Building championship cross country teams is all about peaking at the end of the season, according to Flowery Branch coach Jimmy Sorrells.
Banks County's individual runners dominated the Region 7-AAA cross country championships on Tuesday in Homer.
The East Hall High volleyball program lost its state quarterfinals playoff matchup against Oconee County 25-22, 25-18, 25-13 on Saturday in Watkinsville. The Vikings' season is now complete.
DAWSONVILLE - Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base.
BUFORD - Samantha Thomas and Tessa Daniels have identical expectations for the Buford softball program in the upcoming state championship rounds, even though they have very different experiences playing in Columbus.
Sydney Cleveland led North Hall with 17 kills, 11 digs and an ace to lead North Hall to the Elite 8 in the AAAA state championship.
Emily Roberts says she is usually a little "off and on" when she puts in serious time in the front court blocking for East Hall.
Chris Williamson is too valuable an asset to stand on the Gainesville sideline for long.
Freshman Lindsey Grater finished second out of a field of 106 runners for the Chestatee War Eagles Saturday morning at the Sharptop Invitational in Jasper.
Dawson County softball capped off a rally from an early 8-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat East Jackson 10-9 in Game 3 of their Class AAA first round playoff series on Thursday in Dawsonville.
East Hall just wasn't playing its game midway through Wednesday's match, according to coach Ted Deppe.
The North Hall High volleyball team opened the Class AAAA playoffs with a 3-0 home victory against Mary Persons on Wednesday.
Ted Deppe heard the questions surrounding his program.
Kelly Kahlert doesn't feel like Flowery Branch is an underdog entering its first playoff series in program history.
BUFORD - Tessa Daniels sported a scraped-up elbow and her ears were ringing, but she could wear a big smile about the sequence of events that delivered those side effects.
It wasn't enough that Gainesville stay undefeated with Tuesday's blowout win over region rival Cedar Shoals.
Taylor Bourdage powered Flowery Branch with 26 points in a 67-45 win against Salem on Tuesday in Flowery Branch.
Pairings have been set for the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, which will be played Dec. 27-30 at West Hall and Chestatee high schools.
The North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated visiting Heritage Christian Academy 72-43 on Monday night in Flowery Branch.
Everything Julianne Sutton does revolves around sharing her Christian faith. That includes her standout presence as a sophomore for Flowery Branch.
The Chestatee girls had three scorers in double figures in a 47-17 win against Lumpkin County on Saturday. Tyler Bennett led the Lady War Eagles with 18 points, while Brooklyn Popham added 12. Kayla Watson finished with 11 points for Chestatee (2-4). On Friday, the Lady War Eagles face Stephens County at 7 p.m.
If Flowery Branch senior Taylor Bourdage seemed a little unfazed by his 21-point performance Saturday night against North Hall, it's because he thinks he can do even better.
All it took for Kylah Mize to get a hot hand at the right time was a hostile crowd, a deadlock to break and the basketball in her hands.
Johnson's boys produced a region preview to whet the appetite of its faithful Friday for what they hope is a long and successful season.
Commerce took a 7-0 lead into halftime, but Irwin County solved the Tigers' defense after the break to win 28-7 in the Class A Public football semifinal on Friday in Ocilla.
Tre Gober scored 20 points and Tae Turner added 17 to lead Lakeview Academy's boys basketball team to a 66-44 win over Commerce in its Region 8-A opener on Wednesday in Gainesville.
The seniors of Hall County's basketball teams heard from someone who once was in their shoes when he experienced an outpouring of support after a family tragedy. They also received a glimpse into the world of the children they help through toys they collected and delivered Thursday morning to the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children in Gainesville.
JEFFERSON - What is it that motivates a squad to excel and peak in time to win a championship every season?
Cometh the man, cometh the hour.
Julianne Sutton scored 16 points to lead Flowery Branch's girls basketball team to a narrow 47-44 victory over Clarke Central on Tuesday at home.