The North Hall High wrestling team finished third in the Lambert High School Hook 'Em Holiday Clash on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ty Cockfield could hear the chants ringing from the other side of the court as Johnson limped into halftime of the Lanierland title game.
Neither team could get in a rhythm or sustain momentum. Neither team could find much breathing room or stay out of foul trouble. And making foul shots was a tricky exercise for the pair of rivals.
The Banks County girls emerged victorious in the Commerce Holiday Tournament after a 60-52 win against Madison County in the championship game on Tuesday.
A pair of undefeated teams will battle for the Lanierland boys basketball championship.
Winning her team's ninth straight game in a row was pretty cool, according to Flowery Branch's freshman guard Lexie Sengkhammee.
Following Tylor Brown's best performance in an East Hall uniform, Vikings coach Joe Dix raved about how composed his talented junior looked.
Kylah Mize has not taken a back seat shooting the ball to her more veteran East Hall teammates. Though only a sophomore, Mize had the hot hand early in the Lanierland opener on Saturday against Lakeview Academy. Lady Vikings coach Justin Wheeler has no reservations about letting her take the shot when it's open.
The Gainesville High football program made a run to the Class AAAAA state quarterfinals this season, while West Hall earned the Region 7-AAA championship.
Hall County's high school basketball teams have spent November and December playing top-level competition. They'll continue that trend by facing each other in the Lanierland Tournament beginning Saturday at West Hall and continuing Monday and Tuesday at Chestatee.
The Dawson County girls basketball team defeated Chestatee 61-38 for the Mistletoe Madness championship on Tuesday at North Murray High in Chatsworth.
Twin brothers shared a fist bump, big smiles and eyes filled with wonder at midcourt of Gainesville High's gym. It was about something much bigger than basketball.
The Chestatee High girls basketball team defeated Sonoraville 49-40 in the Mistletoe Christmas Classic semifinals Monday in Chatsworth.
Jordan Deep was always clutch at the plate for Buford.
Jake Shewbert completed quite a change of fortunes individually at the state cross country meet on Nov. 8.
Jenna Gearing knew nothing would come easy in 2014.
The Flowery Branch girls swimming team closed out its seventh straight Hall County championship in style Friday, sweeping the top two spots in the meet-capping 400-yard freestyle relay at Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center.
Banks County's Austin Venable scored his 1,000th career point as the Leopards defeated West Hall 76-48 on Friday in Homer.
When Buford's girls need a shot of energy into the offense, the ball automatically goes into the able hands of senior guard Camille Anderson. Although she's a versatile weapon, scoring is where her skills were most apparent against North Hall on Friday.
Flowery Branch's swimmers haven't grown complacent during their ongoing run of success at the Hall County championships.
Gainesville is approaching its trip to the 16-team wrestling state duals this weekend as a building block for what coach Nick Niesielowski hopes is a bright future for the program.
On a night where Johnson needed a strong offensive showing to secure a victory, Ty Cockfield answered the call.
Jordan Pulliam's 20 points powered Chestatee to a 54-45 win against Monroe Area on Tuesday.
Winning 20 straight games to open the season is quite the accomplishment for Dawson County's girls. On Tuesday, it was 20 straight points the Lady Tigers scored to open the game and assure a victory, 73-47, against West Hall in Oakwood.
Don't get Michael Carew wrong. He enjoys hanging out with several of his friends and fellow wrestlers from Buford and surrounding schools throughout the area.
Norris Rettiger led the North Georgia Christian boys to a 60-36 win over Victory Baptist on Monday night in Loganville.