Wrestlers that qualify for the traditional state championships this season will have truly earned it. Georgia high school wrestling has sharpened its criteria this season for those that hope to advance to the all-classification state meet on Feb. 19-21 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
Four area schools were represented on the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Choice Team for the 2008 football season. The group is led by Flowery Branch's Izaan Cross, who was named Defensive Player of the Year. Teammates Daniel Drummond and Billy Thompson were also named to the team. Gainesville has four players on the team in Blake Sims, Tai-ler Jones, Phillip Gaines and Josh Jackson. Chestatee's Chase Vasser and White County's Tasi Suaava were also named to the team.
As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was feeling in the right side of her stomach, taking the breath out of her lungs for a second or two.
Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston earned second place, behind a strong third-round 67, at the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday in Augusta. Ralston, the Class AAAAA Golfer of the Year, finished the 54-hole, three-day outing with a total score of 8-under (208).
Spencer Adams is not going to let the projections of his talent interfere with his preparation. The first-year minor league right-handed pitcher for Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the White Sox organization said he's going to continue to show up to the ballpark every day with one goal in mind: What do I have to do to get better?