As the finals seconds ticked off the clock, D'Marcus Simonds recognized what was coming and reacted.
Just when Chestatee needed something, anything to go right, Dawndria Bell came up clutch.
Austin Venable tallied 12 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Banks County to a 58-41 win against West Hall in the Region 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday in Homer.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Carson Heinen dribbled before handing the ball to Brock Wingo. It was only fitting the ball ended up in Wingo's hands.
Breanna Locke was none too pleased when she was called for travelling late in the third quarter as Flowery Branch was trying to stave off a Cedar Shoals comeback in Tuesday night's Region 8-AAAAA quarterfinal.
Jenny Edwards fueled East Hall's girls basketball team with 14 points in a 76-43 win against Fannin County in the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament on Tuesday in Homer. With the win, the Lady Vikings clinched a berth in the Class AAA state tournament.
The competition at the top in Region 8-AAAAA has been a constant battle all season on the girls' side. From beginning to end, Flowery Branch (20-3, 12-1) and Gainesville (18-7, 10-3) have stood out near the top.
Johnson coach Jeff Steele is leading a group that completed the first unbeaten regular season in program history. Gainesville's Benjie Wood lauded how his team has grown up and overcome obstacles this season in compiling a 23-2 record.
ATLANTA - Ty Powers had already earned a state title and completed his swimming for the day. But he still had one more important task at the 1A-5A state championships Saturday at Georgia Tech.
Fresh off the first area title in program history, Buford coach Rob Caryle had high hopes for the Wolves at state sectionals.
The East Hall's boys' final win of the regular season was just the icing on the cake to a perfect 12-0 run in region play.
Josh Randolph's confidence wasn't shaken following Lakeview Academy's disappointing 65-60 home loss to Hebron Christian Friday night.
Riverside Military Academy freshman Griffin Sewell notched 15 points to fuel the Eagles in a 57-46 win over Washington-Wilkes in the final home game of the regular season on Friday in Gainesville.
Ty Powers knows exactly who he is as a swimmer.
Before Caden Cooper and Cole Ford became close friends and senior leaders for the Flowery Branch football team, the pair opened their high school careers at Mill Creek High in Hoschton.
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.
Bailey Whtlock had two hits and drove in a run for Lakeview Academy in an 11-1 win against Johnson on Monday in Gainesville. Rob Hamby, Rob Collison and J.D. Roark also drove in runs with a hit for the Lions. On Wednesday, Lakeview Academy hosts West Hall at 4:30 p.m.
Two words quickly roll off the tongue of Johnson coach Jeff Steele when talking about state quarterfinal opponent Jonesboro. It's certainly a flattering assessment of the top-ranked Cardinals (29-1).
If the Johnson boys have any remaining doubters this season, they'll need to find a new knock against the Knights. There will be no second-round exit for the team this season.
With a 10-point lead after one quarter of play, the Dawson County girls cruised to a 71-40 win in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Saturday in Dawsonville. With the win, the top-ranked Lady Tigers (29-0) advance to the state quarterfinals to face Laney this week. Game time and location will be determined by a coin flip.
Everything started on the perimeter for East Hall. By game's end, the Vikings made plays all over the court in a 95-62 second-round Class AAA playoff victory against visiting Peach County on Saturday night.
FORT VALLEY - All season long, East Hall's girls have thrived on responding from adversity in their run to the Class AAA state playoffs.