BUFORD - With only four returning starters off the Class AA state championship team in 2008, the Buford High football team of this season seems remarkably unchanged. To be more precise: they are still completely dominating.
This week is a highly anticipated one for fans of water sports. The Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club is playing host to the U.S. Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championships and the Masters National Championships from Thursday through Sunday at the Olympic venue at Clarks Bridge Park.
Looking back, Flowery Branch boys cross country coach Jimmy Sorrells considers his team fortunate to have won the Class AAA state title last season. Sorrells knows it was a battle to the finish line that day against the Falcons' rivals from North Hall.
Gainesville High's football team didn't seem consumed by the final score of its 28-25 scrimmage win against St. Pius. And Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller didn't seem worried about the fact that St. Pius scored twice late in their glorified practice at City Park.
This week welcomes in the high school season for softball and volleyball. Softball season starts this week with teams taking part in tournaments, as well as nonregion games before the region schedule begins later in the month.
Riverside Military Academy senior Alex O'Donnell knew it would be to his advantage to work diligently on getting stronger over the summer, even if he was far removed from the rest of the Eagles' football program.
North Hall High's football program has intentionally steered away from the out-of-state passing camps and clinics that draw most of the headlines during the summer. Bare bones hard work on the practice field in the morning through the Trojans' Men of Summer conditioning program, along with time in the weight room has been the staple of what continues to produce results for ninth-year coach Bob Christmas.