Lane Miller was failing five of his seven classes this year.
A bad case of strep throat left Michael Gettys less than 100 percent for Gainesville's first round playoff series.
Fourth-seeded Flowery Branch upset top-seeded Dunwoody with a first-round sweep in the Class AAAAA state playoffs on Friday in Dunwoody.
Dominant pitching from North Hall's starters Corbin Lewallen in the opener and by Brandon Delong in the second game was more than enough to provide for two painless 8-1 and 11-0 wins against Sonoraville to open the Class AAA state tournament Friday in the best-of-three series at Jody Davis Field.
Samuel Coto's second-effort shot wiped away 40 minutes of frustration for West Hall's boys.
CHATSWORTH - Through 80 minutes, neither North Hall nor North Murray could generate much in the way of offense. By the time the extra 10 minutes of overtime were done, North Hall had done just enough.
Chestatee High principal Suzanne Jarrard and athletic director Ben Corley announced Thursday the hire of three new coaches for the 2014-2015 season.
After beginning the 2014 season 0-5-1, the Johnson girls soccer team wasn't sure it could even make the Class AAAA state tournament. A midseason turnaround led to a 10-game winning streak and a matchup against Chamblee in the first round of the state playoffs on Wednesday, but the Lady Knights couldn't continue their winning ways, falling 4-1 in Oakwood.
For 60 minutes, a young Gainesville girls soccer team opened the postseason with poise.
North Hall is celebrating the 13-year career of coach Bob Christmas with a final tailgate celebration at 6 p.m. on May 9 at the Brickyard.
Even without its head coach, the Gainesville boys soccer team produced enough scoring chances to win its postseason opener by a wider margin.
Katherine Wright found herself in a familiar situation Monday.
Riverside Military saw its perfect season hit a roadblock last year in the second round of the state tennis playoffs.
Bill Forman believes there's more than one right way and more than one wrong way to do everything.
Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston fired a 4-under par 68 Saturday and is tied for second place, one shot behind leader John Augenstein of Owensboro,Ky, after the first round of the American Junior Golf Association Wells Fargo Junior Classic being held at The Country Club of the South in Johns Creek.
White County's Jenna Gearing, a two-time state champion, won the girls 5K at the 11th annual War Eagle Cross Country Invitational in a meet-record time of 18:49.44 on Saturday. She beat the previous record by almost a minute.
Bailey Towles notched eight assists and seven aces to lead Lakeview Academy to a pair of wins against Johnson (25-9, 25-13) and Shiloh (25-14, 25-15) on Thursday in Oakwood.
Josie Coker went 4 for 4 at the plate, sparking East Hall to a 5-0 victory in seven innings over Stephens County on Wednesday in Toccoa.
Julie Daniels' 22 kills, seven-point service run and three aces led North Hall to a pair of wins against Hart County (25-5, 25-8) and Gainesville (25-22, 23-25, 25-16) on Tuesday.
Kaitlin Edwards pitched a complete-game, one-hitter for North Hall in a 11-2 win against West Hall on Monday. Kailee Dyer drove in two runs with a triple for the Lady Trojans, while Michaela Young and Carson McCormack each had a double with two RBIs. Ashley Goines and Camilla Howell each drove in a run with a double for North Hall.
There's a certain expectation to being a senior on coach Tony Wolfe's Buford softball team.
Quintin Miles took second overall and Bryce Schuebert, who finished ninth, led the North Hall boys cross country program to the title at the Northeast Georgia Championship on Saturday in Athens.
Gainesville's softball program swept games against Johnson, 10-1, and Lakeview Academy, 14-1, on Saturday.
Sydney Cleveland notched 11 kills with a seven-point service run and one ace to lead North Hall to a 25-11, 25-12 win against Chestatee in the first match of the Forsyth Challenge on Friday in Cumming.
Katie Gay recorded eight digs, four kills and four aces to power Lakeview Academy to a pair of volleyball wins against Chestatee (25-16, 27-25) and Winder-Barrow (25-16, 25-22) on Thursday in Gainesville.
An hour-long lightning delay didn't stop Kali Turner from going 2-for-3 with two singles to help East Hall beat North Hall 10-5 Wednesday night.
Long before Jeremiah Goss ever donned a varsity football uniform - back when he was still steamrolling linebackers in youth games - Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin saw a future high school star.
Whitney Ledford, Madison Oliver and Kara England each put up two hits for Gainesville in a 6-2 win against Chestatee on Tuesday.
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