In a season where the expectations may have not been high, the Chestatee girls shocked teams throughout the regular season as they made their way to the No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAA for the state playoffs.
Over the years, Gainesville's Pep Brown has learned that with golf, it's best to take a match one hole at a time and worry less about the big picture.
Benjie Wood says the last few days have been nothing short of gut wrenching. He knew making his second coaching change since the 2013 season ended with North Hall's trip to the semifinals would be frowned upon by some.
According to head coach Adam Johnson, West Hall's Gabrielle Ligas always does one of two things on the soccer field. Either she shines on her own, taking opportunities to score whenever the defense is looking away from her, or she takes a chance to make a play so that someone else can shine.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Todd Vokal would barely call his first season as the Flowery Branch boys tennis coach an easy one.
The North Hall track and field team qualified 23 athletes for the state level in 15 events at the Class AAA "B" sectionals Saturday at Southeast Bulloch High in Brooklet.
Dakota Chalmers struck out 10 hitters in five innings for the Lakeview Academy baseball team in a 12-1 win against Towns County on Friday.
After Friday night's win, North Hall head coach Trent Mongero said he was proud of how his guys kept focus, even if their No. 1 seed and region championship had already been clinched before Friday night's game.
Tori Mullinax and Sarah Beth English spend a lot of time running side-by-side, with most of their opponents behind them.
After winning the Region 8-AA championship and earning a No. 1 seed and bye for the state playoffs, the Riverside Military Academy boys tennis team's great season came to an end against Lovett High School with a 5-0 loss in the second round.
Even with a victory in the Region 8-AAAAA golf meet, the Gainesville High boys had to get back on track after a slow start Thursday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club.
The Gainesville girls' tennis team may not have ended the season like they had hoped, but it certainly didn't go down without a fight.
The North Hall boys soccer team defeated Dawson County 4-3 on penalty kicks for a 2-1 win over the Tigers in a battle between a pair of top-5 ranked teams on Thursday at the Brickyard.
White County carded a team score of 313 to finish in first place at the Region 7-AAA golf tournament on Wednesday in Cleveland.
Following Gainesville's 10-0 win over Apalachee in its final region game Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field, Red Elephants coach Jeremy Kemp finally had a chance to reflect on the magnitude of his team's achievements this season, most notably their Region 8-AAAAA title.
After piling up a program-record 32 wins this season, the North Hall Trojans need just two more victories to call themselves state champions.
Just a season after the East Hall girls basketball team made yet another deep run in the GHSA state tournament, the Lady Vikings finished the 2012-2013 season 10-14, and head coach Joey Rider stepped down from his position.
North Hall enters the deciding third game of its state semifinal series against Blessed Trinity with a pretty positive outlook on things, even though it dropped the second game of the series 8-5 Monday at Jody Davis Field in Gainesville.
Lumpkin County's Morgan Wood shot a 91 to tie for 14th place individually in the Class AAAA girls state golf tournament on Monday at Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta.
Flowery Branch High didn't have to look far to find its next boys basketball coach.
JEKYLL ISLAND - In a place that promotes itself as "Georgia's Jewel," Gainesville's boys golfers closed out one gem of a season on Monday.
For all its success this season, the North Hall baseball team will widely be considered an underdog against No. 1-ranked Blessed Trinity in the Class AAA state semifinals.
The Gainesville High boys golf team has done its best to avoid becoming a victim of its own success this season.
Eleven soccer players combined from Chestatee and Johnson High were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region soccer first teams, announced Friday.
Spring football is just as important as a high school coach wants it to be. Even though it's good to get as many players in uniform for evaluation as much as possible, it's up for debate whether it has to be done at the end of the calendar school year to yield any better results.
BLACKSHEAR - This much is certain: one way or another, North Hall will end its historic season in the friendly confines of Jody Davis Field.
COLLEGE PARK – Through 79 minutes of play, the East Hall boys soccer team had every opportunity to keep its historic playoff run alive in Thursday's Class AAA state semifinal match against Woodward Academy.
Jackson County baseball players Nick Corso, Chase Dunlap, Joel Ellis and Coleman Barbee were named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region first team, announced Wednesday.
BLACKSHEAR - Adam Kelly and Griffin Olson had both been waiting for their moment. When it arrived, the North Hall seniors delivered.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.