Dominant pitching from North Hall's starters Corbin Lewallen in the opener and by Brandon Delong in the second game was more than enough to provide for two painless 8-1 and 11-0 wins against Sonoraville to open the Class AAA state tournament Friday in the best-of-three series at Jody Davis Field.
Samuel Coto's second-effort shot wiped away 40 minutes of frustration for West Hall's boys.
CHATSWORTH - Through 80 minutes, neither North Hall nor North Murray could generate much in the way of offense. By the time the extra 10 minutes of overtime were done, North Hall had done just enough.
Chestatee High principal Suzanne Jarrard and athletic director Ben Corley announced Thursday the hire of three new coaches for the 2014-2015 season.
After beginning the 2014 season 0-5-1, the Johnson girls soccer team wasn't sure it could even make the Class AAAA state tournament. A midseason turnaround led to a 10-game winning streak and a matchup against Chamblee in the first round of the state playoffs on Wednesday, but the Lady Knights couldn't continue their winning ways, falling 4-1 in Oakwood.
For 60 minutes, a young Gainesville girls soccer team opened the postseason with poise.
North Hall is celebrating the 13-year career of coach Bob Christmas with a final tailgate celebration at 6 p.m. on May 9 at the Brickyard.
Even without its head coach, the Gainesville boys soccer team produced enough scoring chances to win its postseason opener by a wider margin.
Katherine Wright found herself in a familiar situation Monday.
Riverside Military saw its perfect season hit a roadblock last year in the second round of the state tennis playoffs.
Bill Forman believes there's more than one right way and more than one wrong way to do everything.
Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston fired a 4-under par 68 Saturday and is tied for second place, one shot behind leader John Augenstein of Owensboro,Ky, after the first round of the American Junior Golf Association Wells Fargo Junior Classic being held at The Country Club of the South in Johns Creek.
Even at 72 years old, T. McFerrin is staying plenty busy during his retirement. From working around the house to motivational speaking, setting up reunions and catching up on family time, the former Jefferson football coach doesn't have too many boring days.
Andrew Fogarty drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Jackson County to a 6-5 win over Oglethorpe County on Friday.
West Hall's 6-1 win against White County came as a great transition into the postseason, even though it had no bearing on seeding for either playoff-bound program out of Region 7-AAA.
The official start of fall conditioning for football teams comes Friday, beginning five days of workouts leading up to when teams can actually practice in pads.
Billy Wells has lived in northern Hall County for the past six years while working as a coach and athletic director in Gwinnett County.
Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.
Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.
It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.
Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.
Flowery Branch High Principal Dr. Jason Carter said the school expresses sincere condolences to the family of Sharon and Miles Coker over the loss of their son Keaton Coker, who died Tuesday evening following a long battle with brain cancer.
ALL-AREA GIRLS FIRST TEAM
Even before his freshman year at Johnson High, Fabian Abarca announced his arrival on the high school soccer scene.
Jessi Vaverka did everything she could to make sure she would be with her Buford High teammates when the Lady Wolves' soccer season started in February.
Winning has become the expectation for Johnson boys soccer coach Brian Shirley, even though it's a yearly grind to make it deep into the postseason.
West Hall athletic director Ethan Banks will proudly tell you "it's a great time to be a Spartan."
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