Perfect record still intact, the Johnson boys will go for the Region 8-AAAA championship tonight in Oakwood.
CONYERS - Hall County rivals Flowery Branch and Gainesville's girls basketball teams are getting the fourth matchup of the season they anticipated could be coming.
Alyssa Turner recorded a hat trick and an assist to power Gainesville's girls soccer team to an 8-1 victory over Berkmar on Friday in Lilburn.
Northeast Georgia will be well-represented at Friday's traditional wrestling state semifinals.
The North Georgia Christian boys defeated Heritage Christian Academy 85-65 in the first round of the GICAA basketball state playoffs in Flowery Branch on Thursday. Norris Rettiger scored 24 points to lead the Chargers. Chris Palmer added 21 points and Justin Law chipped in 15 for North Georgia Christian.
For Flowery Branch to start an imperfect comeback, Lexie Sengkhammee needed to execute a perfect pass.
Gainesville High point guard Luke Maddox has been dismissed from the boys basketball program following an arrest on campus for possession of marijuana.
As the finals seconds ticked off the clock, D'Marcus Simonds recognized what was coming and reacted.
Just when Chestatee needed something, anything to go right, Dawndria Bell came up clutch.
Austin Venable tallied 12 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Banks County to a 58-41 win against West Hall in the Region 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday in Homer.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Carson Heinen dribbled before handing the ball to Brock Wingo. It was only fitting the ball ended up in Wingo's hands.
Breanna Locke was none too pleased when she was called for travelling late in the third quarter as Flowery Branch was trying to stave off a Cedar Shoals comeback in Tuesday night's Region 8-AAAAA quarterfinal.
Jenny Edwards fueled East Hall's girls basketball team with 14 points in a 76-43 win against Fannin County in the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament on Tuesday in Homer. With the win, the Lady Vikings clinched a berth in the Class AAA state tournament.
The competition at the top in Region 8-AAAAA has been a constant battle all season on the girls' side. From beginning to end, Flowery Branch (20-3, 12-1) and Gainesville (18-7, 10-3) have stood out near the top.
Corbin Lewallen drove in two of three runs for North Hall in a 3-2 win over White County on Wednesday in Cleveland.
Caleb Whitenton grinned as he watched his Gainesville teammates run sprints across Ivey-Watson Field following Wednesday's 10-0 shutout over Heritage High.
One said he trains for the situation everyday. The other said he "called " that he would make the shot that would save his team from its first loss of the season.
OAKWOOD - Madeline McCarthy wants to be a difference maker for the Flowery Branch girls soccer program. On a roster ripe with youth, the Lady Falcons' senior midfielder sees it as her place to bring a little energy to the pitch as they get ready for the main stretch of games in Region 8-AAAAA.
Samuel Palmer netted four goals to lead the Riverside Military Academy soccer team to an 8-0 win against Strong Rock Christian on Tuesday in Locust Grove.
Starting pitcher Trevor Roof got Flowery Branch off to an ideal start in Region 8-AAAAA. On Monday, he needed just 45 pitches for the Falcons (6-1, 1-0) to take down Cedar Shoals 15-0 in three innings at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex.
The fourth annual North Georgia Classic All-Star basketball game is scheduled for Saturday March 28 at Gainesville High. The day begins with a 3-point contest at 1 p.m., slam dunk contest at 2 p.m., girls game at 3 p.m., followed by the boys' game.