North Hall fed off the production of senior pitcher Preston Graham so far this postseason. Through two rounds, Graham has posted two complete-game shutouts.
Great pitching by North Hall made for an impressive doubleheader sweep of Decatur to open the Class AAA state playoffs on Friday at Jody Davis Field.
Benjie Wood says the last few days have been nothing short of gut wrenching. He knew making his second coaching change since the 2013 season ended with North Hall's trip to the semifinals would be frowned upon by some.
Tavarres King was still in a bit of shock Saturday afternoon. The former All-State wide receiver from Habersham Central High and one of Aaron Murray's top deep threats at Georgia the past couple seasons was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Even with a victory in the Region 8-AAAAA golf meet, the Gainesville High boys had to get back on track after a slow start Thursday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club.
White County's Brett Westmoreland knows the onslaught of home runs can't last forever, but he's going to enjoy it while he can.
Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith knew the talent was there this season with just one major contributor from the previous season gone. Her main job was making all the pieces fit with a blend of experienced varsity standouts and promising freshmen.
PITTSBURGH - The Evan Gattis story just keeps getting better. So do the Atlanta Braves. The rookie catcher hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Gattis turned on a sinker from Pittsburgh reliever Jared Hughes (1-1) and drilled it down the line to continue his remarkable emergence. "I was a little surprised," Gattis said. "I didn't think I hit it ...
East Hall girls basketball coach Joey Rider announced his decision to step down from his position on Wednesday.
Football has taken Biff Parson to different parts of the globe, but he insists he's always been a Banks County Leopard at heart. Now he's the school's new football coach. On Tuesday, Parson, 34, was hired to coach at Banks County, the same school his father Ronnie guided as football coach from 1979-1988.
It's rather easy to distinguish Michael Gettys from his younger brother Jonathan. Prolific pitching and faces that are nearly identical - even though the elder keeps a five o'clock shadow - are two of the traits these two Gainesville (18-2, 10-1 Region 8-AAAAA) pitchers share.
Jefferson tennis coach Michael Paul will not soon forget the back-and-forth battle that his lone senior Tristan McGarity pulled out for a victory Wednesday on Senior Night against Rabun County.
The Gettys brothers had already both pulled off no-hitters this season for Gainesville prior to Friday's game against Clarke Central.
Sterling Bailey is embracing his opportunity. The University of Georgia defensive end and East Hall High grad will be one of the players most under the microscope and is expected to see plenty of playing time in Saturday's G-Day Game in Athens. He doesn't think of it as added pressure, after existing in the shadows his first two seasons, but more a proving ground to show he belongs in the starting lineup in the fall ...
Lakeview Academy coach Deuce Roark knows his team is close to where he wants it to be. The fact that the Lions hung close until the final out of a 2-1 loss to fourth-ranked George Walton Academy on Tuesday is good proof of that with the second half of the Region 8-A schedule still remaining.
As North Hall pitcher Preston Graham puts it, now's the time to seize the moment. His Trojans teammates - and their fan base for that matter - would wholeheartedly agree.
Looking out over Jody Davis Field, it all comes into focus for North Hall's Griffin Olson.
North Hall enters the deciding third game of its state semifinal series against Blessed Trinity with a pretty positive outlook on things, even though it dropped the second game of the series 8-5 Monday at Jody Davis Field in Gainesville.
Spring football is just as important as a high school coach wants it to be. Even though it's good to get as many players in uniform for evaluation as much as possible, it's up for debate whether it has to be done at the end of the calendar school year to yield any better results.
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