Swapping pins is a big deal with Little League baseball players as they break the ice around new people.
With equal time spent dodging rain and fighting the heat, North Hall's Matt McCormack carded an 82 on Monday to win the Club Boys 15-18 year-old division in the Atlanta Junior Golf Association Summer Series event at Chattahoochee Golf Club.
The Atlanta Braves surprisingly head into the All-Star break with an four-game lead in the National League's East division after an 3-0 loss to New York on Sunday, which capped a three-game road series against the Mets.
Charlotte scored three runs in the first inning en route to a 9-4 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Sunday at Coolray Field.
FLOWERY BRANCH - James Mills was ecstatic when he heard the pop of the catcher's mit on the other end of his first pitch during Flowery Branch High's intrasquad scrimmage this year.
The only thing scarier than losing the ability to throw a baseball as a 20- or 30-year old pitcher is to lose that ability as a teenager.
SAVANNAH - Gainesville's Alan Fowler shot a 5-over 77 on Saturday in the third round the Georgia State Golf Association's 89th Annual Georgia Amateur Championship at The Landings Club's Deer Creek course, dropping him into a five-way tie for 10th place.
Jefferson's 14-year-old All-Star team, the Dragons, defeated Powder Springs 12-2 by mercy rule on Saturday in the second round of the Dizzy Dean state tournament.
Athletes fear the day it all comes to an end.
Fueled by a four-run fifth inning, the Charlotte Knights rode to an 8-4 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Saturday at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
Atlanta Braves center fielder Nate McLouth was in the lineup for the Gwinnett Braves on Friday, but his presence wasn't enough as the Charlotte Knights defeated the G-Braves 7-4 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
LAWRENCEVILLE - A couple of weeks ago when playing for the Class AA Mississippi Braves, Mike Minor sat at his locker and read the details regarding an upcoming All-Star Game.
Considering the circumstances, it is interesting that Brenau University's four new hires in its coaching staff weren't all in the same setting until a group photo. Devon Thomas, Blaire Bachman, Beth Henson and Marilyn Anderson all bring a different background to their program, but all share one strong common bond: they are all Hall County natives.
Most young athletes have to devote a lot of time and effort into becoming skilled enough to earn a college athletic scholarship.
The defending state champion Jefferson 14-year old All-Stars won a record setting fourth consecutive District 6 championship last weekend. During this span, the Dragons have not lost a district game.