Stuck with the subregion setup, Region 7-AAA's football coaches decided on a schedule for the 2008 season Monday and the plan is expected to be ratified by the region's principals today.
First things first, I am a fan of Mark Twain.
ELLIJAY – It wasn't exactly what West Forsyth coach Dennis Stromie was hoping for: nobody wants to lose 73-3 in the finals. But the Wolverines' second-place finish at Saturday's Area 7-AAA Duals championship was more than the veteran coach expected from his first-year program. "I coached at Parkview for 22 years and won two state duals championships, and this is right up there with those," Stromie said ...
The East Hall and Gainesville boys basketball teams appear to be ships headed in different directions.
Flowery Branch's Josh Barrett had 26 points and two steals to lead the Falcons to a 84-62 win over Buford on Saturday night in Buford.
BY BILL MURPHY email@example.com Micah Owings would rather avoid the public spotlight for his individual accomplishments. But Gainesville High's most decorated baseball player in school history was front and center of a packed house at Gainesville High's gym to have his baseball jersey retired Saturday night during halftime of the boys' basketball game against East Hall. Owings' jersey was retired during basketball season ...
GAINESVILLE- Mary Mancin and Tess Patton know a good deal when they see it. Both of these North Hall High soccer players were among 800 girls on hand at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex on Saturday morning for a special opportunity to take part in an Olympic Development Program soccer camp right here in their own backyard. This weekend's camp brought in players from Olympic ...
ELLIJAY - It's all shaking out just as anticipated at the Area 7-AAA wrestling duals. The mountain schools are clearly the cream of the crop this season. Gilmer, Pickens, Lumpkin County and West Forsyth all advanced unbeaten to the semifinals of the 7-AAA Duals with wins Friday night at Gilmer High. The top two teams in the two-day area duals advance to the Class AAA state duals ...
GAINESVILLE - Web Daniel didn't want to be just another chapter in North Hall's book, so he decided to write a chapter of his own. The Chestatee girls basketball coach designed a strong game plan to shut down North Hall's top scorers and the Lady War Eagles executed it almost to perfection, beating the Lady Trojans 36-30 at North Hall Friday night. Daniel plan focused ...
GAINESVILLE - They came, they saw, they conquered and, in the midst of it all, crowned senior girls basketball player Janelle Francis homecoming queen.
Haley Chapman scored a career high 24 points, leading the Johnson to a 53-51 win against Flowery Branch on Friday night in Flowery Branch.
The Flowery Branch High wrestling team has a golden opportunity of making history again. Fresh off the Falcons' first Hall County Duals title last weekend, they have a shot this weekend at the Area 7-AAA Duals to earn the school's first berth in the state duals. The top two finishers at the Area meet advance to face the state's best teams in Class AAA Duals next weekend at ...
GAINESVILLE - The three lanes the Flowery Branch swim team uses during practice at the YMCA in Gainesville are crowded. With 20 memebers, the team has to divide each lane into pairs, with two smaller lanes going in opposite directions in each of the three main lanes. It is a problem coach Valerie Krause is delighted to have. "It is very different from ...
There goes that plan.
The Gainesville High girls basketball team rebounded from a 28-16 halftime deficit Tuesday night, scoring 31-fourth quarter points en route to a 59-54 win against Pickens in Jasper.
The Gainesville High boys golf team has done its best to avoid becoming a victim of its own success this season.
Eleven soccer players combined from Chestatee and Johnson High were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region soccer first teams, announced Friday.
Spring football is just as important as a high school coach wants it to be. Even though it's good to get as many players in uniform for evaluation as much as possible, it's up for debate whether it has to be done at the end of the calendar school year to yield any better results.
BLACKSHEAR - This much is certain: one way or another, North Hall will end its historic season in the friendly confines of Jody Davis Field.
COLLEGE PARK – Through 79 minutes of play, the East Hall boys soccer team had every opportunity to keep its historic playoff run alive in Thursday's Class AAA state semifinal match against Woodward Academy.
Jackson County baseball players Nick Corso, Chase Dunlap, Joel Ellis and Coleman Barbee were named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region first team, announced Wednesday.
BLACKSHEAR - Adam Kelly and Griffin Olson had both been waiting for their moment. When it arrived, the North Hall seniors delivered.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.
Although it was a not-so-perfect ending to an almost perfect season for the Buford Lady Wolves soccer team, coach Crystal Fowler knows that this season is one for the history books for the girls soccer program.
West Hall High named Adam Rich as new softball coach on Tuesday by athletic director Scott Justus, replacing Warren Sellers, who stepped down from the softball program following the 2012 season.
North Hall and Gainesville both have a number of things in common, such as strong pitching, exemplary senior leadership and playoff experience. But while the Red Elephants are appearing in the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, the Trojans are making their first-ever appearance in the third round.
Nine local tennis players were named to the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region first team, announced Monday.
Gainesville soccer players Ricardo Gomez and Hartley Carter were named the Region 8-AAAAA Boys and Girls Most Outstanding Players, respectively.
West Hall sprinter Maia Caldwell-Booker recorded a time of 11.95 seconds to finish first in the Class AAA 100-meter dash at the girls state track and field meet Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
The East Hall boys soccer team will make its first appearance in the state semifinals following its 4-1 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Pierce County on Saturday in Blackshear.