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.
Roderick English scored 22 points with 10 rebounds for Johnson in a 69-41 win against West Hall on Saturday. Ty Cockfield finished with 17 points for the Knights.
North Hall used a strong finish to defeat Buford for the Area 8-AAAA duals wrestling championship on Saturday at Buford, making the Trojans one of multiple area teams to punch their state duals tickets for next week in Macon.
The fire of rivalry burns as bright as ever, according to Gainesville sophomore Taylor Hawks.
Justin Wheeler had a timeout.
Dawson County's Karlie Bearden recorded her 500th career rebound in an 83-43 win over Fannin County on Friday. Bearden also scored 11 points for the Lady Tigers (19-0, 6-0 Region 7-AAA).
For local wrestlers, the long hours of conditioning, training and competition will finally pay off.
When Apalachee's Kamar Baldwin got on a roll, he would not be denied.
Jatasia Bailey recorded 19 points for East Hall as the Lady Vikings defeated Fannin County 60-44 on Tuesday.
Even with considerable youth, the Lakeview Academy boys put up a scrappy effort against undefeated Athens Christian on Tuesday in Gainesville. However in the fourth quarter, the Eagles (12-0, 2-0 Region 8-A) found a way to pull away like they have many times this season.
A glance into the rafters at Johnson High's gymnasium reveals quite a run of late for the Knights' boys basketball program.
All-Area Volleyball First Team
Eight seasons ago, Ted Deppe took charge of an East Hall volleyball team that had won a single match in its first four years of existence.
Ted Deppe's best choice for outside hitter quickly became the best roster move in East Hall volleyball history.
The ice storm has led to the postponement of tonight's scheduled state basketball playoff game between the East Hall High School girls and Oconee County.
Johnson's boys are enjoying two big benefits for winning the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament Saturday night. First, the fifth-ranked Knights will be able to hang another championship banner in the gym as back-to-back champ.
Kyvon Davenport scored 37 points with 17 rebounds for East Hall's boys in an 83-62 victory against Banks County to claim the Region 7-AAA championship Saturday at Franklin County High in Carnesville. The Vikings (22-5) led 12-4 early in the game to claim its first region title since 2011.
Again and again, coach Jeff Steele credits the Johnson boys basketball team's success to a close-knit family dynamic.
MACON - Elliott Raiford and Michael Carew completed a satisfying culmination Saturday at the traditional state wrestling championships at the Macon Centreplex.
Tom Sexton, Denny Momper, Roy Lyle and Dave Griffin won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points event last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
Region 7 AAA Girls basketball
There was no special play, no drawn-up attack plan when Jatasia Bailey knocked home the most important 3-pointer of her four years at East Hall High.
Perfect record still intact, the Johnson boys will go for the Region 8-AAAA championship tonight in Oakwood.
CONYERS - Hall County rivals Flowery Branch and Gainesville's girls basketball teams are getting the fourth matchup of the season they anticipated could be coming.
Alyssa Turner recorded a hat trick and an assist to power Gainesville's girls soccer team to an 8-1 victory over Berkmar on Friday in Lilburn.