There doesn't seem to be much of a dividing mark between the regular season and playoffs, which open Friday for 17 local programs, with first-round games.
SUGAR HILL - Tuesday's Region 8-AAAA championship games at Lanier High featured a barn-burner and a blowout.
BUFORD- The best basketball in Region 7-AAA is played just inside Gwinnett County.
Kirk Schneider tallied 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and five rebounds for Lakeview Academy as they defeated Hebron Christian 68-56 in the Region 8-A third-place game on Tuesday in Commerce.
BUFORD - The East Hall girls have had no time to listen to the naysayers. The only expectations they care about are the ones coming from inside their own locker room after an up-and-down regular season that has given way to the Region 7-AAA tournament.
SUGAR HILL – Game after game, opponents remain stumped when it comes to slowing down the Johnson boys' high-octane offense.
The Gainesville boys weathered a tough second half against Cedar Shoals but were able to come out on top 53-51 in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament on Monday in Loganville.
Until June rolls around, the MLB Draft is the last thing on the mind of Michael Gettys.
Led by Daniel McCrary's 24 points, the Lumpkin County boys' basketball team secured a state playoff spot by knocking off third-seeded Lanier 70-65 in the Region 8-AAAA tournament quarterfinals on Saturday in Sugar Hill.
After missing out on the state playoffs a season ago, the North Hall girls basketball team is heading back to a place it expects to be come late February.
Jenny Edwards said that sometimes when things don't go well for the East Hall girls basketball team, the Lady Vikings have a tendency to give up.
The traditional wrestling state championships will be held at six different locations and will be condensed to a single day in Classes A-AAA, the Georgia High School Association announced Friday.
The waiting game for region basketball tournaments to begin has finally ended, as the snow and ice that caused the delay has turned to slush.
Gainesville and Johnson's storied boys soccer rivalry no longer holds region implications.
Andrew Bell recorded a hat trick and added an assist for Lakeview Academy in a 6-0 win against George Walton Academy on Friday night.
Two key region baseball games scheduled for Friday have been postponed until Saturday due to rain.
DAWSONVILLE - After a quiet first day of the Region 7-AAA track and field championships, Buford had to make up plenty of ground to win its second straight boys title.
Riverside Military took the Region 8-AA boys tennis title with a 3-2 victory over Jefferson thanks to wins from Sipho Khoza at No. 2 singles, Drew Eidson/Joshua Haughton at No. 1 doubles, and D'erron Patterson/Daniel McHerron at No. 2 doubles.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Nine months pregnant and expecting any day, Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith stood and watched as the Lady Red Elephants presented her with an early baby present - a second straight region championship.
Chestatee's boys and girls tennis teams both secured a spot in the Class AAAA state tournament with 3-0 sweeps of Eastside on the opening day of the Region 8-AAAA tournament on Wednesday morning in Danielsville.
MONROE – The Chestatee girls' track and field team claimed a second straight runner-up finish in the Region 8-AAAA meet on Wednesday, finishing second to region champion Lanier High.
West Hall's boys soccer team entered Tuesday's game gunning for the Region 7-AAA championship.
Jonathan Hughes went 2 for 3 with three runs batted in to lead Flowery Branch to a 14-2 win over Clarke Central at home on Tuesday.
North Hall's team motto this season is "find a way." It's a simple three-word saying meant to motivate the players to win on any given night, regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way.
For the past two games, Colton Chester has been an unstoppable, home-run-hitting machine.
Logan Burt hit the walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to secure a 14-12 win for Dawson County against West Hall on Friday in Dawsonville.
Brian Newman went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead West Hall to a 5-4 win against White County in eight innings on Thursday in Cleveland. With the win, the Spartans completed a two-game sweep of the Warriors.
The Gainesville girls golf team has looked to Meg Callahan to be a soft-spoken but strong leader since her freshman season, when she finished with the lowest stroke average in the program and won the team's player of the year award.