FLOWERY BRANCH - Connor Shaw couldn't hold his emotions back any longer. The normally composed Falcons guard couldn't stop smiling after Flowery Branch (25-3) won its first playoff game in school history, 68-59, over Southside on Friday night in Flowery Branch. With only 1:13 remaining in the game, Shaw hit a clutch 3-pointer from the corner to subdue Southside's late rally. It gave the Falcons ...
The Lady Knights began Region 7-AAA play with a 5-1 win against White County on Friday night in Oakwood. Kat Sheridan scored the lone goal for the the Lady Warriors (0-2). Caitlyn Harper was credited with the assist.
Prep basketball, first round playoff action
Due to field conditions at Monroe Area High School, tonight's Chestatee soccer game has been postponed. The War Eagles will travel to Monroe on Wednesday. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Chestatee vs. Blessed Trinity
Stand on any spot on the court at the Gainesville High gym, facing the front entrance, and look up.
Riverside advances to elite eight
Lakeview Academy's Chelsea Waddell scored in the second half, but it wasn't enough for the Lady Lions (0-1) in a 3-2 double overtime loss to Saint Francis on Wednesday in Gainesville.
Chestatee High's Daniela Sotelo took a throw-in from Kasey Smith and fired the ball into the left hand corner of the goal for its only score in a 4-1 loss to Mill Creek on Tuesday night in Hoschton.
Flowery Branch boys basketball coach Todd Cottrell purposely retreated off to the side as the Falcons (24-3) went to work on Wednesday practicing for Friday's Class AAA state playoff game against Southside (18-9).
Flowery Branch senior Tom Pennington has one last shot.
Prior to 2002, the girls soccer program at North Hall had success, but were never able to compete with some of the more talented teams in the region or the state. All that has changed in just four years.
Now that all of the region tournaments are complete and the champions have been crowned, the 12 surviving area teams are now preparing for their first round games in the state tournament that begins with boys action on Friday night.
Did you know that Bremen, the team the Lakeview boys will face in the first round of state, is 6-16 on the season?
GAINESVILLE - Flowery Branch's contingent wanted to be able to soak it all in.
At first glimpse, a boys state playoff matchup between Class AAAA soccer powers Johnson and Dalton would be expected in the championship game, or at least the semifinals.
Johnson's girls golf team placed sixth and Lumpkin County's girls took 11th at the Class AAAA sectionals on Monday at Applewood Golf Course in Waynesboro.