Plenty of anticipation and media attention came together Wednesday on National Signing Day, when athletes from across the country made official where they will play their sports in college.
Xavier Bledson has emerged as a reliable 3-point shooter for the Gainesville Red Elephants, even though the freshman's most important basket of the season came much closer to the basket.
Of all the possible permutations that could pan out in Region 8-AAAA, North Hall coach Kristi House cares about just one - if the Lady Trojans win out, they'll likely be among the top three seeds in next week's region tournament.
Roderick English fueled Johnson with 25 points and 12 rebounds in a 54-46 double-overtime win at Stephens County on Tuesday.
North Hall wrestlers won four individual titles at the Area 8-AAAA traditional championships, but it wasn't enough for the Trojans to claim top honors.
Terry Brownlee was close to heading to bed at around 3 a.m. one January morning when he noticed his phone had lit up with a text message.
Dominated on the glass, fruitless from the field and nearing early foul trouble, the Flowery Branch Lady Falcons had little rhythm entering the second half down by four to Winder-Barrow.
It wasn't a track meet. The Johnson Knights just made it look that way.
The Lakeview Academy girls basketball team stayed undefeated in Region 8-A play with a 47-43 victory against Towns County on Friday in Gainesville.
High school wrestling enters the second phase of its postseason this weekend.
All Johnson coach Jeff Steele wanted for senior wing Roderick English was to pick up 16 rebounds in Tuesday's home game against North Hall.
Hazel Hall wanted to speed Gainesville up.
Carly Winters knocked down eight 3-pointers for 24 points and tied the East Hall school record for most 3s in a game as the Lady Vikings defeated Lumpkin County 64-38 on Tuesday in Dahlonega.
Lakeview Academy's Hanna Grogan already has many of the skills for playing at the college level, according to her coach John Carrick, even though she's only a sophomore. Carrick would know as well as anyone, having coached at Georgia College for 27 years, before retiring and coming to Lakeview five years ago.
The North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy 55-31 on Monday in Flowery Branch.
In some ways, it took East Hall an entire season to hold off and ultimately defeat Oconee County in Wednesday's first-round state playoff game.
JEFFERSON - The Banks County Lady Leopards' tough region served them well in the opening round of the Class AAA state basketball tournament.
Shikiya Brown tallied 13 points to lead Gainesville's girls to a 54-34 win over Kell in the first round of the Class AAAAA tournament on Wednesday in Marietta.
For the second straight day, icy conditions are taking a toll on the basketball state playoffs in Northeast Georgia.
With his team missing each of its opening eight field goal attempts, Buford Lady Wolves coach Gene Durden yanked his starters and hoped the move would send a message.
The Lakeview Academy basketball teams have qualified for the Class A Private playoffs, according to GHSA power ratings released Tuesday, with the Lions boys the 16th and final team to make their bracket.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has tried to help his players keep faith that the season is not lost.
The ice storm has led to the postponement of tonight's scheduled state basketball playoff game between the East Hall High School girls and Oconee County.