For Flowery Branch to start an imperfect comeback, Lexie Sengkhammee needed to execute a perfect pass.
Gainesville High point guard Luke Maddox has been dismissed from the boys basketball program following an arrest on campus for possession of marijuana.
As the finals seconds ticked off the clock, D'Marcus Simonds recognized what was coming and reacted.
Just when Chestatee needed something, anything to go right, Dawndria Bell came up clutch.
Austin Venable tallied 12 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Banks County to a 58-41 win against West Hall in the Region 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday in Homer.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Carson Heinen dribbled before handing the ball to Brock Wingo. It was only fitting the ball ended up in Wingo's hands.
Breanna Locke was none too pleased when she was called for travelling late in the third quarter as Flowery Branch was trying to stave off a Cedar Shoals comeback in Tuesday night's Region 8-AAAAA quarterfinal.
Jenny Edwards fueled East Hall's girls basketball team with 14 points in a 76-43 win against Fannin County in the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament on Tuesday in Homer. With the win, the Lady Vikings clinched a berth in the Class AAA state tournament.
The competition at the top in Region 8-AAAAA has been a constant battle all season on the girls' side. From beginning to end, Flowery Branch (20-3, 12-1) and Gainesville (18-7, 10-3) have stood out near the top.
Johnson coach Jeff Steele is leading a group that completed the first unbeaten regular season in program history. Gainesville's Benjie Wood lauded how his team has grown up and overcome obstacles this season in compiling a 23-2 record.
ATLANTA - Ty Powers had already earned a state title and completed his swimming for the day. But he still had one more important task at the 1A-5A state championships Saturday at Georgia Tech.
Fresh off the first area title in program history, Buford coach Rob Caryle had high hopes for the Wolves at state sectionals.
The East Hall's boys' final win of the regular season was just the icing on the cake to a perfect 12-0 run in region play.
Josh Randolph's confidence wasn't shaken following Lakeview Academy's disappointing 65-60 home loss to Hebron Christian Friday night.
The Gainesville High baseball team earned an 8-4 Region 8-AAAAA victory at Clarke Central on Friday in Athens.
Twice on Friday, North Hall left fielder Lincoln Hewett made a defensive play that was nothing short on spectacular.
Some of Hall County and Northeast Georgia's dynamic high school basketball stars will join forces with players from the rest of the state Saturday in Savannah. Games featuring the top juniors and seniors for boys and girls are slated for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Games at Savannah State University.
The Chestatee boys golf team won two tournaments this week.
Mario Mays hasn't forgotten his hometown.
Corbin Lewallen drove in two of three runs for North Hall in a 3-2 win over White County on Wednesday in Cleveland.
Caleb Whitenton grinned as he watched his Gainesville teammates run sprints across Ivey-Watson Field following Wednesday's 10-0 shutout over Heritage High.
One said he trains for the situation everyday. The other said he "called " that he would make the shot that would save his team from its first loss of the season.
OAKWOOD - Madeline McCarthy wants to be a difference maker for the Flowery Branch girls soccer program. On a roster ripe with youth, the Lady Falcons' senior midfielder sees it as her place to bring a little energy to the pitch as they get ready for the main stretch of games in Region 8-AAAAA.
Samuel Palmer netted four goals to lead the Riverside Military Academy soccer team to an 8-0 win against Strong Rock Christian on Tuesday in Locust Grove.
Starting pitcher Trevor Roof got Flowery Branch off to an ideal start in Region 8-AAAAA. On Monday, he needed just 45 pitches for the Falcons (6-1, 1-0) to take down Cedar Shoals 15-0 in three innings at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex.
The fourth annual North Georgia Classic All-Star basketball game is scheduled for Saturday March 28 at Gainesville High. The day begins with a 3-point contest at 1 p.m., slam dunk contest at 2 p.m., girls game at 3 p.m., followed by the boys' game.
Juan Mejia was surprised to even get a shot away when a rebound fell to him with eight minutes gone in Saturday's win over East Hall.
The Johnson Knights were a picture of speed and precision even on a misty night in Oakwood.
When she concedes a goal early, Lucy Ibarra said she typically gets down on herself.