Jake Higginbotham didn't start pitching until he was 15, the summer before his freshman year of high school. By the end of his junior year at Buford High, opposing batters probably wished the lefthander had never set foot on a mound.
Michael Gettys changed the face of the Gainesville High baseball program.
No matter the situation, West Hall baseball coach Dustin Rennspies could always count on his bunch to compete vigorously this season.
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Thursday night action for the Gainesville High football program is like a mini-season early in the summer.
Buford's Jake Higginbotham, White County's Spencer Adams and Dawson County's Logan Burt finished in a three-way tie for the Region 7-AAA All-Region Pitcher of the Year, announced Monday.
Dawson County's Madison Caldwell did just as much worrying as she did playing golf on the day of the state championship meet.
Spencer Ralston didn't always finish atop the leaderboard.
Sam Clay went undrafted when he came out of Buford High in 2012.
CLEVELAND– Spencer Adams' second-round selection in the 2014 MLB Draft demonstrates baseball's ability to discover talent just about anywhere.
Michael Gettys has to decide whether his future in baseball will take him to the West Coast, or to the University of Georgia.
Entering his senior year at Flowery Branch, Brad Keller thought his baseball future was set in stone.
Michael Gettys won't be sitting in the green room Thursday night.
After a single year at Lumpkin County, Brad Waggoner is on the move again.
Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.
Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.
It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.
Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.
Flowery Branch High Principal Dr. Jason Carter said the school expresses sincere condolences to the family of Sharon and Miles Coker over the loss of their son Keaton Coker, who died Tuesday evening following a long battle with brain cancer.
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Even before his freshman year at Johnson High, Fabian Abarca announced his arrival on the high school soccer scene.
Jessi Vaverka did everything she could to make sure she would be with her Buford High teammates when the Lady Wolves' soccer season started in February.
Winning has become the expectation for Johnson boys soccer coach Brian Shirley, even though it's a yearly grind to make it deep into the postseason.
West Hall athletic director Ethan Banks will proudly tell you "it's a great time to be a Spartan."
Marc Paglia has been navigating the unique challenges faced by Riverside Military Academy for the better part of three decades.
KENNESAW - Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 7-over 79 in U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifying held at Pinetree Country Club on Tuesday.
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