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.
In a season where the expectations may have not been high, the Chestatee girls shocked teams throughout the regular season as they made their way to the No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAA for the state playoffs.
Over the years, Gainesville's Pep Brown has learned that with golf, it's best to take a match one hole at a time and worry less about the big picture.
Benjie Wood says the last few days have been nothing short of gut wrenching. He knew making his second coaching change since the 2013 season ended with North Hall's trip to the semifinals would be frowned upon by some.
According to head coach Adam Johnson, West Hall's Gabrielle Ligas always does one of two things on the soccer field. Either she shines on her own, taking opportunities to score whenever the defense is looking away from her, or she takes a chance to make a play so that someone else can shine.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Todd Vokal would barely call his first season as the Flowery Branch boys tennis coach an easy one.
The North Hall track and field team qualified 23 athletes for the state level in 15 events at the Class AAA "B" sectionals Saturday at Southeast Bulloch High in Brooklet.
Dakota Chalmers struck out 10 hitters in five innings for the Lakeview Academy baseball team in a 12-1 win against Towns County on Friday.
After Friday night's win, North Hall head coach Trent Mongero said he was proud of how his guys kept focus, even if their No. 1 seed and region championship had already been clinched before Friday night's game.
Tori Mullinax and Sarah Beth English spend a lot of time running side-by-side, with most of their opponents behind them.
After winning the Region 8-AA championship and earning a No. 1 seed and bye for the state playoffs, the Riverside Military Academy boys tennis team's great season came to an end against Lovett High School with a 5-0 loss in the second round.
Even with a victory in the Region 8-AAAAA golf meet, the Gainesville High boys had to get back on track after a slow start Thursday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.
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.