BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - A Hollywood writer could not have scripted a better ending - a standout senior linebacker posts a school-record 20 tackles, helping his team to an upset of a top-20 program in his final game in a collegiate uniform. As make-believe as all this might seem to be, it was all that and more for Patrick O'Neal. The Lula native and East Hall ...
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From staff reports The top-ranked East Hall girls basketball squeezed past Centennial with a 45-40 win Tuesday night in the annual Pope High School Thanksgiving Tournament. University of South Carolina signee Sada Wheeler led the Lady Vikings in their second game of the season with 27 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. East Hall plays Pope in the tournament finals Saturday. <font ...
MOUNT AIRY - Habersham Central senior wide receiver Tavarres King is aware of his statistics, but they are the least of his concerns at this point in the season."I really don't focus on that too much," he said. "My mom does all that stuff."
FLOWERY BRANCH - With one game under its belt, Flowery Branch High basketball coach Angela Middleton realizes that her team has a long way to go before it's ready to compete with the elite of Region 7-AAA.
JEFFERSON - In a game that saw 61 fouls committed, it was only fitting that the outcome was decided at the free throw line.
North Hall's football program is in pretty good company these days. With a win on Friday at The Brickyard, the third-ranked Trojans (11-0) would be playing in the state quarterfinals for the third time in the past four seasons.
The Times previews all of the area's boys basketball teams.
It isn't exactly a revolution, but the style of basketball being played by the boys' high school teams in Northeast Georgia is changing. The number of teams running patient, half-court sets is decreasing. The number of teams running a fast-paced, full-court style is increasing. Whether or not that change is for the better is up to the individual teams, but the coaches, players and fans embracing ...
The Gainesville High girls basketball team opened its season with a 54-44 win over Roswell on Saturday in the South Forsyth Turkey Shootout.
Flowery Branch's class of 2008 started their career with a 2-8 mark and finished four years later having amassed a 32-14 record while making it to the playoffs for three straight years.
The North Hall High football team found itself in an unusual position Friday night at the Brickyard.
The North Hall High football team stands alone in Hall County.
The White County High football team failed to overcome a Carver-Atlanta overtime touchdown, falling to the Panthers (11-0) 20-13 in the opening round of the Class AAA state playoffs Friday night in Atlanta.
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.