The Banks County softball team scored a trio of victories on Saturday to win the Stephens County Threads Tournament for the second straight year.
CLEVELAND – Even without Deshaun Watson, Gainesville's offense still looks awfully tough to stop.
The Buford softball team tallied 14 hits in a 7-3 victory against Archer on Friday in the Hawk-Bulldog Tournament at Flowery Branch.
Jefferson and West Hall players finally got to hit someone other than their own teammates Thursday night, as they faced off in one of the area's first scrimmages.
Kayla Street pitched a complete game with only a single earned run allowed for Gainesville in a 9-5 win against West Hall on Thursday in Gainesville. Abby Smallwood, Street, Courtney Presnell, Madison Oliver, Whitney Ledford and Tyra Newton each added a hit and run scored for the Lady Red Elephants, who move to 5-1 on the season.
Gainesville's Kayla Street struck out seven batters, while putting up two hits with two runs and two batted in for a 4-2 win against Central Gwinnett on Wednesday in Lawrenceville.
During the spring of 1985, fans of the Gainesville High baseball team routinely backed up their trucks onto the side of Elephant Trail, sat on the tailgates and settled in to watch Deuce Roark and his teammates play one final season on the campus field.
Whitney Coles tallied 15 assists and five aces for Flowery Branch in wins against East Hall (24-26, 25-13, 25-22), Gilmer (25-22, 19-25, 25-22) and Jackson County (25-11, 25-20) on Tuesday in Gainesville.
Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin didn't have time Tuesday evening to think ahead to how the Falcons might be looking come playoff time in November.
Jefferson coach Mike Paul didn't have a lot to complain about following the Battle at The Branch.
The Flowery Branch softball team beat county rival Chestatee 9-2 on Monday night.
The North Hall volleyball team couldn't have asked for a better start to the season.
BUFORD - Tony Wolfe does his best to avoid dwelling on the streak.
John McCrary compiled a 236-94-6 record during his 20-year career as head coach of the Lumpkin County High wrestling program from 1986-2006. His wrestlers won seven individual state titles during that time, including a pair of two-time state champions, and he led the team to a state-runner up finish in 2001.
The East Hall community might be the most unique in Hall County.
BUFORD - Samantha Thomas and Tessa Daniels have identical expectations for the Buford softball program in the upcoming state championship rounds, even though they have very different experiences playing in Columbus.
Sydney Cleveland led North Hall with 17 kills, 11 digs and an ace to lead North Hall to the Elite 8 in the AAAA state championship.
Emily Roberts says she is usually a little "off and on" when she puts in serious time in the front court blocking for East Hall.
Chris Williamson is too valuable an asset to stand on the Gainesville sideline for long.
Freshman Lindsey Grater finished second out of a field of 106 runners for the Chestatee War Eagles Saturday morning at the Sharptop Invitational in Jasper.
Dawson County softball capped off a rally from an early 8-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat East Jackson 10-9 in Game 3 of their Class AAA first round playoff series on Thursday in Dawsonville.
East Hall just wasn't playing its game midway through Wednesday's match, according to coach Ted Deppe.
The North Hall High volleyball team opened the Class AAAA playoffs with a 3-0 home victory against Mary Persons on Wednesday.
Ted Deppe heard the questions surrounding his program.
Kelly Kahlert doesn't feel like Flowery Branch is an underdog entering its first playoff series in program history.
BUFORD - Tessa Daniels sported a scraped-up elbow and her ears were ringing, but she could wear a big smile about the sequence of events that delivered those side effects.
BUFORD - When Buford found itself struggling to create consistent chances at the net Thursday night, sophomore Gabby Curry said she turned to her hands for inspiration.
Lakeview Academy went 1-1 during the first round of Area 8-A volleyball tournament play on Thursday in Dacula. The Lady Lions trounced George Walton 25-14, 25-18 in the first match and fell to Hebron Christian 25-15, 25-17 in the second match.
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