Caleb Hamilton has shown how far dedication and a lot of hard work can carry a high school wrestler. As a senior, the North Hall grappler has become an anchor for his team with 44 wins and 30 pins, heading into tonight's matches against Habersham Central and Winder-Barrow for Senior Night in Gainesville.
Jonathan Gilreath scored 24 for the Lumpkin County boys in a 70-66 win against Lakeview Academy on Saturday in Gainesville.
Moments after Gainesville's boys earned a 72-66 win over rival East Hall, Vikings coach Joe Dix had to be restrained by members of both coaching staffs and law enforcement officers after he entered the bleachers to confront a Gainesville fan.
Bridgette Kelly poured in 35 points for the Chestatee girls to lead the team to a 61-60 double-overtime victory against Gilmer on Saturday in Ellijay.
North Hall's wrestling team didn't get discouraged when a Hall County championship victory meant going through Chestatee and Flowery Branch.
Even after a couple of close calls, Chestatee's wrestling team made sure it was in good standing after Day 1 of the Hall County championships.
Lakeview Academy boys coach Todd Cottrell didn't see Friday's 98-54 loss to No. 5 Athens Christian as any immediate need to panic, even though it did go down as a defeat in the region column.
Flowery Branch coach Valarie Lancaster knows the competition is getting tougher each year at the Hall County swim championships. But that doesn't seem to bother her teams.
Four players led the Buford girls in double-digits in a 65-37 win over Fannin County on Friday in Blue Ridge.
As swimming continues to grow in popularity throughout Hall County, the competition continues to get tougher and tougher each season.
The Hall County wrestling championships always boast competitive battles.
Lucas Pain scored a game-high 24 points and Jackson Putnam added 19, leading Dawson County's boys to a 70-59 victory over White County on Wednesday in Dawsonville. Levi Whitmire (13 points) and Cameron Millholland (12) were also in double figures for the Tigers.
The East Hall Lady Vikings had an admittedly rough start to the season, but first-year coach Justin Wheeler made some adjustments over winter break and the team has come back ready to compete.
West Hall High interim principal and athletic director Scott Justus has been named Region 7-AAA Athletic Director of the Year.
The outcome of Tuesday's game wasn't what Riverside Military basketball coach Lazarus Chennault wanted, but he still feels good about the direction his team is heading this season.
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.