BUFORD - Brandon Marsh never wavered in his approach at the plate. The Buford junior's single in the seventh inning and walk-off single in the eighth made all the difference in a pitcher's battle against North Hall on Wednesday at Gerald McQuaig Field.
Hall County is where Zac Swansey got his start during a remarkable basketball playing career.
Winning baseball doesn't have to be flashy. Timely hitting, solid defense and pitching in the strike zone consistently seems to be working just fine for East Hall.
Some of the most gripping action came right at the end of the Hall County track and field championships.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Marq Kilcoyne's final hit of the night went a long way toward snapping Flowery Branch's two-game losing streak.
Twice on Friday, North Hall left fielder Lincoln Hewett made a defensive play that was nothing short on spectacular.
Some of Hall County and Northeast Georgia's dynamic high school basketball stars will join forces with players from the rest of the state Saturday in Savannah. Games featuring the top juniors and seniors for boys and girls are slated for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Games at Savannah State University.
OAKWOOD - Madeline McCarthy wants to be a difference maker for the Flowery Branch girls soccer program. On a roster ripe with youth, the Lady Falcons' senior midfielder sees it as her place to bring a little energy to the pitch as they get ready for the main stretch of games in Region 8-AAAAA.
Starting pitcher Trevor Roof got Flowery Branch off to an ideal start in Region 8-AAAAA. On Monday, he needed just 45 pitches for the Falcons (6-1, 1-0) to take down Cedar Shoals 15-0 in three innings at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex.
As Reg Murphy sat among a distinguished panel of athletic figures recently in Macon, there was one thought he couldn't shake from his mind.
After leading the West Hall High boys basketball program to 182 wins over 14 years as head coach, Warren Sellers announced his resignation in a letter to athletic director Ethan Banks on Monday.
Just two events into a new season, the Gainesville High boys golf program is off to a fantastic start.
Sidney Cochran excels at everything she does. Swimming is where she pulls in some of her biggest accolades.
The unbelievable success of the basketball program at Marietta's Wheeler High has come under a coaching staff groomed in the game in Gainesville.
BUFORD - Camille Anderson wore a smile from ear to ear after the best game of her career Tuesday night, a battle between two elite high school players.
For the fourth consecutive season, Gainesville is headed into the state baseball playoffs with the region championship.
With a large lead quickly dwindling, Lumpkin County coach Dustin Allen went with his ace Cody Waters earlier than he had hoped Tuesday against East Hall. The right-handed senior responded with 5 2/3 innings of steady work in long-relief duty, allowed only one run and led the Indians (14-8, 11-5 Region 7-AAA) to an 11-6 win in Gainesville.
A blister on his left hand made pitching less comfortable for Jonathan Gettys, but didn't negatively impact his swing at the plate at all Friday against Winder-Barrow.
Sterling Bailey isn't ready to start reminiscing yet. While his years playing football at Georgia have flown by, he's still got one more season to line up at defensive end for the Bulldogs.
Soaking wet after a five-inning stint on the mound Monday, Caleb Whitenton did everything possible to ensure Gainesville got back into a first-place tie with Loganville in the Region 8-AAAAA standings.
Connor Bennett did everything on the mound Friday that would be expected from a pitcher who is signed with a major Division-I program and also on the radar of the pro scouts.
ACWORTH - Gainesville was in it to the very end.
HAMILTON – Mikey Gonzalez has carved out his own legacy for Gainesville. His year as the Red Elephants' signal-caller will be remembered for winning huge games with clutch performances.
Tapped out of energy from a three-hour slugfest and numb from freezing temperatures most of the night, Gainesville's players were still able to celebrate following Friday's playoff opener against Creekview.
Gainesville finished the regular season with a much different feeling than it started just three months ago.
When Gainesville needed a lift late in Friday's contest against Loganville, hard-hitting defensive back Toddrick Turner was more than happy to oblige.
On a handful of occasions Friday, Devin Watson made plays that were sheer athletic brilliance for East Hall.
Gainesville got rid of a bitter taste in its mouth with a sharp performance Friday against Clarke Central when it needed it most.
There wasn't a lot of mystery with what went wrong after a promising start for Flowery Branch on Friday.
Lakeview Academy's Tae Turner is a do-it-all kind of player.