KENNESAW - Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 7-over 79 in U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifying held at Pinetree Country Club on Tuesday.
Everything really fell into place in a hurry for Hunter Mallard when he started to learn the ropes of the pole vault. As a freshman in 2014 at Gainesville High, he noticed it took strength, speed and lots of technique to master it appropriately. Now, less than a year after first trying his hand at this most complex event, he's going for a national title.
North Hall High Principal Jamey Moore has named former Lanier High football coach and athletic director Billy Wells as his choice to become the school's new athletic director, pending school board approval. The announcement was made Monday in a press release from Gordon Higgins, Hall County Director of Community Relations and Athletics.
Wayne Vickery didn't know what to expect when Gainesville High School made the jump from Class AAA to AAAAA in the fall of 2012. The Gainesville athletic director wondered if the school's sports programs might struggle, at least initially, by moving up more than one classification at once.
Summer provides a different set of challenges than the fall season for cross country runners, and local teams have been hard at work to make sure they've made good use of these offseason months.
If you look closely during 7-on-7 summer football scrimmages, you'll see defenses on the field. As much as these fast-paced passing camps are designed to improve offenses, coaches say the setup also gives them a great defensive test.
ATHENS - Gainesville High rising junior Spencer Ralston has qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship for the second year in a row.
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Colton Quinones was a spectator when Class AAAAA discus medals were handed out in 2013.
Gabrielle Hoffman never planned on being a pole vaulter. But a quick exchange at practice as a freshman at North Hall jumpstarted a passion that led to a pair of state championships.
Andrew Smith and Sims Griffith are friends with the same expectations in the Heartland Baseball Classic, even though they will take very different roads once this week-long baseball showcase for some of the nation's top talent representing seven different states is complete in Oklahoma.
Gainesville High golfer Spencer Ralston shot a 6-under par 210 (69-70-71) over three days to finish third in the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday at the Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick.
ATHENS - West Hall graduate Hunter Atkinson has decided not to pursue a football career at the University of Georgia, the school announced Wednesday in a press release.
Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston remains in striking distance of a victory in the Georgia State Golf Association's Junior Championship at the Brunswick Country Club after a second-round 2-under 70 on Tuesday.
Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston fired a 3-under par 69, while Nathan Williams carded a 2-under par 70 Monday in the first round of the Georgia State Golf Association's Junior Championship at the Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick.
Shelby Griffin recorded a double, a two-run home run and three RBIs to lead Flowery Branch to a 16-5 victory against Gainesville in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA playoffs on Tuesday.
It started with a suggestion from a middle school gym teacher at Chestatee Academy.
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.
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