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Athlete of the week: Trojan senior sparks first-round upset

North Hall's Ethan Satterfield entered the Franklin County High gym last Saturday knowing the odds were stacked against him and his teammates.

March 03, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Alverson leads Buford into state playoffs

BUFORD - Buford High guard Blanche Alverson had her eyes set on a region title from the beginning of her senior season.

February 24, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Region 8-A Tournament: Late rally sparks Lakeview girls

Even with a six-point deficit and only five minutes left to play, it's not a good idea to write off the Lakeview Academy girls basketball team.

Down 29-23 in the closing minutes of the game, the Lady Lions went on a 15-5 run and rallied to beat Athens Academy 38-34 in the Region 8-A tournament Wednesday at Lakeview Academy.

February 19, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school scoreboard: East Hall girls 48, Pickens 45

Down by two points entering the fourth quarter, the Lady Vikings scored 17 points while holding off Pickens to squeak by with a Region 7-AAA tournament win Wednesday in Ellijay

February 19, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Area wrestlers prepare for state traditonals

The very best of Georgia's wrestlers will come together one last time over the next three days.

Day one of the 2008-09 GHSA Traditional Wrestling Tournament, the final wrestling of the season, begins at 5:30 p.m. today at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. It continues at 8 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

February 18, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: West Hall soccer standout an early threat

OAKWOOD - West Hall High's Juan Arbelaez began the 2009 soccer season with a new mindset: think positively.

February 16, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Chestatee senior scores on court, in classroom

Branden Jovaag's performance on the basketball court last week may rival that of his grades.

February 09, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Gainesville WR leads class of 2010

Now that national signing day has come and gone, it's time for college scouts to get back to work.

February 04, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Senior leads way for Red Elephants

Gainesville High guard George Manomano played like he was fighting for a championship last week.

February 02, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Dual threat Dragon torches in the court

Three wins, two 20-point games and a still-unbeaten subregion record: It's just another week for Jefferson's Darius Minor.

January 26, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Brown among Lumpkin County's greatest

Lumpkin County's Ashley Brown officially put her name in the school record books Saturday.

January 19, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Illness doesn't stop West Hall guard

West Hall's Kavon Williams was sick for two of his three basketball games last week. Rather than sit on the bench and let himself recover, he put together the energy to play all three games.

January 13, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Bell sweeps Hall County Championships

Flowery Branch High wrestler Danny Bell left last weekend's Hall County Championships with just as many losses as he had when he entered it.

January 05, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Home for the holidays: Pridemore prepares for National Championship

T.J. Pridemore knows what it's like playing for a championship. Still, the Florida freshman fullback can't wait to play for a BCS National title game against Oklahoma on Jan. 8 in Miami.

January 03, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


Home for the Holiday: Benson blowing up in senior season

Texas State basketball player Brent Benson has played on a lot of courts in a lot of places between high school and college.

December 31, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


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Buford boys, North Hall girls win Region 7-AAA track titles

DAWSONVILLE - After a quiet first day of the Region 7-AAA track and field championships, Buford had to make up plenty of ground to win its second straight boys title.

April 17, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Dawson County boys soccer spoils West Hall's region title bid with 1-0 win

West Hall's boys soccer team entered Tuesday's game gunning for the Region 7-AAA championship.

April 15, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Local gym aims to increase popularity of boxing

Brandon Olson confidently admits he's in better shape now than he was during his high school football days.

April 12, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | Community sports


Chestatee rallies, tops Lanier in 2 OTs, 20-17

SUGAR HILL - Chestatee coach Stan Luttrell has told his players all season long to give "four quarters and then some."

October 19, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


Hitting time: North Hall bests Chestatee 33-15

North Hall quarterback Andrew Smith can't remember the last time he played in such a physical game.

August 30, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


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