Eleven local soccer programs are ranked in the state's top 10 in their classifications in the state poll released Tuesday.
Banks County head wrestling coach Kasey Hanley and Gainesville native Shane Haff will be honored by the Georgia chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at a banquet at 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in Norcross.
Gainesville High senior Pep Brown shot his first career hole-in-one on the 177-yard hole No. 3 at a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event last weekend in Jekyll Island.
Colton Duttweiler and Preston Graham combined on the mound to lead North Hall to an 8-4 victory against West Hall on Monday in Oakwood.
Hunter Anglin is taking every opportunity he can get to be a top contributor for the Gainesville pitching staff once again.
Growing up, Chestatee's Alexis Rebollar was trained as a goalkeeper for her soccer teams. Now, as a senior for the Lady War Eagles, this knowledge of the net gives her an advantage as a striker that makes her an offensive threat against any team Chestatee faces.
It's rather easy to distinguish Michael Gettys from his younger brother Jonathan. Prolific pitching and faces that are nearly identical - even though the elder keeps a five o'clock shadow - are two of the traits these two Gainesville (18-2, 10-1 Region 8-AAAAA) pitchers share.
Elizabeth Bachmann had 11 saves in goal for the Flowery Branch girls in a scoreless tie with Collins Hill on Saturday in Flowery Branch.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls soccer team made a single minute go the distance against Loganville on Friday.
Michael Gettys earned the complete-game win for Gainesville, striking out nine and allowing six hits and one run in a 5-3 victory against Loganville on Friday in Loganville.
Nicole Ball, Taylor Stewart and Drake Spratlin scored for North Georgia Christian girls soccer team in regulation to send the game into penalty kicks in a 4-3 win over Heritage Christian on Thursday at Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville.
Jefferson tennis coach Michael Paul will not soon forget the back-and-forth battle that his lone senior Tristan McGarity pulled out for a victory Wednesday on Senior Night against Rabun County.
FLOWERY BRANCH - One walk-off win at a time, the Flowery Branch baseball team is making a statement to the rest of Region 8-AAAAA.
Colton Duttweiler pitched six innings for North Hall, striking out two and was 1 for 4 with a pair of RBIs in an 8-2 win against East Hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.
OAKWOOD - Region game or not, the Johnson boys continue to play their best soccer against neighboring rival West Hall.
COLLEGE PARK – Through 79 minutes of play, the East Hall boys soccer team had every opportunity to keep its historic playoff run alive in Thursday's Class AAA state semifinal match against Woodward Academy.
Jackson County baseball players Nick Corso, Chase Dunlap, Joel Ellis and Coleman Barbee were named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region first team, announced Wednesday.
BLACKSHEAR - Adam Kelly and Griffin Olson had both been waiting for their moment. When it arrived, the North Hall seniors delivered.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.
Although it was a not-so-perfect ending to an almost perfect season for the Buford Lady Wolves soccer team, coach Crystal Fowler knows that this season is one for the history books for the girls soccer program.
West Hall High named Adam Rich as new softball coach on Tuesday by athletic director Scott Justus, replacing Warren Sellers, who stepped down from the softball program following the 2012 season.
North Hall and Gainesville both have a number of things in common, such as strong pitching, exemplary senior leadership and playoff experience. But while the Red Elephants are appearing in the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, the Trojans are making their first-ever appearance in the third round.
Nine local tennis players were named to the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region first team, announced Monday.
Gainesville soccer players Ricardo Gomez and Hartley Carter were named the Region 8-AAAAA Boys and Girls Most Outstanding Players, respectively.
West Hall sprinter Maia Caldwell-Booker recorded a time of 11.95 seconds to finish first in the Class AAA 100-meter dash at the girls state track and field meet Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
The East Hall boys soccer team will make its first appearance in the state semifinals following its 4-1 Class AAA quarterfinal win over Pierce County on Saturday in Blackshear.