West Hall's boys cross country team finished in second place in the 28-team, all-classification field at the Westover Invitational meet Saturday.
Johnson was unable to pick up its first subregion win, falling 43-7 to Creekview on Friday in Canton.
ATHENS -- Third-ranked Athens Academy defeated Commerce 19-13 on Friday night at Slaughter Field in their third consecutive victory over the Tigers.
The victory was the Spartans' sixth in the last eight years over Commerce.
"Pound the rock."
JEFFERSON - The Region 8-AA title race was summed up best by Jefferson High football coach Bill Navas after its 47-20 win over Riverside Military on Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
"All roads go through Jefferson now," Navas said.
CUMMING -- Experience vs. change has been a popular theme this election year.
Based on Friday night's result at West Forsyth, you can score one for experience, at least in Region 7-AAA.
CLEVELAND -- In a game that featured a combined 10 turnovers, it was only fitting that the outcome was decided by an interception.
BUFORD -- The Buford High football team didn't produce a massive amount of offensive yards in its 49-7 win over Avondale on Friday.
But how the Wolves scored, and how they kept their opponent from scoring, made the win just as impressive.
It's new school against old school.
OAKWOOD - It took Flowery Branch less that five minutes to put the game out of reach Friday night at Spartan Field in Oakwood.
Class AA's top-ranked Buford High softball team opened the Region 6-AA tournament with a 5-2 win against Greater Atlanta Christian on Thursday in Norcross.
One test passed, another awaits.
North Hall at White County
The North Hall High volleyball team swept a home meet against area opponents Gilmer (25-11, 25-19), East Hall (25-10, 25-7) and Gainesville (25-11, 25-12) on Wednesday in Gainesville.
They're 1,030 pounds of protection. That's how much weight an offense faces when they line up against the White County's defensive line.
The Flowery Branch softball team picked up an 11-0 Region 8-AAAAA victory against Cedar Shoals on Monday.
The East Hall Lady Vikings won the Rally on the Ridge tournament at Fannin County High on Saturday and improved their record to 31-6.
The Gainesville softball team defeated West Hall 12-1 in six innings on Saturday.
Two Buford pitchers combined for a no-hitter against Johnson on Thursday evening as the Lady Wolves topped the Knights 16-0 in a region matchup.
For Gainesville football coach Bruce Miller, it feels like it's been ages since his program had the opportunity to play on its home field at City Park Stadium. That long wait finally comes to an end Friday night, when the Red Elephants (0-1) open Region 8-AAAAA play against Winder-Barrow (1-1, 1-0 Region 8-AAAAA) in Gainesville.
Bailey Mason led Chestatee with three RBIs and a run scored in her 2-for-3 performance as the Lady War Eagles overcame Rabun County 4-3 on Tuesday.
The Lakeview Academy volleyball program came away with the title in the Lakeview Invitational on Saturday in Gainesville. The Lady Lions topped Apalachee in the championship (25-14, 25-12).
Commerce quarterback Caleb Brooks powered the Tigers to a 36-14 win over Hebron Christian Academy on Friday in Commerce.
Lily Paschall totaled 22 assists, three aces, three digs and a kill in the North Hall volleyball team's two wins on Thursday at Habersham Central. The Trojans defeated Habersham Central 25-17, 25-20 and topped Gainesville 25-12, 25-15.
Kayla Street pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts for Gainesville in a 3-0 win against Monroe Area on Wednesday in Gainesville. Whitney Ledford and Madison Oliver both came through with an RBI double for the Red Elephants (11-4, 1-1 Region 8-AAAAA).
Samantha Thomas powered Buford with a two-run homer, double, five RBIs and two runs scored in a 14-1 win against North Hall on Tuesday in Gainesville.
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