Gainesville junior D'Marcus Simonds scored 33 points and knocked down a game-winning shot at the buzzer in overtime for a 56-54 win against North Atlanta in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state tournament on Thursday.
Chestatee allowed five quick points by Pickens' Haley Kalson in the final minute of the first half Thursday to open the postseason in Gainesville. It didn't appear to be too much to overcome at the time, trailing by only three at intermission.
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.
Johnson's boys are enjoying two big benefits for winning the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament Saturday night. First, the fifth-ranked Knights will be able to hang another championship banner in the gym as back-to-back champ.
Kyvon Davenport scored 37 points with 17 rebounds for East Hall's boys in an 83-62 victory against Banks County to claim the Region 7-AAA championship Saturday at Franklin County High in Carnesville. The Vikings (22-5) led 12-4 early in the game to claim its first region title since 2011.
Again and again, coach Jeff Steele credits the Johnson boys basketball team's success to a close-knit family dynamic.
MACON - Elliott Raiford and Michael Carew completed a satisfying culmination Saturday at the traditional state wrestling championships at the Macon Centreplex.
Tom Sexton, Denny Momper, Roy Lyle and Dave Griffin won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points event last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
J.T. Eggert hit two home runs and had four RBIs as Dawson County defeated Banks County 5-2 on Friday night.
A blister on his left hand made pitching less comfortable for Jonathan Gettys, but didn't negatively impact his swing at the plate at all Friday against Winder-Barrow.
Fowler Brooks finished with two hits and two RBIs as North Hall defeated Johnson 7-0 on Wednesday in Oakwood.
East Hall scored four runs in the sixth inning to down Banks County 8-0 on Tuesday in Homer.
After three years of consecutive penalty shootouts, East Hall's Chris Horton said he and Dawson County coach Jed Lacey have joked that it's not even worth his teams playing the decisive region battle.
Derek Eder struck out six batters as the Flowery Branch baseball team defeated Clarke Central 10-0 on Monday.
Soaking wet after a five-inning stint on the mound Monday, Caleb Whitenton did everything possible to ensure Gainesville got back into a first-place tie with Loganville in the Region 8-AAAAA standings.
Leo Toledo scored five goals and added three assists as the fifth-ranked East Hall Vikings defeated the Banks County Leopards 11-1 on Friday in Gainesville.
It isn't a good idea to sleep on Elliott Raiford. Truth be told, it's probably not worth sleeping at all.
Jonathan Hughes struck out 18 batters and allowed just one hit for Flowery Branch in an 8-0 win against Clarke Central on Friday.
Connor Bennett did everything on the mound Friday that would be expected from a pitcher who is signed with a major Division-I program and also on the radar of the pro scouts.
Liz Fischer scored both goals as the Gainesville High girls soccer team won 2-0 at Loganville on Thursday night to secure the Region 8-AAAAA title, its first region championship in three years. Margaret Carpenter and Breana Fair had the assists on Fischer's goals.
The Flowery Branch High fencing team capped off a strong season with a rewarding finish.