DALTON - Forgive Gainesville coach Todd Cottrell for not knowing how to react after his team's 58-46 win against Cedartown in the Class AAA state quarterfinals Saturday at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center in Dalton. It's his first state quarterfinals victory and the first for the Red Elephants since 2002.
It's been three years since the Gainesville boys basketball program has advanced to the state quarterfinals, but this year's team doesn't have to look far to find personnel with extensive playoff experience.
Friday's baseball game between Chestatee and White County magnified how physically grueling a week its been for both teams. Weather cancellations earlier in the week made for a busy stretch early in the Region 7-AAA schedule. With games postponed from Monday, most in 7-AAA are having to play four games in as many days.
Johnson's Chris Henry didn't hesitate when asked which goal was more weird; his first one when he scored on a throw-in or his second when he bounced the ball off his teammate's face and scored on a shot from 30 yards out.
CEDARTOWN - Despite a very gutsy effort, the North Hall Trojans saw their season come to an end Wednesday night in the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs as Cedartown pulled out a heart-pounding 54-50 win.
March 05, 2009|
By Brad Easterwood
For The Times