In an age when college football prospects are most routinely prioritized and evaluated by height and weight, North Hall's Andrew Smith is a refreshing exception to the rule.
Rarely, if ever, has this area produced such a diversified senior class of elite college prospects. Hall County alone had players sign with top college programs in football, baseball and swimming.
Gainesville's boys basketball team needed some time to level off from the emotional high of Senior Night. Luckily, solid defense and a hot hand by Sam Carpenter helped overcome a brutal start that saw the Red Elephants held scoreless for the first seven minutes of the game.
White County coach Sam Borg emphasized the need to have composure to his team at halftime of Tuesday's game at East Hall.
Kayla Watson's 18 points powered the Chestatee girls to a 65-31 win over Lanier on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 19 points to pace the North Hall girls in a 59-42 win against Fannin County on Monday in Blue Ridge.
DAHLONEGA - Greg Hilliard is quick to admit his 14-0 major decision victory that earned him an area title Saturday was tougher than the final score indicates.
Jack Howard and Evan Bafile each hit a 3-pointer in overtime to help Lumpkin County rally to a 69-65 victory over Lakeview Academy on Saturday in Dahlonega.
The back-and-forth struggle for supremacy between wrestling rivals Chestatee and Lumpkin County carried into Area 8-AAAA traditionals. Once again, the two teams were separated by a narrow margin.
It wasn't a high-scoring affair, but the Gainesville girls' basketball team found points when it came time to win.
The North Hall girls didn't let an early first-quarter distraction get in the way on Friday night at West Hall.
Camille Anderson's 24 points paced the Buford girls (19-2, 11-0 Region 7-AAA) in a 59-23 win over Dawson County on Friday in Dawsonville.
Imagine for a second being a high school wrestler with one of the most important weekends of the season on the horizon, only to have your practice routine interrupted by a major weather event.
North Hall's Rosemary Schofield gave herself an early birthday present last week in the Hall County swim championships.
ATHENS - Georgia has hired former Tennessee Titans and Auburn assistant Tracy Rocker as defensive line coach.
COLLEGE PARK - North Hall's girls basketball team played with all the heart and effort its coach Kristi House could have hoped for in Monday's second-round playoff game at Woodward Academy.
BUFORD - Chip Ness tried to do a bit too much in the opening round of his Class AAA traditional wrestling championship match against Towers High's Derival Stevenson. Luckily, it didn't cost him.
The upset loss that Johnson's boys suffered against Shaw in the first round of the 2013 state playoffs weighed on coach Jeff Steele for the past year.