Sharon Qualls built quite a foundation with West Hall's volleyball program. In seven years at the helm, the first and only coach in the program's eight-year history she's set the bar high for future Lady Spartans team.
Led by another stellar offensive game from Parker Smith, who finished with 31 points, Chestatee beat Lakeview 70-56 to take third place in the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament on Saturday at East Hall High. The War Eagles (5-2) started on a 7-0 run to begin the game and never looked back. They led by six after the first and 13 by halftime.
It wasn't close. It wasn't dramatic. And it certainly wasn't suspenseful.
BUFORD ­-- It's official. Buford's back.
First team Elif Alyanak Lakeview Academy Senior First team All 7-A/AA 3.8 assists per game Caroline Coker North Hall Senior 172 kills 92 percent serve success Whitney Delp West Hall Senior 157 kills, 135 aces (school record), 223 digs, 127 assists <font ...
It took 16 weeks and 15 battered and bashed opponents, but Buford finally won the game they wanted to win.
Katie Spell never even planned on playing high school volleyball as a child. So the idea of leading the Trojans to back-to-back Area 7-AAA titles in her final two seasons of high school was the last thing on her mind.
GAINESVILLE-Two words came to North Hall High girls basketball coach Debbie Blake's head when asked about her team's performance Saturday night in the championship game of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament.
GAINESVILLE - An emotionally exhausted and hoarse Joe Dix said it best with not only his demeanor, but his words.
Blanche Alverson led the Buford High girls basketball team with 17 points en route to a 62-42 win over Class AAAAA Grayson on Friday night in Buford.
BUFORD - A state championship game featuring a rematch sounds like a rare occurrence. For Buford, it's an old trick.
BUFORD - In the week leading up to their Class AA state championship game against Lovett, the Wolves' practice field took on the appearance of a college coaches' conference.
GAINESVILLE- East Hall High senior Trevor Bishop feels like things are finally starting to come together for the Vikings.
GAINESVILLE - Class AAA No. 5-ranked Flowery Branch got scoring contributions from 11 of its 16 roster players en route to an 84-77 win over Chestatee in the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament semifinals Friday night at East Hall High.
GAINESVILLE- East Hall high basketball player Sada Wheeler entered Friday night's game with Flowery Branch seeking revenge.
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.
North Hall's Gabrielle Hoffman won the Class AAA state title in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet on Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
Chestatee's doubles pair of Blaine Brown and Juan Carrion were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region first team, announced last Friday.