The defensive end of the floor is a coach's pulpit.
As basketball teams from around the state inch closer to the end goal of winning a state title this week, another set of teams take to the field for the first time with a championship on the mind.
Consider North Hall baseball coach Trent Mongero as an ambassador for the game of baseball.
History was made Saturday in Rabun County, as the Riverside Military Eagles won their first GHSA region basketball title.
The Gainesville Red Elephants stomped through the region finals Saturday night at Chestatee High, taking home both trophies in a championship sweep.
The Lakeview Academy girls avoided a first-round matchup with Wesleyan by defeating Athens Christian 37-30 in the third-place game of the Region 8-A basketball tournament Saturday in Social Circle.
One streak snapped and one continued for the Buford Lady Wolves on Saturday during the Region 6-AA girls basketball tournament in Rome.
DULUTH - When the wrestling season started, Flowery Branch junior Danny Bell never envisioned it ending like this. Maybe that's a good thing.
The Riverside Military basketball team advanced to the Region 8-AA finals with a 59-52 win against East Jackson on Friday at Rabun County High in Tiger.
DULUTH - When the whistles blew to open the semifinals Friday at the Gwinnett Arena, the Jefferson High wrestling program wasted little time setting the tone for another state title run.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Lakeview Academy just needed a few more seconds.
The opening possession of Gainesville's Region 7-AAA tournament semifinal game against Flowery Branch ended with a George Manomano steal, the first of 12 for Gainesville, and a Blake Sims layup on the other end.
A.J. Johnson's fifth offensive rebound may have been his most important one.
Only after North Hall's 65-55 win against East Hall on Thursday could Trojans coach Benjie Wood admit he was more nervous than his players.
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Buford softball improved to 5-0 on Saturday with a pair of wins in the "Rumble at the Ridge" tournament hosted by Peachtree Ridge.
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