Justin Wheeler was living out a childhood dream during the high school basketball season. The first-year East Hall girls' coach admitted that even though the season was filled with up-and-down moments, he was always excited about the opportunity that had been bestowed upon him.
Jeff Steele never intended to have one of the deadliest offenses in Georgia.
The Gainesville girls golf team recorded its fourth tournament victory of the season by placing first at the Waynesboro Country Club on Saturday in Waynesboro.
Johnson's boys soccer players didn't let a new No. 1 ranking go to their heads.
Drew Atha went 3 for 3 with three runs batted in to lead North Hall to an 11-6 win over previously unbeaten White County on Friday in Gainesville.
Last year, a midseason loss to rival Flowery Branch derailed the Gainesville girls' soccer season. The Lady Red Elephants limped into the state playoffs as a No. 4 seed and couldn't produce in the postseason.
Chestatee's Carolina Gijon and Melanie Smith teamed up to win the last six games of their match to defeat their Johnson opponents 6-4, 7-5 and earn a 3-2 team victory on Thursday in Gainesville.
Griffin Jolliff's two-run homer for Buford in the seventh inning was what cleared the dugout in celebration around home plate, but it was Jake Mayo's ground out that drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth and locked up Buford's 9-8 win over North Hall on Wednesday at Jody Davis Field.
The Gainesville boys golf team shot a 306 to win its second straight Champions Invitational on Wednesday at the Ansley Golf Club at Settindown Creek in Roswell.
Rick Howard knows his Gainesville boys soccer team features a wide variety of talented players this season, a group looking to help win the Red Elephants their first state championship since 2010.
The North Hall boys soccer team didn't let heavy winds throw off its game plan in a key Region 7-AAA matchup against East Hall.
Hannah Hester netted two goals and had an assist for the Johnson girls as they stretched their win streak to five games with a 5-2 win against Winder-Barrow on Tuesday.
Gainesville's baseball team is taking a break from the early challenges of region play to compete against some of the top high school talent the country has to offer.
Colton Chester hit two home runs for Dawson County as the Tigers upset previously unbeaten Buford 3-2 on Wednesday in Dawsonville.
While there were about 30 Major League Baseball scouts huddled behind home plate to get a look at White County pitcher Spencer Adams, it was West Hall pitcher Zach English who managed to steal the show Wednesday night.
Gainesville's starting rotation has strung together quite the pitching line against Clarke Central in two years of Region 8-AAAAA meetings. A year after Gainesville pitchers tossed a pair of no-hitters against the Gladiators, senior Chandler Newton gave up just two hits in a complete-game, 12-2 victory in five innings on Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field.
A rough start to a crucial region game made the Flowery Branch baseball's team playoff hopes a little less comfortable.
Michael Gettys hit two doubles, a home run and drove in two runs as Gainesville defeated Loganville 9-6 on Tuesday in Loganville.
After losing the top three pitchers from last season's state runner-up team, the North Hall Trojans seem to have found a new ace for their pitching staff.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have added two potential starters to their secondary by signing safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson.
While Logan Burt patrolled center field against Fannin County on March 31, he knew he was about to be called on to pitch Dawson County out of a jam.
As Buford's Chip Ness went through drills practicing for his final state tournament in February, he broke out into a grin. Wolves coach Rob Carlyle wanted to know what was so funny.
It might be hard for Rob Carlyle to match what he accomplished this season as Buford's wrestling coach, but he's eager to give it a shot. Led by four-time state champion Chip Ness, the Wolves capped off a historic season with Class AAA state titles both in duals and traditionals in 2014.
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