The East Hall boys' basketball team has a clear identity, and made it known Tuesday night.
OAKWOOD - Some females compete with males to make a statement, but for West Hall High wrestler Laykin Herford it isn't about that.
With the first full week in the new year comes that last week of college football and an area team will be involved.
FLOWERY BRANCH - At the end of Day 1 of the duals competition of the Hall County Championships, Flowery Branch wrestling coach Shane Lancaster said that it was still anyone's championship to win.
University of Tennessee junior punter Chad Cunningham got home for the holidays a day earlier and with his pockets a little fuller.
For former Chestatee shooting guard Parker Smith, basketball has always been a way of life.
For the last five years, Josh, Micah and Jon Mark Owings have used the first few days of the area students' two-week holiday break as a time for teaching.
Togetherness is focus for all team sports, and basketball is no different.
Senior leadership, or the lack thereof, can make or break a young team.
While playing in a national basketball tournament in Illinois this past summer, North Hall's Taylor Swozowski read a book she'd been given by Lady Trojans assistant coach Kristi House titled, "Stuff Good Players Should Know."
FLOWERY BRANCH - The boys Lanierland championship came down to defensive pressure that resulted in untimely turnovers and free throws.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Prior to Friday's Lanierland girls championship game, North Hall coach Bryan Richerson had one message for his team: Play every defensive possession like it's your last.
West Hall built a 13-7 lead in the first quarter they never relinquished on their way to a 49-41 win over Flowery Branch on Friday night in the boys' consolation game of Lanierland at Flowery Branch High.
FLOWERY BRANCH - In the game of basketball, there are only a handful of controllable factors, and whether or not the ball goes in the basket isn't one of them.
While the Gainesville girls are the defending Lanierland Tournament champions and the No. 2 ranked team in Class AAA, the North Hall girls might be the team to beat in the 50th annual Lanierland Basketball Tournament.