BOGART - It took a little while, but by halftime, Lakeview Academy's game against Towns County had begun to take the form of previous Lions-Indians match-ups.
East Hall girls 39, Flowery Branch 26
CUMMING - Thanks to a fourth quarter in which Gainesville held Chestatee to only five points, the Class AAA No. 7-ranked Lady Red Elephants were able to beat Chestatee 56-39 and secure a spot in the Class AAA state playoffs and a matchup with the winner of today's Lumpkin County-Gilmer game in the region tournament semifinals.
BOGART- On Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Lions (12-10), the No. 2 seed from the North subregion, beat the third seed from the South subregion Athens Christian Academy (10-12) 42-27 in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-A tournament at Prince Avenue Christian to capture a spot in the state tourney. More to come
Gilmer girls 49, Lumpkin County 45 Gilmer will play Gainesville in the region semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday Gainesville boys 61, North Hall 55 Gainesville will play Flowery Branch in the region semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday North Hall girls 45, Pickens 37 The Lady Trojans move on to gave East Hall in the region tournament semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday at Gainesville High.
Kayla Smith had 12 points and Jessica Hart added eight points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Falcons advanced to the second round of the Region 7-AAA tournament with a 49-42 win over White County on Monday afternoon at West Hall High.
The Lumpkin County girls posted an article in their locker room prior to leaving for West Hall High for Monday night's game against West Hall in the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament.
Here are results from the second round of the Region basketball tournaments held on Tuesday.
GAINESVILLE - The Chestatee Lady War Eagles overcame an 11-point halftime deficit and escaped the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament with 51-50 win over the Johnson Lady Knights on Monday at North Hall. Chestatee (12-12), which lost in overtime the last time it faced the Lady Knights, got off to a sluggish start, scoring only six points in the first quarter and entering halftime down ...
Tournament time in the sport of basketball is brutal; exhilarating, but brutal.
There is one shelf in the office of longtime Gainesville coach Jerry Davis, and on it sits paraphernalia from his 28 years at the helm of the Red Elephants boys basketball program.
The West Hall girls secured the No. 3 seed from Region 7B-AAA with a 40-38 win against Johnson on Friday night in Oakwood.
GAINESVILLE - The East Hall boys had a clear decision to make Friday night.
East Hall senior Sada Wheeler and Chestatee senior Parker Smith were recently selected to play in the 2008 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Senior All-Star game Mar. 30 at Savannah State University.
GAINESVILLE - East Hall boys basketball coach Joe Dix knows exactly what is at stake when the Vikings (18-5, 8-1 Region 7A-AAA) visit Chestatee tonight. The Vikings coach goes as far as agreeing this is their most important game of the season as region seeds still hang in the balance for next week's Region 7-AAA tournament.
Creating a free summer workshop for wrestlers in Hall County was a 'no-brainer', says Flowery Branch coach Shane Millwood.
Rising Gainesville High sophomore Spencer Ralston finished the Georgia Junior Golf Championship tied with five other golfers at ninth overall with a three-round, 10-over par 226 on Wednesday at The Farm in Rocky Face. Ralston carded a 74 in the second round and a 75 in Round 3 to complete the event.
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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