BUFORD - There's a big baseball game tonight at Buford.
Preparing for a late-round playoff series requires a little creativity on a coach's part.
Three games and 891 round-trip miles later, North Hall's boys soccer team is still eyeing its first state championship.
Colton Quinones of Gainesville led the way for local track and field athletes with a state title in the Class AAAAA discus throw in the boys track and field state championships this weekend at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
Pouring rain quickly turned the field at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium into a marsh less than 20 minutes into Friday's state quarterfinal game.
Jordan Moreno isn't going to forget this week anytime in the near future.
ROSWELL - Patrick McNamara never gave North Hall much of a chance to recover from one bad inning.
DALLAS – Flowery Branch suffered a breakdown in defensive communication when it could least afford one Thursday against North Paulding.
BUFORD - With an opportunity for some good, old-fashioned payback right at his fingertips, Jake Higginbotham delivered his best.
There was no dispute as to which one of Brandon Sewell's home runs had a bigger impact Wednesday in Gainesville's two-game sweep of Sequoyah during the second-round playoff series at Ivey-Watson Field.
ROSWELL – North Hall's Andrew Smith felt a hint of déjà vu following the Trojans' split with Blessed Trinity on Wednesday in their Class AAA second-round baseball state playoff series.
Flowery Branch opened the second round of the Class AAAAA state baseball playoffs with a 6-3 win against North Paulding and lost 7-5 in Game 2 during Wednesday's doubleheader in the best-of-three series in Dallas.
Buford's girls soccer team knew heading into the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs that Blessed Trinity would be one of the biggest challenges standing in the way, but that didn't deter the team from peppering the net with shots and leaving everything on the field.
COLLEGE PARK - With overtime appearing more likely by the minute, West Hall's boys soccer team broke through in a big way against top-ranked Woodward Academy.
Gainesville's boys soccer team advanced to the Class AAAA quarterfinals with a 4-0 win against Lithia Springs on Tuesday in Lithia Springs.
The Chestatee High volleyball team went 1-1 on its Senior Night on Monday.
The North Hall High volleyball team went undefeated through five matches to win the Hall County volleyball tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Samantha Thomas had a two-run homer in the first inning to spark Buford to a 14-0 win in the regular-season Region 8-AAAA championship against Madison County on Thursday in Danielsville.
Pitcher Emily Crocker improved to 4-0 from the circle as the Buford Lady Wolves held off Grayson Wednesday night in a 4-3 victory.
Kayla Montague, Madison Oliver and Kayla Street each had two hits and two RBIs for the Lady Red Elephants in a 13-1 win against Salem on Tuesday in Gainesville. Abby Smallwood also had two RBIs.
Emily Crocker's love for softball began at the age of 4. She was watching her brother's baseball team and saw girls playing.
The North Hall softball team defeated Lumpkin County 6-2 on Monday night.
Emily Crocker pitched a perfect game in the Buford softball team's 10-0 five-inning victory over Monroe Area on Thursday in Monroe. The senior struck out five batters and improved her record to 3-0 in the circle this season.
Steffanie Redmon had three hits to pace East Hall's 4-3 Region 7-AAA victory against Fannin County on Wednesday.
Buford's Kennedy Kotula pitched her third complete game of the season Tuesday night in a 12-0 shutout of White County.
East Hall volleyball coach Ted Deppe saw a number of frustrated faces when he looked at his bench during a timeout.
The Flowery Branch softball team picked up an 11-0 Region 8-AAAAA victory against Cedar Shoals on Monday.
The East Hall Lady Vikings won the Rally on the Ridge tournament at Fannin County High on Saturday and improved their record to 31-6.
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