When Chestatee's Nick Beard was sprinting into the end zone for a defensive go-ahead score late in Friday's win against White County, his mind was racing a mile a minute. It's the kind of dream scenario for a battle-tested linebacker getting to score a pivotal touchdown that anyone his age grows up thinking about. Beard was at the right place at the right time to be the hero of the game.
Buford swept South Effingham 15-2 and 2-1, in the second round of the Class AAAAA state softball playoffs, earning a spot in the state tournament starting Oct. 27 in Columbus. The Lady Wolves will play Starr's Mill at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27.
October 19, 2016|
Times staff reports
Josh Joiner wasn't happy with the outcome of Wednesday night's doubleheader against Cook High in which his East Hall softball team was swept in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs. He was, however, excited with what it shows for the future.
North Hall volleyball moved one step closer to the Class AAA state championship on Tuesday with a straight-sets sweep of East Jackson at North Hall High in Gainesville, moving the Lady Trojans on to the third round.
Flowery Branch's softball team will pack on a school bus early Wednesday for a 275-mile trip and second-round playoff series against Ware County in Waycross. The Lady Falcons (13-17) hope to return home with a pair of wins in a best-of-three series and a spot in the Class AAAAA championship round in Columbus.
East Hall's Steffanie Redmon homered twice for the Lady Vikings on Thursday, including a third-inning three-run shot in game two of a first-round doubleheader with Pace Academy, and the hosts rolled to the second round of the Class AAA softball playoffs in what was another historic evening for the team at East Hall Park. The Vikings completed the sweep with a 19-0 shutout in four innings in the nightcap after winning the opener 15-0.
West Hall's Cadie Shirley posted 11 kills and four aces in a win against Eastside in the first round of the Class AAAA State Playoffs, earning the Lady Spartans a trip to the second round where they'll host Jefferson next week.
October 13, 2016|
Times staff reports