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.
Great pitching by North Hall made for an impressive doubleheader sweep of Decatur to open the Class AAA state playoffs on Friday at Jody Davis Field.
Benjie Wood says the last few days have been nothing short of gut wrenching. He knew making his second coaching change since the 2013 season ended with North Hall's trip to the semifinals would be frowned upon by some.
Tavarres King was still in a bit of shock Saturday afternoon. The former All-State wide receiver from Habersham Central High and one of Aaron Murray's top deep threats at Georgia the past couple seasons was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Even with a victory in the Region 8-AAAAA golf meet, the Gainesville High boys had to get back on track after a slow start Thursday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club.
White County's Brett Westmoreland knows the onslaught of home runs can't last forever, but he's going to enjoy it while he can.
Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith knew the talent was there this season with just one major contributor from the previous season gone. Her main job was making all the pieces fit with a blend of experienced varsity standouts and promising freshmen.
PITTSBURGH - The Evan Gattis story just keeps getting better. So do the Atlanta Braves. The rookie catcher hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Gattis turned on a sinker from Pittsburgh reliever Jared Hughes (1-1) and drilled it down the line to continue his remarkable emergence. "I was a little surprised," Gattis said. "I didn't think I hit it ...
East Hall girls basketball coach Joey Rider announced his decision to step down from his position on Wednesday.
Football has taken Biff Parson to different parts of the globe, but he insists he's always been a Banks County Leopard at heart. Now he's the school's new football coach. On Tuesday, Parson, 34, was hired to coach at Banks County, the same school his father Ronnie guided as football coach from 1979-1988.
It's rather easy to distinguish Michael Gettys from his younger brother Jonathan. Prolific pitching and faces that are nearly identical - even though the elder keeps a five o'clock shadow - are two of the traits these two Gainesville (18-2, 10-1 Region 8-AAAAA) pitchers share.
Jefferson tennis coach Michael Paul will not soon forget the back-and-forth battle that his lone senior Tristan McGarity pulled out for a victory Wednesday on Senior Night against Rabun County.
The Gettys brothers had already both pulled off no-hitters this season for Gainesville prior to Friday's game against Clarke Central.
Sterling Bailey is embracing his opportunity. The University of Georgia defensive end and East Hall High grad will be one of the players most under the microscope and is expected to see plenty of playing time in Saturday's G-Day Game in Athens. He doesn't think of it as added pressure, after existing in the shadows his first two seasons, but more a proving ground to show he belongs in the starting lineup in the fall ...
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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