At first glimpse, a boys state playoff matchup between Class AAAA soccer powers Johnson and Dalton would be expected in the championship game, or at least the semifinals.
Johnson's girls golf team placed sixth and Lumpkin County's girls took 11th at the Class AAAA sectionals on Monday at Applewood Golf Course in Waynesboro.
Chestatee High senior Brandon Thompson finished second in the 100 meter race in the finals of the Georgia Olympics on Saturday in Jefferson.
The Gainesville High boys golf team shot a combined 157 over a rain-shortened nine holes to capture the team title at The Invite on Saturday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club.
With a steady rain falling, tough field conditions and cool temperatures, Friday night's first-round playoff game between the Gainesville Red Elephants and the Hiram Hornets was summed up by Gainesville Coach Jeremy Kemp as, "not fun baseball".
North Hall distance runner Witt Nix finished second in the boys 3200-meter finals with a time of 9 minutes. 30.34 seconds on the second day of the Georgia Olympics on Friday at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
Great pitching by North Hall made for an impressive doubleheader sweep of Decatur to open the Class AAA state playoffs on Friday at Jody Davis Field.
Despite a slick field, gusts of wind and the cold, the West Hall boys soccer team was able to create chances that led to a 4-0 win against Decatur in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament on Friday in Oakwood.
JEFFERSON – Mason Hamrick knew what kind of battle he was about to endure when the Class AA state pole vault final came down him and Riverside Military's Skyler Toney.
Chestatee's Cristian Felix has been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/TopDrawerSoccer.com High School Player of the Week, announced Monday. Felix led the War Eagles to their first region championship in school history.
After escaping Decatur earlier this season with a slim victory in overtime, the Buford Lady Wolves, the No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAA, wanted to do two things in the rematch: Score fast and play a mistake-free game.
The sights have never been set higher for the Chestatee boys soccer team, and coach Mike Herrin is well aware of his team's potential.
The Johnson boys soccer team took a lead into halftime and held on to win 2-1 against Columbus in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls soccer players still had their last game as a No. 1 seed in the state playoffs etched in their minds.
The Johnson High girls soccer team lost 1-0 to Alexander in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament on Tuesday in Douglasville.
Although it was a not-so-perfect ending to an almost perfect season for the Buford Lady Wolves soccer team, coach Crystal Fowler knows that this season is one for the history books for the girls soccer program.
West Hall High named Adam Rich as new softball coach on Tuesday by athletic director Scott Justus, replacing Warren Sellers, who stepped down from the softball program following the 2012 season.
North Hall and Gainesville both have a number of things in common, such as strong pitching, exemplary senior leadership and playoff experience. But while the Red Elephants are appearing in the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, the Trojans are making their first-ever appearance in the third round.
Nine local tennis players were named to the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region first team, announced Monday.
Gainesville soccer players Ricardo Gomez and Hartley Carter were named the Region 8-AAAAA Boys and Girls Most Outstanding Players, respectively.
West Hall sprinter Maia Caldwell-Booker recorded a time of 11.95 seconds to finish first in the Class AAA 100-meter dash at the girls state track and field meet Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
The East Hall boys soccer team will make its first appearance in the state semifinals following its 4-1 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Pierce County on Saturday in Blackshear.
Elexa Bahr recorded a hat trick with three consecutive goals for the Buford girls soccer team in a 5-0 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Savannah Arts Academy on Friday in Savannah.
As a freshman, White County's Jenna Gearing has taken the Class AAA long distance events by storm.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky junior safety and White County graid Ashely Lowery has been released from the hospital less than a week after a serious car accident and could be back on campus by June.
The Gainesville baseball team has found success this season by playing a relaxed game, even in the Class AAAAA state playoffs.
North Hall's Gabrielle Hoffman won the Class AAA state title in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet on Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
Chestatee's doubles pair of Blaine Brown and Juan Carrion were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region first team, announced last Friday.
North Hall fed off the production of senior pitcher Preston Graham so far this postseason. Through two rounds, Graham has posted two complete-game shutouts.
The second-round Class AAAAA baseball doubleheader between Gainesville and Creekview has been moved to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Ivey-Watson Field in Gainesville. The time was changed from the original start time of 4 p.m.