The ultimate goal was a state championship. And although the West Hall Spartans didn't get there this season, the program seems to certainly be on the right track.
Deshaun Watson will begin the next phase of adulthood today, when he moves away from his home for the first time and settles into life as a student at Clemson University.
Doug Thurmond's message to his Jefferson wrestling team heading into this weekend's area duals was simple: Don't be the team that ends the streak.
Paislee Lee's last-ditch 3-pointer bounced off the rim, and Gainesville's girls basketball team fell to Buford, 33-31, in the championship game of the Big Red Shootout Saturday night at Gainesville High School.
Their legendary high school careers may be over, but the accolades continue to roll in for Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson and Buford linebacker Korie Rogers.
After a dominating senior season on the football field, Gainesville's Jay Gaudlock seems to have found his form on the basketball court.
Being on a team with an offense as prolific as Gainesville's, Gage Turner hadn't attempted more than two field goal kicks in a single game throughout his high school career.
Johnson's boys basketball team converted 21 of 25 free throws to beat the Gainesville Red Elephants 87-76 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Lanierland Tournament at Flowery Branch High School.
Graham Duncan never thought this opportunity would be possible when he joined the football team at Division II Lenoir-Rhyne, a small private university located in Hickory, N.C.
ATLANTA - There wasn't any panic. Instead, there was a sense of resolve among the experienced group of Buford players that sat inside the locker room at halftime.
BUFORD - Jess Simpson doesn't care if his team breaks the state's all-time single-season scoring record of 682 points.
BUFORD - In the end, Buford's height and athleticism was too much for East Hall.
BUFORD - When Buford walked off the field following the first half of last Friday's semifinal game against Callaway, the Wolves were trailing for the first time all season.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo an MRI early this week to determine the severity of a knee injury he suffered in the closing minutes of Friday night's 20-14 loss to Tucker in the Class AAAAA state semifinals, Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller confirmed Sunday morning.
BUFORD - What a difference a half makes.
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.
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.
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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