OAKWOOD-Johnson High shooting guard Brandon Sloan felt like it was time to provide the senior leadership that the Knights were lacking. According to Sloan, two consecutive losses on Johnson's home court wasn't something he wanted to experience. His leadership paid off, as the 6-foot-4 guard paced the Knights (5-3) with 25 points, defeating North Hall 72-67 in the consolation round of the ...
The Riverside Military Academy boys basketball team dropped its third game of the season, falling to 2-3 for the season, Tuesday with a 73-32 loss to undefeated Heirway-Douglasville.
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 ...
As North Hall pitcher Preston Graham puts it, now's the time to seize the moment. His Trojans teammates - and their fan base for that matter - would wholeheartedly agree.
Gainesville's Michael Gettys was named the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region Pitcher of the Year, announced Friday.
Looking out over Jody Davis Field, it all comes into focus for North Hall's Griffin Olson.
North Hall (32-4) will host Cartersville (28-7) in the Class AAA baseball state championship series, beginning with a doubleheader at 5 p.m. on Saturday in Gainesville. Game 3, if necessary, will be played Monday in Gainesville. Tickets are $7.
After piling up a program-record 32 wins this season, the North Hall Trojans need just two more victories to call themselves state champions.
Just a season after the East Hall girls basketball team made yet another deep run in the GHSA state tournament, the Lady Vikings finished the 2012-2013 season 10-14, and head coach Joey Rider stepped down from his position.
North Hall enters the deciding third game of its state semifinal series against Blessed Trinity with a pretty positive outlook on things, even though it dropped the second game of the series 8-5 Monday at Jody Davis Field in Gainesville.
Lumpkin County's Morgan Wood shot a 91 to tie for 14th place individually in the Class AAAA girls state golf tournament on Monday at Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta.
Flowery Branch High didn't have to look far to find its next boys basketball coach.
JEKYLL ISLAND - In a place that promotes itself as "Georgia's Jewel," Gainesville's boys golfers closed out one gem of a season on Monday.
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.