By winning a coin toss Tuesday, top-ranked Buford (31-3) will host No. 2 Locust Grove (31-4-1) in the state championship baseball series for Class AAAA, starting with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gerald McQuaig Field. If needed, Game 3 will be played at 5:55 p.m. Monday in Buford.
Complete confidence in a sophomore pitcher led Gainesville High to win a pivotal Game 2 Monday night after falling in the first, 9-4, to Houston County in the Class AAAAA state semifinals at Ivey-Watson Field.
Flowery Branch High's Jake Shewbert won the Class AAAAA state championship with an all-classification best time of 4:11.64 in the 1600-meter run at the Georgia Olympics on Thursday at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson.