Consider year one of the Mike Newton administration as a building block. Two wins were not what the coach expected in his first year as the head coach of West Hall, but despite the lack of victories, Newton sees the team and program headed for brighter days.
The office of Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller is littered with past accomplishments and accolades. Plaques and game balls display the achievements of his 35-year coaching career. But there is one glaring omission from all the mementos: A state championship trophy.
The road to redemption runs through Dahlonega. After a winless 2006 season, Lumpkin County came back in coach Tommy Jones' second year at the helm to go 5-5.
As winners of three of the past four region titles, North Hall has been the standard bearer for recent success in Region 7-AAA. But the challenge to the Trojans this season will be to make it back to the state playoffs after losing 15 starters that carried the school to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007.
The Jaybo Shaw era has ended at Flowery Branch, but from the sound of things, his void will be ably filled.
A lot has changed since Commerce played in the Georgia Dome in the Class A state semifinals in 2006.
Jefferson coach Bill Navas is cautiously optimistic about his program's jump to the ranks of Class AA. This is the first season that the Dragons have played outside of Class A since 1987.
Two straight losing seasons has Dawson County out to prove something.
Things are going to be different this year for Habersham Central.
Region 8-AA Of all the changes in the area this year, no other region experienced the dramatic turnover seen in Region 8-AA. Three of the region's four playoff teams from last season are gone, replaced by one Class A team, a GISA team and two schools that played nonregion or junior varsity schedules in 2007. They're also scrapping the subdivided system, opting for a straight region ...
Region 6-AA may have gotten tougher with the addition of former Class AAA schools Westminster and Blessed Trinity, but it's still top heavy.
There's no way that Riverside Military coach Chris Lancaster could start to predict what is going to happen with his program this season.
Flowery Branch will open the season as the only Hall County football team ranked in the GaSports.com Coaches Poll, which was released Tuesday.
A season of uncertainty followed by a season of uncertainty.
Paul Powers appears to be preparing for a situation that, from the outside, seems ideal. On Monday, the rising North Hall High senior and four-time swimming state champion, gave a verbal commitment to compete for the 2013 National Champion University of Michigan starting in 2014.
Gainesville High's Grant Lasseter is currently tied for 14th after a first-round, 1-over par 73 on Monday in the Georgia State Golf Junior Championship at The Farm in Rocky Face. Lasseter is currently tied with five other players heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes.
Austin Montgomery was never the typical college basketball prospect. His faith and family have always outweighed any desire to play at the next level.
Veteran Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas struck just the right tone for the audience of high school football players and their participating coaches Thursday during the NFL's High School Player Development Camp at East Hall.
Pep Brown is finding that a confident approach to an unfamiliar course is paying off well at the Southern Junior Championship.
Gainesville High golfer Spencer Ralston shot a 3-under par 69 for a third-place finish at the Alpharetta Athletic Club on Monday.
Jared Hodge couldn't have asked for better training prior to landing his first head baseball coaching job at Johnson.
North Hall's Preston Graham was named the Region 7-AAA Pitcher of the Year, announced Tuesday.
Preston Graham and Colton Duttweiler are looking to play together one last time before heading off to different colleges. Both of the left-handed pitchers who helped North Hall advance all the way to the Class AAA baseball state finals will represent Team Georgia in the upcoming Heartland Baseball Classic.
Brad Keller was informed ahead of time that his selection in the 2013 MLB Draft was drawing near.
In a three-year span, Tyler Porter has gone from a broken back to broken personal records.
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