Eleven local soccer programs are ranked in the state's top 10 in their classifications in the state poll released Tuesday.
Banks County head wrestling coach Kasey Hanley and Gainesville native Shane Haff will be honored by the Georgia chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at a banquet at 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in Norcross.
Gainesville High senior Pep Brown shot his first career hole-in-one on the 177-yard hole No. 3 at a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event last weekend in Jekyll Island.
Colton Duttweiler and Preston Graham combined on the mound to lead North Hall to an 8-4 victory against West Hall on Monday in Oakwood.
Hunter Anglin is taking every opportunity he can get to be a top contributor for the Gainesville pitching staff once again.
Growing up, Chestatee's Alexis Rebollar was trained as a goalkeeper for her soccer teams. Now, as a senior for the Lady War Eagles, this knowledge of the net gives her an advantage as a striker that makes her an offensive threat against any team Chestatee faces.
It's rather easy to distinguish Michael Gettys from his younger brother Jonathan. Prolific pitching and faces that are nearly identical - even though the elder keeps a five o'clock shadow - are two of the traits these two Gainesville (18-2, 10-1 Region 8-AAAAA) pitchers share.
Elizabeth Bachmann had 11 saves in goal for the Flowery Branch girls in a scoreless tie with Collins Hill on Saturday in Flowery Branch.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls soccer team made a single minute go the distance against Loganville on Friday.
Michael Gettys earned the complete-game win for Gainesville, striking out nine and allowing six hits and one run in a 5-3 victory against Loganville on Friday in Loganville.
Nicole Ball, Taylor Stewart and Drake Spratlin scored for North Georgia Christian girls soccer team in regulation to send the game into penalty kicks in a 4-3 win over Heritage Christian on Thursday at Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville.
Jefferson tennis coach Michael Paul will not soon forget the back-and-forth battle that his lone senior Tristan McGarity pulled out for a victory Wednesday on Senior Night against Rabun County.
FLOWERY BRANCH - One walk-off win at a time, the Flowery Branch baseball team is making a statement to the rest of Region 8-AAAAA.
Colton Duttweiler pitched six innings for North Hall, striking out two and was 1 for 4 with a pair of RBIs in an 8-2 win against East Hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.
OAKWOOD - Region game or not, the Johnson boys continue to play their best soccer against neighboring rival West Hall.
The Cartersville baseball team defeated North Hall for the Class AAA state championship with a 2-1 victory in Game 2 of their doubleheader on Saturday at Jody Davis Field in Gainesville. Cartersville won 4-2 in Game 1.
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.