North Hall senior Nick Long broke a 22-year-old school record Saturday at the Coaches' Invitational track meet on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. With a time of 4:26.55 in the 1,600 meter run, Long placed fifth among 30 competitors.
GAINESVILLE - The baseball season is still young, but Flowery Branch High is certainly asserting itself as a contender early on.
The Falcons (6-0, 2-0 Region 7-AAA) won at Ivey-Watson Field for only the second time in school history with a 5-1 victory over Gainesville on Friday night. The last time Flowery Branch won at Ivey-Watson was during its region championship run in 2005.
They have eight returning starters off a team that went 21-7 in 2007 and are coming off an 18-2 rout of Johnson, their opponent returns seven starters from last year's state playoff team and is coming off a 16-1 win over Chestatee in which they pounded out 14 hits.
Gainesville and Flowery Branch meet tonight in an early-season matchup of the top two teams in Region 7-AAA that will be one of two things, a hit parade or a display of stifling pitching.
FLOWERY BRANCH-The Flowery Branch High baseball team pounded out 14 hits, and Falcons starting pitcher Matt Pilgrim only surrendered three hits in a 16-1 win over Chestatee on Wednesday night at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex in Flowery Branch.
GAINESVILLE - The first Knights' goal was scored eight minutes into the game, the final goal by Johnson with eight minutes to go in the game and in between was complete domination as the Johnson boys soccer team beat Winder-Barrow 8-0 in the Northeast Georgia Mountains Cup on Tuesday at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Johnson boys golf team has done a lot of things on their home course at Royal Lakes in South Hall. But on Tuesday, the Knights were able to do something they've never been able to do before - celebrate a Hall County Championship.