Devin Reed has a mature outlook on his freshman year at Wofford College. This Flowery Branch High graduate and freshman wide receiver for the Terriers football team used his first season as a learning experience to be ready next season to compete at a high level of college football.
Trojans start strong in local tournament
Gainesville High senior receiver Gerald Ford was in for the surprise of his life when he met with Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller recently. He wasn't in trouble. In fact, quite the opposite.
West Hall High graduate Steven Smigelsky is making an impact for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga football team. Smigelsky, a third-year sophomore, played in all 11 games this season for the Mocs and recorded 11 solo tackles, three assisted tackles, two for a loss and a sack.
North Hall High grad Derek Rich is settling in just fine at the University of Connecticut. The sophomore played in all 12 games this season, assuming duties as the starting long snapper and back-up tight end.
Basketball is a tournament sport. In order to win any type of championship, from local to state, a basketball team has to be able to weather the storm of playing on consecutive days and, often times, do it without the luxuries of playing at home.
At 7:40 last night I was nowhere.
Former East Hall football and basketball standout Lee Coleman is currently a redshirt freshman wide receiver at Northwestern University in Chicago. Coleman, a high school quarterback, was a legitimate redshirt his freshman year at Northwestern but redshirted this year on account of injuries.
Here is The Times 2007 All-County First Team:
When he was still an underclassman, Habersham Central's Tavarres King was referred to as "the best receiver no one has heard of" by his coach, Gene Cathcart. It is safe to say that is no longer the case.
Here are The Times 2007 All-County Second Team and Honorable Mentions:
Here are The Times 2007 All-Area Second Team and Honorable Mentions:
Here is The Times 2007 All-Area First Team:
North Hall football coach Bob Christmas got the Trojans over the hump this season. The Trojans (13-1) made their first appearance in the Class AAA state semifinals - a welcomed change of pace after the school's first two appearances in the state quarterfinals in 2004 and 2006 yielded less favorable results. But something other than the Region 7-AAA championship and a trip to the semifinals linger ...
In just two years as the coach of the West Hall High cross country team, Sam Borg has turned his boys team into a contender in the region and state.
Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Jefferson boys basketball team is preparing for its move to Class AAA next year with a simple strategy: Play Class AAA teams now.
Paisley Lee tallied 12 points for the Gainesville girls in a 57-19 win against Apalachee on Tuesday in Winder.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 28 points for North Hall in a 73-41 win against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Gainesville.
David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.
Jordan Stubblefield scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Chestatee boys basketball team to a 73-64 win over Franklin County and its first victory of the year at a tournament Saturday in Jefferson.
Lucas Pain scored a game-high 21 points and Cameron Millholland added 11 as the Dawson County boys played stingy defense, limiting Social Circle to just five first-half points to earn a 52-32 win on Tuesday night at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
Kayla Watson notched 18 points to lead Chestatee to a 53-39 win against Jefferson in Tabo's Tip-Off Tournament on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Fresh off a region championship and with all but one starter back, expectations are skyrocketing for the Johnson boys basketball team in the 2013-2014 season.
Jensen Hall and Maia Booker each tallied 12 points to lead West Hall's girls basketball team to a 46-34 win against Hart County in the White County Tip-Off Tournament on Monday in Cleveland.
Chestatee's girls basketball team earned a 44-42 win over Class AAAAAA power Collins Hill on Saturday. The Lady War Eagles built a 14-9 lead after the first quarter before holding a narrow two-point lead, 21-19, at halftime.
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