The scene was set in the bowels of the Georgia Dome last Saturday.
On Friday afternoon when folks from all sides of this county are making their way to East Hall's gym for the semifinals of Lanierland, conversations will take place.
GAINESVILLE - There's not much that Chestatee High basketball player Parker Smith can't do.
Citing a number of factors - everything from academics to the school's facilities to the chance to play in the Big Ten - Gainesville senior Tyler Adetona switched his commitment from Troy to Indiana University on Monday.
Chestatee High School is searching for a new coach, the school announced Monday, after principal Bill Thompson relieved Tim Garner of his softball coaching duties.
Buford left quite an impression on football fans last weekend. The Wolves' breakfast edition of Class AA semifinal football was probably the most complete team that played in the Dome.
Charlie Rylee led the Eagles with 18 points Saturday night in Gainesville. Despite leading 29-26 at the intermission, Riverside couldn't contain Mount de Sales, as they outscored the Eagles 28-13 in the second half. Riverside's Steven Frady added 10 points.
ATLANTA - On a Saturday when the classroom was the furthest thing from anyone's mind, North Hall's players, coaches and fans learned a valuable lesson in the Georgia Dome.
OAKWOOD - Parker Smith came into Saturday night's game hoping to prove that the Chestatee High basketball team could play with anybody. After the game, he felt like the War Eagles' 91-77 victory against West Hall in the opening round of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament quieted a lot of doubters. He was all smiles as he exited the Johnson High gymnasium, leading the ...
ATLANTA - A teary locker room momentarily overshadowed a season's worth of accomplishments for North Hall following a 42-21 loss to Cairo in the Class AAA semifinals Saturday at the Georgia Dome. The loss brought an end to a season of firsts in school history, most notably the first appearance playing in the state semifinals and single-season record 13 wins. The Trojans (13-1) were hoping for a ...
OAKWOOD - East Hall senior forward Sada Wheeler led the third-seeded Lady Vikings to a 46-24 win against Chestatee with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the opening round of the 48th annual Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Buford fullback Tyler King put his team's game plan for its Class AA semifinal game against Dublin in the simplest of terms afterwards. "We knew we had to hit them in the mouth," the senior said, figuratively of course. But Class AA's No. 1-ranked Wolves didn't just stop with hitting the Fighting Irish once. King ran over people, senior tailback Demetris ...
Led by Jaymee Carnes' 27 points, Gainesville made it through the first round of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament beating Johnson 53-43 Saturday night. Carnes came up big down the stretch, scoring 11 in the fourth quarter, while grabbing three defensive rebounds and one offensive rebound. Despite a sluggish start by the Lady Red Elephants, and a beginning of the game in which Johnson made four of ...
OAKWOOD - Flowery Branch platooned and pressed their way to a win. Thanks to a full-court 1-2-2 trapping press, the ability to sub in five at a time, and a third quarter in which they scored 27 points, the top-seeded Falcons beat Gainesville 82-63 on Saturday night in the first round of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament. The Red Elephants came out strong led ...
ATLANTA - Deron Furr scored on a 3-yard game-winning touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter comeback that lifted Carver-Columbus to a 26-24 victory over Chamblee in the Class AAA state semifinals Friday.
For all its success this season, the North Hall baseball team will widely be considered an underdog against No. 1-ranked Blessed Trinity in the Class AAA state semifinals.
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.