At the beginning of every season, every player, coach and fan has a goal they'd like to see their team achieve.
If Gainesville doesn't have room in its trophy case, a larger space might be more appropriate.
History. It's a word I've seen tossed around quite a bit in the last week in reference to a number of local individual and team performances. And, given the context, I think it's worth taking a closer look at a few of them. First, there are the incredible pitching performances from the Flowery Branch baseball team in back-to-back games last week. On Monday, pitcher Brad Keller tossed a no-hitter for the Falcons in a 1-0 ...
There are few better times in sports than the period immediately preceding the end of the season.
ATHENS - It was just a spring game. In September, when the 2012 football season begins for the Georgia Bulldogs, none of the yards, points or interceptions will matter. And yet, I can't help but imagine that the Georgia coaches can breathe a little easier after seeing the team in their annual G-Day spring showcase. The game was exciting for the fans as it came down to a 2-point conversion attempt at the end of ...
I'm sure there are a number of varying reactions to the new power ratings system being implemented in Class A in the coming year.
In the classic 1989 film, Field of Dreams, one of the old ball players gazes out on that magical baseball diamond in the middle of corn fields and asks, "Is this heaven?" Kevin Costner replies simply, "It's Iowa."
It was my senior year of high school at Starr's Mill in Fayetteville, and my school's baseball team was 28-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation by Baseball America.
Growing up, my dad was never a catcher when he played baseball. Like me, I'm sure he could never quite get used to the idea of squatting for seven innings in protective equipment in 95-degree weather. But when his son became a pitcher, he didn't have much choice but to adjust. And so he did. For 12 or 13 years, he'd squat into position in the front yard while I threw pitch after pitch, day ...
It's easy to become absorbed by the compelling draw to national sports. As I sit here, hammering out this column on my keyboard, my attention is being constantly drawn away from my work to the NCAA tournament basketball game being played on TV. As sports fans, we are bombarded with so much news from various professional and collegiate leagues year-round. Just think: Right now, we have one of the biggest events in college sports ...
After three days covering the Buford and North Hall girls (and watching a few other teams) at the state semifinals and finals at the Macon Centreplex, here are a few thoughts on the end of the high school basketball season.
To get to the state basketball semifinals in Macon - or even the quarterfinals in Dalton - teams generally need to have an established identity.
Kristi House could see this coming. Maybe not to this extent, but the North Hall High girls basketball coach knew she had something special in the class of 2012. "We knew it was a special class coming in," House said minutes after advancing to the second round of the state tournament with Saturday night's 51-41 win over Pickens. "It was a good group. We realized that coming in." In middle school the current crop of ...
Lakeview Academy girls basketball coach John Carrick dared to be optimistic when assessing his team's chances for the current season.
The Flowery Branch girls basketball team, the No. 1 seed out of Region 8-AAAA North going into the region tournament in Loganville this week, should know better than most how important it is not to overlook any opponent in the region tournament.
Be careful what you wish for.
An all-Tigers SEC Championship kicks off Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome as No. 5 Missouri faces No. 3 Auburn. A national title appearance is on the line if the pathetically slow, boring, and overrated Ohio State Buckeyes lay an egg in the Big 10 championship game.
Gainesville High School, like a lot of top high school teams around the country, has a very loyal alumni fan base.
Georgia and Georgia Tech treated everyone to A Tale of Four Teams Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. It's uniquely American and without the assorted pressures of Christmas. A time to be grateful for life's many blessings. Family, friends, health, and our wonderful country of opportunity and advancement.
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