WINDER - Rebecca Meade pitched a four-hitter, while Savannah Clark and Mikayla Carlyle combined for five runs batted in Tuesday as the Apalachee softball team defeated Flowery Branch 11-1 in five innings in the Region 8-AAAAA semifinals at the Lady Wildcats' field.
North Hall volleyball coach Emi Hughes put her hands above her head, closed her eyes and took a long, deep breath as she made her way back to the bench Tuesday evening.
After securing their first-ever state tournament softball appearance last week by sweeping Heritage in a best-of-three series, the Flowery Branch Falcons made progress Monday night toward possibly hosting a round of the tournament and maybe even winning the Region 8-AAAAA softball tournament title.
Kennedy Kotula pitched a shutout for Buford, securing a series sweep of White County, 7-0 and 19-1, in the best-of-three series of the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament on Saturday in Buford. She allowed only two hits over seven shutout innings.
The Flowery Branch softball team defeated Heritage 5-3, 5-4 in a best-of-three Region 8-AAAAA tournament series to earn its first state tournament berth in school history on Wednesday in Conyers.
Sydney King tallied 15 digs, three service points and an ace Tuesday night as the Gainesville Red Elephants defeated Lanier and Clarke Central on Tuesday night.
Shelby Griffin recorded a double, a two-run home run and three RBIs to lead Flowery Branch to a 16-5 victory against Gainesville in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA playoffs on Tuesday.
It started with a suggestion from a middle school gym teacher at Chestatee Academy.
The Chestatee High volleyball team went 1-1 on its Senior Night on Monday.
The North Hall High volleyball team went undefeated through five matches to win the Hall County volleyball tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Samantha Thomas had a two-run homer in the first inning to spark Buford to a 14-0 win in the regular-season Region 8-AAAA championship against Madison County on Thursday in Danielsville.
Pitcher Emily Crocker improved to 4-0 from the circle as the Buford Lady Wolves held off Grayson Wednesday night in a 4-3 victory.
Kayla Montague, Madison Oliver and Kayla Street each had two hits and two RBIs for the Lady Red Elephants in a 13-1 win against Salem on Tuesday in Gainesville. Abby Smallwood also had two RBIs.
Emily Crocker's love for softball began at the age of 4. She was watching her brother's baseball team and saw girls playing.
The North Hall softball team defeated Lumpkin County 6-2 on Monday night.
Jake Shewbert completed quite a change of fortunes individually at the state cross country meet on Nov. 8.
Jenna Gearing knew nothing would come easy in 2014.
The Flowery Branch girls swimming team closed out its seventh straight Hall County championship in style Friday, sweeping the top two spots in the meet-capping 400-yard freestyle relay at Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center.
Banks County's Austin Venable scored his 1,000th career point as the Leopards defeated West Hall 76-48 on Friday in Homer.
When Buford's girls need a shot of energy into the offense, the ball automatically goes into the able hands of senior guard Camille Anderson. Although she's a versatile weapon, scoring is where her skills were most apparent against North Hall on Friday.
Flowery Branch's swimmers haven't grown complacent during their ongoing run of success at the Hall County championships.
Gainesville is approaching its trip to the 16-team wrestling state duals this weekend as a building block for what coach Nick Niesielowski hopes is a bright future for the program.
On a night where Johnson needed a strong offensive showing to secure a victory, Ty Cockfield answered the call.
Jordan Pulliam's 20 points powered Chestatee to a 54-45 win against Monroe Area on Tuesday.
Winning 20 straight games to open the season is quite the accomplishment for Dawson County's girls. On Tuesday, it was 20 straight points the Lady Tigers scored to open the game and assure a victory, 73-47, against West Hall in Oakwood.
Don't get Michael Carew wrong. He enjoys hanging out with several of his friends and fellow wrestlers from Buford and surrounding schools throughout the area.
Norris Rettiger led the North Georgia Christian boys to a 60-36 win over Victory Baptist on Monday night in Loganville.