Kelly Davis will remember the 2014 season for more reasons than what happened on the tennis court.
Success on the tennis court hasn't come by chance for Beau Millwood. The Flowery Branch standout's relentless preparation and improved nutrition paved the way for a strong junior campaign in 2014.
The official start of fall conditioning for football teams comes Friday, beginning five days of workouts leading up to when teams can actually practice in pads.
Billy Wells has lived in northern Hall County for the past six years while working as a coach and athletic director in Gwinnett County.
Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.
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.
The Flowery Branch softball team picked up an 11-0 Region 8-AAAAA victory against Cedar Shoals on Monday.
The East Hall Lady Vikings won the Rally on the Ridge tournament at Fannin County High on Saturday and improved their record to 31-6.
The Gainesville softball team defeated West Hall 12-1 in six innings on Saturday.
Two Buford pitchers combined for a no-hitter against Johnson on Thursday evening as the Lady Wolves topped the Knights 16-0 in a region matchup.
For Gainesville football coach Bruce Miller, it feels like it's been ages since his program had the opportunity to play on its home field at City Park Stadium. That long wait finally comes to an end Friday night, when the Red Elephants (0-1) open Region 8-AAAAA play against Winder-Barrow (1-1, 1-0 Region 8-AAAAA) in Gainesville.
Bailey Mason led Chestatee with three RBIs and a run scored in her 2-for-3 performance as the Lady War Eagles overcame Rabun County 4-3 on Tuesday.
The Lakeview Academy volleyball program came away with the title in the Lakeview Invitational on Saturday in Gainesville. The Lady Lions topped Apalachee in the championship (25-14, 25-12).
Commerce quarterback Caleb Brooks powered the Tigers to a 36-14 win over Hebron Christian Academy on Friday in Commerce.
Lily Paschall totaled 22 assists, three aces, three digs and a kill in the North Hall volleyball team's two wins on Thursday at Habersham Central. The Trojans defeated Habersham Central 25-17, 25-20 and topped Gainesville 25-12, 25-15.
Kayla Street pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts for Gainesville in a 3-0 win against Monroe Area on Wednesday in Gainesville. Whitney Ledford and Madison Oliver both came through with an RBI double for the Red Elephants (11-4, 1-1 Region 8-AAAAA).
Samantha Thomas powered Buford with a two-run homer, double, five RBIs and two runs scored in a 14-1 win against North Hall on Tuesday in Gainesville.
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