During the spring of 1985, fans of the Gainesville High baseball team routinely backed up their trucks onto the side of Elephant Trail, sat on the tailgates and settled in to watch Deuce Roark and his teammates play one final season on the campus field.
Whitney Coles tallied 15 assists and five aces for Flowery Branch in wins against East Hall (24-26, 25-13, 25-22), Gilmer (25-22, 19-25, 25-22) and Jackson County (25-11, 25-20) on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin didn't have time Tuesday evening to think ahead to how the Falcons might be looking come playoff time in November.
Jefferson coach Mike Paul didn't have a lot to complain about following the Battle at The Branch.
The Flowery Branch softball team beat county rival Chestatee 9-2 on Monday night.
The North Hall volleyball team couldn't have asked for a better start to the season.
BUFORD - Tony Wolfe does his best to avoid dwelling on the streak.
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.
The Chestatee High volleyball team went 1-1 on its Senior Night on Monday.
The North Hall High volleyball team went undefeated through five matches to win the Hall County volleyball tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Samantha Thomas had a two-run homer in the first inning to spark Buford to a 14-0 win in the regular-season Region 8-AAAA championship against Madison County on Thursday in Danielsville.
Pitcher Emily Crocker improved to 4-0 from the circle as the Buford Lady Wolves held off Grayson Wednesday night in a 4-3 victory.
Kayla Montague, Madison Oliver and Kayla Street each had two hits and two RBIs for the Lady Red Elephants in a 13-1 win against Salem on Tuesday in Gainesville. Abby Smallwood also had two RBIs.
Emily Crocker's love for softball began at the age of 4. She was watching her brother's baseball team and saw girls playing.
The North Hall softball team defeated Lumpkin County 6-2 on Monday night.
Emily Crocker pitched a perfect game in the Buford softball team's 10-0 five-inning victory over Monroe Area on Thursday in Monroe. The senior struck out five batters and improved her record to 3-0 in the circle this season.
Steffanie Redmon had three hits to pace East Hall's 4-3 Region 7-AAA victory against Fannin County on Wednesday.
Buford's Kennedy Kotula pitched her third complete game of the season Tuesday night in a 12-0 shutout of White County.
East Hall volleyball coach Ted Deppe saw a number of frustrated faces when he looked at his bench during a timeout.
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