By the time the night's final two events rolled around, there wasn't much left to decide. North Hall's girls and the Gainesville boys had already cruised to track and field titles at the Hall County championships on Friday at Flowery Branch High.
North Hall pitcher Brandon DeLong said he didn't know he'd be making the first start of his varsity career until about 30 minutes before opening pitch on Friday.
Corrie Thomas scored five goals for the Flowery Branch girls in a 10-0 rout of Salem on Friday in Conyers.
Ethan Garner allowed one hit and struck out nine as the Jefferson Dragons earned a narrow 1-0 win over Wesleyan on Thursday.
Michael Cronic's grand slam powered West Hall to an 11-7 win against Dawson County on Wednesday.
Gainesville junior forward Jazmin Penado has been a soccer standout since her freshman year.
BUFORD - If the first two games of region play are any indication of what's to come from the Buford Wolves, the rest of Region 7-AAA better look out.
Gainesville's control of the Hall County golf championships may have never been stronger than it is now.
Chandler Cochran went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead Johnson to a 9-5 win against Clarke Central on Tuesday night in Oakwood.
Lakeview Academy coach Deuce Roark said it best: Defensive mistakes and stranded baserunners are never a good mix on the baseball field.
Gainesville's boys golf team has ascended a level of dominance so strong, the varsity players seemingly take turns winning low medalist honors throughout the season.
Gainesville's Lawson King knows his Hall County Championship lead isn't safe, even after a brilliant first day.
Andrew Fogarty, Chris Griggs and Max Wilson combined for a one-hit shutout for Jackson County and 10-0 victory against Johnson in five innings on Monday.
The Gainesville boys golf team set a school record by carding a team score of 270 (18-under par) at the Apple Mountain Invitational tournament on Saturday in Clarkesville.
MACON - Gene Durden knew playing in the Macon Centreplex could lead to some shooting issues early in Saturday's Class AAA state championship game.
As Buford's Chip Ness went through drills practicing for his final state tournament in February, he broke out into a grin. Wolves coach Rob Carlyle wanted to know what was so funny.
It might be hard for Rob Carlyle to match what he accomplished this season as Buford's wrestling coach, but he's eager to give it a shot. Led by four-time state champion Chip Ness, the Wolves capped off a historic season with Class AAA state titles both in duals and traditionals in 2014.
First-Team All Area
Garrett Bishop drove in three runs to lead East Hall to an 8-2 win over Region 7-AAA foe Dawson County Friday night at East Hall Park in Gainesville.
All of a sudden, Gainesville's rematch with Loganville on Monday became that much more important, after its first meeting Friday resulted in a 4-1 loss for the Red Elephants at Ivey-Watson Field.
OAKWOOD - After earning a lopsided win over Fannin County on Friday night, a few West Hall baseball players stood in the corner of the home dugout holding a rolled up 2003 playoff banner, a symbolic reminder of the Spartans' last trip to the postseason.
Kelsey Dumanowsky notched a pair of goals and an assist to lead Johnson to a 6-0 win against Eastside on Thursday.
Zack Collins hit two home runs and tallied six RBIs to lead West Hall in a 19-2 win against Fannin County on Wednesday in Blue Ridge.
CLEVELAND - Even with the tremendous zip on the fastball for Buford lefty Jake Higginbotham, it was the knee-buckling curveball that got him out of trouble and preserved a 7-0 win against White County on Wednesday in Cleveland.