In an age when college football prospects are most routinely prioritized and evaluated by height and weight, North Hall's Andrew Smith is a refreshing exception to the rule.
Rarely, if ever, has this area produced such a diversified senior class of elite college prospects. Hall County alone had players sign with top college programs in football, baseball and swimming.
Gainesville's boys basketball team needed some time to level off from the emotional high of Senior Night. Luckily, solid defense and a hot hand by Sam Carpenter helped overcome a brutal start that saw the Red Elephants held scoreless for the first seven minutes of the game.
White County coach Sam Borg emphasized the need to have composure to his team at halftime of Tuesday's game at East Hall.
Kayla Watson's 18 points powered the Chestatee girls to a 65-31 win over Lanier on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 19 points to pace the North Hall girls in a 59-42 win against Fannin County on Monday in Blue Ridge.
DAHLONEGA - Greg Hilliard is quick to admit his 14-0 major decision victory that earned him an area title Saturday was tougher than the final score indicates.
Jack Howard and Evan Bafile each hit a 3-pointer in overtime to help Lumpkin County rally to a 69-65 victory over Lakeview Academy on Saturday in Dahlonega.
The back-and-forth struggle for supremacy between wrestling rivals Chestatee and Lumpkin County carried into Area 8-AAAA traditionals. Once again, the two teams were separated by a narrow margin.
It wasn't a high-scoring affair, but the Gainesville girls' basketball team found points when it came time to win.
The North Hall girls didn't let an early first-quarter distraction get in the way on Friday night at West Hall.
Camille Anderson's 24 points paced the Buford girls (19-2, 11-0 Region 7-AAA) in a 59-23 win over Dawson County on Friday in Dawsonville.
Imagine for a second being a high school wrestler with one of the most important weekends of the season on the horizon, only to have your practice routine interrupted by a major weather event.
North Hall's Rosemary Schofield gave herself an early birthday present last week in the Hall County swim championships.
ATHENS - Georgia has hired former Tennessee Titans and Auburn assistant Tracy Rocker as defensive line coach.
Gainesville's boys soccer team tested McIntosh as well as any squad has since the end of the 2012 season.
Michael Gettys looked like he was in mid-season form on Friday night in the Gainesville baseball team's season opener.
Stephen Murray notched four RBIs in a 2-for-3 performance for North Hall in a 13-3 win against Chestatee on Friday in Gainesville.
BUFORD - The Buford boys' basketball team didn't panic. Instead, the Wolves stayed focused on the game plan and methodically worked their way out of a double-digit deficit and into the state semifinals.
JEFFERSON – Even in the boisterous confines of its own gym, the Jefferson boys' basketball team knew it couldn't let a team like top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian get ahead.
The Gainesville girls snagged three singles tennis wins to overcome North Hall 3-2 on Thursday in Gainesville.
J.T. Eggert pitched five shutout innings with eight strikeouts and three hits and hit a three-run homer to lead Dawson County to a 12-0 victory against East Jackson on Wednesday in Commerce.
BUFORD - Defense wins championships. A good offense doesn't hurt either.
The first words used by Johnson coach Jeff Steele to describe his team's effort in a difficult second-round playoff loss to Sandy Creek were character and heart.
ATHENS - Charles Mann scored 19 points, Marcus Thornton added 15 and Georgia won its second straight game with a 71-56 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night.
Sadie Foote scored a goal and notched an assist to lead the Chestatee girls to a 4-0 win against Cedar Shoals in their first home game of the season on Tuesday.
BUFORD - Allen Whitehart's message to his Buford boys basketball team before Tuesday night's second-round matchup against Blessed Trinity was simple.
Hanna Grogan scored a game-high 24 points but it wasn't enough as the Lakeview Academy Lady Lions fell to Mount Paran 52-49 in the first round of the Class A state basketball playoffs on Monday night in Kennesaw.
ATLANTA - With a late-season surge fueled by a young roster, East Hall's girls showed they have a bright future ahead of them.
BUFORD - With its season on the line, Buford had to turn some negatives into positives just to stay alive.