Parker Smith sure knows how to ruin a good surprise.
Boys First Team
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch coach Jimmy Lawler saw immediate results from changes to his lineup on Friday night.
GAINESVILLE - Lumpkin County High junior Devin Dunson pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts and allowed only one hit in the Indians' 16-1 win against East Hall on Friday night at the East Hall Park. He also led Lumpkin County (4-4, 2-3 Region 7-AAA) at the plate with a three-run home run. Chad Fulton went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Indians and Quentin Self ...
GAINESVILLE - The best thing North Hall's baseball team has going right now is a short memory. The Trojans (6-2, 3-1 Region 7-AAA) promptly rebounded from Monday's 13-0 loss to Gainesville, with a 10-0 shutout of East Hall on Thursday night at the East Hall Park. "We talked as a team after Monday's game, and I knew this game against East Hall was going to ...
CLEVELAND - Travis Rutkiewicz led the White County High baseball team with a 4-for-4 night at the plate and seven RBIs in an 11-5 win against previously unbeaten Flowery Branch on Thursday night in Cleveland.
GAINESVILLE - Lady Red Elephants goalkeeper Evelyn Murray has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right leg. The Gainesville (8-3, 5-1) senior, whose been battling through torn ACLs since her sophomore year, overcame an injury that greatly hinders her range of motion to make a diving stop going to her left on a penalty kick and ensure her team a 5-2 win over Chestatee in penalty ...
Due to heavy rain, the following area high school sporting events have been canceled this evening.
Johnson High senior Grant Cagle shot a 3-under par, 33 in the Knights' (153) win against Pickens (219) on Tuesday at Royal Lakes Golf Course in Flowery Branch.
Gainesville High senior Zach Bennett turned more than a few heads last Wednesday against Johnson.
GAINESVILLE - It would be entirely appropriate to say that Gainesville High's baseball team is in the midst of a playoff caliber stretch of the Region 7-AAA schedule. The Red Elephants drew the luck of the draw having to play all three fellow playoff qualifiers from last season - Flowery Branch, North Hall and Lumpkin County - consecutively.
The Flowery Branch High baseball team remained perfect on the season with a 14-10 win against East Hall on Monday night at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex in South Hall. The Falcons (7-0, 3-0 Region 7-AAA) finished the game with nine hits, highlighted by eight runs and six hits in the sixth inning. Each team had seven errors in the game.
GAINESVILLE - Rebuilding a soccer program is never easy, but for East Hall's second year boys coach Jonathan Lillie the task was significantly daunting.
One of my all-time favorite lines in the coach-speak library is "it doesn't matter how you start, it's how you finish." That line is normally thrown out when a team is struggling early on in the season, and the coach is hoping for some sort of ray of light to shine on his team.
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.
BLACKSHEAR - Adam Kelly and Griffin Olson had both been waiting for their moment. When it arrived, the North Hall seniors delivered.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.
Although it was a not-so-perfect ending to an almost perfect season for the Buford Lady Wolves soccer team, coach Crystal Fowler knows that this season is one for the history books for the girls soccer program.
West Hall High named Adam Rich as new softball coach on Tuesday by athletic director Scott Justus, replacing Warren Sellers, who stepped down from the softball program following the 2012 season.
North Hall and Gainesville both have a number of things in common, such as strong pitching, exemplary senior leadership and playoff experience. But while the Red Elephants are appearing in the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, the Trojans are making their first-ever appearance in the third round.
Nine local tennis players were named to the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region first team, announced Monday.
Gainesville soccer players Ricardo Gomez and Hartley Carter were named the Region 8-AAAAA Boys and Girls Most Outstanding Players, respectively.
West Hall sprinter Maia Caldwell-Booker recorded a time of 11.95 seconds to finish first in the Class AAA 100-meter dash at the girls state track and field meet Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
The East Hall boys soccer team will make its first appearance in the state semifinals following its 4-1 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Pierce County on Saturday in Blackshear.
Elexa Bahr recorded a hat trick with three consecutive goals for the Buford girls soccer team in a 5-0 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Savannah Arts Academy on Friday in Savannah.
As a freshman, White County's Jenna Gearing has taken the Class AAA long distance events by storm.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky junior safety and White County graid Ashely Lowery has been released from the hospital less than a week after a serious car accident and could be back on campus by June.
The Gainesville baseball team has found success this season by playing a relaxed game, even in the Class AAAAA state playoffs.