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North Hall's Powers, area swimmers ready for state swim championships

Paul Powers is well aware that he still has a lot of competitive swimming ahead of him in his life. He has a four-year career at the University of Michigan, national championships, world championships and, potentially, the Olympics to look forward to in the coming years.

February 06, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


West Hall tight end Atkinson signs with Georgia

Hunter Atkinson always wanted to be a Georgia Bulldog. But when the time came for the West Hall tight end to decide on his college football playing future, the Bulldogs didn't have a spot for him.

February 06, 2014 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


White County withstands East Hall rally, secures 94-88 road win

White County coach Sam Borg emphasized the need to have composure to his team at halftime of Tuesday's game at East Hall.

February 04, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Cleveland sisters lead North Hall girls to 53-43 win over West Hall

The North Hall girls didn't let an early first-quarter distraction get in the way on Friday night at West Hall.

January 31, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Rosemary Schofield

North Hall's Rosemary Schofield gave herself an early birthday present last week in the Hall County swim championships.

January 29, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Gainesville grad Ford chasing NFL dreams after college setbacks

Gerald Ford has been through a lot in his life. From being displaced from his home by Hurricane Katrina, eventually finding a new home in Gainesville, to being ineligible for a pair of football seasons at Valdosta State. Ford has defied the odds more than once.

January 26, 2014 | Ed Hooper | Staff sports picks


Postgame incident overshadows Gainesville boys' 72-66 win over East Hall

Moments after Gainesville's boys earned a 72-66 win over rival East Hall, Vikings coach Joe Dix had to be restrained by members of both coaching staffs and law enforcement officers after he entered the bleachers to confront a Gainesville fan.

January 25, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Flowery Branch girls, Riverside Military boys win county swim championships

Flowery Branch coach Valarie Lancaster knows the competition is getting tougher each year at the Hall County swim championships. But that doesn't seem to bother her teams.

January 24, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Competition continues to improve at Hall County swim championships

As swimming continues to grow in popularity throughout Hall County, the competition continues to get tougher and tougher each season.

January 24, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Christmas ends historic run as North Hall football coach

Bob Christmas is saying goodbye to North Hall and returning to a place where he won a pair of state championships in the 1990s.

January 22, 2014 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Jefferson edges Riverside Military 71-61 in OT

The outcome of Tuesday's game wasn't what Riverside Military basketball coach Lazarus Chennault wanted, but he still feels good about the direction his team is heading this season.

January 22, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


East Hall's rally falls short to Buford, 81-75

A double-digit comeback wasn't enough for the East Hall Vikings to get past region power Buford on Friday night.

January 17, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Dawson County edges West Hall in OT, improves region position

The Dawson County Tigers did their best in creating some separation from the logjam of teams behind them in Region 7-AAA on Tuesday night, earning a 69-66 overtime win over West Hall in Oakwood.

January 14, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


All-Area Volleyball Coach of the Year: Chestatee's Julie Rushing

This year was a lot of fun for Julie Rushing and the Chestatee volleyball team.

January 12, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Chestatee girls stay hot behind the arc, rout Monroe Area

Web Daniel is a firm believer that if his team can continue to knock down big shots, the Chestatee Lady War Eagles can keep winning.

January 10, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


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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


Buford starts as it finished, beats Elbert County 46-7

BUFORD - All was well for the reigning state champion Buford Wolves on Friday night.

August 30, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Flowery Branch faces enormous challenge in Week 1 foe Northside-Warner Robins

For Flowery Branch, tonight's game at second-ranked Northside-Warner Robins is more than a season opener.

August 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


West Hall hammers Johnson 35-0 in Battle of Oakwood

OAKWOOD - This year, the Battle of Oakwood went to the Spartans of West Hall.

August 23, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


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