No matter the situation, West Hall baseball coach Dustin Rennspies could always count on his bunch to compete vigorously this season.
Thursday night action for the Gainesville High football program is like a mini-season early in the summer.
Dawson County's Madison Caldwell did just as much worrying as she did playing golf on the day of the state championship meet.
Josh Wright is finally finding a little time to get acclimated with his new surroundings in the desert of New Mexico.
Ty Maxwell didn't even have to think twice about becoming the new football coach at Lumpkin County when the opportunity arose.
Flowery Branch football coach Chris Griffin had to debate what was best for his program when it came to conducting spring drills this month, which is an opportunity for every school to hit the gridiron for a couple weeks to do some early evaluating of talent.
BUFORD - Buford made one critical error early in the deciding third game of its state semifinal series against Cartersville, and it proved too much to overcome.
Preparing for a late-round playoff series requires a little creativity on a coach's part.
DALLAS – Flowery Branch suffered a breakdown in defensive communication when it could least afford one Thursday against North Paulding.
There was no dispute as to which one of Brandon Sewell's home runs had a bigger impact Wednesday in Gainesville's two-game sweep of Sequoyah during the second-round playoff series at Ivey-Watson Field.
Dominant pitching from North Hall's starters Corbin Lewallen in the opener and by Brandon Delong in the second game was more than enough to provide for two painless 8-1 and 11-0 wins against Sonoraville to open the Class AAA state tournament Friday in the best-of-three series at Jody Davis Field.
Samuel Coto's second-effort shot wiped away 40 minutes of frustration for West Hall's boys.
West Hall's 6-1 win against White County came as a great transition into the postseason, even though it had no bearing on seeding for either playoff-bound program out of Region 7-AAA.
The pitching depth for Gainesville is pleasing to coach Jeremy Kemp and could serve the program well in the postseason.
When Georgia football coach Mark Richt hits the road for UGA Days events, he tends to drop a couple of nuggets of information that fans wouldn't typically hear from the head man during the heat of the battle during the regular season.
Some of the most gripping action came right at the end of the Hall County track and field championships.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Marq Kilcoyne's final hit of the night went a long way toward snapping Flowery Branch's two-game losing streak.
Twice on Friday, North Hall left fielder Lincoln Hewett made a defensive play that was nothing short on spectacular.
Some of Hall County and Northeast Georgia's dynamic high school basketball stars will join forces with players from the rest of the state Saturday in Savannah. Games featuring the top juniors and seniors for boys and girls are slated for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Games at Savannah State University.
OAKWOOD - Madeline McCarthy wants to be a difference maker for the Flowery Branch girls soccer program. On a roster ripe with youth, the Lady Falcons' senior midfielder sees it as her place to bring a little energy to the pitch as they get ready for the main stretch of games in Region 8-AAAAA.
Starting pitcher Trevor Roof got Flowery Branch off to an ideal start in Region 8-AAAAA. On Monday, he needed just 45 pitches for the Falcons (6-1, 1-0) to take down Cedar Shoals 15-0 in three innings at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex.
ACWORTH - Gainesville was in it to the very end.
HAMILTON – Mikey Gonzalez has carved out his own legacy for Gainesville. His year as the Red Elephants' signal-caller will be remembered for winning huge games with clutch performances.
Tapped out of energy from a three-hour slugfest and numb from freezing temperatures most of the night, Gainesville's players were still able to celebrate following Friday's playoff opener against Creekview.
Gainesville finished the regular season with a much different feeling than it started just three months ago.
When Gainesville needed a lift late in Friday's contest against Loganville, hard-hitting defensive back Toddrick Turner was more than happy to oblige.
On a handful of occasions Friday, Devin Watson made plays that were sheer athletic brilliance for East Hall.
Gainesville got rid of a bitter taste in its mouth with a sharp performance Friday against Clarke Central when it needed it most.
There wasn't a lot of mystery with what went wrong after a promising start for Flowery Branch on Friday.
Lakeview Academy's Tae Turner is a do-it-all kind of player.