newton gave up just two hits in a complete-game, 12-2 victory in five innings on Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field.
While Logan Burt patrolled center field against Fannin County on March 31, he knew he was about to be called on to pitch Dawson County out of a jam.
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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