Kelsi Jones notched 17 digs, 16 kills and 15 aces for West Hall in wins against Rabun County (15-25, 25-11, 25-10) and Lumpkin County (25-13, 25-17) on Thursday in Oakwood.
Bethany Whitenton recorded 13 service points, nine kills and five aces to lead Gainesville in a win against Tallulah Falls (25-19, 26-28, 25-22) and a loss to Habersham Central (25-20, 25-23) on Wednesday in Gainesville.
Tanai Watson led Gainesville with 18 assists, six service points and two aces in wins against Putnam County (25-7, 25-4) and Loganville (25-23, 25-19) on Thursday in Gainesville.
Buford sophomore infielder Drew Puckett struggled at the plate to start the year off. After an outstanding showing her freshman year, Puckett's 2013 outing was not what she envisioned when she started the season, but she is finally hitting her stride at just the right time.
Drew Puckett hit a home run on the first pitch she saw in her second at-bat for Buford in a 9-0 win against Lassiter (No. 3 Class AAAAAA) on Monday in Buford.
Softball Buford rallies, routs Jefferson: Trailing by four runs through the first two innings, Buford came alive to score eight runs in the third and nine runs in the fourth to rout Jefferson 17-4 on Saturday morning. The Lady Wolves (19-1, 9-0 Region 7-AAA) used three home runs across the final two innings from sophomore Drew Puckett, including a walk-off grand slam in the fourth ...
Makenzie Bryant led North Hall with 16 digs, three aces and two kills in wins against Lakeview Academy (25-18, 25-17) and Johnson (25-13, 25-12) on Thursday in Gainesville.
Morgan Walters knocked in a three-run home run in the first inning to lead Buford to a 17-0 win against White County on Wednesday in Cleveland.
Kelly Chance led the Lady Knights with 13 digs, four assists and three aces in a win against Madison County (20-25, 25-20, 25-16) and a loss to Walnut Grove (25-11, 25-13) on Tuesday in Danielsville.
One word isn't sufficient to sum up the role that Kelsi Jones plays on the West Hall volleyball team, but encouraging, experienced and overachieving are a few that coach Joe Nelson used to describe the versatile senior.
West Hall's volleyball team continued to turn its season around in a big way Saturday, going 4-0 at the East Hall Spikefest.
Kelsi Jones led West Hall with 17 kills and 14 aces in the Lady Spartans' first sweep of the season, defeating Madison County (25-9, 25-15) and Cedar Shoals (25-16, 25-14) on Thursday in Oakwood.
Sarah Beth English placed third with a time of 21 minutes to lead the Chestatee girls to a first-place team finish at the West Hall Invitational on Tuesday in Oakwood.
Olivia Husted has seen no significant drop-off between her sophomore and junior softball seasons.
Emily Crocker's no-hitter led Buford to an 11-0 win against North Hall on Tuesday in Buford.
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.
Lucas Pain scored a game-high 21 points and Cameron Millholland added 11 as the Dawson County boys played stingy defense, limiting Social Circle to just five first-half points to earn a 52-32 win on Tuesday night at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
Kayla Watson notched 18 points to lead Chestatee to a 53-39 win against Jefferson in Tabo's Tip-Off Tournament on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Fresh off a region championship and with all but one starter back, expectations are skyrocketing for the Johnson boys basketball team in the 2013-2014 season.
Jensen Hall and Maia Booker each tallied 12 points to lead West Hall's girls basketball team to a 46-34 win against Hart County in the White County Tip-Off Tournament on Monday in Cleveland.
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