OAKWOOD - Johnson High football coach Paul Friel is a forward thinking kind of guy. He's more concerned about thinking about the possibilities the upcoming season has to offer, instead of dwelling on a disappointing 2008 campaign. He knows looking back doesn't do anyone associated with the Knights' program any good.
These days, Ethan Souther doesn't have a herd of teammates by his side during a workout at Chestatee High. Just weeks after graduating from the school, the former War Eagles quarterback comes back focused on his next journey, as a college football player.
Josh Wright's GPS unit in his vehicle is going to be particularly useful this summer. Playing with the newly-formed Gainesville Travelers summer baseball outfit, this North Hall High graduate will spend much of his time in transit from game-to-game during the summer.
Now that the high school baseball season has drawn to a close, it's only fitting that summer baseball is about to kick into high gear. Two area summer baseball teams – the Gainesville Travelers and Gainesville A's - both open the season with games this week.
North Hall's Landry Haynes has a rare maturity on the golf course for a teenager. As evidenced by this year's Region 7-AAA champion never letting his emotions get the best of him while in the midst of a round.