ATLANTA - After three road playoff wins, the battle-tested North Hall boys soccer team needed one more win to secure a berth in the state championship game.
WATKINSVILLE - Last season, Oconee County fell just short of a state final appearance.
BUFORD - There's a big baseball game tonight at Buford.
Preparing for a late-round playoff series requires a little creativity on a coach's part.
Three games and 891 round-trip miles later, North Hall's boys soccer team is still eyeing its first state championship.
Colton Quinones of Gainesville led the way for local track and field athletes with a state title in the Class AAAAA discus throw in the boys track and field state championships this weekend at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
Pouring rain quickly turned the field at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium into a marsh less than 20 minutes into Friday's state quarterfinal game.
Jordan Moreno isn't going to forget this week anytime in the near future.
ROSWELL - Patrick McNamara never gave North Hall much of a chance to recover from one bad inning.
DALLAS – Flowery Branch suffered a breakdown in defensive communication when it could least afford one Thursday against North Paulding.
BUFORD - With an opportunity for some good, old-fashioned payback right at his fingertips, Jake Higginbotham delivered his best.
There was no dispute as to which one of Brandon Sewell's home runs had a bigger impact Wednesday in Gainesville's two-game sweep of Sequoyah during the second-round playoff series at Ivey-Watson Field.
ROSWELL – North Hall's Andrew Smith felt a hint of déjà vu following the Trojans' split with Blessed Trinity on Wednesday in their Class AAA second-round baseball state playoff series.
Flowery Branch opened the second round of the Class AAAAA state baseball playoffs with a 6-3 win against North Paulding and lost 7-5 in Game 2 during Wednesday's doubleheader in the best-of-three series in Dallas.
Buford's girls soccer team knew heading into the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs that Blessed Trinity would be one of the biggest challenges standing in the way, but that didn't deter the team from peppering the net with shots and leaving everything on the field.
Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.
It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.
Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.
Flowery Branch High Principal Dr. Jason Carter said the school expresses sincere condolences to the family of Sharon and Miles Coker over the loss of their son Keaton Coker, who died Tuesday evening following a long battle with brain cancer.
ALL-AREA GIRLS FIRST TEAM
Even before his freshman year at Johnson High, Fabian Abarca announced his arrival on the high school soccer scene.
Jessi Vaverka did everything she could to make sure she would be with her Buford High teammates when the Lady Wolves' soccer season started in February.
Winning has become the expectation for Johnson boys soccer coach Brian Shirley, even though it's a yearly grind to make it deep into the postseason.
West Hall athletic director Ethan Banks will proudly tell you "it's a great time to be a Spartan."
Marc Paglia has been navigating the unique challenges faced by Riverside Military Academy for the better part of three decades.
KENNESAW - Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 7-over 79 in U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifying held at Pinetree Country Club on Tuesday.
Everything really fell into place in a hurry for Hunter Mallard when he started to learn the ropes of the pole vault. As a freshman in 2014 at Gainesville High, he noticed it took strength, speed and lots of technique to master it appropriately. Now, less than a year after first trying his hand at this most complex event, he's going for a national title.
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