In an age when college football prospects are most routinely prioritized and evaluated by height and weight, North Hall's Andrew Smith is a refreshing exception to the rule.
Rarely, if ever, has this area produced such a diversified senior class of elite college prospects. Hall County alone had players sign with top college programs in football, baseball and swimming.
Gainesville's boys basketball team needed some time to level off from the emotional high of Senior Night. Luckily, solid defense and a hot hand by Sam Carpenter helped overcome a brutal start that saw the Red Elephants held scoreless for the first seven minutes of the game.
White County coach Sam Borg emphasized the need to have composure to his team at halftime of Tuesday's game at East Hall.
Kayla Watson's 18 points powered the Chestatee girls to a 65-31 win over Lanier on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 19 points to pace the North Hall girls in a 59-42 win against Fannin County on Monday in Blue Ridge.
DAHLONEGA - Greg Hilliard is quick to admit his 14-0 major decision victory that earned him an area title Saturday was tougher than the final score indicates.
Jack Howard and Evan Bafile each hit a 3-pointer in overtime to help Lumpkin County rally to a 69-65 victory over Lakeview Academy on Saturday in Dahlonega.
The back-and-forth struggle for supremacy between wrestling rivals Chestatee and Lumpkin County carried into Area 8-AAAA traditionals. Once again, the two teams were separated by a narrow margin.
It wasn't a high-scoring affair, but the Gainesville girls' basketball team found points when it came time to win.
The North Hall girls didn't let an early first-quarter distraction get in the way on Friday night at West Hall.
Camille Anderson's 24 points paced the Buford girls (19-2, 11-0 Region 7-AAA) in a 59-23 win over Dawson County on Friday in Dawsonville.
Imagine for a second being a high school wrestler with one of the most important weekends of the season on the horizon, only to have your practice routine interrupted by a major weather event.
North Hall's Rosemary Schofield gave herself an early birthday present last week in the Hall County swim championships.
ATHENS - Georgia has hired former Tennessee Titans and Auburn assistant Tracy Rocker as defensive line coach.
The Gainesville boys golf team set a school record by carding a team score of 270 (18-under par) at the Apple Mountain Invitational tournament on Saturday in Clarkesville.
MACON - Gene Durden knew playing in the Macon Centreplex could lead to some shooting issues early in Saturday's Class AAA state championship game.
MACON - Earlier in the week, Buford senior Rakim Lubin went on record saying if the Buford Wolves could stop Morgan County senior Tookie Brown, the Wolves would win a state championship.
With seven boys soccer teams in Hall County ranked in the top 10 of their respective classifications, the level of competition doesn't drop off when two local squads meet for a non-region affair.
Lauren Kirk and Corrie Thomas each scored a goal in the second half to lead the No. 7 Flowery Branch girls to a 2-1 victory over Winder Barrow in the Region 8-AAAAA opener on Friday at Falcon Field. Winder-Barrow scored off a corner kick about 15 minutes in and remained ahead 1-0 until the 20-minute mark of the second half, when Kirk scored off a deflected shot by Thomas.
BUFORD - When the Buford Wolves walked into their locker room following last Saturday's semifinal win over Callaway, there wasn't as much celebration as what boys' coach Allen Whitehart expected from his team.
BUFORD - The Buford girls' basketball team is back in a familiar place.
CUMMING - Flowery Branch suffered from a variety of self-inflicted wounds against West Forsyth, including a few that provided Chris Cullen and Alec Wilson opportunities to compound the damage.
White County senior Spencer Adams pitched a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts in a 4-0 win against Hart County on Wednesday in Hartwell. At the plate, the highly-touted MLB draft prospect Adams was 4 for 4 with a single, double and triple. Also for White County (5-0), Will Flowers had a pair of doubles and finished 3 for 4 at the plate.
Bill Hood scored the winning goal in overtime as Gainesville's boys lacrosse program topped Martin Luther King Jr. 5-4 on Tuesday at City Park Stadium.
It took eight minutes for North Hall's boys soccer team to turn a tight game into a comfortable lead.
With every passing game in the Class AAA state basketball playoffs, Buford's Rakim Lubin seems to get a little bit better.
Cameron Johnson hit a two-run home run to lead West Hall to an 8-1 victory over Berkmar on Monday.
MILLEDGEVILLE – Green and gold will be well represented in the Class AAA basketball state championship games this season.
Colton Chester hit a three-run home run as part of a seven-run third inning that powered Dawson County in a 10-2 win against Chestatee on Saturday in Gainesville.