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.
LAWRENCEVILLE – John Halama picked up his third consecutive win, Barbaro Canizares had three hits and three RBI's and the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves defeated the Rochester Red Wings 4-1 on Wednesday at Gwinnett Stadium.
Chris Glenn immediately breaks out in a smile and throws his arms around his friends Jonathan Dover and Jonathan Thompson as they meet in front of the entrance to the South Hall Community Center on a recent Friday afternoon. The players have arrived almost simultaneously at 3 p.m. at the gym in Oakwood for a regular session of pick-up basketball with a group of about a dozen players.
When Dustin Mealor was handed the bottle of champagne that went with winning the Georgia Cup's Gainesville Criterium on Saturday night, he looked at its handler for a second then asked for directions on how to open the bottle.
K.J. McAllister has a pretty similar background to most other future Division I baseball players. McAllister, a North Hall High senior who is already committed to Coastal Carolina University, was flinging around a whiffle ball as soon as he could grasp it in his hands.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Todd Redmond should be the biggest believer in the Gwinnett Braves' ability to rally late in a game. For the second consecutive outing, the Gwinnett starter was let off the hook, avoiding his seventh loss of the season.