The competition between Flowery Branch's and West Hall's boys cross country teams was only natural for Saturday's state cross country meet in Carrollton. And that worked to the advantage of both programs. The Region 7-AAA champion Falcons (132) matched a school-record with a third place finish in the boys race, and West Hall was only one spot back in fourth (219). Daniel Martinez led Flowery Branch ...
East Hall Coach: Joey Rider Region: 7A-AAA 2006-07 record: 31,1, 14-1 Won the Lanierland, Region 7-AAA and Class AAA State championships Returning starters: C Sada Wheeler (6-3, Sr.) Key losses: SG Kela Coleman; PG Leania Bulloch; SF Lisa Coleman; C Jennifer Harris Key newcomers: SG Hannah Strickland (5-9, Jr.); SG Erin McGonigle (5-8 Jr.); ...
North Hall High's regular season is indicative of all the regular season records the Trojans (10-0) broke on their way to the Region 7-AAA championship. It marks their third region title in the past four years (2004, 2006 and 2007).
The more things change, the more they stay the same. When French novelist Alphonse Karr first used that proverb in the 1800s, he more than likely didn't have the East Hall girls basketball team in mind.
East Hall High senior Sada Wheeler has made a big decision for her future and decided she is going to play basketball at the University of South Carolina. Wheeler was at the Columbia, S.C. campus over the weekend to give her verbal commitment, and it set to sign her letter of intent on Wednesday at East Hall. "It's very exciting to make this decision and have the pressure ...
The Chestatee fans that clogged Ledan Road, packed the school's parking lots and jammed the stands of War Eagle Stadium wanted to see an upset. What they saw instead Friday night was North Hall putting the final touches on its unblemished masterpiece of a regular season.
MOUNT AIRY - Habersham Central football coach Gene Cathcart is not fond of Region 8-AAAA's playoff seeding system - but you won't hear him complaining too loudly these days.
After all the muck and mire of the Region 7-AAA subregion season, everyone finally knows that North Hall is numero uno. The Trojans (10-0) were forced run the table this season in order to win the region title.
For the first time since 2001, White County will take part in postseason play. "We won the games we had to win," said White County coach Gregg Segraves. "Chestatee, East Hall and Gilmer, we kind of went through the motions, but we had to put it together tonight and I thought we did that." Thanks to North Hall's 53-6 rout of Chestatee, and the Warriors' 32-7 ...
OAKWOOD - Five miles separates West Hall and Flowery Branch high schools. That, plus 34 points and a Class AAA playoff berth. The Falcons put on a show Friday night as they tuned up for their third-straight state playoff appearance. Jaybo Shaw threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in the first half as Flowery Branch (9-1, 4-0 Region 7B-AAA) ended the regular season with a ...
Johnson High football coach Paul Friel was concerned about motivation for Friday night's season finale at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.
Jimmy Sorrells' six-month experiment, otherwise known as cross country season, is about to reach its conclusion. The Flowery Branch coach's goal is to use the most effective training techniques to get his runners ready for today's Class AAA state cross country meet in Carrollton. "It's like a scientific experiment," Sorrells said. "So far, it's been successful." The success Sorrells and the Falcons have had ...
The East Hall High football team ended its season on a positive note picking up a 29-17 win against Gilmer on Friday night in Ellijay.
White County wrapped up the final spot in the state playoffs from Region 7-AAA on Friday, beating Lumpkin County 32-7 in Dahlonega.
East Hall at Gilmer
The Lanierland basketball tournament tips off Saturday at Flowery Branch High with the same luster and excitement that has sustained the annual tradition into the 54th edition of this Hall County exclusive high school tournament.
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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