Third time's the charm for the Flowery Branch boys tennis team. After a pair of failed attempts to get past the first round of the state playoffs in the past two seasons, the Falcons finally broke into the second round this year with a 3-0 win over South Paulding in their Class AAAAA state tournament opener on Tuesday at Davis Middle School. Flowery Branch, which won a Region 8-AAAAA title last Wednesday, won a pair ...
After winning the Region 8-AAAAA championship last week, the Gainesville Lady Red Elephants tennis team kept the momentum going, defeating the North Paulding Lady Wolfpack 5-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs on Tuesday afternoon at Longwood Park in Gainesville.
Colton Duttweiler earned the complete-game win with six strikeouts over seven innings and went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs for North Hall in a 14-0 win against White County that clinched the Region 7-AAA title on Monday in Cleveland.
After a disappointing offensive performance on Saturday at North Hall, the Buford baseball team had its bats clicking on all cylinders on Monday for a 14-3 victory over West Hall on Monday in Oakwood.
Confidence, calmness and chemistry are key to Johnson forward Chandler Steele's success on the soccer field this season.
Area teams dominate both the latest boys and girls Class AAA state soccer coaches rankings, which were released Monday.
Flowery Branch sophomore wrestler Grant Simonds has been invited to represent Georgia at a first team selection on the West Central Conference wrestling team at the 15th annual Down Under International Games over the summer in Auckland, New Zealand.
White County's Brett Westmoreland knows the onslaught of home runs can't last forever, but he's going to enjoy it while he can.
Garrett Bishop finished with two hits, drove in three RBIs and also scored a run for East Hall in a 14-4 win against West Hall on Saturday in Gainesville. Hunter Buffington had two hits and scored four runs for East Hall.
Trey Rogers' two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth gave Young Harris College a 6-5 Peach Belt Conference baseball victory over Georgia College & State University on Saturday in Young Harris.
With runners on first and second and two outs in the top of the seventh, Buford's Dillon Satterfield stood at the plate representing the game-tying run. Meanwhile, North Hall's senior pitcher Preston Graham did what he did all game long for the Trojans when faced with adversity; he stepped back, made a good pitch to get himself, and ultimately his team, out of a jam.
With a recent rough stretch of play and some injuries to add on top, the Gainesville girls soccer team came into Friday night looking for a spark to turn their play around. But a tough foe in Heritage stood in the way.
Brittany Martin scored a pair of goals for Johnson in a 4-1 win against Stephens County on Friday in Oakwood.
Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith knew the talent was there this season with just one major contributor from the previous season gone. Her main job was making all the pieces fit with a blend of experienced varsity standouts and promising freshmen.
Merritt Wilburn and Sipho Khoza earned singles wins to lead Riverside Military to the Region 8-AA championship with a 3-0 win against Jefferson on Thursday in Jefferson.
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.
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.