ATLANTA - After experiencing a 4-0 loss in the state semifinals Monday, North Hall boys tennis coach Bob Woodworth was at the fence greeting his remaining players as they exited the court for a hard-fought effort.
North Hall's path to earn its seventh consecutive postseason berth is entirely in its own hands. Should the Trojans (14-7, 9-3 Region 8-AAAA) win their last four games in region play, they will open the Class AAAA state tournament at Jody Davis Field later this month.
A tendon injury in his left hand kept Fedrick Cardona out of Gainesville's starting lineup Wednesday, but didn't prevent him from scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning against Heritage at Ivey-Watson Field.
Gainesville's isn't looking for style points with its two games against Loganville this week. The Red Elephants just want wins in the quest to gain the upper hand for their Region 8-AAAAA championship bid.
Collier Scott's blistering 10th-inning single woke up a stagnant Gainesville bench Monday at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex. Tied with Flowery Branch in the top half of the inning, Scott roped a ball that hit off the first baseman's glove for the Falcons, plating two runs and making an 8-4 win possible with the three extra innings.
Strictly on the basis of travel, Lakeview Academy fared best among the local programs remaining with the potential of two games for both programs in the Class A private school basketball quarterfinals at Kennesaw State University.