The West Hall High girls defeated Pickens 52-47 in overtime thanks in large part to some clutch free-throw shooting. The Lady Spartans (8-7, 2-1 Region 7B-AAA) hit 6-of-8 from the line in the closing moments of the game.
GAINESVILLE -- It takes more than one strong smack to create a hole in a cement wall. It's the consistent chipping away of one area that does the trick.
Basketball Buford Blanch Alverson scored 22 points to lead the Lady Wolves to a 61-49 win against Avondale last Friday night. She also scored 16 in Buford's 60-51 loss to GAC last Tuesday. Chestatee Tennessee State signee Parker Smith scored 30 points to lead the War Eagles past Lumpkin County 67-58 last Tuesday. Senior guard Branden Jovaag added ...
GAINESVILLE - Just the thought of having Peyton Robertson around for three more years makes Chestatee High girls basketball coach Web Daniel smile.
Stuck with the subregion setup, Region 7-AAA's football coaches decided on a schedule for the 2008 season Monday and the plan is expected to be ratified by the region's principals today.
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ELLIJAY – It wasn't exactly what West Forsyth coach Dennis Stromie was hoping for: nobody wants to lose 73-3 in the finals. But the Wolverines' second-place finish at Saturday's Area 7-AAA Duals championship was more than the veteran coach expected from his first-year program. "I coached at Parkview for 22 years and won two state duals championships, and this is right up there with those," Stromie said ...
The East Hall and Gainesville boys basketball teams appear to be ships headed in different directions.
Flowery Branch's Josh Barrett had 26 points and two steals to lead the Falcons to a 84-62 win over Buford on Saturday night in Buford.
BY BILL MURPHY firstname.lastname@example.org Micah Owings would rather avoid the public spotlight for his individual accomplishments. But Gainesville High's most decorated baseball player in school history was front and center of a packed house at Gainesville High's gym to have his baseball jersey retired Saturday night during halftime of the boys' basketball game against East Hall. Owings' jersey was retired during basketball season ...
GAINESVILLE- Mary Mancin and Tess Patton know a good deal when they see it. Both of these North Hall High soccer players were among 800 girls on hand at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex on Saturday morning for a special opportunity to take part in an Olympic Development Program soccer camp right here in their own backyard. This weekend's camp brought in players from Olympic ...
ELLIJAY - It's all shaking out just as anticipated at the Area 7-AAA wrestling duals. The mountain schools are clearly the cream of the crop this season. Gilmer, Pickens, Lumpkin County and West Forsyth all advanced unbeaten to the semifinals of the 7-AAA Duals with wins Friday night at Gilmer High. The top two teams in the two-day area duals advance to the Class AAA state duals ...
GAINESVILLE - Web Daniel didn't want to be just another chapter in North Hall's book, so he decided to write a chapter of his own. The Chestatee girls basketball coach designed a strong game plan to shut down North Hall's top scorers and the Lady War Eagles executed it almost to perfection, beating the Lady Trojans 36-30 at North Hall Friday night. Daniel plan focused ...
GAINESVILLE - They came, they saw, they conquered and, in the midst of it all, crowned senior girls basketball player Janelle Francis homecoming queen.
Haley Chapman scored a career high 24 points, leading the Johnson to a 53-51 win against Flowery Branch on Friday night in Flowery Branch.
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.