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North Hall's Bennett has moment to shine

North Hall's Bennett has moment to shine

Nicholas Bennett is a crowd favorite at North Hall. Being lifted on Trojans teammates’ shoulders after he drained his 1,000th halfcourt shot at halftime of Saturday’s game against Gainesville was proof of it.

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Gainesville shows balance in win at North Hall

Gainesville shows balance in win at North Hall

The way Gainesville’s boys spread the wealth scoring points, it made for an easy win at North Hall on Saturday. Junior D’Marcus Simonds had a typical big night scoring, junior center Tyler Scott was key inside with hitting baskets and changing the direction of Trojans shots, and K.J. Buffen scored a number of early baskets for the Red Elephants.

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High school scoreboard: Jan. 24

Ty Cockfield scored a game-high 26 points as undefeated Johnson (20-0) topped West Hall 65-40 on Saturday. Rod English was also in double figures, scoring 15 for the Knights.

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White County holds off Chestatee for vital region win

White County holds off Chestatee for vital region win

In the race for third place in the talent-packed Region 8-AAAA, White County won the first lap.

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High school scoreboard: Jan. 23

Flowery Branch’s Julianne Sutton connected on 9 of 10 shots from the field and scored a team-high 19 points in a 69-31 win against Apalachee on Friday in Winder. Sutton also finished with 13 rebounds.

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Scoring drought costs Riverside in region loss to Oglethorpe County

Scoring drought costs Riverside in region loss to Oglethorpe County

A scoring drought that lasted more than a quarter and a pair of dynamic brothers from Oglethorpe County were too much for the Riverside Military Academy basketball team to overcome Friday night.

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Buford's Anderson leading Lady Wolves on hunt for state title

Buford's Anderson leading Lady Wolves on hunt for state title

Buford’s Camille Anderson hasn’t forgotten the agony attached to coming up three points short of St. Pius X in the Class AAA state championship last year, a game she felt her squad should have won.

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Commerce's Benoit excelling as a wrestler

A football player by upbringing, Derek Benoit was ready for much of the tough preseason conditioning program that wrestling coach Kendall Love demands of the Commerce squad.

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Johnson overcomes poor start, downs North Oconee to extend undefeated streak

Another game, another signature reel of Ty Cockfield highlight moves.

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East Hall rides pressure to pivotal win against Banks County

East Hall rides pressure to pivotal win against Banks County

East Hall’s relentless effort proved to be too much for Banks County in a matchup of Region 7-AAA’s best boys basketball teams Tuesday night.

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High school scoreboard: Jan. 20

Hunter Konuszewski hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift Flowery Branch’s boys basketball team to a 57-56 victory over Lanier on Friday in Sugar Hill.

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Gainesville's Colin Monaghan, future Georgia Bulldogs swimmer, focused on helping team

Colin Monaghan has made plenty of individual accomplishments in the swimming pool, and he has lofty goals for his future.

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2014 All-Area Cross Country Team

All-Area Boys Cross Country First Team

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Commerce, Jefferson repeat as state duals wrestling champions

Ten of Commerce’s wrestlers went undefeated throughout the Tigers’ romp to a second straight state team duals title in Class A this weekend at the Macon Centreplex.

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High School Scoreboard: Jan. 17

Ty Cockfield scored 46 points, including 26 in the fourth quarter, to lead Johnson to a comeback 82-76 win over Apalachee that keeps the Knights undefeated.

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Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year: Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert

Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year: Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert

Jake Shewbert completed quite a change of fortunes individually at the state cross country meet on Nov. 8.

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Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year: White County's Jenna Gearing

Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year: White County's Jenna Gearing

Jenna Gearing knew nothing would come easy in 2014.

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Flowery Branch, Riverside repeat as county swimming champions

Flowery Branch, Riverside repeat as county swimming champions

The Flowery Branch girls swimming team closed out its seventh straight Hall County championship in style Friday, sweeping the top two spots in the meet-capping 400-yard freestyle relay at Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center.

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High school scoreboard: Jan. 16

Banks County’s Austin Venable scored his 1,000th career point as the Leopards defeated West Hall 76-48 on Friday in Homer.

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Anderson scores 25 as Buford girls top North Hall, 55-40

When Buford’s girls need a shot of energy into the offense, the ball automatically goes into the able hands of senior guard Camille Anderson. Although she’s a versatile weapon, scoring is where her skills were most apparent against North Hall on Friday.

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Flowery Branch girls hope to extend streak at county swim meet

Flowery Branch girls hope to extend streak at county swim meet

Flowery Branch’s swimmers haven’t grown complacent during their ongoing run of success at the Hall County championships.

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Gainesville, North Hall ready to take mat in state wrestling duals

Gainesville is approaching its trip to the 16-team wrestling state duals this weekend as a building block for what coach Nick Niesielowski hopes is a bright future for the program.

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Cockfield drops 42 in Johnson's 100-89 win over Buford

Cockfield drops 42 in Johnson's 100-89 win over Buford

On a night where Johnson needed a strong offensive showing to secure a victory, Ty Cockfield answered the call.

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High school scoreboard: Jan. 13

Jordan Pulliam’s 20 points powered Chestatee to a 54-45 win against Monroe Area on Tuesday.

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No. 2 Dawson County girls top West Hall 73-47, move to 20-0 on the season

Winning 20 straight games to open the season is quite the accomplishment for Dawson County’s girls. On Tuesday, it was 20 straight points the Lady Tigers scored to open the game and assure a victory, 73-47, against West Hall in Oakwood.

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Junior Carew peaking at right time for North Hall

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.

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High school scoreboard: Jan. 12

Norris Rettiger led the North Georgia Christian boys to a 60-36 win over Victory Baptist on Monday night in Loganville.

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All prep football news

All-Area Football Player of the Year: Gainesville's Mikey Gonzalez

All-Area Football Player of the Year: Gainesville's Mikey Gonzalez

Gainesville football coach Bruce Miller has a justifiable frustration with the lack of interest from college programs in his senior quarterback, Mikey Gonzalez.

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All-Area Football Coach of the Year: West Hall's Tony Lotti

Before the wins, before the tears, and before he could fill the empty picture frame in his West Hall High fieldhouse, Tony Lotti looked down around the first ever football team at Union Grove High School and asked them a simple question.

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Gainesville's title dreams dashed, 24-17 at Allatoona

Gainesville's title dreams dashed, 24-17 at Allatoona

ACWORTH — Gainesville was in it to the very end.

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Jefferson's perfect season ended by OT loss

JEFFERSON — The Jefferson Dragons’ run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.

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Buford marches to semifinal, tops Marist 30-6

Buford marches to semifinal, tops Marist 30-6

BUFORD — Determination helped Joshua Thomas and Buford take control Friday night and punch the Wolves’ ticket into the state semifinals for an eighth consecutive season.

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