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Spartans dominate Peach County 6-0 in Class AAA soccer quarterfinals

Jordan Moreno isn't going to forget this week anytime in the near future.

May 09, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


W. Hall boys top No. 1 Woodward 3-1 in soccer playoffs

COLLEGE PARK - With overtime appearing more likely by the minute, West Hall's boys soccer team broke through in a big way against top-ranked Woodward Academy.

May 06, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Baseball playoffs: Flowery Branch confident for second-round series

Scott Myers believes the Flowery Branch baseball team is playing with a renewed sense of confidence following a stretch of recent victories.

May 06, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Former Jefferson football coach set for induction in GACA Hall of Fame

Even at 72 years old, T. McFerrin is staying plenty busy during his retirement. From working around the house to motivational speaking, setting up reunions and catching up on family time, the former Jefferson football coach doesn't have too many boring days.

April 26, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Flowery Branch tops Loganville 11-10 in wild come-from-behind win

Flowery Branch's playoff fate will be determined later this week in a critical baseball series against Winder-Barrow. But on Monday night, the Falcons proved they're going to do everything in their power to make a run at the postseason.

April 21, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


QB play, offensive line inexperience among things to watch in Tech's spring game

Georgia Tech football fans will get their final look of the spring tonight when the Yellow Jackets close out drills with their spring game inside Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. The split-squad game is slated for 7 p.m. and is being tabbed as "Friday Night on The Flats."

April 17, 2014 | Ed Hooper | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Gainesville girls, Flowery Branch boys win Region 8 tennis titles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Nine months pregnant and expecting any day, Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith stood and watched as the Lady Red Elephants presented her with an early baby present - a second straight region championship.

April 17, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


North Hall takes advantage of West Hall mistakes, earns 7-1 victory

North Hall's team motto this season is "find a way." It's a simple three-word saying meant to motivate the players to win on any given night, regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way.

April 15, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Defense, QB among five things to watch in Georgia's spring football game Saturday

The Georgia football team will hold its annual G-Day Game today inside Sanford Stadium in Athens.

April 11, 2014 | Ed Hooper | Georgia Bulldogs


West Hall's English outduels White Co.'s Adams, 4-1

While there were about 30 Major League Baseball scouts huddled behind home plate to get a look at White County pitcher Spencer Adams, it was West Hall pitcher Zach English who managed to steal the show Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Lewallen throws 2-hitter in North Hall's 8-2 win over East Hall

After losing the top three pitchers from last season's state runner-up team, the North Hall Trojans seem to have found a new ace for their pitching staff.

April 08, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


West Hall baseball continues push for playoff bid

OAKWOOD - After earning a lopsided win over Fannin County on Friday night, a few West Hall baseball players stood in the corner of the home dugout holding a rolled up 2003 playoff banner, a symbolic reminder of the Spartans' last trip to the postseason.

April 04, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Jefferson baseball stays perfect in region play with 7-2 win over Riverside Military

Jefferson coach Tommy Knight was curious to see how his team would perform in a Region 8-AA contest on the road during spring break.

April 01, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Chestatee football coach Luttrell leaving for Buford

BUFORD - Stan Luttrell had nothing but great things to say about his time leading the Chestatee football program, but he's also excited about his future as an assistant coach at a perennial state power.

April 01, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: East Hall's Justin Wheeler

Justin Wheeler was living out a childhood dream during the high school basketball season. The first-year East Hall girls' coach admitted that even though the season was filled with up-and-down moments, he was always excited about the opportunity that had been bestowed upon him.

March 29, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


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