Dominated on the glass, fruitless from the field and nearing early foul trouble, the Flowery Branch Lady Falcons had little rhythm entering the second half down by four to Winder-Barrow.
It wasn't a track meet. The Johnson Knights just made it look that way.
The Lakeview Academy girls basketball team stayed undefeated in Region 8-A play with a 47-43 victory against Towns County on Friday in Gainesville.
High school wrestling enters the second phase of its postseason this weekend.
All Johnson coach Jeff Steele wanted for senior wing Roderick English was to pick up 16 rebounds in Tuesday's home game against North Hall.
Hazel Hall wanted to speed Gainesville up.
Carly Winters knocked down eight 3-pointers for 24 points and tied the East Hall school record for most 3s in a game as the Lady Vikings defeated Lumpkin County 64-38 on Tuesday in Dahlonega.
Lakeview Academy's Hanna Grogan already has many of the skills for playing at the college level, according to her coach John Carrick, even though she's only a sophomore. Carrick would know as well as anyone, having coached at Georgia College for 27 years, before retiring and coming to Lakeview five years ago.
The North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy 55-31 on Monday in Flowery Branch.
Nicholas Bennett is a crowd favorite at North Hall. Being lifted on Trojans teammates' shoulders after he drained his 1,000th halfcourt shot at halftime of Saturday's game against Gainesville was proof of it.
The way Gainesville's boys spread the wealth scoring points, it made for an easy win at North Hall on Saturday. Junior D'Marcus Simonds had a typical big night scoring, junior center Tyler Scott was key inside with hitting baskets and changing the direction of Trojans shots, and K.J. Buffen scored a number of early baskets for the Red Elephants.
Ty Cockfield scored a game-high 26 points as undefeated Johnson (20-0) topped West Hall 65-40 on Saturday. Rod English was also in double figures, scoring 15 for the Knights.
In the race for third place in the talent-packed Region 8-AAAA, White County won the first lap.
Flowery Branch's Julianne Sutton connected on 9 of 10 shots from the field and scored a team-high 19 points in a 69-31 win against Apalachee on Friday in Winder. Sutton also finished with 13 rebounds.
A scoring drought that lasted more than a quarter and a pair of dynamic brothers from Oglethorpe County were too much for the Riverside Military Academy basketball team to overcome Friday night.
Jonah Crocker tossed a complete-game shutout as the East Hall High baseball team used a five-run sixth inning to roll to a 7-0 win against rival West Hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Marq Kilcoyne's final hit of the night went a long way toward snapping Flowery Branch's two-game losing streak.
DAWSONVILLE - After 90 exhausting minutes of two Class AAA heavyweights battling it out, West Hall landed the final punches.
Chestatee's Reed Johnson stayed undefeated on the season with a 6-1, 6-0 singles win to fuel the War Eagles in a 5-0 win against Stephens County on Tuesday.
After six years in Gainesville, Julie Rushing has decided to resign as head volleyball coach at Chestatee High School, according to a Hall County Schools press release.
At least for one tournament, Gainesville junior golfer Spencer Ralston was happy to put up some high scores.
The North Hall High baseball team defeated Monroe Area 12-2 in five innings on the strength of a 10-run fourth inning Monday night.
The Gainesville High baseball team didn't take long to shake the sour taste from Saturday's loss to Buford.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Buford coach Tony Wolfe describes pitcher Connor Bennett as a "bulldog" on the mound, especially in relief appearances.
The East Hall High baseball team beat Johnson 8-1 on the strength of a five-run sixth inning Saturday at East Hall Park.
When Reachel Beaulieu saw her teammate Diana Perez crumple to the ground under the weight of a tackle during a preseason practice in fall 2013, Beaulieu could already tell something was wrong.
Gainesville junior guard D'Marcus Simonds has decided to reconsider his college options after Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray was fired Saturday afternoon.
The goals are flowing, the defense is stingy, and confidence is sky-high for Gainesville soccer, according to junior Diego Porras.
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.