One of my all-time favorite lines in the coach-speak library is "it doesn't matter how you start, it's how you finish." That line is normally thrown out when a team is struggling early on in the season, and the coach is hoping for some sort of ray of light to shine on his team.
North Hall senior Nick Long broke a 22-year-old school record Saturday at the Coaches' Invitational track meet on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. With a time of 4:26.55 in the 1,600 meter run, Long placed fifth among 30 competitors.
GAINESVILLE - The baseball season is still young, but Flowery Branch High is certainly asserting itself as a contender early on. The Falcons (6-0, 2-0 Region 7-AAA) won at Ivey-Watson Field for only the second time in school history with a 5-1 victory over Gainesville on Friday night. The last time Flowery Branch won at Ivey-Watson was during its region championship run in 2005. "We ...
GAINESVILLE - With all the pressure they put on Apalachee it was only a matter of time before the Lady Wolves found the back of the net.
BY BILL MURPHY firstname.lastname@example.org Parker Smith's high school basketball career is now complete. Jaymee Carnes' playing career at Gainesville High still has two more years to go. But both distinguished Hall County players were honored by Region 7-AAA's coaches on Friday when Smith was voted Region 7-AAA's Boys Player of the Year, and Carnes, only a sophomore, was voted Region 7-AAA's Girls Player of ...
GAINESVILLE - A team can't win a soccer game without scoring, that goes without saying, but sometimes it's a team's defense that actually wins the game.
They have eight returning starters off a team that went 21-7 in 2007 and are coming off an 18-2 rout of Johnson, their opponent returns seven starters from last year's state playoff team and is coming off a 16-1 win over Chestatee in which they pounded out 14 hits. Gainesville and Flowery Branch meet tonight in an early-season matchup of the top two teams in Region 7-AAA that ...
CLEVELAND - White County's Josh Ingram went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and 3 RBIs in White County's 11-7 win against Pickens on Friday night in Cleveland.
The North Hall girls soccer game at Walker scheduled for 6:30 tonight has been cancelled due to heavy rains in the Marietta area.
It didn't take long for the North Hall baseball team to win on Thursday night, crushing Chestatee 16-0 in only three innings in Gainesville.
GAINESVILLE - Buford forward Maria Petroni is going to play soccer next year in the Southeastern Conference for a reason.
OAKWOOD - Gainesville High's baseball team could just as easily have been called Bennett's Bombers on Wednesday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH-The Flowery Branch High baseball team pounded out 14 hits, and Falcons starting pitcher Matt Pilgrim only surrendered three hits in a 16-1 win over Chestatee on Wednesday night at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex in Flowery Branch.
GAINESVILLE - The first Knights' goal was scored eight minutes into the game, the final goal by Johnson with eight minutes to go in the game and in between was complete domination as the Johnson boys soccer team beat Winder-Barrow 8-0 in the Northeast Georgia Mountains Cup on Tuesday at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Johnson boys golf team has done a lot of things on their home course at Royal Lakes in South Hall. But on Tuesday, the Knights were able to do something they've never been able to do before - celebrate a Hall County Championship.
Elexa Bahr recorded a hat trick with three consecutive goals for the Buford girls soccer team in a 5-0 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Savannah Arts Academy on Friday in Savannah.
As a freshman, White County's Jenna Gearing has taken the Class AAA long distance events by storm.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky junior safety and White County graid Ashely Lowery has been released from the hospital less than a week after a serious car accident and could be back on campus by June.
The Gainesville baseball team has found success this season by playing a relaxed game, even in the Class AAAAA state playoffs.
North Hall's Gabrielle Hoffman won the Class AAA state title in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet on Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
Chestatee's doubles pair of Blaine Brown and Juan Carrion were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region first team, announced last Friday.
North Hall fed off the production of senior pitcher Preston Graham so far this postseason. Through two rounds, Graham has posted two complete-game shutouts.
The second-round Class AAAAA baseball doubleheader between Gainesville and Creekview has been moved to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Ivey-Watson Field in Gainesville. The time was changed from the original start time of 4 p.m.
The Jefferson baseball team split a doubleheader with Wesleyan in the second round of the Class AA state tournament on Wednesday in Jefferson.
Not even the scouting report could accurately demonstrate how fast a team the Chestatee boys soccer team would encounter in Northwest Whitfield on Wednesday at War Eagle Stadium.
It was a defensive battle, and although West Hall's boys soccer team had a number of chances to score, the Spartans couldn't capitalize in a 2-0 loss to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls aren't the first soccer team to discover that no lead is safe in the second round of the state playoffs.
BUFORD - After starting slow offensively against Decatur in the first round, the Buford Lady Wolves made sure Tuesday night that they attacked, and turned opportunities into goals.
The Union County baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class AA state tournament with an 8-1 win against Bowdon in the third game of its first-round series on Tuesday in Blairsville.
Gainesville's second-round playoff series, beginning with a doubleheader against the winner of the Creekview/Lakeside-Dekalb series has been moved to Thursday starting at 4 p.m. at Ivey-Watson field in Gainesville.