Eleven local soccer programs are ranked in the state's top 10 in their classifications in the state poll released Tuesday.
Banks County head wrestling coach Kasey Hanley and Gainesville native Shane Haff will be honored by the Georgia chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at a banquet at 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in Norcross.
Gainesville High senior Pep Brown shot his first career hole-in-one on the 177-yard hole No. 3 at a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event last weekend in Jekyll Island.
Colton Duttweiler and Preston Graham combined on the mound to lead North Hall to an 8-4 victory against West Hall on Monday in Oakwood.
Hunter Anglin is taking every opportunity he can get to be a top contributor for the Gainesville pitching staff once again.
Growing up, Chestatee's Alexis Rebollar was trained as a goalkeeper for her soccer teams. Now, as a senior for the Lady War Eagles, this knowledge of the net gives her an advantage as a striker that makes her an offensive threat against any team Chestatee faces.
It's rather easy to distinguish Michael Gettys from his younger brother Jonathan. Prolific pitching and faces that are nearly identical - even though the elder keeps a five o'clock shadow - are two of the traits these two Gainesville (18-2, 10-1 Region 8-AAAAA) pitchers share.
Elizabeth Bachmann had 11 saves in goal for the Flowery Branch girls in a scoreless tie with Collins Hill on Saturday in Flowery Branch.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls soccer team made a single minute go the distance against Loganville on Friday.
Michael Gettys earned the complete-game win for Gainesville, striking out nine and allowing six hits and one run in a 5-3 victory against Loganville on Friday in Loganville.
Nicole Ball, Taylor Stewart and Drake Spratlin scored for North Georgia Christian girls soccer team in regulation to send the game into penalty kicks in a 4-3 win over Heritage Christian on Thursday at Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville.
Jefferson tennis coach Michael Paul will not soon forget the back-and-forth battle that his lone senior Tristan McGarity pulled out for a victory Wednesday on Senior Night against Rabun County.
FLOWERY BRANCH - One walk-off win at a time, the Flowery Branch baseball team is making a statement to the rest of Region 8-AAAAA.
Colton Duttweiler pitched six innings for North Hall, striking out two and was 1 for 4 with a pair of RBIs in an 8-2 win against East Hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.
OAKWOOD - Region game or not, the Johnson boys continue to play their best soccer against neighboring rival West Hall.
It was a defensive battle, and although West Hall's boys soccer team had a number of chances to score, the Spartans couldn't capitalize in a 2-0 loss to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls aren't the first soccer team to discover that no lead is safe in the second round of the state playoffs.
BUFORD - After starting slow offensively against Decatur in the first round, the Buford Lady Wolves made sure Tuesday night that they attacked, and turned opportunities into goals.
The Union County baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class AA state tournament with an 8-1 win against Bowdon in the third game of its first-round series on Tuesday in Blairsville.
Gainesville's second-round playoff series, beginning with a doubleheader against the winner of the Creekview/Lakeside-Dekalb series has been moved to Thursday starting at 4 p.m. at Ivey-Watson field in Gainesville.