HOMER - Johnson relied on its rushing attack in a 21-20 scrimmage game win against Banks County Friday in Homer. The Knights' sophomore running back Mantevius Rucker scored two touchdowns on the night, each long carries for more than 30 yards.
Friday's scrimmage at the Brickyard will be mostly used as a learning tool for North Hall football coach Bob Christmas. The Trojans coach liked the idea that he'll have plenty of quality film to evaluate against Class AAAAA's Roswell, which has been a top-tier Class AAAAA program in recent seasons, even though it did result in a 21-19 loss.
North Hall High baseball coach Trent Mongero is on a mission to send a great big Christmas present to the Czech Republic. He's hoping to send huge packages loaded down with baseball and softball equipment to the people in Hluboka, where he recently visited on a 12-day trip to share his faith and love of baseball through an organization called Purpose Driven Baseball.
David Hartis was in the audience when friend and former protégé Doug Thurmond was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007. Nine years later, Hartis will be the one receiving the plaudits.
Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop carded a 73 to maintain the lead (141) after Saturday's second round of the Gainesville City Championship at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. He leads by one stroke over 2015 Gainesville graduate Nathan Williams.
Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop holds a four-shot lead heading into the second round of the Gainesville City Championship, after carding a 4-under par 68 Friday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.