West Hall's Adam Turner was among 20 Georgia high school students named on April 5 as a finalist for the Vincent J. Dooley Award.The awards are given to one male and female senior who exemplifiy teamwork, character and citizenship in their community. Each winner is awarded at $1,000 scholarship while each finalist is given $1,000 to present to the charity of their choice.
Is there a position on the baseball field that Gainesville senior Robby Hefflinger can't play? Behind the plate, on the mound and in the field - he's comfortable doing it all.
With the midway point of the 2008 prep baseball season here, one thing remains certain in regard to Region 7-AAA, it's still anyone's region to win.
Gainesville senior pitcher Zach Bennett recorded eight strikeouts and only allowed three hits in an 8-1 win against Pickens on Monday at Ivey-Watson Field. With the win, the Red Elephants (11-4, 10-1 Region 7-AAA) extended their winning streak to nine games and keep the top spot in the region.
Ryan Farmer hit the game-winning RBI for Westminster in the seventh inning to score Matt Cox and carry his team to a defeat of Heritage Academy 12-11 on Thursday.
Tonight's soccer games in Dahlonega between Flowery Branch and Lumpkin County have been canceled due to rain. The make-up game is tentatively scheduled to be played on April 14.
Kelsey Neukum scored off an assist from Megan Fligg for the Lady War Eagles with less than two minutes left in regulation to defeat West Hall 1-0 and clinch a state playoff spot Thursday night at Chestatee High.
Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic novel "Little Women" once said that, "Rivalry adds so much to the charms of one's conquests."
When Flowery Branch High senior Cody Ackerman made a request last month to Falcons coach Jimmy Lawler asking for a chance at his first career start on the mound, he couldn't have possibly imagined how timely it was.
The Gainesville High baseball team jumped to first place in Region 7-AAA with a 15-4 win against Gilmer on Wednesday night in Ellijay.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch High athletic director Shannon Benton was looking for a girls basketball coach that would instill a hard-nosed work ethic to the program. He feels like he found the right candidate in former assistant coach Hazel Hall, who was announced as the new Lady Falcons coach on Wednesday.
Class AAA's second-ranked North Hall girls tennis team continued their dominance in Region 7-AAA defeating Gainesville 5-0 and remaining unbeaten on Tuesday in Gainesville.
The 2008 season for the North Hall girls tennis team can be summed up in one word, dominant.
The Lady Trojans undefeated season came to an end Monday night, as North Hall lost to Class AA/A second-ranked Walker 5-0.
GAINESVILLE - Sometimes, seven innings just aren't enough.
Kaleb Holbrook was preparing for his second game as a catcher for a summer league in Connecticut on June 8 when his phone began to ring with calls and text messages of congratulations.
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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