Coaches are always seeking to get more out of their players.
The Buford High girls basketball team began the 2014-15 season with a sense of unfinished business after losing to St. Pius X in the state title game last year.
Junior Gonzalez delivered when Johnson needed him most - but he's missing a vital piece of equipment.
The Flowery Branch boys soccer team was pushing hard. Down a goal in the second half, the Falcons were creating scoring chances and fending off Gainesville's opportunities.
Jonathan Gettys, Mikey Gonzalez and Michael Curry combined to pitch a perfect game in a 16-0 win against Salem in 2 1/2 innings on Friday.
Some of the most gripping action came right at the end of the Hall County track and field championships.
Spencer Ralston shot a 7-under par 137 to win the individual championship for Gainesville in the Champions Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday in Alpharetta.
Jonah Crocker tossed a complete-game shutout as the East Hall High baseball team used a five-run sixth inning to roll to a 7-0 win against rival West Hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Marq Kilcoyne's final hit of the night went a long way toward snapping Flowery Branch's two-game losing streak.
DAWSONVILLE - After 90 exhausting minutes of two Class AAA heavyweights battling it out, West Hall landed the final punches.
Chestatee's Reed Johnson stayed undefeated on the season with a 6-1, 6-0 singles win to fuel the War Eagles in a 5-0 win against Stephens County on Tuesday.
After six years in Gainesville, Julie Rushing has decided to resign as head volleyball coach at Chestatee High School, according to a Hall County Schools press release.
At least for one tournament, Gainesville junior golfer Spencer Ralston was happy to put up some high scores.
The North Hall High baseball team defeated Monroe Area 12-2 in five innings on the strength of a 10-run fourth inning Monday night.
The Gainesville High baseball team didn't take long to shake the sour taste from Saturday's loss to Buford.
For everything Rick Howard earned Saturday - a region championship trophy, a milestone victory and a plaque to commemorate it - his players' gestures of respect might be what sticks with the Gainesville boys soccer coach the longest.
Soaked to the bone, a broad smile on his face, Simon Cobian (VIDEO) wasn't about to pass up his opportunity for a little fun on a dreary Friday night.
Sadie Foote racked up five goals to lead Chestatee to a 7-0 win over Monroe Area on Friday in Gainesville.
Madeline McCarthy scored a pair of goals for Flowery Branch's girls soccer team in a 2-1 home win against Loganville on Thursday.
With the eyes of a captive crowd upon them, Flowery Branch's Breanna Benton and Brooke Kane never flinched.
The North Hall boys tennis team beat North Oconee 3-1 to claim the Region 8-AAAA championship on Wednesday night.
DAWSONVILLE - East Hall was down to its final three outs. The Vikings' grip on clinching their first playoff spot since 2003 was slipping.
The Stetson University men's basketball program rolled out the welcome mat for Ty Cockfield. The Johnson High senior returned the favor, announcing Tuesday he will join the Hatters' basketball program in the fall.
The Georgia High School Association is moving its basketball quarterfinals back to neutral sites following a vote at Monday's state executive committee meeting.
Courtney Newton is coming home.
Eli Stuart's squeeze bunt scored Hunter Strange as the East Hall High baseball team defeated rival West Hall 4-3 in eight innings on Saturday night in Oakwood.
Gainesville's newest face on the block may give the Red Elephants their best shot at a region title in three years.
J.T. Eggert hit two home runs and had four RBIs as Dawson County defeated Banks County 5-2 on Friday night.
A blister on his left hand made pitching less comfortable for Jonathan Gettys, but didn't negatively impact his swing at the plate at all Friday against Winder-Barrow.