For Gainesville's boys golf team, everything fell into place this season. The Red Elephants' hard work and focus on the game paid off with a perfect record, a region championship and even a state championship. For their dominance, five Red Elephant golfers were named to the Class AAAAA All-State First Team.
Gainesville High's two golf coaches have a lot of overlap in their approach to building winning programs.
Madison Caldwell has been blessed with an ability to play golf well and she's not about to take it for granted. With a long windup and smooth follow through, she's developed a rare ability to blast a golf ball off the tee with driver in hands well in excess of 250 yards.
All-Area Boys First Team Pep Brown School: Gainesville Grade: Senior Notable: 74.55 18-hole season average; named to All-State team; Region 8-AAAAA low medalist; signed with Wofford College; helped GHS boys to 10-0 record and state title Jackson Bishop School: Gainesville Grade: Junior Notable: 74.75 18-hole season average; named to All-State team; tied for 4th at Class AAAAA state championship; helped GHS boys to 10-0 record and state title Spencer Ralston School: Gainesville Grade: ...
If license plates in a parking lot are indicative of how much lacrosse has grown over the years, then it is clear the sport is rapidly spreading throughout the United States.
All is well for Imani Cross in his new Midwest digs. Off the field, the University of Nebraska running back is fitting in well with his classmates. The freshman courses are wrapped up, and he's feeling positive about his education after a year as a Communication major in Lincoln. As he expands his mind in the classroom, his role with the Cornhuskers is also on the rise. Once a fourth-string back used primarily for short ...
Bruce Miller wasn't surprised to hear that DeShaun Watson was performing at his customary high level at the Elite 11 quarterback competition this week at Bo Jackson Field in Beaverton, Ore. If anything, the Gainesville head football coach expected that from his highly-touted signal caller.
OAKWOOD - Junior tight end Malcolm Young was able to compete with his Riverside Military teammates in Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes passing camp and lineman challenge at Johnson High School, even though it required a day-long drive prior from his home in Miami with his mother and cousin to make it in time.
Spencer Ralston has a way of persevering through the ups and downs that come with a long day on the golf course.
Creating a free summer workshop for wrestlers in Hall County was a 'no-brainer', says Flowery Branch coach Shane Millwood.
Rising Gainesville High sophomore Spencer Ralston finished the Georgia Junior Golf Championship tied with five other golfers at ninth overall with a three-round, 10-over par 226 on Wednesday at The Farm in Rocky Face. Ralston carded a 74 in the second round and a 75 in Round 3 to complete the event.
Kaleb Holbrook was preparing for his second game as a catcher for a summer league in Connecticut on June 8 when his phone began to ring with calls and text messages of congratulations.
Paul Powers appears to be preparing for a situation that, from the outside, seems ideal. On Monday, the rising North Hall High senior and four-time swimming state champion, gave a verbal commitment to compete for the 2013 National Champion University of Michigan starting in 2014.
Gainesville High's Grant Lasseter is currently tied for 14th after a first-round, 1-over par 73 on Monday in the Georgia State Golf Junior Championship at The Farm in Rocky Face. Lasseter is currently tied with five other players heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes.
Austin Montgomery was never the typical college basketball prospect. His faith and family have always outweighed any desire to play at the next level.
BUFORD - In the end, Buford's height and athleticism was too much for East Hall.
J.B. Britte scored with just half of a second left in regulation for Lakeview Academy to earn the 54-53 win against Commerce on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Avery Cagle poured in 31 points for Riverside Military in a 65-27 victory over Atlanta International on Saturday in Atlanta. C.J. Howarded added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles (3-1). Riverside hosts Towns County on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
James Hodges recorded his third-straight double-double for Johnson with 32 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-51 win against Lanier on Friday in Oakwood.
Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Jefferson boys basketball team is preparing for its move to Class AAA next year with a simple strategy: Play Class AAA teams now.
Paisley Lee tallied 12 points for the Gainesville girls in a 57-19 win against Apalachee on Tuesday in Winder.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 28 points for North Hall in a 73-41 win against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Gainesville.
David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.
Jordan Stubblefield scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Chestatee boys basketball team to a 73-64 win over Franklin County and its first victory of the year at a tournament Saturday in Jefferson.
Lucas Pain scored a game-high 21 points and Cameron Millholland added 11 as the Dawson County boys played stingy defense, limiting Social Circle to just five first-half points to earn a 52-32 win on Tuesday night at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
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