Marcus Etienne

Sports Journalism

Location icon United States of America

My name is Marcus Etienne and I am a recent graduate from the University of North Georgia with my Bachelors in Communications and concentration in Multi-Media journalism. While a student at UNG I worked for the school's paper, the Vanguard.I currently work as a sports clerk at the Gainesville Times. Sports journalism has been a passion of mine since I was in high school. I started as a junior in high school for my school's news show.

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Gainesville Times
East Hall softball team determined to repeat as region champs

East Hall High softball coach Josh Joiner believes his program has high expectations. It starts with trying to earn a Region 7-3A championship this week. "I think what makes us special is that we have the desire to be the best," said Joiner, whose team will face Lumpkin County on Wednesday in the tournament semifinals at East Hall in Gainesville.

Gainesville Times
North Hall graduate Smith sets NCAA-era 3-pointer record at UNG

University of North Georgia senior Ebo Smith showed very little reaction when he broke an NCAA-era record with his 173rd career 3-pointer for the Nighthawks. Positioned in an 80-72 hole against Flagler College late in the game Jan.

UNG Vanguard
01/10/2018
Nighthawks celebrate senior night with 5-3 victory

The University of North Georgia's men's soccer team was up 4-0 against Georgia Southwestern University (GSW) Canes in the second half on Wednesday at the UNG Soccer complex in Dahlonega. The Canes rallied and scored three goals in the second half, but the Nighthawks added another goal and kept the Canes out of their net for the rest of the game to preserve a 5-3 senior night win.

UNG Vanguard
01/10/2018
UNG women's soccer rebounds after tough week, dominates Lander

After two tough losses, including an overtime defeat in which the Nighthawks led with just one minute left to play in regulation, the UNG women's soccer team had no problem putting away its opponent Wednesday, cruising to a 5-1 win over Lander University.

UNG Vanguard
01/10/2018
Second half hat tricks power Nighthawks into the semifinals

It was a back-and-forth battle in the first half when the University of North Georgia women's soccer team faced the University of South Carolina, Aiken, on Oct. 31 in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference tournament in Dahlonega. At the end of the first half it was a scoreless game.

UNG Vanguard
04/10/2018
UNG women's basketball claims first PBC tournament championship

There were tears of joy and tears of sorrow at the end of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship. However, there were no signs of sorrow for the University of North Georgia Women's Basketball team as they celebrated their first ever PBC tourney title after defeating Lander 76-60 on March 4 at the Convocation Center in Dahlonega.

UNG Vanguard
04/10/2018
North Georgia prevails in OT over Young Harris

The University of North Georgia women's basketball team overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat the Young Harris College 84-73 in overtime on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Memorial Hall in Dahlonega. UNG came out victorious, but it wasn't easy. "Just frustration, we tried rotating players here and there trying to keep things going," North Georgia head coach Buffie Burson said.

UNG Vanguard
04/10/2018
Nighthawks fly to No. 1 in PBC with win over Flagler

The University North Georgia women's basketball team moved to No. 1 in the Peach Belt Conference after defeating the Flagler College Saints 66-56 Monday, Jan. 15 at Memorial Hall in Dahlonega. Both teams had the same record in PBC play and were fighting for the No. 1 spot.

UNG Vanguard
04/10/2018
Nighthawks win thriller against rival Young Harris

The University of North Georgia men's basketball team followed a thrilling overtime win by UNG's women's basketball team with a thriller of their own, defeating Young Harris College 90-88 on Wednesday, Jan. 10. "We had some really good games with these guys," UNG head coach Chris Faulkner said.

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