GAINESVILLE ­-- Lumpkin County is right where it wants to be with three games left in the season. The Indians (5-2, 2-0 Region 7A-AAA) control their own destiny after a 48-6 win against East Hall Friday night at Valhalla.
GAINESVILLE -- It's a rare thing to score 77 points in a high school football game - it's even rarer to need every single one of those points.
GAINESVILLE - The Region 7-AAA softball champions wasted no time making their case for a trip to the state softball finals in Columbus.
OAKWOOD - The divided alignment in Region 7-AAA has plenty of detractors. Just don't count Johnson High football coach Paul Friel in that group.
The No. 5-ranked North Hall High football team extended its winning streak to seven games with a 68-6 rout of Gilmer Friday night at The Brickyard.
GAINESVILLE - Chestatee tripped over its own feet for the entirety of Friday night's game against White County and the opportunistic Warriors didn't hesitate to get their shots in while the War Eagles were down.
Riverside Military Academy won its second consecutive game, beating John Milledge Academy 35-7 Friday night at Maginnis Field in Gainesville.
Habersham Central 42, Clarke Central 14
Seven games into the season and there still doesn't appear to be any kinks in North Hall's armor.
GAINESVILLE - The Flowery Branch High volleyball team wanted one more chance to show North Hall that they were the best in Region 7-AAA.
With the momentum of a two-game winning streak behind them, and a third consecutive playoff appearance within reach, the War Eagles of Chestatee feel that there is only one team that can beat them. That team is the War Eagles of Chestatee.
DAHLONEGA - Lumpkin County High softball coach Lori Hall stacked the deck to get to this point. So the fact that the Lady Indians (17-13-1) enter this weekend's Class AAA North Sectionals as the No. 1 seed isn't a surprise to either their second-year coach or players. The Lady Indians played a tough regular season schedule, seeing top competition, with tournament appearances at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe and Madison County. ...
The West Hall High softball team defeated Riverwood 8-5 in the opening round of the Class AAA North Sectionals on Friday at the Lanier Point Softball Complex in Gainesville.
Previews of tonight's high school football games.
GAINESVILLE - Just off Bradford Street, next to Harmony Street Baptist Church, in a metal building that houses Jubilee Christian Academy's classrooms, administrative offices and gym, Randy Roys is a busy man. The school's principal - who also serves as a math teacher, coach and part-time custodian - is getting ready for the Georgia Christian Athletic Association Class A volleyball tournament, that begins today at Jubilee Christian. ...
Chestatee's Bridgette Kelly knew basketball season would be different for her this year as the only returning starter on the squad, but she didn't expect to find her groove shooting as early as she has.
BUFORD - In the end, Buford's height and athleticism was too much for East Hall.
J.B. Britte scored with just half of a second left in regulation for Lakeview Academy to earn the 54-53 win against Commerce on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Avery Cagle poured in 31 points for Riverside Military in a 65-27 victory over Atlanta International on Saturday in Atlanta. C.J. Howarded added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles (3-1). Riverside hosts Towns County on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
James Hodges recorded his third-straight double-double for Johnson with 32 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-51 win against Lanier on Friday in Oakwood.
Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Jefferson boys basketball team is preparing for its move to Class AAA next year with a simple strategy: Play Class AAA teams now.
Paisley Lee tallied 12 points for the Gainesville girls in a 57-19 win against Apalachee on Tuesday in Winder.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 28 points for North Hall in a 73-41 win against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Gainesville.
David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.
Jordan Stubblefield scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Chestatee boys basketball team to a 73-64 win over Franklin County and its first victory of the year at a tournament Saturday in Jefferson.
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