JEFFERSON - Cole Hightower knows there isn't any shortcut or magic formula to explain Jefferson's success on the statewide stage in wrestling. The Dragons don't credit their triumphs to a stock of naturally superior athletes.
FLOWERY BRANCH - If football is a game of inches, basketball is a game of seconds, and the Flowery Branch boys needed all 1,920 in the game to pull out its 70-68 win over Gainesville on Tuesday night at Flowery Branch High.
Lowndes High defensive back Greg Reid earned Player of the Year honors when the Georgia Football Magazine released its All-Classification team on Tuesday. Buford High's Dallas Lee, a Georgia signee, was named to the First Team offense. Georgia verbal commit Washaun Ealey, from ECI, was named Offensive Player of the Year. Tucker's Jonathan Davis was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year.
The West Hall boys basketball team remained at No. 6 this week in the Georgia Sportswriters Association Poll which was released on Monday. Buford's girls moved up to No. 1 in Class AA. The Gainesville girls dropped to No. 9 in AAA.
January 13, 2009|
From staff reports
FLOWERY BRANCH - When Jordan Frost walks into the Flowery Branch High cafeteria each Monday afternoon, she goes through a meticulous process. This Flowery Branch High fencing club member puts on protection for her chest and shoulders, a jacket, face mask, pants and a glove.
Then the only female member of the first-year fencing club at the school is joined by 11 males athletes on the team as they proceed to fold up and slide away lunch room tables to make room for practice with Hall County's only fencing program at the high school level.