Johnson's boys are enjoying two big benefits for winning the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament Saturday night. First, the fifth-ranked Knights will be able to hang another championship banner in the gym as back-to-back champ.
Kyvon Davenport scored 37 points with 17 rebounds for East Hall's boys in an 83-62 victory against Banks County to claim the Region 7-AAA championship Saturday at Franklin County High in Carnesville. The Vikings (22-5) led 12-4 early in the game to claim its first region title since 2011.
Again and again, coach Jeff Steele credits the Johnson boys basketball team's success to a close-knit family dynamic.
MACON - Elliott Raiford and Michael Carew completed a satisfying culmination Saturday at the traditional state wrestling championships at the Macon Centreplex.
Tom Sexton, Denny Momper, Roy Lyle and Dave Griffin won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points event last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
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There was no special play, no drawn-up attack plan when Jatasia Bailey knocked home the most important 3-pointer of her four years at East Hall High.
Perfect record still intact, the Johnson boys will go for the Region 8-AAAA championship tonight in Oakwood.
CONYERS - Hall County rivals Flowery Branch and Gainesville's girls basketball teams are getting the fourth matchup of the season they anticipated could be coming.
Alyssa Turner recorded a hat trick and an assist to power Gainesville's girls soccer team to an 8-1 victory over Berkmar on Friday in Lilburn.
Northeast Georgia will be well-represented at Friday's traditional wrestling state semifinals.
The North Georgia Christian boys defeated Heritage Christian Academy 85-65 in the first round of the GICAA basketball state playoffs in Flowery Branch on Thursday. Norris Rettiger scored 24 points to lead the Chargers. Chris Palmer added 21 points and Justin Law chipped in 15 for North Georgia Christian.
For Flowery Branch to start an imperfect comeback, Lexie Sengkhammee needed to execute a perfect pass.
Gainesville High point guard Luke Maddox has been dismissed from the boys basketball program following an arrest on campus for possession of marijuana.
Winter storms and missed school days have forced area baseball coaches to get creative.
Johnson won its first baseball game of the season, thanks to Joel Munoz's walk-off grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-3 victory against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Oakwood.
The East Hall High baseball team opened its season with an 8-2 victory against county rival Johnson on Saturday.
COLUMBUS - Two state playoff games games in 24 hours proved a bridge too far for East Hall.
CARROLLTON- Camille Anderson had taken a hard fall and hurt her knee. Yet there she was half a quarter later back at the scorer's table to check in before the second quarter.
The Flowery Branch High baseball team won 9-1 at Central Gwinnett in its season opener Friday.
CALHOUN - The East Hall girls basketball team was almost a two-hour drive from its campus, but the Lady Vikings looked right at home Friday afternoon at Calhoun High.
Jeff Steele could only tip his hat to a performance unlike anything the Johnson boys basketball coach had ever seen - one good enough to end the previously unbeaten Knights' historic season.
The Laney Wildcats were relentless on both ends of the court and East Hall couldn't find an answer.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.
The Johnson boys basketball game against Jonesboro in the Class AAAA state quarterfinal round has been moved up 90 minutes and will begin at 6 p.m tonight.
The North Georgia Christian boys defeated Trinity Christian Academy-Statesboro 73-50 in the GICAA state playoffs on Tuesday in Macon.
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.
The top-ranked Dawson County girls basketball team saw their perfect season come to an end with a 70-64 loss to second-ranked Laney in the Class AAA state quarterfinals on Tuesday in Augusta.
ATLANTA - Gainesville coach Brenda Hill-Gilmore said her team would need a "perfect" game to knock off top-ranked Mays High School in Tuesday's Class AAAAA quarterfinal.