The Region 8-AAA baseball race is open to a number of teams. Currently, Gainesville, North Hall, Oconee County and White County are atop the standings, but no one in the region should overlook Lumpkin County.
For the second time this week, rain has washed out area baseball. All of Monday's games were moved to Tuesday, and Wednesday's games have been moved to Thursday.
Before the start of the season, North Forsyth senior Travis Roe set a goal to break the Modified Stableford scoring system school record.
The high school spring sports season is entering a pivotal point, and there are several key events this week worth noting.
When John Osborne heard Jamie Hood was accused of shooting to death an Athens-Clarke County police officer and wounding another, the news struck a nerve.
CLEVELAND - White County High School named its new football coach, and it's a name that will be familiar to high school football fans in northeast Georgia.
Staying focused is what Clay McDonald stresses most to his golfers as coach of the Gainesville Lady Red Elephants. Based on his team's youth - three of the Lady Red Elephants' six golfers are freshmen - he believes it's what is most important for the team to succeed.
MACON - Plans to significantly alter the classification format for Georgia High School Association schools have been placed on hold for another month.
Monday could be monumental for the Georgia High School Association.
It wasn't a pretty start for Gainesville against Oconee County during Friday's 8-AAA showdown featuring two of the state's top 10 teams, but the No. 7 Red Elephants' recovery and finish more than made up for it in a 15-0, three-inning mercy rule win over the third-ranked Warriors at Ivey-Watson Field.
It's early in the baseball season, but already White County is proving to be a contender, riding a five-game win streak that has pushed them to No. 10 in the most recent gasports.com coaches poll.
The tournament's official name, and what's engraved on the trophy, is the Royal Lakes Invitational, but area high schoolgolf teams refer to it as the Hall County championships.
Gainesville's boys soccer team started and finished strong on the way to a 5-0 win against Chestatee on Friday at War Eagles Stadium. The Red Elephants punctuated the game with first and second-half scoring bursts in a physical Region 8-AAA game that featured four yellow cards.
Throughout the course of a high school golf season, only one meet has any state championship implications - the region tournament.
Two area high school football coaching vacancies are on pace to be filled by the end of the month at the latest.