Corrie Thomas notched two goals for the Flowery Branch girls in a 4-1 win over Apalachee to secure the No. 4 seed from Region 8-AAAAA on Tuesday.
SUGAR HILL - A 10-game winning streak helped the Johnson girls soccer team evolve into a Region 8-AAAA contender.
Michael Curry hit a home run and was the winning pitcher for Gainesville in a 12-5 win against Heritage on Monday in Conyers.
Flowery Branch's playoff fate will be determined later this week in a critical baseball series against Winder-Barrow. But on Monday night, the Falcons proved they're going to do everything in their power to make a run at the postseason.
Johnson High Principal Stan Lewis and athletic director Matt Stowers announced a pair of new coaching hirings on Monday.
The Gainesville girls golf team finished second overall at the Brookwood Invitational on Saturday.
When Michael Curry wasn't helping his pitcher's bid for a no-hitter behind the plate, the junior catcher was busy making sure Gainesville had more than enough run support to work with.
Leslie Hernandez has never tried to create an identity as a trend setter. She's just a young lady who loves wrestling and never believed her gender should discourage that passion.
Gainesville and Johnson's storied boys soccer rivalry no longer holds region implications.
Andrew Bell recorded a hat trick and added an assist for Lakeview Academy in a 6-0 win against George Walton Academy on Friday night.
Two key region baseball games scheduled for Friday have been postponed until Saturday due to rain.
DAWSONVILLE - After a quiet first day of the Region 7-AAA track and field championships, Buford had to make up plenty of ground to win its second straight boys title.
Riverside Military took the Region 8-AA boys tennis title with a 3-2 victory over Jefferson thanks to wins from Sipho Khoza at No. 2 singles, Drew Eidson/Joshua Haughton at No. 1 doubles, and D'erron Patterson/Daniel McHerron at No. 2 doubles.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Nine months pregnant and expecting any day, Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith stood and watched as the Lady Red Elephants presented her with an early baby present - a second straight region championship.
Chestatee's boys and girls tennis teams both secured a spot in the Class AAAA state tournament with 3-0 sweeps of Eastside on the opening day of the Region 8-AAAA tournament on Wednesday morning in Danielsville.
Hunter Mallard survived the heat. In fact, the blistering temperatures and humidity helped Mallard with his performance at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships on Saturday in the Houston suburb of Humble, Texas.
Tennis can provide tense moments in the heat of competition. But Chestatee High's Grace Brown and Haley King have a way of navigating those tougher points with humor and a keen understanding of their fellow doubles partner.
Success on the tennis court hasn't come by chance for Beau Millwood. The Flowery Branch standout's relentless preparation and improved nutrition paved the way for a strong junior campaign in 2014.
Kelly Davis will remember the 2014 season for more reasons than what happened on the tennis court.
The official start of fall conditioning for football teams comes Friday, beginning five days of workouts leading up to when teams can actually practice in pads.
Billy Wells has lived in northern Hall County for the past six years while working as a coach and athletic director in Gwinnett County.
Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.
Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.
It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.
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