John McCrary compiled a 236-94-6 record during his 20-year career as head coach of the Lumpkin County High wrestling program from 1986-2006. His wrestlers won seven individual state titles during that time, including a pair of two-time state champions, and he led the team to a state-runner up finish in 2001.
The East Hall community might be the most unique in Hall County.
Hunter Mallard survived the heat. In fact, the blistering temperatures and humidity helped Mallard with his performance at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships on Saturday in the Houston suburb of Humble, Texas.
Tennis can provide tense moments in the heat of competition. But Chestatee High's Grace Brown and Haley King have a way of navigating those tougher points with humor and a keen understanding of their fellow doubles partner.
Kelly Davis will remember the 2014 season for more reasons than what happened on the tennis court.
Success on the tennis court hasn't come by chance for Beau Millwood. The Flowery Branch standout's relentless preparation and improved nutrition paved the way for a strong junior campaign in 2014.
The official start of fall conditioning for football teams comes Friday, beginning five days of workouts leading up to when teams can actually practice in pads.
Billy Wells has lived in northern Hall County for the past six years while working as a coach and athletic director in Gwinnett County.
Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.
Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.
It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.
Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.
Flowery Branch High Principal Dr. Jason Carter said the school expresses sincere condolences to the family of Sharon and Miles Coker over the loss of their son Keaton Coker, who died Tuesday evening following a long battle with brain cancer.
It wasn't enough that Gainesville stay undefeated with Tuesday's blowout win over region rival Cedar Shoals.
Taylor Bourdage powered Flowery Branch with 26 points in a 67-45 win against Salem on Tuesday in Flowery Branch.
Pairings have been set for the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, which will be played Dec. 27-30 at West Hall and Chestatee high schools.
The North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated visiting Heritage Christian Academy 72-43 on Monday night in Flowery Branch.
Everything Julianne Sutton does revolves around sharing her Christian faith. That includes her standout presence as a sophomore for Flowery Branch.
The Chestatee girls had three scorers in double figures in a 47-17 win against Lumpkin County on Saturday. Tyler Bennett led the Lady War Eagles with 18 points, while Brooklyn Popham added 12. Kayla Watson finished with 11 points for Chestatee (2-4). On Friday, the Lady War Eagles face Stephens County at 7 p.m.
If Flowery Branch senior Taylor Bourdage seemed a little unfazed by his 21-point performance Saturday night against North Hall, it's because he thinks he can do even better.
All it took for Kylah Mize to get a hot hand at the right time was a hostile crowd, a deadlock to break and the basketball in her hands.
Johnson's boys produced a region preview to whet the appetite of its faithful Friday for what they hope is a long and successful season.
Commerce took a 7-0 lead into halftime, but Irwin County solved the Tigers' defense after the break to win 28-7 in the Class A Public football semifinal on Friday in Ocilla.
Tre Gober scored 20 points and Tae Turner added 17 to lead Lakeview Academy's boys basketball team to a 66-44 win over Commerce in its Region 8-A opener on Wednesday in Gainesville.
The seniors of Hall County's basketball teams heard from someone who once was in their shoes when he experienced an outpouring of support after a family tragedy. They also received a glimpse into the world of the children they help through toys they collected and delivered Thursday morning to the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children in Gainesville.
JEFFERSON - What is it that motivates a squad to excel and peak in time to win a championship every season?
Cometh the man, cometh the hour.
Julianne Sutton scored 16 points to lead Flowery Branch's girls basketball team to a narrow 47-44 victory over Clarke Central on Tuesday at home.