Taylor Anne Kelley tallied 16 points as the Lady Trojans routed Lanier 51-19 on Friday in Gainesville.
The North Hall High wrestling team finished third in the Lambert High School Hook 'Em Holiday Clash on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ty Cockfield could hear the chants ringing from the other side of the court as Johnson limped into halftime of the Lanierland title game.
Neither team could get in a rhythm or sustain momentum. Neither team could find much breathing room or stay out of foul trouble. And making foul shots was a tricky exercise for the pair of rivals.
The Banks County girls emerged victorious in the Commerce Holiday Tournament after a 60-52 win against Madison County in the championship game on Tuesday.
A pair of undefeated teams will battle for the Lanierland boys basketball championship.
Winning her team's ninth straight game in a row was pretty cool, according to Flowery Branch's freshman guard Lexie Sengkhammee.
Following Tylor Brown's best performance in an East Hall uniform, Vikings coach Joe Dix raved about how composed his talented junior looked.
Kylah Mize has not taken a back seat shooting the ball to her more veteran East Hall teammates. Though only a sophomore, Mize had the hot hand early in the Lanierland opener on Saturday against Lakeview Academy. Lady Vikings coach Justin Wheeler has no reservations about letting her take the shot when it's open.
The Gainesville High football program made a run to the Class AAAAA state quarterfinals this season, while West Hall earned the Region 7-AAA championship.
Hall County's high school basketball teams have spent November and December playing top-level competition. They'll continue that trend by facing each other in the Lanierland Tournament beginning Saturday at West Hall and continuing Monday and Tuesday at Chestatee.
The Dawson County girls basketball team defeated Chestatee 61-38 for the Mistletoe Madness championship on Tuesday at North Murray High in Chatsworth.
Twin brothers shared a fist bump, big smiles and eyes filled with wonder at midcourt of Gainesville High's gym. It was about something much bigger than basketball.
The Chestatee High girls basketball team defeated Sonoraville 49-40 in the Mistletoe Christmas Classic semifinals Monday in Chatsworth.
The top-ranked Dawson County girls basketball team saw their perfect season come to an end with a 70-64 loss to second-ranked Laney in the Class AAA state quarterfinals on Tuesday in Augusta.
ATLANTA - Gainesville coach Brenda Hill-Gilmore said her team would need a "perfect" game to knock off top-ranked Mays High School in Tuesday's Class AAAAA quarterfinal.
Bailey Whtlock had two hits and drove in a run for Lakeview Academy in an 11-1 win against Johnson on Monday in Gainesville. Rob Hamby, Rob Collison and J.D. Roark also drove in runs with a hit for the Lions. On Wednesday, Lakeview Academy hosts West Hall at 4:30 p.m.
Two words quickly roll off the tongue of Johnson coach Jeff Steele when talking about state quarterfinal opponent Jonesboro. It's certainly a flattering assessment of the top-ranked Cardinals (29-1).
If the Johnson boys have any remaining doubters this season, they'll need to find a new knock against the Knights. There will be no second-round exit for the team this season.
With a 10-point lead after one quarter of play, the Dawson County girls cruised to a 71-40 win in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Saturday in Dawsonville. With the win, the top-ranked Lady Tigers (29-0) advance to the state quarterfinals to face Laney this week. Game time and location will be determined by a coin flip.
Everything started on the perimeter for East Hall. By game's end, the Vikings made plays all over the court in a 95-62 second-round Class AAA playoff victory against visiting Peach County on Saturday night.
FORT VALLEY - All season long, East Hall's girls have thrived on responding from adversity in their run to the Class AAA state playoffs.
Hanna Grogan scored 17 points for the Lady Lions, but Lakeview Academy fell 51-43 to Calvary Day in the first round of the Class A Private basketball state tournament on Friday in Savannah.
BUFORD - Buford coach Gene Durden had to get the Lady Wolves back to their "bread and butter" to finally gain the separation they needed against Westover.
EVANS - The ball was in the right hands for Gainesville in the final seconds of Friday's second-round playoff game against Greenbrier. Sophomore Taylor Hawks took the pass from Shikiya Brown, looked both ways and just before time expired drained a finger-roll shot in the lane to secure the upset win of the second-ranked Lady Wolfpack in Evans.
COMMERCE - Freshmen normally aren't the go-to players for any team, especially during the playoffs.
HOMER – If there's a winning formula for the second-seed Banks County Leopards in the Class AAA state playoffs, it is get it to the big men.
Behind smothering defense and Ty Cockfield's game-high 31 points, Johnson's victory over Southeast Whitfield was never in question.