FLOWERY BRANCH - Led by a precision-based offense that maintained possessions throughout the game, a midfield determined to win every ball and a stonewall-type defense, Region 7-AAA champion, and Class AAA No. 3-ranked, Flowery Branch beat the fourth seed out of Region 5-AAA, and the 14th-ranked team in Class AAA Blessed Trinity 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs Thursday night at Falcon Field.
CLEVELAND-Gainesville High's girls golf team witnessed one of its proud traditions continue on Thursday, and another come to a sudden end in the Region 7-AAA championship at Mossy Creek Golf Course in Cleveland.
From across the field, North Hall soccer player Tess Patton can be heard yelling, "through," "play it up," "I'm ready" or, as was the case in a practice scrimmage Monday afternoon at North Hall Middle School, "I know! I (stink)!"
With a large lead quickly dwindling, Lumpkin County coach Dustin Allen went with his ace Cody Waters earlier than he had hoped Tuesday against East Hall. The right-handed senior responded with 5 2/3 innings of steady work in long-relief duty, allowed only one run and led the Indians (14-8, 11-5 Region 7-AAA) to an 11-6 win in Gainesville.