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.
For the first time in school history, Dawson County's boys and girls golf teams swept the Region 7-AAA championships on Tuesday at Crystal Falls Golf Course in Dawsonville. The Tigers and Lady Tigers advance to the state tournament on May 18.
With a large lead quickly dwindling, Lumpkin County coach Dustin Allen went with his ace Cody Waters earlier than he had hoped Tuesday against East Hall. The right-handed senior responded with 5 2/3 innings of steady work in long-relief duty, allowed only one run and led the Indians (14-8, 11-5 Region 7-AAA) to an 11-6 win in Gainesville.