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Football Player of the Week: Gainesville's Michael Byrd

Bruce Miller likes the versatility that junior back Michael Byrd brings to the table every Friday night. Gainesville's coach thinks the Red Elephants' offense is better with a back like Byrd complimenting all-state quarterback Deshaun Watson.

November 04, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Warriors take to the air to beat West Hall, 14-0

White County is known for its option attack, but on Friday night in Oakwood, a few big passing plays were the ultimate difference.

November 01, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Buford volleyball falls in state semifinals against St. Pius X

ATLANTA - Buford staved off match point five times in the fourth game of Wednesday's Class AAA state semifinal volleyball match at No. 1 St. Pius X.

October 30, 2013 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Flowery Branch still in region title hunt with playoffs approaching

The two losses to start the season seem like an eternity ago for Flowery Branch.

October 25, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Falcons clinch home playoff spot, beat Clarke Central 37-7

Flowery Branch won't have to go very far to play its final regular season game in a few weeks. The Falcons also won't have to go very far for their first-round playoff game, either.

October 25, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Buford softball sweeps Morgan County, advances to state quarterfinals

BUFORD - Next stop: Columbus.

October 23, 2013 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Chestatee's Tyler Bennett

Chestatee's volleyball team made school-history last week when it secured a first-round playoff victory over Jonesboro.

October 21, 2013 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Game of the Week: Chestatee visits Lanier in pivotal Region 8-AAAA matchup

A home playoff game could be on the line Friday in Sugar Hill when the Chestatee War Eagles visit the Lanier Longhorns in a pivotal Region 8-AAAA matchup.

October 18, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


DeltaWing Racing's latest innovation to race in Petit Le Mans

The future of racing is being shaped right here in Northeast Georgia. And, during the Petit Le Mans this weekend at Road Atlanta, one possible future will be on display.

October 18, 2013 | Ed Hooper | Community sports


Chestatee earns first-ever volleyball playoff win

Tyler Bennett fueled various Chestatee runs, Alexa Starr put together a string of dominating serves in the fourth game, and the Lady War Eagles withstood the Jonesboro Cardinals, securing a 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 18-25, 25-15) win and the school's first-ever playoff victory on Wednesday night in Gainesville.

October 16, 2013 | Ed Hooper | High schools


American Le Mans to make one final visit to Road Atlanta

The American Le Mans Series returns to Hall County for one final visit this weekend.

October 14, 2013 | Ed Hooper | Community sports


Watson, Gainesville crank it up early in 58-8 victory

It didn't take long for Deshaun Watson and the Gainesville Red Elephants to find their groove on Friday night.

October 11, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


Buford softball clinches spot in Region 7-AAA title game

The top-ranked Buford softball team is going to be playing for another region title.

October 08, 2013 | Ed Hooper | High schools


East Hall softball clinches berth in state tournament

East Hall's softball team is headed to the postseason for the first time in five seasons under coach Jenny Crow.

October 07, 2013 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Buford too much for West Hall, 63-0

Buford flexed its muscles. Again.

October 04, 2013 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


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Articles By Author - Ed Hooper


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


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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