Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.
It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.
Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.
Flowery Branch High Principal Dr. Jason Carter said the school expresses sincere condolences to the family of Sharon and Miles Coker over the loss of their son Keaton Coker, who died Tuesday evening following a long battle with brain cancer.
ALL-AREA GIRLS FIRST TEAM
Even before his freshman year at Johnson High, Fabian Abarca announced his arrival on the high school soccer scene.
Jessi Vaverka did everything she could to make sure she would be with her Buford High teammates when the Lady Wolves' soccer season started in February.
Winning has become the expectation for Johnson boys soccer coach Brian Shirley, even though it's a yearly grind to make it deep into the postseason.
West Hall athletic director Ethan Banks will proudly tell you "it's a great time to be a Spartan."
Marc Paglia has been navigating the unique challenges faced by Riverside Military Academy for the better part of three decades.
KENNESAW - Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 7-over 79 in U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifying held at Pinetree Country Club on Tuesday.
Everything really fell into place in a hurry for Hunter Mallard when he started to learn the ropes of the pole vault. As a freshman in 2014 at Gainesville High, he noticed it took strength, speed and lots of technique to master it appropriately. Now, less than a year after first trying his hand at this most complex event, he's going for a national title.
North Hall High Principal Jamey Moore has named former Lanier High football coach and athletic director Billy Wells as his choice to become the school's new athletic director, pending school board approval. The announcement was made Monday in a press release from Gordon Higgins, Hall County Director of Community Relations and Athletics.
Wayne Vickery didn't know what to expect when Gainesville High School made the jump from Class AAA to AAAAA in the fall of 2012. The Gainesville athletic director wondered if the school's sports programs might struggle, at least initially, by moving up more than one classification at once.
TYRONE - Tatum Shipes danced all through the pregame, hollered during the warmups and high-fived her teammates after just about every point of Wednesday's volleyball state semifinal win 25-20, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20 over Sandy Creek.
The Riverside Military Academy cross country team qualified for the state championship meet with a third-place finish in the Region 8-AA meet it hosted Wednesday in Gainesville.
Building championship cross country teams is all about peaking at the end of the season, according to Flowery Branch coach Jimmy Sorrells.
Banks County's individual runners dominated the Region 7-AAA cross country championships on Tuesday in Homer.
The East Hall High volleyball program lost its state quarterfinals playoff matchup against Oconee County 25-22, 25-18, 25-13 on Saturday in Watkinsville. The Vikings' season is now complete.
DAWSONVILLE - Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base.
BUFORD - Samantha Thomas and Tessa Daniels have identical expectations for the Buford softball program in the upcoming state championship rounds, even though they have very different experiences playing in Columbus.
Sydney Cleveland led North Hall with 17 kills, 11 digs and an ace to lead North Hall to the Elite 8 in the AAAA state championship.
Emily Roberts says she is usually a little "off and on" when she puts in serious time in the front court blocking for East Hall.
Chris Williamson is too valuable an asset to stand on the Gainesville sideline for long.
Freshman Lindsey Grater finished second out of a field of 106 runners for the Chestatee War Eagles Saturday morning at the Sharptop Invitational in Jasper.
Dawson County softball capped off a rally from an early 8-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat East Jackson 10-9 in Game 3 of their Class AAA first round playoff series on Thursday in Dawsonville.
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