John McCrary compiled a 236-94-6 record during his 20-year career as head coach of the Lumpkin County High wrestling program from 1986-2006. His wrestlers won seven individual state titles during that time, including a pair of two-time state champions, and he led the team to a state-runner up finish in 2001.
The East Hall community might be the most unique in Hall County.
Hunter Mallard survived the heat. In fact, the blistering temperatures and humidity helped Mallard with his performance at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships on Saturday in the Houston suburb of Humble, Texas.
Tennis can provide tense moments in the heat of competition. But Chestatee High's Grace Brown and Haley King have a way of navigating those tougher points with humor and a keen understanding of their fellow doubles partner.
Kelly Davis will remember the 2014 season for more reasons than what happened on the tennis court.
Success on the tennis court hasn't come by chance for Beau Millwood. The Flowery Branch standout's relentless preparation and improved nutrition paved the way for a strong junior campaign in 2014.
The official start of fall conditioning for football teams comes Friday, beginning five days of workouts leading up to when teams can actually practice in pads.
Billy Wells has lived in northern Hall County for the past six years while working as a coach and athletic director in Gwinnett County.
Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.
Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.
It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.
Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.
Flowery Branch High Principal Dr. Jason Carter said the school expresses sincere condolences to the family of Sharon and Miles Coker over the loss of their son Keaton Coker, who died Tuesday evening following a long battle with brain cancer.
The Dawson County girls basketball team defeated Chestatee 61-38 for the Mistletoe Madness championship on Tuesday at North Murray High in Chatsworth.
Twin brothers shared a fist bump, big smiles and eyes filled with wonder at midcourt of Gainesville High's gym. It was about something much bigger than basketball.
The Chestatee High girls basketball team defeated Sonoraville 49-40 in the Mistletoe Christmas Classic semifinals Monday in Chatsworth.
Jordan Deep was always clutch at the plate for Buford.
Bria Bush is a rare blend of elite talent and humility.
The North Hall High boys basketball team defeated White County 67-61 to win the White County Christmas Tournament on Saturday night in Cleveland.
BUFORD - D'Marcus Simonds delivered in a major way for Gainesville in a much-anticipated matchup on his former home floor at Buford on Friday. The junior guard scored eight of his 28 points in the first quarter, leading the Red Elephants to a 82-59 win against the Wolves.
Carson Heinen made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift North Hall to a 58-55 victory against Lakeview Academy on Friday in the White County tournament in Cleveland.
Oswaldo Ortega patrols the cafeteria encouraging his team. He uses a mix of humor, prodding and teaching to bring out the best in his fencers. It's clear that Ortega is in his element teaching the centuries-old sport that his students are embracing.
D'Marcus Simonds laughed and wore a big smile as he got back on defense.
West Hall's girls scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to overcome Lumpkin County 49-43 on Tuesday.
Elliott Raiford wins almost every time he takes to the mat for the West Hall Spartans, but one of the driving forces for the senior wrestler this season has been one of the three matches he lost as a junior.
Kyvon Davenport erupted for 32 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots for the East Hall boys in a 60-47 win against North Hall on Saturday in Gainesville. Tyler Brown finished with eight points for the Vikings (6-1).
North Hall's Stuart Cunningham was unsure how his team would react to competing in this weekend's Hall County championships.