COLLEGE PARK - North Hall's girls basketball team played with all the heart and effort its coach Kristi House could have hoped for in Monday's second-round playoff game at Woodward Academy.
BUFORD - Chip Ness tried to do a bit too much in the opening round of his Class AAA traditional wrestling championship match against Towers High's Derival Stevenson. Luckily, it didn't cost him.
The upset loss that Johnson's boys suffered against Shaw in the first round of the 2013 state playoffs weighed on coach Jeff Steele for the past year.
Jefferson's wrestling team claimed its 14th straight traditional team wrestling championship on Saturday night, while Commerce claimed its first-ever traditional championship.
The East Hall boys survived its first-round matchup in the Class AAA state playoffs with a 60-58 win against Ringgold on Saturday. With the win, the Vikings move on to face Morgan County in the second round on Tuesday in Madison.
East Hall's girls opened the Class AAA basketball state playoffs on Friday with the poise and passion of a team destined for a long run, even though just a week ago it was a long shot that the Lady Vikings would even reach the postseason.
Sydney Cleveland's 17 points and 11 rebounds led the North Hall girls to a 62-53 first-round win over Sonoraville in the Class AAA state tournament on Friday in Sonoraville.
A season of historic measures ended in misfortune for the Chestatee girls' basketball team.
Jeff Steele doesn't see many weaknesses in his Johnson boys' basketball team this season. That might be why the Knights have plenty of confidence heading into Saturday night's Class AAAA first-round matchup against Stone Mountain.
The Lakeview Academy and Towns County girls basketball teams have both been selected to play in the Class A state tournaments, according to an announcement made Friday by the GHSA.
The North Hall boys scored two first-half goals to defeat Chestatee in the semifinals of the Northeast Georgia Mountains Cup on Thursday in Gainesville.
The Johnson girls basketball team will be under new guidance next season.
Buford's Chip Ness is knocking on the door of a special fraternity heading into this weekend's Class AAA traditional wrestling state championships.
Taylor Hawks put up 19 points to lead the Gainesville girls to a 47-45 overtime win against Loganville to take third place in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament Wednesday in Loganville.
There doesn't seem to be much of a dividing mark between the regular season and playoffs, which open Friday for 17 local programs, with first-round games.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have added two potential starters to their secondary by signing safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson.
While Logan Burt patrolled center field against Fannin County on March 31, he knew he was about to be called on to pitch Dawson County out of a jam.
As Buford's Chip Ness went through drills practicing for his final state tournament in February, he broke out into a grin. Wolves coach Rob Carlyle wanted to know what was so funny.
It might be hard for Rob Carlyle to match what he accomplished this season as Buford's wrestling coach, but he's eager to give it a shot. Led by four-time state champion Chip Ness, the Wolves capped off a historic season with Class AAA state titles both in duals and traditionals in 2014.
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Garrett Bishop drove in three runs to lead East Hall to an 8-2 win over Region 7-AAA foe Dawson County Friday night at East Hall Park in Gainesville.
All of a sudden, Gainesville's rematch with Loganville on Monday became that much more important, after its first meeting Friday resulted in a 4-1 loss for the Red Elephants at Ivey-Watson Field.
OAKWOOD - After earning a lopsided win over Fannin County on Friday night, a few West Hall baseball players stood in the corner of the home dugout holding a rolled up 2003 playoff banner, a symbolic reminder of the Spartans' last trip to the postseason.
Kelsey Dumanowsky notched a pair of goals and an assist to lead Johnson to a 6-0 win against Eastside on Thursday.