North Hall's football team is now just four days away from its shot at school history.
It was about a month ago that our sports editor, Brent Holloway, wrote a blog on our Web site calling mid-October the most wonderful time of the year.
A defensive adjustment at halftime opened the door for a third quarter East Hall run as the Lady Vikings dropped Pope 42-38 on Saturday in the championship game of the Pope High School tournament.
Convinced yet? If not, just wait. The Trojans are on their way to convincing the entire state that they are not to be trifled with. By beating Sandy Creek 21-7 Friday night, North Hall proved that it could do something it hasn't done all season: win a close game against an equal or greater opponent. The Patriots were certainly the bigger team in The Brickyard. It ...
North Hall is now battle-tested. More importantly, the Class AAA third-ranked Trojans (12-0) survived to advance in the state playoffs with a 21-7 win against Sandy Creek on Friday night at the Brickyard.
MOUNT AIRY - Playoff games are won and lost by gutsy play calls. For Habersham Central High, a gutsy play call is the reason the Raiders are now headed to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive year.
WARRENTON - The Warren County Screaming Devils came into this season with very high hopes, aspiring to reach the Class A state championship with a team laden with seniors and heavy with talent.
BUFORD -- The Buford coaches, aside from winning, had one request for Friday night.
The Falcons breezed past St. Francis with an 85-53 win on Wednesday in the Papa Jack's Thanksgiving Hoop Fest in Flowery Branch.
North Hall High senior Bobby Epps doesn't let his role as a football player define who he is, even though it is a major part of his life.
Sandy Creek at North Hall
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - A Hollywood writer could not have scripted a better ending - a standout senior linebacker posts a school-record 20 tackles, helping his team to an upset of a top-20 program in his final game in a collegiate uniform. As make-believe as all this might seem to be, it was all that and more for Patrick O'Neal. The Lula native and East Hall ...
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From staff reports The top-ranked East Hall girls basketball squeezed past Centennial with a 45-40 win Tuesday night in the annual Pope High School Thanksgiving Tournament. University of South Carolina signee Sada Wheeler led the Lady Vikings in their second game of the season with 27 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. East Hall plays Pope in the tournament finals Saturday. <font ...
COLLEGE PARK – Through 79 minutes of play, the East Hall boys soccer team had every opportunity to keep its historic playoff run alive in Thursday's Class AAA state semifinal match against Woodward Academy.
Jackson County baseball players Nick Corso, Chase Dunlap, Joel Ellis and Coleman Barbee were named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region first team, announced Wednesday.
BLACKSHEAR - Adam Kelly and Griffin Olson had both been waiting for their moment. When it arrived, the North Hall seniors delivered.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.
Although it was a not-so-perfect ending to an almost perfect season for the Buford Lady Wolves soccer team, coach Crystal Fowler knows that this season is one for the history books for the girls soccer program.
West Hall High named Adam Rich as new softball coach on Tuesday by athletic director Scott Justus, replacing Warren Sellers, who stepped down from the softball program following the 2012 season.
North Hall and Gainesville both have a number of things in common, such as strong pitching, exemplary senior leadership and playoff experience. But while the Red Elephants are appearing in the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, the Trojans are making their first-ever appearance in the third round.
Nine local tennis players were named to the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region first team, announced Monday.
Gainesville soccer players Ricardo Gomez and Hartley Carter were named the Region 8-AAAAA Boys and Girls Most Outstanding Players, respectively.
West Hall sprinter Maia Caldwell-Booker recorded a time of 11.95 seconds to finish first in the Class AAA 100-meter dash at the girls state track and field meet Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
The East Hall boys soccer team will make its first appearance in the state semifinals following its 4-1 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Pierce County on Saturday in Blackshear.
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.