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.
Dawson County's Madison Caldwell did just as much worrying as she did playing golf on the day of the state championship meet.
Sam Clay went undrafted when he came out of Buford High in 2012.
CLEVELAND– Spencer Adams' second-round selection in the 2014 MLB Draft demonstrates baseball's ability to discover talent just about anywhere.
Michael Gettys has to decide whether his future in baseball will take him to the West Coast, or to the University of Georgia.
Entering his senior year at Flowery Branch, Brad Keller thought his baseball future was set in stone.
Michael Gettys won't be sitting in the green room Thursday night.
After a single year at Lumpkin County, Brad Waggoner is on the move again.
Ty Maxwell didn't even have to think twice about becoming the new football coach at Lumpkin County when the opportunity arose.
Gainesville High rising junior Spencer Ralston carded rounds of 70 and 65 for a two-day total of 9-under par 135 to win the Orchard Hills Classic on Thursday in Newnan.
Lakeview Academy's Lewis Brooks finished fourth overall in the Region 8-A cross country meet and will run in the state meet in Carrollton.
HELEN - Quintin Miles didn't have to look far for motivation at the Region 8-AAAA cross country championship.
TYRONE - Tatum Shipes danced all through the pregame, hollered during the warmups and high-fived her teammates after just about every point of Wednesday's volleyball state semifinal win 25-20, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20 over Sandy Creek.
The Riverside Military Academy cross country team qualified for the state championship meet with a third-place finish in the Region 8-AA meet it hosted Wednesday in Gainesville.
Building championship cross country teams is all about peaking at the end of the season, according to Flowery Branch coach Jimmy Sorrells.
Banks County's individual runners dominated the Region 7-AAA cross country championships on Tuesday in Homer.
The East Hall High volleyball program lost its state quarterfinals playoff matchup against Oconee County 25-22, 25-18, 25-13 on Saturday in Watkinsville. The Vikings' season is now complete.
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.
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