Dylan Gibeau hit a pair of home runs with six RBIs on three hits for Flowery Branch in a 15-3 win against Salem on Friday in Conyers.
Junior Avalos led North Hall with a pair of goals in a 3-2 win against East Hall on Thursday in Gainesville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - It took less than two minutes for the Flowery Branch girls soccer team to fall behind.
The celebration by the Gainesville High girls lacrosse program after a 14-11 win March 22 against Southwest DeKalb at City Park Stadium was well deserved. The Lady Red Elephants managed to break through with their first victory in the nine-year history of the program.
Michael Gettys started the game with a lead-off home run to power the Red Elephants in a 10-0 win against Salem on Wednesday in Gainesville.
BUFORD - Consecutive games in back-to-back days between North Hall and Buford did little to distinguish the frontrunner for the remainder of the regular season.
OAKWOOD - With all eyes in Region 7-AAA baseball on Buford and North Hall, West Hall is making an attempt to sneak up and steal a playoff spot this season.
OAKWOOD - Gainesville proved to be the Hall County track and field team most capable of finding success in less-than-spectacular weather.
Luke Maddox recorded a hit and a pair of RBIs for Gainesville in an 11-0 win against Salem on Tuesday in Conyers.
North Hall senior Preston Graham is first and foremost a pitcher, a probable ace at that, with a 4-1 record that includes a complete-game win over fellow Region 7-AAA contender Buford on Tuesday.
The Gainesville boys golf team won for the fifth time in five tournaments this season by bringing home victory in the Big Red Shootout on Monday at Chattahoochee Golf Club. This is the first time in the tournament's 11-year history that Gainesville has captured the Red Elephant trophy.
Buford's Elexa Bahr might as well have been born with a soccer ball attached to her foot since the sport was certainly etched into her brain from infancy.
The West Hall and Dawson County boys soccer teams both moved up one spot in the Georgia soccer coaches' poll this week.
Speed, strength and endurance will be tested among all of Hall County's track and field athletes at a single meet this week.
Buford's Chip Ness is already one of the best wrestlers in the state. Now, he wants to be one of the best in the nation.
BLACKSHEAR - This much is certain: one way or another, North Hall will end its historic season in the friendly confines of Jody Davis Field.
COLLEGE PARK – Through 79 minutes of play, the East Hall boys soccer team had every opportunity to keep its historic playoff run alive in Thursday's Class AAA state semifinal match against Woodward Academy.
Jackson County baseball players Nick Corso, Chase Dunlap, Joel Ellis and Coleman Barbee were named to the Region 8-AAA All-Region first team, announced Wednesday.
BLACKSHEAR - Adam Kelly and Griffin Olson had both been waiting for their moment. When it arrived, the North Hall seniors delivered.
Not even the state's top-ranked baseball team is safe from a bad day at the park.
Although it was a not-so-perfect ending to an almost perfect season for the Buford Lady Wolves soccer team, coach Crystal Fowler knows that this season is one for the history books for the girls soccer program.
West Hall High named Adam Rich as new softball coach on Tuesday by athletic director Scott Justus, replacing Warren Sellers, who stepped down from the softball program following the 2012 season.
North Hall and Gainesville both have a number of things in common, such as strong pitching, exemplary senior leadership and playoff experience. But while the Red Elephants are appearing in the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, the Trojans are making their first-ever appearance in the third round.
Nine local tennis players were named to the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region first team, announced Monday.
Gainesville soccer players Ricardo Gomez and Hartley Carter were named the Region 8-AAAAA Boys and Girls Most Outstanding Players, respectively.