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STATE CHAMPIONSHIP NOTEBOOK: Randolph-Clay coach Acree drinks sweet tea from championship cup

After falling in the state championship game last season, Randolph-Clay coach Jennifer Acree said winning this year’s title is sweet

Randolph-Clay coach Jennifer Acree celebrates her first state title by claiming she will drink sweet tea from the championship trophy.

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Turner County’s comeback falls just short in boys Class A title game

Wilkinson County holds on for 72-64 victory

Turner County nearly erases an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in Thursday’s Class A boys state championship game but falls to Wilkinson County, 72-64.

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STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Mitchell County girls hoping to make history with first title

Mitchell County is 0-3 against Randolph-Clay this season

The Lady Eagles seek to become the first girls basketball team at Mitchell County to win a state championship.

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STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Adversity helped Randolph-Clay girls back to title game

The Lady Red Devils are looking to go 4-0 against Mitchell County this season

After losing to Gordon Lee in last year’s state championship game, the Randolph-Clay girls have a second chance today against familiar rival Mitchell County.

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Oak Mountain ends Crisp Academy's season in GISA Final 4

The Wildcats were outscored 43-27 in the second half

The Crisp Academy boys were enjoying their best season in years, but the postseason run ended Wednesday with a loss to Oak Mountain in the GISA Class A state semifinals.

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Sherwood fires boys basketball coach Bryan Gelfand

Gelfand was Sherwood’s fifth coach in five years

Sherwood boys basketball Bryan Gelfand was suspended two weeks ago for using inappropriate language as he walked off the court following a game, and on Wednesday the school parted ways with him for good.

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Mitchell County, Randolph-Clay coaches believe small things will determine championship

Coaches expect free throws, turnovers and rebounds to be big in championship game

The Randolph-Clay and Mitchell County girls basketball teams will meet for the fourth time this year in Thursday’s state title game, and head coaches Jennifer Acree and Rosemary Sanders are focusing on the details as they prepare for the matchup.

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Columbia stuns Westover at buzzer in Class AAAA Final 4

Columbia’s Keuntay Puckett hits a the game-winner as the buzzer sounded

Westover’s dream season came crashing down in an instant Saturday when Columbia’s Keuntay Puckett hit a game-winning buzzer beater in the Class AAAA state semifinals.

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Mitchell County girls cruise into Class A public school state finals

Lady Eagles take control in second half, advance to meet Randolph-Clay in Class A public school state championship game on Thursday.

After Randolph-Clay’s fans called them out, the Lady Eagles earned the right to meet them in the state championiship game.

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Wilkinson County ends Calhoun County’s run in semifinals

Cougars end season at 25-3, falling behind in the third quarter and never catching back up.

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GISA HOOPS ROUNDUP: Westwood, Crisp Academy girls advance to state semifinals

Westwood, Crisp will play in next weekend’s Final 4 at Mercer

Defending state champions Westwood and Crisp Academy are now two wins away from adding another state title to their growing collections. (ADDS: Deerfield girls, Southland girls, TAE girls eliminated)

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The Final Four: Westover, Calhoun Co., Randolph-Clay, Mitchell Co. to play in Final 4

Four Southwest Georgia teams to play in state semifinals

The Westover and Calhoun County boys and Randolph-Clay and Mitchell County girls are trying to end a nine-year state title drought in Southwest Georgia.

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GHSA HOOPS ROUNDUP: Calhoun County boys, Mitchell County girls advance to Final 4

The Randolph-Clay boys and Bainbridge boys are eliminated in the Elite 8

The Calhoun County boys and Mitchell County girls both end long Final 4 droughts with victories on Thursday. (ADDS: Randolph-Clay boys, Bainbridge boys lose)

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Sauls rescues Terrell Academy boys with buzzer beater

Eagles advance to GISA Class AA Elite 8

Terrell Academy’s Jared Sauls banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the Eagles to a thrilling 65-64 victory and into the Elite 8.

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Pelham boys stunned in OT

The loss snaps a 20-game winning streak for the Hornets

After Laney High School’s girls stunned Pelham’s Lady Hornets earlier on Thursday, Laney’s boys shocked the Pelham boys in overtime, 78-74, in the Class AA state quarterfinals at Pelham High School.