FLOWERY BRANCH - A 16-1 run to start the third quarter, and 55-point second half, gave the Flowery Branch boys an 85-52 win over Region 7B-AAA rival Gainesville on Tuesday night at Flowery Branch High.
Buford Blanche Alverson led the Lady Wolves with 16 points in a 50-28 win against Avondale on Tuesday. Alverson finished with 19 points and Shereese Williams added 13 in a 63-29 win against Decatur on Friday. Williams scored 13 points and Alverson added 11 in a four-overtime victory over North Hall on Saturday. Jeramie Moore led the Wolves with 19 points ...
With Wednesday's National Signing Day approaching quickly, four more local football players made oral commitments to the colleges of their choice Monday.
Ashley Brown was the last to know what was about to happen. But she was the first to show her excitement.
GAINESVILLE - Sara Schwanke is on a team without teammates.
Parents tell their history in the hopes that stories will be passed down.
Keith Wells has decided where he is going to take his football game to the next level, and this time he isn't going to change his mind. Gainesville High's highly recruited defensive end prospect decided to verbally commit to Ohio State on Monday and will sign with the Buckeyes Wednesday on national signing day.
GAINESVILLE - In an environment that could best be described as hostile on both sides, the East Hall girls led by Tierra Benton's 22 points and nine rebounds beat North Hall 55-34 on Friday night at North Hall.
GAINESVILLE - The streak continues.
A.C. Bailey led the Falcons (19-3, 8-0 Region 7B-AAA) with 12 points and eight rebounds en route to a 57-46 win over West Forsyth on Friday in Flowery Branch. With the win the Falcons clinch the subregion title and No. 1 seed for the Region 7-AAA tournament. Ishmael Hollis added 11 points for Flowery Branch.
GAINESVILLE - Seth Vining isn't at all bashful about wearing his orange pants.
Northeast Georgia isn't exactly the lacrosse capital of the world. In fact, the sport of lacrosse at the high school level is about as common as a 30-inch snowfall.
Buford High senior Omar Hunter has been selected as the Bobby Dodd National High School Lineman of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta and will be recognized at the club's 70th annual awards banquet Wednesday in Atlanta.
Thanks to some clutch free-throw shooting in the game's waning minutes, Heritage Academy emerged with a 59-58 win over Horizon in a back-and-forth battle in Cumming on Tuesday.
Despite the absence of Gainesville High's leading scorer and rebounder, Jaymee Carnes, the Lady Red Elephants were able to defeat West Hall 36-31 on Tuesday at West Hall.
It was a defensive battle, and although West Hall's boys soccer team had a number of chances to score, the Spartans couldn't capitalize in a 2-0 loss to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls aren't the first soccer team to discover that no lead is safe in the second round of the state playoffs.
BUFORD - After starting slow offensively against Decatur in the first round, the Buford Lady Wolves made sure Tuesday night that they attacked, and turned opportunities into goals.
The Union County baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class AA state tournament with an 8-1 win against Bowdon in the third game of its first-round series on Tuesday in Blairsville.
Gainesville's second-round playoff series, beginning with a doubleheader against the winner of the Creekview/Lakeside-Dekalb series has been moved to Thursday starting at 4 p.m. at Ivey-Watson field in Gainesville.