The Gainesville A's home opener didn't exactly play out as planned.
OAKWOOD - Hoping to improve their abilities and leave lasting marks on their respective coaches, more than 400 football players representing 23 teams took the fields at West Hall High on Thursday in the annual High School Player Development camp.
The Gainesville A's lost to Douglasville Post 145 11-7 on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader.
North Hall and Flowery Branch high schools were ackowledged for their success in sports this school year by finishing in the top 10 for Class AAA of the 2007-08 Georgia Athletic Directors Associaton's Dodge Directors Cup.
Robby Hefflinger hopes he gets drafted in the MLB amateur draft that starts today. The recent Gainesville High grad would love to have his name linked to the likes of Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Micah Owings, Braves minor league outfielder Jon Mark Owings, and Victor Menocal, who all got drafted following their senior season with the Red Elephants.
White County High's John Luna and Johnson's Grant Cagle finished tied for seventh (150) in the 36-hole Georgia Junior PGA Championship Tuesday at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens.
For one moment, Jerry Edmondson didn't care about his future.
A good recruiting class here, a major free-agent signing there, and college and pro sports teams can have a breakout season; a season in which they turn it around.
Kasay Holbrook made an impact on everyone she came into contact with during the past four years at Dawson County High, but Class AA's two-time state runner-up probably made the biggest mark on her golf coach, Shari Chastain.
Boys first team Grant Cagle, Jr., Johnson Justin Cochran, Jr., Gainesville Will England, Jr., West Hall Taylor Gary, Sr., Commerce Landry Haynes, So., North Hall Jimmy Lloyd, So., North Hall Honorable mentions Jake Everett, Jr., Buford Patrick Hall, So., Buford Lawson McGlon, Sr., ...
North Hall's Jimmy Lloyd can trace his success on the golf course back to what he learned from playing with Alan Fowler in 2007.
BUFORD - Sometimes the sport a child grows up playing is determined by his or her upbringing.
The search for Wayne Vickery's replacement as baseball coach didn't even have to leave the campus of Gainesville High. In what Vickery called the worst-kept secret in Hall County, Gainesville High announced on Friday that Vickery's assistant coach, Jeremy Kemp, will be the new head coach of the Red Elephants.
The hot air hits four steps before crossing the threshold of the gym; the squeak of shoes and hollering of instructions can be heard well before that.
Less than a month ago, Flowery Branch's Patrick Henry, North Hall's Josh Wright, and Gainesville's Zach Bennett were rivals in the midst of a Region 7-AAA playoff chase.
Chestatee's Bridgette Kelly knew basketball season would be different for her this year as the only returning starter on the squad, but she didn't expect to find her groove shooting as early as she has.
BUFORD - In the end, Buford's height and athleticism was too much for East Hall.
J.B. Britte scored with just half of a second left in regulation for Lakeview Academy to earn the 54-53 win against Commerce on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Avery Cagle poured in 31 points for Riverside Military in a 65-27 victory over Atlanta International on Saturday in Atlanta. C.J. Howarded added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles (3-1). Riverside hosts Towns County on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
James Hodges recorded his third-straight double-double for Johnson with 32 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-51 win against Lanier on Friday in Oakwood.
Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Jefferson boys basketball team is preparing for its move to Class AAA next year with a simple strategy: Play Class AAA teams now.
Paisley Lee tallied 12 points for the Gainesville girls in a 57-19 win against Apalachee on Tuesday in Winder.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 28 points for North Hall in a 73-41 win against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Gainesville.
David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.
Jordan Stubblefield scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Chestatee boys basketball team to a 73-64 win over Franklin County and its first victory of the year at a tournament Saturday in Jefferson.
Lucas Pain scored a game-high 21 points and Cameron Millholland added 11 as the Dawson County boys played stingy defense, limiting Social Circle to just five first-half points to earn a 52-32 win on Tuesday night at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
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