They can be creative, loud and supportive. They can be expressive, humorous and sometimes borderline offensive. And while they are not actually allowed to step foot on it, student sections can often have a large impact on the basketball court.
MACON - Moving up to Class AA had little effect on the Jefferson Dragons, who won their eighth consecutive GHSA State Duals title following a dominating 48-19 win over Lovett in their championship match Saturday at the Macon Centerplex.
January 18, 2009|
By Renaldo Stover
For The Times
JEFFERSON - Cole Hightower knows there isn't any shortcut or magic formula to explain Jefferson's success on the statewide stage in wrestling. The Dragons don't credit their triumphs to a stock of naturally superior athletes.
FLOWERY BRANCH - If football is a game of inches, basketball is a game of seconds, and the Flowery Branch boys needed all 1,920 in the game to pull out its 70-68 win over Gainesville on Tuesday night at Flowery Branch High.
Lowndes High defensive back Greg Reid earned Player of the Year honors when the Georgia Football Magazine released its All-Classification team on Tuesday. Buford High's Dallas Lee, a Georgia signee, was named to the First Team offense. Georgia verbal commit Washaun Ealey, from ECI, was named Offensive Player of the Year. Tucker's Jonathan Davis was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year.
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?