At the beginning of the season coaches voiced their opinions on the aspects necessary for a basketball team to make it to Macon: vision, wanting to uphold tradition, having a go-to player, balance offensively and defensively, team unity and community support.
DALTON - Forgive Gainesville coach Todd Cottrell for not knowing how to react after his team's 58-46 win against Cedartown in the Class AAA state quarterfinals Saturday at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center in Dalton. It's his first state quarterfinals victory and the first for the Red Elephants since 2002.
It's been three years since the Gainesville boys basketball program has advanced to the state quarterfinals, but this year's team doesn't have to look far to find personnel with extensive playoff experience.
Friday's baseball game between Chestatee and White County magnified how physically grueling a week its been for both teams. Weather cancellations earlier in the week made for a busy stretch early in the Region 7-AAA schedule. With games postponed from Monday, most in 7-AAA are having to play four games in as many days.