GAINESVILLE - Flowery Branch's contingent wanted to be able to soak it all in.
ELLIJAY- Make no mistake, Gilmer wrestling is as good as advertised and the Bobcats proved it Saturday on the final day of the Area 7-AAA traditionals.
HIAWASSEE - With their chance at the first region title in team history depending on a hard-earned, seven-point halftime advantage, and Jefferson's high-energy defense making points tough to come by inside, Lakeview was forced to look outside for offensive production.
ELLIJAY - Micah Mills didn't come away with a trophy for the two pins he recorded in the opening day of the Area 7-AAA traditional wrestling meet on Friday in Ellijay. And this Johnson High senior's strong performance at 189 pounds hasn't qualified him yet for next weekend's state finals at the Gwinnett Arena.
Britt Pecht scored 20 points as Hebron Christian Academy defeated Lakeview Academy 50-27 on Saturday during the consolation game of the Region 8-A tournament at Towns County High.
Throughout the season North Hall junior Bradee Burrell has battled the one thing that can be detrimental to a player known for their shooting ability: Lack of confidence.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville High's lone senior Abby Musselwhite was prepared to play in Saturday night's Region 7-AAA title game as part of a program that has played for the region crown the past 12 seasons in a row.
HIAWASSEE - When they met during the regular season, the Lakeview Academy Lady Lions were able to make eight 3-pointers in an overtime win against Social Circle. During their postseason meeting, the Lady Lions weren't so fortunate.
Lakeview Academy senior Kelly Nash picked the perfect time to step up.
In Area 7-AAA wrestling, there's Gilmer High, and then there's everyone else.
East Hall's boys basketball team is used to the stakes getting progressively higher this time of the year. This is the point in the season when the next game is always most important for the Vikings (21-5).
BOGART- After starting the season 1-7, it looked as though the Lakeview Academy girls basketball team's streak of consecutive state tournament appearances would end at four.
For the third consecutive season, the Lady Trojans (18-9) qualified for the state playoffs with a 45-37 victory against Pickens. With the win, North Hall advances to the tournament semifinals against East Hall at 4 p.m. Friday at Gainesville.
The Riverside Military Academy basketball team lost in the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Schools Association Region North AAA tournament 70-53 to Mount Vernon on Thursday night in Sandy Springs.
CUMMING - Jerry Davis' coaching career isn't over yet.
Kaleb Holbrook was preparing for his second game as a catcher for a summer league in Connecticut on June 8 when his phone began to ring with calls and text messages of congratulations.
Paul Powers appears to be preparing for a situation that, from the outside, seems ideal. On Monday, the rising North Hall High senior and four-time swimming state champion, gave a verbal commitment to compete for the 2013 National Champion University of Michigan starting in 2014.
Gainesville High's Grant Lasseter is currently tied for 14th after a first-round, 1-over par 73 on Monday in the Georgia State Golf Junior Championship at The Farm in Rocky Face. Lasseter is currently tied with five other players heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes.
Austin Montgomery was never the typical college basketball prospect. His faith and family have always outweighed any desire to play at the next level.
Veteran Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas struck just the right tone for the audience of high school football players and their participating coaches Thursday during the NFL's High School Player Development Camp at East Hall.
Pep Brown is finding that a confident approach to an unfamiliar course is paying off well at the Southern Junior Championship.
Gainesville High golfer Spencer Ralston shot a 3-under par 69 for a third-place finish at the Alpharetta Athletic Club on Monday.
Jared Hodge couldn't have asked for better training prior to landing his first head baseball coaching job at Johnson.
North Hall's Preston Graham was named the Region 7-AAA Pitcher of the Year, announced Tuesday.
Preston Graham and Colton Duttweiler are looking to play together one last time before heading off to different colleges. Both of the left-handed pitchers who helped North Hall advance all the way to the Class AAA baseball state finals will represent Team Georgia in the upcoming Heartland Baseball Classic.
Brad Keller was informed ahead of time that his selection in the 2013 MLB Draft was drawing near.
In a three-year span, Tyler Porter has gone from a broken back to broken personal records.
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