GAINESVILLE - Rebuilding a soccer program is never easy, but for East Hall's second year boys coach Jonathan Lillie the task was significantly daunting.
One of my all-time favorite lines in the coach-speak library is "it doesn't matter how you start, it's how you finish." That line is normally thrown out when a team is struggling early on in the season, and the coach is hoping for some sort of ray of light to shine on his team.
North Hall senior Nick Long broke a 22-year-old school record Saturday at the Coaches' Invitational track meet on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. With a time of 4:26.55 in the 1,600 meter run, Long placed fifth among 30 competitors.
GAINESVILLE - The baseball season is still young, but Flowery Branch High is certainly asserting itself as a contender early on. The Falcons (6-0, 2-0 Region 7-AAA) won at Ivey-Watson Field for only the second time in school history with a 5-1 victory over Gainesville on Friday night. The last time Flowery Branch won at Ivey-Watson was during its region championship run in 2005. "We ...
GAINESVILLE - With all the pressure they put on Apalachee it was only a matter of time before the Lady Wolves found the back of the net.
BY BILL MURPHY firstname.lastname@example.org Parker Smith's high school basketball career is now complete. Jaymee Carnes' playing career at Gainesville High still has two more years to go. But both distinguished Hall County players were honored by Region 7-AAA's coaches on Friday when Smith was voted Region 7-AAA's Boys Player of the Year, and Carnes, only a sophomore, was voted Region 7-AAA's Girls Player of ...
GAINESVILLE - A team can't win a soccer game without scoring, that goes without saying, but sometimes it's a team's defense that actually wins the game.
They have eight returning starters off a team that went 21-7 in 2007 and are coming off an 18-2 rout of Johnson, their opponent returns seven starters from last year's state playoff team and is coming off a 16-1 win over Chestatee in which they pounded out 14 hits. Gainesville and Flowery Branch meet tonight in an early-season matchup of the top two teams in Region 7-AAA that ...
CLEVELAND - White County's Josh Ingram went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and 3 RBIs in White County's 11-7 win against Pickens on Friday night in Cleveland.
The North Hall girls soccer game at Walker scheduled for 6:30 tonight has been cancelled due to heavy rains in the Marietta area.
It didn't take long for the North Hall baseball team to win on Thursday night, crushing Chestatee 16-0 in only three innings in Gainesville.
GAINESVILLE - Buford forward Maria Petroni is going to play soccer next year in the Southeastern Conference for a reason.
OAKWOOD - Gainesville High's baseball team could just as easily have been called Bennett's Bombers on Wednesday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH-The Flowery Branch High baseball team pounded out 14 hits, and Falcons starting pitcher Matt Pilgrim only surrendered three hits in a 16-1 win over Chestatee on Wednesday night at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex in Flowery Branch.
GAINESVILLE - The first Knights' goal was scored eight minutes into the game, the final goal by Johnson with eight minutes to go in the game and in between was complete domination as the Johnson boys soccer team beat Winder-Barrow 8-0 in the Northeast Georgia Mountains Cup on Tuesday at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex.
Creating a free summer workshop for wrestlers in Hall County was a 'no-brainer', says Flowery Branch coach Shane Millwood.
Rising Gainesville High sophomore Spencer Ralston finished the Georgia Junior Golf Championship tied with five other golfers at ninth overall with a three-round, 10-over par 226 on Wednesday at The Farm in Rocky Face. Ralston carded a 74 in the second round and a 75 in Round 3 to complete the event.
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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