FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch coach Jimmy Lawler saw immediate results from changes to his lineup on Friday night.
GAINESVILLE - The best thing North Hall's baseball team has going right now is a short memory. The Trojans (6-2, 3-1 Region 7-AAA) promptly rebounded from Monday's 13-0 loss to Gainesville, with a 10-0 shutout of East Hall on Thursday night at the East Hall Park. "We talked as a team after Monday's game, and I knew this game against East Hall was going to ...
GAINESVILLE - It would be entirely appropriate to say that Gainesville High's baseball team is in the midst of a playoff caliber stretch of the Region 7-AAA schedule. The Red Elephants drew the luck of the draw having to play all three fellow playoff qualifiers from last season - Flowery Branch, North Hall and Lumpkin County - consecutively.
GAINESVILLE - The baseball season is still young, but Flowery Branch High is certainly asserting itself as a contender early on. The Falcons (6-0, 2-0 Region 7-AAA) won at Ivey-Watson Field for only the second time in school history with a 5-1 victory over Gainesville on Friday night. The last time Flowery Branch won at Ivey-Watson was during its region championship run in 2005. "We ...
OAKWOOD - Gainesville High's baseball team could just as easily have been called Bennett's Bombers on Wednesday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Anyone looking for a champion to be crowned during the opening day of the Hall County championships will have to wait another day. It's very close with individual and team titles still completely up for grabs in the two-day, 18-hole event that began on Monday at Royal Lakes in South Hall.
Colby Yates never cuts himself any slack. The pursuit of perfection always makes him work to get better.
As a third grader at Enota Elementary, John Thompson says he spelled out three life goals in a paper: play football for legendary Gainesville High coach Bobby Gruhn, play football at Georgia, and become a head coach.
Flowery Branch senior pitcher Patrick Henry was in a zone on Thursday night in the Flowery Branch Invitational.
GAINESVILLE - East Hall's senior class is quite comfortable in its own skin.
CARNESVILLE - East Hall was playing to survive and advance. Franklin County was playing with revenge on its mind in the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs on Tuesday night in Carnesville.
Lakeview Academy boys basketball coach Seth Vining doesn't try to sugarcoat the fact that the Lions are playing against a more athletic basketball team in the second round of the Class A playoffs tonight. On top of that, the visitors from Whitefield Academy (19-8) are bigger, stronger, and almost always playing for a Class A title this time of the year.
DULUTH - Wrestling is a sport of vast emotion. Every end of the spectrum was on display in the traditional state finals Saturday at The Arena at Gwinnett in Duluth. Scottie Forrester tried to fight back tears. And Cason Thurmond had to just sit back, take a deep breath and reflect. But Carson Fields' reaction probably took the cake. After winning the Class AAAAA state ...
GAINESVILLE - Lakeview Academy's boys basketball team is making plans for something totally revolutionary after Friday's 80-62 first round playoff win against Bremen: A second round playoff game.
Flowery Branch boys basketball coach Todd Cottrell purposely retreated off to the side as the Falcons (24-3) went to work on Wednesday practicing for Friday's Class AAA state playoff game against Southside (18-9).
Paul Powers appears to be preparing for a situation that, from the outside, seems ideal. On Monday, the rising North Hall High senior and four-time swimming state champion, gave a verbal commitment to compete for the 2013 National Champion University of Michigan starting in 2014.
Austin Montgomery was never the typical college basketball prospect. His faith and family have always outweighed any desire to play at the next level.
Veteran Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas struck just the right tone for the audience of high school football players and their participating coaches Thursday during the NFL's High School Player Development Camp at East Hall.
Pep Brown is finding that a confident approach to an unfamiliar course is paying off well at the Southern Junior Championship.
Jared Hodge couldn't have asked for better training prior to landing his first head baseball coaching job at Johnson.
Preston Graham and Colton Duttweiler are looking to play together one last time before heading off to different colleges. Both of the left-handed pitchers who helped North Hall advance all the way to the Class AAA baseball state finals will represent Team Georgia in the upcoming Heartland Baseball Classic.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says their offense could be unstoppable in 2013.
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