Jackson County's Ana Rodriguez hit a pair of late free throws to ensure its 34-32 win against first-year, cross-county rival East Jackson on Saturday night in Jefferson.
GAINESVILLE-Gainesville High girls basketball coach Manson Hill could have been more pleased, but he was nonetheless happy with the way his Lady Red Elephants concluded the Jackson EMC Lanierland Tournament.
Sharon Qualls built quite a foundation with West Hall's volleyball program. In seven years at the helm, the first and only coach in the program's eight-year history she's set the bar high for future Lady Spartans team.
Led by another stellar offensive game from Parker Smith, who finished with 31 points, Chestatee beat Lakeview 70-56 to take third place in the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament on Saturday at East Hall High. The War Eagles (5-2) started on a 7-0 run to begin the game and never looked back. They led by six after the first and 13 by halftime.
It wasn't close. It wasn't dramatic. And it certainly wasn't suspenseful.
BUFORD ­-- It's official. Buford's back.
First team Elif Alyanak Lakeview Academy Senior First team All 7-A/AA 3.8 assists per game Caroline Coker North Hall Senior 172 kills 92 percent serve success Whitney Delp West Hall Senior 157 kills, 135 aces (school record), 223 digs, 127 assists <font ...
It took 16 weeks and 15 battered and bashed opponents, but Buford finally won the game they wanted to win.
Katie Spell never even planned on playing high school volleyball as a child. So the idea of leading the Trojans to back-to-back Area 7-AAA titles in her final two seasons of high school was the last thing on her mind.
GAINESVILLE-Two words came to North Hall High girls basketball coach Debbie Blake's head when asked about her team's performance Saturday night in the championship game of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament.
GAINESVILLE - An emotionally exhausted and hoarse Joe Dix said it best with not only his demeanor, but his words.
Blanche Alverson led the Buford High girls basketball team with 17 points en route to a 62-42 win over Class AAAAA Grayson on Friday night in Buford.
BUFORD - A state championship game featuring a rematch sounds like a rare occurrence. For Buford, it's an old trick.
BUFORD - In the week leading up to their Class AA state championship game against Lovett, the Wolves' practice field took on the appearance of a college coaches' conference.
GAINESVILLE- East Hall High senior Trevor Bishop feels like things are finally starting to come together for the Vikings.
As North Hall pitcher Preston Graham puts it, now's the time to seize the moment. His Trojans teammates - and their fan base for that matter - would wholeheartedly agree.
Gainesville's Michael Gettys was named the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region Pitcher of the Year, announced Friday.
Looking out over Jody Davis Field, it all comes into focus for North Hall's Griffin Olson.
North Hall (32-4) will host Cartersville (28-7) in the Class AAA baseball state championship series, beginning with a doubleheader at 5 p.m. on Saturday in Gainesville. Game 3, if necessary, will be played Monday in Gainesville. Tickets are $7.
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.