North Hall High grad Derek Rich is settling in just fine at the University of Connecticut. The sophomore played in all 12 games this season, assuming duties as the starting long snapper and back-up tight end.
Basketball is a tournament sport. In order to win any type of championship, from local to state, a basketball team has to be able to weather the storm of playing on consecutive days and, often times, do it without the luxuries of playing at home.
At 7:40 last night I was nowhere.
Former East Hall football and basketball standout Lee Coleman is currently a redshirt freshman wide receiver at Northwestern University in Chicago. Coleman, a high school quarterback, was a legitimate redshirt his freshman year at Northwestern but redshirted this year on account of injuries.
Here is The Times 2007 All-County First Team:
When he was still an underclassman, Habersham Central's Tavarres King was referred to as "the best receiver no one has heard of" by his coach, Gene Cathcart. It is safe to say that is no longer the case.
Here are The Times 2007 All-County Second Team and Honorable Mentions:
Here are The Times 2007 All-Area Second Team and Honorable Mentions:
Here is The Times 2007 All-Area First Team:
North Hall football coach Bob Christmas got the Trojans over the hump this season. The Trojans (13-1) made their first appearance in the Class AAA state semifinals - a welcomed change of pace after the school's first two appearances in the state quarterfinals in 2004 and 2006 yielded less favorable results. But something other than the Region 7-AAA championship and a trip to the semifinals linger ...
In just two years as the coach of the West Hall High cross country team, Sam Borg has turned his boys team into a contender in the region and state.
OAKWOOD - The streak is over.
OAKWOOD - The Johnson boys basketball team began the game by face-guarding Chestatee's Parker Smith, intent on not letting him catch the ball.
Nick Long always finds a way to rise to the occasion. This North Hall High senior cross country runner can always be counted on to run his best in a pressure situation.
Sara Walcott is a student of running. No, she doesn't train for her favorite sport like it was a class with text books and a calculator.
Kaleb Holbrook was preparing for his second game as a catcher for a summer league in Connecticut on June 8 when his phone began to ring with calls and text messages of congratulations.
Paul Powers appears to be preparing for a situation that, from the outside, seems ideal. On Monday, the rising North Hall High senior and four-time swimming state champion, gave a verbal commitment to compete for the 2013 National Champion University of Michigan starting in 2014.
Gainesville High's Grant Lasseter is currently tied for 14th after a first-round, 1-over par 73 on Monday in the Georgia State Golf Junior Championship at The Farm in Rocky Face. Lasseter is currently tied with five other players heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes.
Austin Montgomery was never the typical college basketball prospect. His faith and family have always outweighed any desire to play at the next level.
Veteran Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas struck just the right tone for the audience of high school football players and their participating coaches Thursday during the NFL's High School Player Development Camp at East Hall.
Pep Brown is finding that a confident approach to an unfamiliar course is paying off well at the Southern Junior Championship.
Gainesville High golfer Spencer Ralston shot a 3-under par 69 for a third-place finish at the Alpharetta Athletic Club on Monday.
Jared Hodge couldn't have asked for better training prior to landing his first head baseball coaching job at Johnson.
North Hall's Preston Graham was named the Region 7-AAA Pitcher of the Year, announced Tuesday.
Preston Graham and Colton Duttweiler are looking to play together one last time before heading off to different colleges. Both of the left-handed pitchers who helped North Hall advance all the way to the Class AAA baseball state finals will represent Team Georgia in the upcoming Heartland Baseball Classic.
Brad Keller was informed ahead of time that his selection in the 2013 MLB Draft was drawing near.
In a three-year span, Tyler Porter has gone from a broken back to broken personal records.
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