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All-Area Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Gainesville's Colton Quinones

Colton Quinones was a spectator when Class AAAAA discus medals were handed out in 2013.

June 21, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Local teams use World Cup as coaching tool

Once every four years, Christmas comes twice for Rick Howard.

June 11, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | Community sports


Boys Golfer of the Year: Gainesville's Spencer Ralston

Spencer Ralston didn't always finish atop the leaderboard.

June 07, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


White County's Adams selected by White Sox with 44th pick

CLEVELAND– Spencer Adams' second-round selection in the 2014 MLB Draft demonstrates baseball's ability to discover talent just about anywhere.

June 06, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Milton Martin Honda Classic set to tee off at Chattahoochee Golf Club

The NGA Pro Golf Tour hopes a three-month shift will allow for 72 holes at the Milton Martin Honda Classic.

June 04, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | Community sports


Flowery Branch grad Keller making progress in Diamondbacks system

Entering his senior year at Flowery Branch, Brad Keller thought his baseball future was set in stone.

June 03, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Lumpkin County's Waggoner makes move to college ranks

After a single year at Lumpkin County, Brad Waggoner is on the move again.

May 30, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Michigan men claim 7th straight rowing title at Lanier

Lake Lanier has become somewhat of a second home for Alex Crawford.

May 26, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Top college rowing teams come to Lake Lanier for national championships

Gregg Hartsuff has a dynasty to defend on Lake Lanier.

May 23, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | Community sports


Gainesville boys take third at Class AAAAA state golf meet

EVANS – Gainesville's bid for a third straight state boys golf title became a battle of winning tradition versus home course advantage.

May 19, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Johnson boys fall to Dalton, 2-0, in state title game

KENNESAW - Johnson had quality moments against top-ranked Dalton in an attempt to dethrone Class AAAA's kings of soccer.

May 17, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Johnson boys prepare for top-ranked Dalton in state finals

The Johnson boys soccer team's road to the Class AAAA state finals didn't start at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.

May 16, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Area boys soccer teams prepare for challenging semifinal games

Three games and 891 round-trip miles later, North Hall's boys soccer team is still eyeing its first state championship.

May 12, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Anaya's double-overtime goal lifts Johnson boys past Carrollton in second round

Bryant Anaya didn't falter when placed in an unfamiliar situation Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Abarca leads Johnson boys soccer past Marist in playoff opener

A sophomore on a squad loaded with seniors, Fabian Abarca knows what a state title would mean to his elder teammates on their way out of the Johnson soccer program.

May 03, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


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