Flowery Branch senior Tom Pennington has one last shot.
Prior to 2002, the girls soccer program at North Hall had success, but were never able to compete with some of the more talented teams in the region or the state. All that has changed in just four years.
Now that all of the region tournaments are complete and the champions have been crowned, the 12 surviving area teams are now preparing for their first round games in the state tournament that begins with boys action on Friday night.
Did you know that Bremen, the team the Lakeview boys will face in the first round of state, is 6-16 on the season?
GAINESVILLE - Flowery Branch's contingent wanted to be able to soak it all in.
ELLIJAY- Make no mistake, Gilmer wrestling is as good as advertised and the Bobcats proved it Saturday on the final day of the Area 7-AAA traditionals.
HIAWASSEE - With their chance at the first region title in team history depending on a hard-earned, seven-point halftime advantage, and Jefferson's high-energy defense making points tough to come by inside, Lakeview was forced to look outside for offensive production.
ELLIJAY - Micah Mills didn't come away with a trophy for the two pins he recorded in the opening day of the Area 7-AAA traditional wrestling meet on Friday in Ellijay. And this Johnson High senior's strong performance at 189 pounds hasn't qualified him yet for next weekend's state finals at the Gwinnett Arena.
Britt Pecht scored 20 points as Hebron Christian Academy defeated Lakeview Academy 50-27 on Saturday during the consolation game of the Region 8-A tournament at Towns County High.
Throughout the season North Hall junior Bradee Burrell has battled the one thing that can be detrimental to a player known for their shooting ability: Lack of confidence.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville High's lone senior Abby Musselwhite was prepared to play in Saturday night's Region 7-AAA title game as part of a program that has played for the region crown the past 12 seasons in a row.
HIAWASSEE - When they met during the regular season, the Lakeview Academy Lady Lions were able to make eight 3-pointers in an overtime win against Social Circle. During their postseason meeting, the Lady Lions weren't so fortunate.
Lakeview Academy senior Kelly Nash picked the perfect time to step up.
In Area 7-AAA wrestling, there's Gilmer High, and then there's everyone else.
East Hall's boys basketball team is used to the stakes getting progressively higher this time of the year. This is the point in the season when the next game is always most important for the Vikings (21-5).
Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Jefferson boys basketball team is preparing for its move to Class AAA next year with a simple strategy: Play Class AAA teams now.
Paisley Lee tallied 12 points for the Gainesville girls in a 57-19 win against Apalachee on Tuesday in Winder.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 28 points for North Hall in a 73-41 win against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Gainesville.
David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.
Jordan Stubblefield scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Chestatee boys basketball team to a 73-64 win over Franklin County and its first victory of the year at a tournament Saturday in Jefferson.
Lucas Pain scored a game-high 21 points and Cameron Millholland added 11 as the Dawson County boys played stingy defense, limiting Social Circle to just five first-half points to earn a 52-32 win on Tuesday night at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
Kayla Watson notched 18 points to lead Chestatee to a 53-39 win against Jefferson in Tabo's Tip-Off Tournament on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Fresh off a region championship and with all but one starter back, expectations are skyrocketing for the Johnson boys basketball team in the 2013-2014 season.
Jensen Hall and Maia Booker each tallied 12 points to lead West Hall's girls basketball team to a 46-34 win against Hart County in the White County Tip-Off Tournament on Monday in Cleveland.
Chestatee's girls basketball team earned a 44-42 win over Class AAAAAA power Collins Hill on Saturday. The Lady War Eagles built a 14-9 lead after the first quarter before holding a narrow two-point lead, 21-19, at halftime.
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