FLOWERY BRANCH - They say that home is where the heart is, and for Katie Wood that statement couldn't be more true.
The 2008 soccer season begins this week and like in years past, the teams in Region 7-AAA are preparing themselves for the unexpected.
GAINESVILLE - A lackadaisical first quarter had Gainesville boys basketball coach Jerry Davis fuming and his team down by four points to the second-to-last team in the Region 7B-AAA standings.
Jaybo Shaw's motivational tools were never far away during his prolific high school football career at Flowery Branch. The Falcons' four-year starting quarterback always saw his reason to succeed right in his locker.
Across northeast Georgia and the rest of the country Wednesday morning, fax machines whirred and buzzed and transmitted the pledges of high school athletes from gyms and media centers where the letters of intent were signed, to the college athletic departments that will soon be like a second home to the former prep stars.
Today's the day when high school athletes make their decisions final and pledge their futures to a college program. Below is a list of the letters of intent that have been confirmed. Check back for updates throughout the day.
Today's the day when the top high school football prospects put the pen to paper and sign their letter of intent to play college football. National signing day makes all those flimsy verbal commitments finally the real thing.
Gainesville High senior Tyler Adetona always knew his family background was quite unique, but a trip to Texas for a family funeral last summer made everything much more vivid.
The Chestatee girls shook things up in Region 7A-AAA Tuesday night, picking up an important subregion win, 55-38, over No. 8-ranked Gilmer.
FLOWERY BRANCH - A 16-1 run to start the third quarter, and 55-point second half, gave the Flowery Branch boys an 85-52 win over Region 7B-AAA rival Gainesville on Tuesday night at Flowery Branch High.
Buford Blanche Alverson led the Lady Wolves with 16 points in a 50-28 win against Avondale on Tuesday. Alverson finished with 19 points and Shereese Williams added 13 in a 63-29 win against Decatur on Friday. Williams scored 13 points and Alverson added 11 in a four-overtime victory over North Hall on Saturday. Jeramie Moore led the Wolves with 19 points ...
With Wednesday's National Signing Day approaching quickly, four more local football players made oral commitments to the colleges of their choice Monday.
Ashley Brown was the last to know what was about to happen. But she was the first to show her excitement.
GAINESVILLE - Sara Schwanke is on a team without teammates.
Parents tell their history in the hopes that stories will be passed down.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.
Although it was a not-so-perfect ending to an almost perfect season for the Buford Lady Wolves soccer team, coach Crystal Fowler knows that this season is one for the history books for the girls soccer program.
West Hall High named Adam Rich as new softball coach on Tuesday by athletic director Scott Justus, replacing Warren Sellers, who stepped down from the softball program following the 2012 season.
North Hall and Gainesville both have a number of things in common, such as strong pitching, exemplary senior leadership and playoff experience. But while the Red Elephants are appearing in the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, the Trojans are making their first-ever appearance in the third round.
Nine local tennis players were named to the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region first team, announced Monday.
Gainesville soccer players Ricardo Gomez and Hartley Carter were named the Region 8-AAAAA Boys and Girls Most Outstanding Players, respectively.
West Hall sprinter Maia Caldwell-Booker recorded a time of 11.95 seconds to finish first in the Class AAA 100-meter dash at the girls state track and field meet Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
The East Hall boys soccer team will make its first appearance in the state semifinals following its 4-1 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Pierce County on Saturday in Blackshear.
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.