All year long, Gainesville's boys basketball team has taken pride in playing as a team. And in the first round of the state playoffs against Eastside, the Red Elephants proved that playing as a team is the best thing they can do.
February 27, 2009|
From staff reports
Nick Johnson had his teammate D.J. McDuffie right where he wanted him, crouched on all fours just a few feet in front of the basket. Not the ideal position to practice a post move, but that's not what Johnson had in mind: He wanted to jump over him and dunk.
Debuting Friday, the Writer's Block is your chance to catch up on all the local sports news. All you need is a computer and a connection to the Internet, and you can listen on gainesvilletimes.com as sports editor Brent Holloway and sports reporter Jonathan Zopf weigh in on local sports, from high schools to the pros.
BUFORD - It may have just been the first game of 2009, but Buford High baseball coach Tony Wolfe still left the field with a pretty good feeling about the way his club will be able to operate offensively this season. The Wolves strung together six hits with runners is scoring position en route to a 13-5 win against North Hall on Monday at Buford City Park.
As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was feeling in the right side of her stomach, taking the breath out of her lungs for a second or two.
Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston earned second place, behind a strong third-round 67, at the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday in Augusta. Ralston, the Class AAAAA Golfer of the Year, finished the 54-hole, three-day outing with a total score of 8-under (208).
Spencer Adams is not going to let the projections of his talent interfere with his preparation. The first-year minor league right-handed pitcher for Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the White Sox organization said he's going to continue to show up to the ballpark every day with one goal in mind: What do I have to do to get better?
Former North Hall High football coach Bob Christmas will bring his current program, Jefferson Forest High (Va.) to North Hall for the four-team "Northeast Georgia Preseason Kickoff Classic" on Aug. 14 at The Brickyard.