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Big Red rolls to tennis title

After two hours, two sets and a tie-breaker, Ryan Joiner made the Gainesville High boys tennis team a champion and No. 1 seed to state.

April 18, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Lakeview senior settles in, lifts Lions

Lakeview Academy's Tyler Ward hasn't let a confusing mess of rainouts and schedule changes throw him off his game.

The senior pitcher and right fielder made that a clear statement last Thursday, when he went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs while pitching a complete game, leading the Lions to a 13-0 win against Social Circle.

April 14, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: No-hitter sparks big week for Cash

When Lakeview Academy's Ralston Cash finishes high school next year, he faces a decision that fellow high school players would dream of having.

April 06, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Wilson off to a flying start with Falcons

It hasn't taken much time for Flowery Branch High's James Wilson to adjust to his new baseball team.

March 31, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Lumpkin County's Devin Dunson

It's not often that Lumpkin County High's Devin Dunson leaves home plate without a hit.

March 23, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Gainesville's Todd Cottrell

Winning seems to follow Gainesville boys basketball coach Todd Cottrell. At least it did when he took the head coaching job with the Red Elephants this past season.

March 22, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Johnson shuts out eighth-ranked West Hall

What a week it has been for the Johnson High boys soccer team.

March 19, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Johnson defeats unbeaten Lumpkin County

OAKWOOD-It was easy to see the excitement coming from Johnson High boys soccer team as they met on the field following its 3-1 win against Lumpkin County on Tuesday night at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.

March 18, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Buford senior leaves a champion

BUFORD - Buford High's Jocelyn Danley may have saved her best performance of her high school career for her last game.

Luckily, that game was the Class AA State Championship, where the senior scored 21 points to lead the Lady Wolves to their first state championship in last Saturday's 66-35 against Model at the Macon Centreplex.

March 17, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Wrestling Coach of the Year: Jefferson's Doug Thurmond

Jefferson High wrestling coach Doug Thurmond wasn't fazed by his team's move from Class A to AA this past season.

March 14, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school soccer: West Hall boys rally for win

OAKWOOD-West Hall High boys soccer coach Wolfgang Jager has known for years what the rest of Region 7-AAA is finding out now.

March 11, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Sims leads Red Elephants into semifinals

Gainesville High's Blake Sims knows how to find the weakness in his opponent, even if it's in the Class AAA state quarterfinals.

March 09, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


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


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