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.
SUGAR HILL - Tuesday's Region 8-AAAA championship games at Lanier High featured a barn-burner and a blowout.
BUFORD- The best basketball in Region 7-AAA is played just inside Gwinnett County.
Kirk Schneider tallied 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and five rebounds for Lakeview Academy as they defeated Hebron Christian 68-56 in the Region 8-A third-place game on Tuesday in Commerce.
BUFORD - The East Hall girls have had no time to listen to the naysayers. The only expectations they care about are the ones coming from inside their own locker room after an up-and-down regular season that has given way to the Region 7-AAA tournament.
SUGAR HILL – Game after game, opponents remain stumped when it comes to slowing down the Johnson boys' high-octane offense.
The Gainesville boys weathered a tough second half against Cedar Shoals but were able to come out on top 53-51 in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament on Monday in Loganville.
Until June rolls around, the MLB Draft is the last thing on the mind of Michael Gettys.
Led by Daniel McCrary's 24 points, the Lumpkin County boys' basketball team secured a state playoff spot by knocking off third-seeded Lanier 70-65 in the Region 8-AAAA tournament quarterfinals on Saturday in Sugar Hill.
After missing out on the state playoffs a season ago, the North Hall girls basketball team is heading back to a place it expects to be come late February.
Colton Chester hit two home runs for Dawson County as the Tigers upset previously unbeaten Buford 3-2 on Wednesday in Dawsonville.
While there were about 30 Major League Baseball scouts huddled behind home plate to get a look at White County pitcher Spencer Adams, it was West Hall pitcher Zach English who managed to steal the show Wednesday night.
Gainesville's starting rotation has strung together quite the pitching line against Clarke Central in two years of Region 8-AAAAA meetings. A year after Gainesville pitchers tossed a pair of no-hitters against the Gladiators, senior Chandler Newton gave up just two hits in a complete-game, 12-2 victory in five innings on Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field.
A rough start to a crucial region game made the Flowery Branch baseball's team playoff hopes a little less comfortable.
Michael Gettys hit two doubles, a home run and drove in two runs as Gainesville defeated Loganville 9-6 on Tuesday in Loganville.
After losing the top three pitchers from last season's state runner-up team, the North Hall Trojans seem to have found a new ace for their pitching staff.
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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