Entering Friday's game between Gainesville and North Hall, Red Elephants quarterback Deshaun Watson and Trojan running back Imani Cross were the players to watch. After Gainesville's 55-15 thrashing of its rivals, there's no question who shined brightest. Watson finished with 351 yards and five touchdowns on 18 of 25 passing. He added 96 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. When his receivers got open, he found them. Even when they weren't, he fit ...
The nation's finest conference kicks off Week 3 of the college football season Thursday as No. 3 LSU (2-0) visits No. 25 Mississippi State (1-1) in scenic Starkville, Miss.
As summer slowly slips away in the South, the second week of college football season brings cooler temperatures and a few high-profile conference clashes.
The college football season officially kicks off this weekend and two SEC programs play in marquee, primetime matchups.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Winning a Super Bowl isn't a goal you'll catch Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith talking about to the media.
When college football coaches hand out more scholarships than they have to give, it isn't always the incoming freshmen suspended in gridiron purgatory. For every Elliott Porter left in a lurch, there's at least one Bryce Sherman.
Until Saturday, the Buford Wolves had steam rolled through the Class AA state playoffs without a loss, sweeping the first four series over Fannin County, defending state champions Calhoun, Pierce County and Appling County.
As I type these words, I really thought at this point they'd be accompanied by an area baseball team from Region 8-AAA still alive in the state playoffs. Though White County, Gainesville and North Hall were all eliminated in the second round, it doesn't take away from what they accomplished this season.
There's a civil war going on in Georgia, and once again, it's the North that's winning - for now.
Why do GHSA soccer state playoff matches come down to penalty kicks? I never understood that. During the regular season, I understand. Sure, that's slightly hypocritical, since the regular season determines playoff spots, but it makes sense to me to have a definitive ending on a school night. But not during the state playoffs. In the state playoffs, matches should be determined on the field by playing the actual game of soccer. In the current ...
Johnson's boys soccer team now has everyone's attention in Class AAA. Scanning the first round results from the tournament bracket, the Knights' 10-0 trouncing of Troup County sticks out more than any other match. No other team in AAA recorded a mercy rule win, though Grovetown beat Crisp County 9-0, and St. Pius X won its match over Heritage (Catoosa) 6-0. I always wonder when a team opens the playoffs with such a convincing win, ...
In my three years covering high school sports, never have I seen the transferring of student-athletes from one school to another like here in Hall County.
For a second there, it looked like Georgia's football team was going to make it through the entire spring without the word "arrest" coming up. It was almost too good to be true for Bulldog Nation.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke. If I'm affiliated with of one of 20 northeast Georgia schools in The Times' coverage area, that's my stance. As you may have heard, sometime in May, the Georgia High School Association will decide whether to drastically alter the current five-classification format for its sports. In March, the reclassification committee voted on what's known as the 4/8 plan, which splits the state into four classifications that branch out ...
Katie Scali knew she had a good team this season, and like any good coach, she made it her job to hide from her team just how good she thought they were.
Ah, yes. Age 22. I remember that. Barely.
Johnnie B. Baker Jr.? He's one of my favorites.
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