JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons (9-2, 5-1) returned home Friday where they faced off against Region 8S-AA leader North Oconee for the second time this season. The Dragons lost the first meeting between the two teams on March 24.
April 06, 2009|
By Renaldo Stover
Times regional staff
Who would have thought that this year's baseball season would not hinge on the right arm of a fireballing 6-foot-3 senior or timely hits in a close game, but on the acts of a little old lady commonly known as Mother Nature?
Lumpkin County scored 12 runs in the second inning and finished the game with 13 hits en route to a 15-2 win in five innings against Flowery Branch on Saturday in Dahlonega. Drew Uptegraph (5-0) earned the win for the Indians (14-1, 12-1 Region 7-AAA), allowing only two runs in three innings.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch freshman Imani Cross isn't expected to win baseball games with his role as a courtesy runner, but that's exactly what he did in the seventh inning against North Hall on Friday night at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex.
Class AAA's top-ranked North Hall High boys golf team broke 300 in 18 holes for the first time in school history, shooting a 298 to defeat ninth-ranked Lumpkin County's 302 on Wednesday at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega.
David Hartis was in the audience when friend and former protégé Doug Thurmond was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007. Nine years later, Hartis will be the one receiving the plaudits.
Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop carded a 73 to maintain the lead (141) after Saturday's second round of the Gainesville City Championship at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. He leads by one stroke over 2015 Gainesville graduate Nathan Williams.
Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop holds a four-shot lead heading into the second round of the Gainesville City Championship, after carding a 4-under par 68 Friday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.