Lane Miller was failing five of his seven classes this year.
A bad case of strep throat left Michael Gettys less than 100 percent for Gainesville's first round playoff series.
Fourth-seeded Flowery Branch upset top-seeded Dunwoody with a first-round sweep in the Class AAAAA state playoffs on Friday in Dunwoody.
Dominant pitching from North Hall's starters Corbin Lewallen in the opener and by Brandon Delong in the second game was more than enough to provide for two painless 8-1 and 11-0 wins against Sonoraville to open the Class AAA state tournament Friday in the best-of-three series at Jody Davis Field.
Samuel Coto's second-effort shot wiped away 40 minutes of frustration for West Hall's boys.
CHATSWORTH - Through 80 minutes, neither North Hall nor North Murray could generate much in the way of offense. By the time the extra 10 minutes of overtime were done, North Hall had done just enough.
Chestatee High principal Suzanne Jarrard and athletic director Ben Corley announced Thursday the hire of three new coaches for the 2014-2015 season.
After beginning the 2014 season 0-5-1, the Johnson girls soccer team wasn't sure it could even make the Class AAAA state tournament. A midseason turnaround led to a 10-game winning streak and a matchup against Chamblee in the first round of the state playoffs on Wednesday, but the Lady Knights couldn't continue their winning ways, falling 4-1 in Oakwood.
For 60 minutes, a young Gainesville girls soccer team opened the postseason with poise.
North Hall is celebrating the 13-year career of coach Bob Christmas with a final tailgate celebration at 6 p.m. on May 9 at the Brickyard.
Even without its head coach, the Gainesville boys soccer team produced enough scoring chances to win its postseason opener by a wider margin.
Katherine Wright found herself in a familiar situation Monday.
Riverside Military saw its perfect season hit a roadblock last year in the second round of the state tennis playoffs.
Bill Forman believes there's more than one right way and more than one wrong way to do everything.
Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston fired a 4-under par 68 Saturday and is tied for second place, one shot behind leader John Augenstein of Owensboro,Ky, after the first round of the American Junior Golf Association Wells Fargo Junior Classic being held at The Country Club of the South in Johns Creek.
Emily Crocker pitched a perfect game in the Buford softball team's 10-0 five-inning victory over Monroe Area on Thursday in Monroe. The senior struck out five batters and improved her record to 3-0 in the circle this season.
Steffanie Redmon had three hits to pace East Hall's 4-3 Region 7-AAA victory against Fannin County on Wednesday.
Buford's Kennedy Kotula pitched her third complete game of the season Tuesday night in a 12-0 shutout of White County.
East Hall volleyball coach Ted Deppe saw a number of frustrated faces when he looked at his bench during a timeout.
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.
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