Gabrielle Hoffman never planned on being a pole vaulter. But a quick exchange at practice as a freshman at North Hall jumpstarted a passion that led to a pair of state championships.
Andrew Smith and Sims Griffith are friends with the same expectations in the Heartland Baseball Classic, even though they will take very different roads once this week-long baseball showcase for some of the nation's top talent representing seven different states is complete in Oklahoma.
Gainesville High golfer Spencer Ralston shot a 6-under par 210 (69-70-71) over three days to finish third in the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday at the Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick.
ATHENS - West Hall graduate Hunter Atkinson has decided not to pursue a football career at the University of Georgia, the school announced Wednesday in a press release.
Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston remains in striking distance of a victory in the Georgia State Golf Association's Junior Championship at the Brunswick Country Club after a second-round 2-under 70 on Tuesday.
Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston fired a 3-under par 69, while Nathan Williams carded a 2-under par 70 Monday in the first round of the Georgia State Golf Association's Junior Championship at the Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick.
East Hall's Devin Watson didn't try to dial back his athletic brilliance, even though Monday's competition against Johnson was just the first of two days in the NFL High School Player Development Camp sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons at East Hall Stadium.
Jake Higginbotham didn't start pitching until he was 15, the summer before his freshman year of high school. By the end of his junior year at Buford High, opposing batters probably wished the lefthander had never set foot on a mound.
Michael Gettys changed the face of the Gainesville High baseball program.
No matter the situation, West Hall baseball coach Dustin Rennspies could always count on his bunch to compete vigorously this season.
ALL-AREA FIRST TEAM
Thursday night action for the Gainesville High football program is like a mini-season early in the summer.
Buford's Jake Higginbotham, White County's Spencer Adams and Dawson County's Logan Burt finished in a three-way tie for the Region 7-AAA All-Region Pitcher of the Year, announced Monday.
Spencer Ralston didn't always finish atop the leaderboard.
DAWSONVILLE - Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base.
BUFORD - Samantha Thomas and Tessa Daniels have identical expectations for the Buford softball program in the upcoming state championship rounds, even though they have very different experiences playing in Columbus.
Sydney Cleveland led North Hall with 17 kills, 11 digs and an ace to lead North Hall to the Elite 8 in the AAAA state championship.
Emily Roberts says she is usually a little "off and on" when she puts in serious time in the front court blocking for East Hall.
Chris Williamson is too valuable an asset to stand on the Gainesville sideline for long.
Freshman Lindsey Grater finished second out of a field of 106 runners for the Chestatee War Eagles Saturday morning at the Sharptop Invitational in Jasper.
Dawson County softball capped off a rally from an early 8-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat East Jackson 10-9 in Game 3 of their Class AAA first round playoff series on Thursday in Dawsonville.
East Hall just wasn't playing its game midway through Wednesday's match, according to coach Ted Deppe.
The North Hall High volleyball team opened the Class AAAA playoffs with a 3-0 home victory against Mary Persons on Wednesday.
Ted Deppe heard the questions surrounding his program.
Kelly Kahlert doesn't feel like Flowery Branch is an underdog entering its first playoff series in program history.
BUFORD - Tessa Daniels sported a scraped-up elbow and her ears were ringing, but she could wear a big smile about the sequence of events that delivered those side effects.
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