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.
Thomas Niles has a lot to like about playing football at the University of Central Florida.
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.
OAKWOOD - Junior tight end Malcolm Young was able to compete with his Riverside Military teammates in Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes passing camp and lineman challenge at Johnson High School, even though it required a day-long drive prior from his home in Miami with his mother and cousin to make it in time.
Chase Vasser feels like he still has a lot to prove in the one short season remaining in his career as an outside linebacker for the University of Georgia. First, the fifth-year senior out of Chestatee High wants to prove he can make a full recovery from an arthroscopic surgery that fully repaired his left shoulder late in the 2012 season.
Spencer Ralston has a way of persevering through the ups and downs that come with a long day on the golf course.
The first words used by Johnson coach Jeff Steele to describe his team's effort in a difficult second-round playoff loss to Sandy Creek were character and heart.
COLLEGE PARK - North Hall's girls basketball team played with all the heart and effort its coach Kristi House could have hoped for in Monday's second-round playoff game at Woodward Academy.
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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