The twists and turns of Chestatee High School's cross country course aren't likely to produce any record-breaking times.
When opposing players step on the volleyball court to face Chestatee, one of the first people they notice is middle hitter Melanie Smith, a 6-foot-2 senior with confidence and energy that can intimidate almost any opponent, according to coach Julie Rushing.
Jefferson softball defeated Oglethorpe County 6-0 in Game 3 of a best-of-three series in the second round of the Region 8-AA tournament on Wednesday in Jefferson.
Maggie Roper led Buford with 22 digs and 18 kills as the Lady Wolves defeated East Hall (25-12, 25-16) and lost to Blessed Trinity (25-18, 25-18) in two games in the Area 5-AAA volleyball tournament on Tuesday at Blessed Trinity in Roswell.
The top-ranked Buford softball team is going to be playing for another region title.
East Hall's softball team is headed to the postseason for the first time in five seasons under coach Jenny Crow.
The Flowery Branch boys cross country team placed third at the Wendy's Invitational on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
Kelsi Jones tallied 27 kills for West Hall in a pair of wins against Walnut Grove (25-18, 25-13) and Johnson (25-14, 25-6) on Thursday in Oakwood.
Melanie Smith tallied 15 kills, two blocks and two aces for Chestatee in wins against Lakeview Academy (25-17, 25-16) and Gainesville (25-11, 27-25) on Wednesday in Gainesville.
Winder-Barrow rarely let an opportunity go to waste with the bases loaded in its Region 8-AAAAA softball tournament doubleheader on Wednesday at Flowery Branch High.
Kayla Street earned the win pitching for the Lady Red Elephants and went 2 for 4 with an RBI in Gainesville's 13-5 win against Johnson in their final game of the regular season on Tuesday in Gainesville.
North Hall libero Makenzie Bryant has no reservations about being in charge, even as one of the younger players on her volleyball team.
Drew Puckett hit a home run in her fifth consecutive game as Buford defeated Fannin County 9-5 on Monday in Blue Ridge.
Dawson County coach Jimmy Pruett knows this final week of the regular season will determine a lot about the Region 7-AAA softball tournament. He knows a pair losses in the final two regular season games can send the Lady Tigers, currently the No. 2 seed, as low as fourth in what is expected to be a very competitive tournament.
Kelsi Jones notched 17 digs, 16 kills and 15 aces for West Hall in wins against Rabun County (15-25, 25-11, 25-10) and Lumpkin County (25-13, 25-17) on Thursday in Oakwood.
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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