It wasn't a track meet. The Johnson Knights just made it look that way.
The Lakeview Academy girls basketball team stayed undefeated in Region 8-A play with a 47-43 victory against Towns County on Friday in Gainesville.
High school wrestling enters the second phase of its postseason this weekend.
All Johnson coach Jeff Steele wanted for senior wing Roderick English was to pick up 16 rebounds in Tuesday's home game against North Hall.
Hazel Hall wanted to speed Gainesville up.
Carly Winters knocked down eight 3-pointers for 24 points and tied the East Hall school record for most 3s in a game as the Lady Vikings defeated Lumpkin County 64-38 on Tuesday in Dahlonega.
Lakeview Academy's Hanna Grogan already has many of the skills for playing at the college level, according to her coach John Carrick, even though she's only a sophomore. Carrick would know as well as anyone, having coached at Georgia College for 27 years, before retiring and coming to Lakeview five years ago.
The North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy 55-31 on Monday in Flowery Branch.
Nicholas Bennett is a crowd favorite at North Hall. Being lifted on Trojans teammates' shoulders after he drained his 1,000th halfcourt shot at halftime of Saturday's game against Gainesville was proof of it.
The way Gainesville's boys spread the wealth scoring points, it made for an easy win at North Hall on Saturday. Junior D'Marcus Simonds had a typical big night scoring, junior center Tyler Scott was key inside with hitting baskets and changing the direction of Trojans shots, and K.J. Buffen scored a number of early baskets for the Red Elephants.
Ty Cockfield scored a game-high 26 points as undefeated Johnson (20-0) topped West Hall 65-40 on Saturday. Rod English was also in double figures, scoring 15 for the Knights.
In the race for third place in the talent-packed Region 8-AAAA, White County won the first lap.
Flowery Branch's Julianne Sutton connected on 9 of 10 shots from the field and scored a team-high 19 points in a 69-31 win against Apalachee on Friday in Winder. Sutton also finished with 13 rebounds.
A scoring drought that lasted more than a quarter and a pair of dynamic brothers from Oglethorpe County were too much for the Riverside Military Academy basketball team to overcome Friday night.
Buford's Camille Anderson hasn't forgotten the agony attached to coming up three points short of St. Pius X in the Class AAA state championship last year, a game she felt her squad should have won.
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.
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.