CARROLLTON - The tension was palpable as the Flowery Branch High boys cross country team awaited word on whether it had won a second consecutive state championship Saturday at Carrollton High.
The work has been put in. Now it's time to run.
CONYERS - The Flowery Branch High cross country teams scored decisive team titles in the Region 8-AAAAA championships at Georgia International Horse Park on Saturday.
MARIETTA - The future of Buford volleyball is brighter than ever, head coach Hadli Daniels said minutes after the Lady Wolves emerged from their locker room as Class AAAA state runners-up.
Lakeview Academy's Lewis Brooks finished fourth overall in the Region 8-A cross country meet and will run in the state meet in Carrollton.
HELEN - Quintin Miles didn't have to look far for motivation at the Region 8-AAAA cross country championship.
TYRONE - Tatum Shipes danced all through the pregame, hollered during the warmups and high-fived her teammates after just about every point of Wednesday's volleyball state semifinal win 25-20, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20 over Sandy Creek.
The Riverside Military Academy cross country team qualified for the state championship meet with a third-place finish in the Region 8-AA meet it hosted Wednesday in Gainesville.
Building championship cross country teams is all about peaking at the end of the season, according to Flowery Branch coach Jimmy Sorrells.
Banks County's individual runners dominated the Region 7-AAA cross country championships on Tuesday in Homer.
The East Hall High volleyball program lost its state quarterfinals playoff matchup against Oconee County 25-22, 25-18, 25-13 on Saturday in Watkinsville. The Vikings' season is now complete.
DAWSONVILLE - Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base.
BUFORD - Samantha Thomas and Tessa Daniels have identical expectations for the Buford softball program in the upcoming state championship rounds, even though they have very different experiences playing in Columbus.
Sydney Cleveland led North Hall with 17 kills, 11 digs and an ace to lead North Hall to the Elite 8 in the AAAA state championship.
Emily Roberts says she is usually a little "off and on" when she puts in serious time in the front court blocking for East Hall.
The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team defeated host Chattanooga Christian 66-40 in a Saturday game in Tennessee.
Sydney Cleveland posted a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Trojans as North Hall defeated Clarke Central 70-68 on Friday in Athens.
East Hall's girls basketball team opened the season with a 57-42 victory against North Gwinnett on Tuesday in Gainesville.
He's pitched under the sunny skies of Long Beach, Calif., and the intense atmosphere of urban Venezuela, but Jonathan Hughes decided Atlanta would be the best choice to continue his storied baseball career.
Three local players earned first-team All-Region softball honors for Region 8-AAAAA.
Norris Rettiger and Justin Law combined for 30 points, and the North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy 57-37 Monday in Oakwood.
After two seasons at the helm of the Raiders, Habersham Central head coach Michael Pollock has resigned, the school announced Thursday.
North Georgia Christian's boys basketball team defeated Barnes Academy 81-41 in the season opener on Tuesday.
It was a trailblazing season for the Hall County-Prima Tappa High School Mountain Bike Team in numerous ways.
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