The North Hall High wrestling team finished third in the Lambert High School Hook 'Em Holiday Clash on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ty Cockfield could hear the chants ringing from the other side of the court as Johnson limped into halftime of the Lanierland title game.
Neither team could get in a rhythm or sustain momentum. Neither team could find much breathing room or stay out of foul trouble. And making foul shots was a tricky exercise for the pair of rivals.
The Banks County girls emerged victorious in the Commerce Holiday Tournament after a 60-52 win against Madison County in the championship game on Tuesday.
A pair of undefeated teams will battle for the Lanierland boys basketball championship.
Winning her team's ninth straight game in a row was pretty cool, according to Flowery Branch's freshman guard Lexie Sengkhammee.
Following Tylor Brown's best performance in an East Hall uniform, Vikings coach Joe Dix raved about how composed his talented junior looked.
Kylah Mize has not taken a back seat shooting the ball to her more veteran East Hall teammates. Though only a sophomore, Mize had the hot hand early in the Lanierland opener on Saturday against Lakeview Academy. Lady Vikings coach Justin Wheeler has no reservations about letting her take the shot when it's open.
The Gainesville High football program made a run to the Class AAAAA state quarterfinals this season, while West Hall earned the Region 7-AAA championship.
Hall County's high school basketball teams have spent November and December playing top-level competition. They'll continue that trend by facing each other in the Lanierland Tournament beginning Saturday at West Hall and continuing Monday and Tuesday at Chestatee.
The Dawson County girls basketball team defeated Chestatee 61-38 for the Mistletoe Madness championship on Tuesday at North Murray High in Chatsworth.
Twin brothers shared a fist bump, big smiles and eyes filled with wonder at midcourt of Gainesville High's gym. It was about something much bigger than basketball.
The Chestatee High girls basketball team defeated Sonoraville 49-40 in the Mistletoe Christmas Classic semifinals Monday in Chatsworth.
Jordan Deep was always clutch at the plate for Buford.
Flowery Branch's Julianne Sutton connected on 9 of 10 shots from the field and scored a team-high 19 points in a 69-31 win against Apalachee on Friday in Winder. Sutton also finished with 13 rebounds.
A scoring drought that lasted more than a quarter and a pair of dynamic brothers from Oglethorpe County were too much for the Riverside Military Academy basketball team to overcome Friday night.
Buford's Camille Anderson hasn't forgotten the agony attached to coming up three points short of St. Pius X in the Class AAA state championship last year, a game she felt her squad should have won.
A football player by upbringing, Derek Benoit was ready for much of the tough preseason conditioning program that wrestling coach Kendall Love demands of the Commerce squad.
Another game, another signature reel of Ty Cockfield highlight moves.
East Hall's relentless effort proved to be too much for Banks County in a matchup of Region 7-AAA's best boys basketball teams Tuesday night.
Hunter Konuszewski hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift Flowery Branch's boys basketball team to a 57-56 victory over Lanier on Friday in Sugar Hill.
Colin Monaghan has made plenty of individual accomplishments in the swimming pool, and he has lofty goals for his future.