Gainesville junior D'Marcus Simonds scored 33 points and knocked down a game-winning shot at the buzzer in overtime for a 56-54 win against North Atlanta in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state tournament on Thursday.
Chestatee allowed five quick points by Pickens' Haley Kalson in the final minute of the first half Thursday to open the postseason in Gainesville. It didn't appear to be too much to overcome at the time, trailing by only three at intermission.
In some ways, it took East Hall an entire season to hold off and ultimately defeat Oconee County in Wednesday's first-round state playoff game.
JEFFERSON - The Banks County Lady Leopards' tough region served them well in the opening round of the Class AAA state basketball tournament.
Shikiya Brown tallied 13 points to lead Gainesville's girls to a 54-34 win over Kell in the first round of the Class AAAAA tournament on Wednesday in Marietta.
For the second straight day, icy conditions are taking a toll on the basketball state playoffs in Northeast Georgia.
With his team missing each of its opening eight field goal attempts, Buford Lady Wolves coach Gene Durden yanked his starters and hoped the move would send a message.
The Lakeview Academy basketball teams have qualified for the Class A Private playoffs, according to GHSA power ratings released Tuesday, with the Lions boys the 16th and final team to make their bracket.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has tried to help his players keep faith that the season is not lost.
The ice storm has led to the postponement of tonight's scheduled state basketball playoff game between the East Hall High School girls and Oconee County.
Johnson's boys are enjoying two big benefits for winning the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament Saturday night. First, the fifth-ranked Knights will be able to hang another championship banner in the gym as back-to-back champ.
Kyvon Davenport scored 37 points with 17 rebounds for East Hall's boys in an 83-62 victory against Banks County to claim the Region 7-AAA championship Saturday at Franklin County High in Carnesville. The Vikings (22-5) led 12-4 early in the game to claim its first region title since 2011.
Again and again, coach Jeff Steele credits the Johnson boys basketball team's success to a close-knit family dynamic.
MACON - Elliott Raiford and Michael Carew completed a satisfying culmination Saturday at the traditional state wrestling championships at the Macon Centreplex.
Tom Sexton, Denny Momper, Roy Lyle and Dave Griffin won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points event last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
In the hunt for a region title, Jonathan Gettys wasn't taking a sick day.
The Riverside Military Academy track and field team has already won its first Hall County championship this season. Eagles coach Jim Myers and senior standout Chris Howard hope that's just a start.
For everything Rick Howard earned Saturday - a region championship trophy, a milestone victory and a plaque to commemorate it - his players' gestures of respect might be what sticks with the Gainesville boys soccer coach the longest.
Soaked to the bone, a broad smile on his face, Simon Cobian (VIDEO) wasn't about to pass up his opportunity for a little fun on a dreary Friday night.
Sadie Foote racked up five goals to lead Chestatee to a 7-0 win over Monroe Area on Friday in Gainesville.
Madeline McCarthy scored a pair of goals for Flowery Branch's girls soccer team in a 2-1 home win against Loganville on Thursday.
With the eyes of a captive crowd upon them, Flowery Branch's Breanna Benton and Brooke Kane never flinched.
The North Hall boys tennis team beat North Oconee 3-1 to claim the Region 8-AAAA championship on Wednesday night.
DAWSONVILLE - East Hall was down to its final three outs. The Vikings' grip on clinching their first playoff spot since 2003 was slipping.
The Stetson University men's basketball program rolled out the welcome mat for Ty Cockfield. The Johnson High senior returned the favor, announcing Tuesday he will join the Hatters' basketball program in the fall.
The Georgia High School Association is moving its basketball quarterfinals back to neutral sites following a vote at Monday's state executive committee meeting.
Courtney Newton is coming home.
Eli Stuart's squeeze bunt scored Hunter Strange as the East Hall High baseball team defeated rival West Hall 4-3 in eight innings on Saturday night in Oakwood.
Gainesville's newest face on the block may give the Red Elephants their best shot at a region title in three years.