The Banks County softball team scored a trio of victories on Saturday to win the Stephens County Threads Tournament for the second straight year.
CLEVELAND – Even without Deshaun Watson, Gainesville's offense still looks awfully tough to stop.
The Buford softball team tallied 14 hits in a 7-3 victory against Archer on Friday in the Hawk-Bulldog Tournament at Flowery Branch.
Jefferson and West Hall players finally got to hit someone other than their own teammates Thursday night, as they faced off in one of the area's first scrimmages.
Kayla Street pitched a complete game with only a single earned run allowed for Gainesville in a 9-5 win against West Hall on Thursday in Gainesville. Abby Smallwood, Street, Courtney Presnell, Madison Oliver, Whitney Ledford and Tyra Newton each added a hit and run scored for the Lady Red Elephants, who move to 5-1 on the season.
Gainesville's Kayla Street struck out seven batters, while putting up two hits with two runs and two batted in for a 4-2 win against Central Gwinnett on Wednesday in Lawrenceville.
During the spring of 1985, fans of the Gainesville High baseball team routinely backed up their trucks onto the side of Elephant Trail, sat on the tailgates and settled in to watch Deuce Roark and his teammates play one final season on the campus field.
Whitney Coles tallied 15 assists and five aces for Flowery Branch in wins against East Hall (24-26, 25-13, 25-22), Gilmer (25-22, 19-25, 25-22) and Jackson County (25-11, 25-20) on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin didn't have time Tuesday evening to think ahead to how the Falcons might be looking come playoff time in November.
Jefferson coach Mike Paul didn't have a lot to complain about following the Battle at The Branch.
The Flowery Branch softball team beat county rival Chestatee 9-2 on Monday night.
The North Hall volleyball team couldn't have asked for a better start to the season.
BUFORD - Tony Wolfe does his best to avoid dwelling on the streak.
John McCrary compiled a 236-94-6 record during his 20-year career as head coach of the Lumpkin County High wrestling program from 1986-2006. His wrestlers won seven individual state titles during that time, including a pair of two-time state champions, and he led the team to a state-runner up finish in 2001.
The East Hall community might be the most unique in Hall County.
White County's Jenna Gearing, a two-time state champion, won the girls 5K at the 11th annual War Eagle Cross Country Invitational in a meet-record time of 18:49.44 on Saturday. She beat the previous record by almost a minute.
Bailey Towles notched eight assists and seven aces to lead Lakeview Academy to a pair of wins against Johnson (25-9, 25-13) and Shiloh (25-14, 25-15) on Thursday in Oakwood.
Josie Coker went 4 for 4 at the plate, sparking East Hall to a 5-0 victory in seven innings over Stephens County on Wednesday in Toccoa.
Julie Daniels' 22 kills, seven-point service run and three aces led North Hall to a pair of wins against Hart County (25-5, 25-8) and Gainesville (25-22, 23-25, 25-16) on Tuesday.
Kaitlin Edwards pitched a complete-game, one-hitter for North Hall in a 11-2 win against West Hall on Monday. Kailee Dyer drove in two runs with a triple for the Lady Trojans, while Michaela Young and Carson McCormack each had a double with two RBIs. Ashley Goines and Camilla Howell each drove in a run with a double for North Hall.
There's a certain expectation to being a senior on coach Tony Wolfe's Buford softball team.
Quintin Miles took second overall and Bryce Schuebert, who finished ninth, led the North Hall boys cross country program to the title at the Northeast Georgia Championship on Saturday in Athens.
Gainesville's softball program swept games against Johnson, 10-1, and Lakeview Academy, 14-1, on Saturday.
Sydney Cleveland notched 11 kills with a seven-point service run and one ace to lead North Hall to a 25-11, 25-12 win against Chestatee in the first match of the Forsyth Challenge on Friday in Cumming.
Katie Gay recorded eight digs, four kills and four aces to power Lakeview Academy to a pair of volleyball wins against Chestatee (25-16, 27-25) and Winder-Barrow (25-16, 25-22) on Thursday in Gainesville.
An hour-long lightning delay didn't stop Kali Turner from going 2-for-3 with two singles to help East Hall beat North Hall 10-5 Wednesday night.
Long before Jeremiah Goss ever donned a varsity football uniform - back when he was still steamrolling linebackers in youth games - Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin saw a future high school star.
Whitney Ledford, Madison Oliver and Kara England each put up two hits for Gainesville in a 6-2 win against Chestatee on Tuesday.
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