James Fox and his family of five were like many others who arrived early Friday for the first day of Atlanta Falcons training camp.
To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.
Winning has become the expectation for Johnson boys soccer coach Brian Shirley, even though it's a yearly grind to make it deep into the postseason.
Everything really fell into place in a hurry for Hunter Mallard when he started to learn the ropes of the pole vault. As a freshman in 2014 at Gainesville High, he noticed it took strength, speed and lots of technique to master it appropriately. Now, less than a year after first trying his hand at this most complex event, he's going for a national title.
Gerry Grogan was much like every other U.S. soccer fan enjoying the World Cup match against Belgium on Tuesday at the Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville.
While the Atlanta Falcons have wrapped up mini-camp, training camp in Flowery Branch is just a month away. Hard to believe, right?
Andrew Smith and Sims Griffith are friends with the same expectations in the Heartland Baseball Classic, even though they will take very different roads once this week-long baseball showcase for some of the nation's top talent representing seven different states is complete in Oklahoma.
East Hall's Devin Watson didn't try to dial back his athletic brilliance, even though Monday's competition against Johnson was just the first of two days in the NFL High School Player Development Camp sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons at East Hall Stadium.
Michael Gettys changed the face of the Gainesville High baseball program.
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.
For the fourth consecutive season, Gainesville is headed into the state baseball playoffs with the region championship.
With a large lead quickly dwindling, Lumpkin County coach Dustin Allen went with his ace Cody Waters earlier than he had hoped Tuesday against East Hall. The right-handed senior responded with 5 2/3 innings of steady work in long-relief duty, allowed only one run and led the Indians (14-8, 11-5 Region 7-AAA) to an 11-6 win in Gainesville.
A blister on his left hand made pitching less comfortable for Jonathan Gettys, but didn't negatively impact his swing at the plate at all Friday against Winder-Barrow.
Sterling Bailey isn't ready to start reminiscing yet. While his years playing football at Georgia have flown by, he's still got one more season to line up at defensive end for the Bulldogs.
Soaking wet after a five-inning stint on the mound Monday, Caleb Whitenton did everything possible to ensure Gainesville got back into a first-place tie with Loganville in the Region 8-AAAAA standings.
Connor Bennett did everything on the mound Friday that would be expected from a pitcher who is signed with a major Division-I program and also on the radar of the pro scouts.
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.