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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year, a midseason loss to rival Flowery Branch derailed the Gainesville girls' soccer season. The Lady Red Elephants limped into the state playoffs as a No. 4 seed and couldn't produce in the postseason.
Rick Howard knows his Gainesville boys soccer team features a wide variety of talented players this season, a group looking to help win the Red Elephants their first state championship since 2010.
Gainesville's baseball team is taking a break from the early challenges of region play to compete against some of the top high school talent the country has to offer.
As swimming continues to grow in Hall County in the coming years, young swimmers will be able take aim at one name.
OAKWOOD - One of Hall County's most fierce and competitive soccer rivalries lived up to the billing on Friday night at Spartan Field.
Sims Griffith got the fireworks display started, and Brandon Sewell finished it off.
By the time the night's final two events rolled around, there wasn't much left to decide. North Hall's girls and the Gainesville boys had already cruised to track and field titles at the Hall County championships on Friday at Flowery Branch High.
Jaymee Carnes would love to be on the court this weekend with her teammates, living out the senior season she had imagined for herself.
BUFORD - If the first two games of region play are any indication of what's to come from the Buford Wolves, the rest of Region 7-AAA better look out.
MACON - Gene Durden knew playing in the Macon Centreplex could lead to some shooting issues early in Saturday's Class AAA state championship game.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The Georgia football team will hold its annual G-Day Game today inside Sanford Stadium in Athens.
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.
BUFORD - All was well for the reigning state champion Buford Wolves on Friday night.
For Flowery Branch, tonight's game at second-ranked Northside-Warner Robins is more than a season opener.
OAKWOOD - This year, the Battle of Oakwood went to the Spartans of West Hall.
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