Gainesville junior D'Marcus Simonds scored 33 points and knocked down a game-winning shot at the buzzer in overtime for a 56-54 win against North Atlanta in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state tournament on Thursday.
Chestatee allowed five quick points by Pickens' Haley Kalson in the final minute of the first half Thursday to open the postseason in Gainesville. It didn't appear to be too much to overcome at the time, trailing by only three at intermission.
In some ways, it took East Hall an entire season to hold off and ultimately defeat Oconee County in Wednesday's first-round state playoff game.
JEFFERSON - The Banks County Lady Leopards' tough region served them well in the opening round of the Class AAA state basketball tournament.
Shikiya Brown tallied 13 points to lead Gainesville's girls to a 54-34 win over Kell in the first round of the Class AAAAA tournament on Wednesday in Marietta.
For the second straight day, icy conditions are taking a toll on the basketball state playoffs in Northeast Georgia.
With his team missing each of its opening eight field goal attempts, Buford Lady Wolves coach Gene Durden yanked his starters and hoped the move would send a message.
The Lakeview Academy basketball teams have qualified for the Class A Private playoffs, according to GHSA power ratings released Tuesday, with the Lions boys the 16th and final team to make their bracket.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has tried to help his players keep faith that the season is not lost.
The ice storm has led to the postponement of tonight's scheduled state basketball playoff game between the East Hall High School girls and Oconee County.
Johnson's boys are enjoying two big benefits for winning the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament Saturday night. First, the fifth-ranked Knights will be able to hang another championship banner in the gym as back-to-back champ.
Kyvon Davenport scored 37 points with 17 rebounds for East Hall's boys in an 83-62 victory against Banks County to claim the Region 7-AAA championship Saturday at Franklin County High in Carnesville. The Vikings (22-5) led 12-4 early in the game to claim its first region title since 2011.
Again and again, coach Jeff Steele credits the Johnson boys basketball team's success to a close-knit family dynamic.
MACON - Elliott Raiford and Michael Carew completed a satisfying culmination Saturday at the traditional state wrestling championships at the Macon Centreplex.
Tom Sexton, Denny Momper, Roy Lyle and Dave Griffin won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points event last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
Mark Dunn has been a high school soccer head coach in Hall County for 34 seasons. He's won 307 games.
The Jefferson High boys and girls track and field program claimed the Region 8-AAA championship Saturday. The Dragons' boys won with 177.5 points, ahead of second-place Oconee County (158) and Elbert County (92). The Jefferson girls won with 168, ahead of Morgan County (96) and Hart County (89.5).
The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association opened their spring season with a team Lauderdale event on Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
Reed McAllister pitched five innings to earn a 3-2 win for Dawson County against Lumpkin County in the season finale for the Tigers on Friday night in Dahlonega.
For the fourth consecutive season, Gainesville is headed into the state baseball playoffs with the region championship.
Lakeview Academy's girls rolled to an 11-1 win against George Walton Academy, led by Carmen Wagner's five goals, on Thursday.
DAHLONEGA - Alexis Satterfield wasn't buying it when coach Don Brock told the Lumpkin County girls soccer players that they could win the Region 7-AAA championship this year.
Jeff Steele is the new boys basketball head coach at Lumpkin County High School.
The Gainesville baseball team combined for seven home runs in a 17-7 rout over Apalachee High on Wednesday evening.
Trini Puente didn't have an ideal start to her junior season. That hasn't stopped the North Hall standout from continuing to excel in track and field.
For the first time in school history, Dawson County's boys and girls golf teams swept the Region 7-AAA championships on Tuesday at Crystal Falls Golf Course in Dawsonville. The Tigers and Lady Tigers advance to the state tournament on May 18.
With a large lead quickly dwindling, Lumpkin County coach Dustin Allen went with his ace Cody Waters earlier than he had hoped Tuesday against East Hall. The right-handed senior responded with 5 2/3 innings of steady work in long-relief duty, allowed only one run and led the Indians (14-8, 11-5 Region 7-AAA) to an 11-6 win in Gainesville.
For Roger Parham, the math was simple when his latest coaching opportunity arose.
Jeff Steele saved his best for last in Oakwood.
The Gainesville High boys golf team shot a team total 291 (+7) at Chateau Elan Golf Club on Monday to capture the Region 8-AAAAA title and its fifth consecutive region championship.