Parity in sports - is it a product of a down year for the usually dominant teams or a result of the other teams catching up in regards to talent?
GAINESVILLE - The frustration that exuded from the North Hall bench was palpable.
The Class of 2008 recruiting class isn't even officially finalized yet, but the University of Georgia's 2009 class is already taking shape. And for the third year in a row the Bulldogs will be taking a member of The Times Football All-County or All-Area team. Chestatee's Chase Vasser, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior linebacker, became Georgia's third commitment for the class of 2009 on Monday. Vasser joins former East ...
Thinking about particular moments in life lead to the realization that the past is merely a jumbled memory. It takes more thought than it's worth to try and decipher between five- or six-years old, ninth grade or tenth and frankly it isn't the time frame that matters but that the memory exists at all.
The numbers don't lie when painting the picture of Jerry Davis' remarkable coaching career at Gainesville High: he's a local legend. The Red Elephants' coach reached the latest milestone in his 34-year career with win No. 700 coming against Buford on Saturday night in Gainesville. It's the most recent accomplishment for the coach who led the Red Elephants to two state titles (1983 and 1984), eight state semifinal ...
Saturday night belonged to Jerry Davis.
In regard to Tierra Benton, East Hall teacher Steve Pettit said, "She's got a bright future." With a 4.07 GPA while taking an Advanced Placement course load at East Hall, she's ranked 12th in her class; modeling shots of her in Macy's catalogue and Jezebel magazine, region championships in three different track and field events and a tireless will on the basketball court; a limitless future is more ...
The Lakeview Academy girls basketball team picked up a win against Prince Avenue Christian 54-27 Saturday night in Gainesville.
The Riverside Military Academy swim team captured its sixth consecutive GISA state title with a win Saturday at Riverside. The Eagles finished with 101 points ahead of second place finisher Augusta Prep Day School. Mount de Sales Academy finished third with 65 points. First Presbyterian Day finished fourth with 57 points. The rest of the finishers in order were Brookwood School, Dominion Christian, Southland Academy, Stratford Academy, Westminster Schools of ...
The East Hall boys shoot free throws at 7:15 every morning in preparation for games like the one played Thursday night against Chestatee.
Another pair of Buford High football players have made decisions for where to play in college. Wolves linebacker Jay Tee Swanson gave a verbal commitment to Miami of Ohio on Friday. He chose to play football for the Red Hawks over the Air Force Academy. As a senior, Swanson made 107 tackles, seven quarterback pressures and a sack. Buford offensive lineman J.J. Miller committed to Wofford College. Miller was a two year ...
DAWSONVILLE -Coaches always want their teams to be playing their best come playoff time.
East Hall girls 56, Gilmer 36
The Flowery Branch boys basketball team is quick to take advantage of any opportunity this season. The Falcons (17-2, 6-0 Region 7B-AAA) made another step toward the No. 1 spot in the Region 7-AAA tournament with a resounding 76-59 win against West Hall Friday night in Flowery Branch. With the win, the Falcons maintained its two game cushion in the subregion ahead of Gainesville, to ...
Rachael Biddy led the Dawson County girls to a 47-33 win over Banks County with 13 points Wednesday night in Dawsonville.
It was a defensive battle, and although West Hall's boys soccer team had a number of chances to score, the Spartans couldn't capitalize in a 2-0 loss to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls aren't the first soccer team to discover that no lead is safe in the second round of the state playoffs.
BUFORD - After starting slow offensively against Decatur in the first round, the Buford Lady Wolves made sure Tuesday night that they attacked, and turned opportunities into goals.
The Union County baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class AA state tournament with an 8-1 win against Bowdon in the third game of its first-round series on Tuesday in Blairsville.
Gainesville's second-round playoff series, beginning with a doubleheader against the winner of the Creekview/Lakeside-Dekalb series has been moved to Thursday starting at 4 p.m. at Ivey-Watson field in Gainesville.
At first glimpse, a boys state playoff matchup between Class AAAA soccer powers Johnson and Dalton would be expected in the championship game, or at least the semifinals.
Johnson's girls golf team placed sixth and Lumpkin County's girls took 11th at the Class AAAA sectionals on Monday at Applewood Golf Course in Waynesboro.