Bria Bush is a rare blend of elite talent and humility.
The North Hall High boys basketball team defeated White County 67-61 to win the White County Christmas Tournament on Saturday night in Cleveland.
BUFORD - D'Marcus Simonds delivered in a major way for Gainesville in a much-anticipated matchup on his former home floor at Buford on Friday. The junior guard scored eight of his 28 points in the first quarter, leading the Red Elephants to a 82-59 win against the Wolves.
Carson Heinen made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift North Hall to a 58-55 victory against Lakeview Academy on Friday in the White County tournament in Cleveland.
Oswaldo Ortega patrols the cafeteria encouraging his team. He uses a mix of humor, prodding and teaching to bring out the best in his fencers. It's clear that Ortega is in his element teaching the centuries-old sport that his students are embracing.
D'Marcus Simonds laughed and wore a big smile as he got back on defense.
West Hall's girls scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to overcome Lumpkin County 49-43 on Tuesday.
Elliott Raiford wins almost every time he takes to the mat for the West Hall Spartans, but one of the driving forces for the senior wrestler this season has been one of the three matches he lost as a junior.
Kyvon Davenport erupted for 32 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots for the East Hall boys in a 60-47 win against North Hall on Saturday in Gainesville. Tyler Brown finished with eight points for the Vikings (6-1).
North Hall's Stuart Cunningham was unsure how his team would react to competing in this weekend's Hall County championships.
To break the streak, Lakeview sophomore Tre Gober used a streak of his own to top region rival Providence Christian.
Breana Fair and Kayla Kelly each posted 14 points as Gainesville's girls basketball team defeated Clarke Central 55-47 on Friday in Athens.
The high school wrestling season is still young, but Hall County's teams will get a good look at each other at West Hall this weekend in the Hall County Duals.
It wasn't enough that Gainesville stay undefeated with Tuesday's blowout win over region rival Cedar Shoals.
Taylor Bourdage powered Flowery Branch with 26 points in a 67-45 win against Salem on Tuesday in Flowery Branch.
Jake Shewbert completed quite a change of fortunes individually at the state cross country meet on Nov. 8.
Jenna Gearing knew nothing would come easy in 2014.
The Flowery Branch girls swimming team closed out its seventh straight Hall County championship in style Friday, sweeping the top two spots in the meet-capping 400-yard freestyle relay at Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center.
Banks County's Austin Venable scored his 1,000th career point as the Leopards defeated West Hall 76-48 on Friday in Homer.
When Buford's girls need a shot of energy into the offense, the ball automatically goes into the able hands of senior guard Camille Anderson. Although she's a versatile weapon, scoring is where her skills were most apparent against North Hall on Friday.
Flowery Branch's swimmers haven't grown complacent during their ongoing run of success at the Hall County championships.
Gainesville is approaching its trip to the 16-team wrestling state duals this weekend as a building block for what coach Nick Niesielowski hopes is a bright future for the program.
On a night where Johnson needed a strong offensive showing to secure a victory, Ty Cockfield answered the call.
Jordan Pulliam's 20 points powered Chestatee to a 54-45 win against Monroe Area on Tuesday.
Winning 20 straight games to open the season is quite the accomplishment for Dawson County's girls. On Tuesday, it was 20 straight points the Lady Tigers scored to open the game and assure a victory, 73-47, against West Hall in Oakwood.
Don't get Michael Carew wrong. He enjoys hanging out with several of his friends and fellow wrestlers from Buford and surrounding schools throughout the area.
Norris Rettiger led the North Georgia Christian boys to a 60-36 win over Victory Baptist on Monday night in Loganville.