BUFORD - Father and son stood at the corner of two walls outside Buford's fieldhouse Tuesday, mirror-images of each other with a few small exceptions. T.J. Pridemore, a senior linebacker for the Wolves, stood on one side with his hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through a brown, unkempt beard. Tom Pridemore, T.J.'s father, stood on the adjacent side of the corner, hand against the wall, ...
What do Bobby Bowden and Mark Richt, Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini and Geno Auriemma and Jenn Rizzotti have in common? Each first taught the second, and later in life each student came face-to-face with their teachers in the coaching arena.
Flowery Branch High senior quarterback Jaybo Shaw made a change in his college football plans Friday, switching his verbal commitment to Georgia Tech. The Falcons' signal-caller made the switch following a visit from newly named Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson and recruiting coordinator Charles Kelly.
After a head-coaching career that spanned 33 years, six at North Hall High and 27 at Gainesville High, Red Elephants boys basketball coach Jerry Davis is calling it a career. Davis will retire at the end of the 2007-2008 season.
Northside-Warner Robins quarterback Marques Ivory showed last weekend how not to count out a team, after they fell behind by three touchdowns with just the second half ahead. Ivory, who was still recovering from a broken left leg, didn't play in the first half in the semifinals against undefeated Tucker, leading 28-7 at halftime.
The Lumpkin County high boys basketball team defeated Pickens County 52-37 Tuesday night in Dahlonega.
Area wrestling powers, 14 in all, are converging on Gainesville High for the annual Big Red Rumble starting today. Gainesville, East Hall, North Hall, Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Buford, Johnson, Greater Atlanta Christian, Hill Grove and Grayson are all taking part in this year's Big Red Rumble.
BUFORD - After a few steps into Buford's fieldhouse, it is close to impossible to avoid the Wolves' rich history. A large trophy case on the left wall displays myriad trophies, ranging from region championships to state titles. The rest of the walls in the first few hallways are covered by pictures honoring past state champions and undefeated seasons. The first hallway ends with a ...
OAKWOOD-Johnson High shooting guard Brandon Sloan felt like it was time to provide the senior leadership that the Knights were lacking. According to Sloan, two consecutive losses on Johnson's home court wasn't something he wanted to experience. His leadership paid off, as the 6-foot-4 guard paced the Knights (5-3) with 25 points, defeating North Hall 72-67 in the consolation round of the ...
The Riverside Military Academy boys basketball team dropped its third game of the season, falling to 2-3 for the season, Tuesday with a 73-32 loss to undefeated Heirway-Douglasville.
The scene was set in the bowels of the Georgia Dome last Saturday.
On Friday afternoon when folks from all sides of this county are making their way to East Hall's gym for the semifinals of Lanierland, conversations will take place.
GAINESVILLE - There's not much that Chestatee High basketball player Parker Smith can't do.
Citing a number of factors - everything from academics to the school's facilities to the chance to play in the Big Ten - Gainesville senior Tyler Adetona switched his commitment from Troy to Indiana University on Monday.
Chestatee High School is searching for a new coach, the school announced Monday, after principal Bill Thompson relieved Tim Garner of his softball coaching duties.
Chestatee's Bridgette Kelly knew basketball season would be different for her this year as the only returning starter on the squad, but she didn't expect to find her groove shooting as early as she has.
BUFORD - In the end, Buford's height and athleticism was too much for East Hall.
J.B. Britte scored with just half of a second left in regulation for Lakeview Academy to earn the 54-53 win against Commerce on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Avery Cagle poured in 31 points for Riverside Military in a 65-27 victory over Atlanta International on Saturday in Atlanta. C.J. Howarded added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles (3-1). Riverside hosts Towns County on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
James Hodges recorded his third-straight double-double for Johnson with 32 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-51 win against Lanier on Friday in Oakwood.
Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Jefferson boys basketball team is preparing for its move to Class AAA next year with a simple strategy: Play Class AAA teams now.
Paisley Lee tallied 12 points for the Gainesville girls in a 57-19 win against Apalachee on Tuesday in Winder.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 28 points for North Hall in a 73-41 win against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Gainesville.
David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.
Jordan Stubblefield scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Chestatee boys basketball team to a 73-64 win over Franklin County and its first victory of the year at a tournament Saturday in Jefferson.
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