JEFFERSON - Zac Crosby didn't see reason to panic in Friday's quarterfinals of the Class AA state sectionals at Jefferson High. Trailing late in the third period, he still had his strategy for victory solid in his mind.
For area basketball teams, both ends of the respective region or subregion spectrums are foregone conclusions. The top teams in the standings will remain there regardless of the outcomes of tonight's, the same can be said for the teams at the bottom.
Wrestlers that qualify for the traditional state championships this season will have truly earned it. Georgia high school wrestling has sharpened its criteria this season for those that hope to advance to the all-classification state meet on Feb. 19-21 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
For everything Rick Howard earned Saturday - a region championship trophy, a milestone victory and a plaque to commemorate it - his players' gestures of respect might be what sticks with the Gainesville boys soccer coach the longest.
The Stetson University men's basketball program rolled out the welcome mat for Ty Cockfield. The Johnson High senior returned the favor, announcing Tuesday he will join the Hatters' basketball program in the fall.