Ebo Smith always felt like he had something to prove through his high school basketball career at North Hall. With every fourth-quarter comeback, game-winning shot and exciting playoff victory, he put the pressure on himself to be even better.
Dawson County senior Carly Gilreath had a couple of big goals to accomplish in her final high school season.
It's a fairly common situation high basketball coaches are faced with before the season begins: Key players, often starters, are absent from those crucial early practices because of commitments on the football field.
When he began coaching basketball, Dawson County's Steve Sweat never imagined that he would be coaching a girls' team, much less guiding them to a state championship game.
BOYS 2013 ALL-AREA BASKETBALL First Team Shaquan Cantrell Gainesville 6-4 G/F Sr. Notable: 19.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, Region Player of the Year Kyle Doyle Buford 6-7 PF Sr. Notable: 20 ppg, 11.8 rpg 2.1 spg, 1.8 bpg, Region Co-Player of the Year Brian Edwards East Hall 6-2 G/F Sr. Notable: Area-best 21.7 ppg, 8 rpg, 2.5 spg Montrell McKenzie Johnson 6-6 C/F Sr. Notable: 17 ppg, ...
GIRLS 2012 ALL-AREA BASKETBALL First Team Haley Gerrin Habersham Central 6-1 F/C Sr. Notable: 16 ppg, 8 rpg, signed with Georgia Southern Carly Gilreath Dawson County 5-8 PG Sr. Notable: 15.6 ppg, 2.6 apg, 2.2 rpg, 2 spg, signed with USC-Aiken Maegan Kenimer Chestatee 6-2 C Sr. Notable: 15 ppg, 7 rpg, 1.7 bpg, Region Player of the Year Kristina Nelson Buford 6-4 C Sr. Notable: 11. 6 ...
In his only at bat of the night, Andy Nicolaus drove in two runs in the seventh inning to lead the Jefferson baseball team to a 4-3 win over county rival Commerce on Saturday in Commerce.
Tyler Sanders feels like he's taking the torch from his big brother. On Friday, the 27-year-old Sanders, a five-year assistant coach for the North Hall boys basketball program, was promoted to the head coaching job by principal Joe Gheesling. He takes over for now-former Trojans coach Benjie Wood, who on March 21 took the boys basketball coaching position at Flowery Branch. Sanders spent his first five years coaching at the school under Wood's guidance. The ...
One thing is becoming certain about boys soccer in Region 7-AAA this year: A team deserving of a playoff spot is probably going to be left out.
Dylan Gibeau hit a pair of home runs with six RBIs on three hits for Flowery Branch in a 15-3 win against Salem on Friday in Conyers.
Junior Avalos led North Hall with a pair of goals in a 3-2 win against East Hall on Thursday in Gainesville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - It took less than two minutes for the Flowery Branch girls soccer team to fall behind.
The celebration by the Gainesville High girls lacrosse program after a 14-11 win March 22 against Southwest DeKalb at City Park Stadium was well deserved. The Lady Red Elephants managed to break through with their first victory in the nine-year history of the program.
Michael Gettys started the game with a lead-off home run to power the Red Elephants in a 10-0 win against Salem on Wednesday in Gainesville.
BUFORD - Consecutive games in back-to-back days between North Hall and Buford did little to distinguish the frontrunner for the remainder of the regular season.
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.
North Hall's Gabrielle Hoffman won the Class AAA state title in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet on Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
Chestatee's doubles pair of Blaine Brown and Juan Carrion were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region first team, announced last Friday.
North Hall fed off the production of senior pitcher Preston Graham so far this postseason. Through two rounds, Graham has posted two complete-game shutouts.
The second-round Class AAAAA baseball doubleheader between Gainesville and Creekview has been moved to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Ivey-Watson Field in Gainesville. The time was changed from the original start time of 4 p.m.
The Jefferson baseball team split a doubleheader with Wesleyan in the second round of the Class AA state tournament on Wednesday in Jefferson.
Not even the scouting report could accurately demonstrate how fast a team the Chestatee boys soccer team would encounter in Northwest Whitfield on Wednesday at War Eagle Stadium.
It was a defensive battle, and although West Hall's boys soccer team had a number of chances to score, the Spartans couldn't capitalize in a 2-0 loss to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls aren't the first soccer team to discover that no lead is safe in the second round of the state playoffs.
BUFORD - After starting slow offensively against Decatur in the first round, the Buford Lady Wolves made sure Tuesday night that they attacked, and turned opportunities into goals.
The Union County baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class AA state tournament with an 8-1 win against Bowdon in the third game of its first-round series on Tuesday in Blairsville.
Gainesville's second-round playoff series, beginning with a doubleheader against the winner of the Creekview/Lakeside-Dekalb series has been moved to Thursday starting at 4 p.m. at Ivey-Watson field in Gainesville.