For 29 years he stood at the helm of the Gainesville High football program and guided it to a 245-104-5 record which included nine trips to the state quarterfinals, 11 state semifinals appearances and four state finals appearances.
I'm called upon to go ahead and make my prediction for Saturday's North Hall/Cairo game at the Dome.
The schedule is set, the teams are in place, and tipoff of the 48th Lanierland Basketball Tournament is just a day away.
North Hall baseball player Josh Wright recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Shorter College of the Nationall Association of Intercollegiate Athletics division. Wright was named to the 2007 Times All-Area team and was awarded the Jody Davis Team Award for the Trojans. Pictured with him are, from back left, North Hall coach Trent Mongero, North Hall Athletics Director Harold Daniels, Shorter baseball coach Matt Larry, North Hall principal ...
The battle between the Class AAA girls No. 5- and No. 6-ranked teams lived up to its billing.
Chase Hulsey's eyes widen just thinking about playing in the Georgia Dome on Saturday afternoon. This North Hall senior gets goose bumps visualizing running out of the tunnel onto the field for the AAA semifinal against Cairo. There will be a sea of green there to support the Trojans. But first and foremost for Hulsey it's a business trip to win a football game. And once ...
The annual Lanierland Tournament is but days away and, that said, there have been some (very) early-season shockers.
One of Bob Christmas' most important classes takes place on Sunday in the North Hall football fieldhouse.
The reaction of North Hall's football faithful fit the mood on Friday night after the Trojans qualified for the state semifinals for the first time in school history with a 12-10 win against Perry at The Brickyard.
Class AA top-ranked Buford gained a little revenge at 'The Swamp' in Folkston on Friday night ousting three-time defending Class AA champion and second-ranked Charlton County, 21-14.
The Flowery Branch High girls basketball team earned its fourth consecutive victory with a 29-28 upset of Class AAA's top-ranked East Hall on Friday night at the Falcons' Fieldhouse.
Chestatee senior Parker Smith lit up Gainesville High's gym for Christmas, hitting for a game-high 37 points in the War Eagles 68-55 win over the Red Elephants on Friday night in Gainesville.
I'm not sure if North Hall has a motto for this historic season, but I have a suggestion.
Habersham Central's season came to a screeching halt Friday, just one step away from the school's first appearance in the state semifinals in Waycross.
Gainesville High sophomore Jaymee Carnes poured in 23 points and nine rebounds to lead her team to a 75-58 win against White County on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
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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