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While many Banks County Leopards were on spring break this past week, the Banks County baseball team used the time to dominate the diamond. The team faced Oconee County, Pepperell and Alcovy and produced 20 runs combined over the games.

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Banks County High School sophomore Madison Adams is shown competing in the long jump at a recent track meet in Jefferson. See page 12A for more track coverage.

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The Banks County High School track team competed at Leopard Stadium this past week and also honored their senior members. Both teams were successful in winning several events. The teams also had several top ten finishers for multiple events.

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Banks County High School girls golf sole contestant Allie Clark played in the Valhalla Cup at Chimney Oaks this past week. Clark shot her season best with a 58 score.

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The Banks County High School Leopards wasted no time setting the tone against Union in the game series match-up this past week. The team had a total of 28 runs scored against the Panthers.

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The Banks County High School girls and boys tennis have proven to be an unstoppable duo on the courts this season and have remained in first place for Region 8AA all season.

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Coach Josh Shoemaker and his fishing club have been making steady improvements as they progress through the fishing tournament season. The team has had several top finishes with fishermen Clay Smith, Zack McClellon, Hunter Youngblood and Jacob Moran.

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The Diamond Leopards celebrated veterans on March 9. Several hometown heroes were in attendance as they were honored before the game for their military service. Banks County Leopards finished the week 3-0, as they swept Rabun County in all three games. The game scores were 6-2, 16-8, and 10-0.

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The Banks County High School fishing team recently competed in their second tournament of the season at Lake Hartwell. After a delayed start from heavy fog, the team struggled early in finding fish among the 280 boats competing in the weekend tournament.

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History was made for the girls' soccer team this past Tuesday night against Stephens County. Although the game resulted in a loss of 6-0, senior Sam Whitcomb made school history with 32 defensive saves as goalie.

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There was no surprise for the Banks County High School girl's tennis team, as they remain undefeated this past week. The girls beat both Tallulah Falls and Dawson.

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After last season's abrupt end, Banks County High School head golf coach Mike Owensby is excited and eager to see his team on the golf course and compete for the region title.

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Banks County baseball showcased their talents this past week by dominating on the mound and at the plate. The team had three big wins against East Jackson, Morgan County, and Monticello. The team also faced top-ranked Franklin County and were just shy of three runs for the victory.

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The Banks County High School girls tennis team not only has started with an undefeated season, but seniors Jaden Hoard, Baylee Turpin, Aspen Davis, and Chloe Smith have also set some high goals and expectations for the team.

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The Banks County boys basketball team lost to #1 Pace Academy 70-40 in the Sweet 16. The Leopards beat Temple previously in the week with a score of 69-40 to advance the team in the playoff race.

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The 2-0 Banks County High School girls soccer team faced the Commerce Lady Tigers last week at home. Although the Leopards never gave up, they were no match-up for the strong team and fell with a score of 10-0.

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The Banks County High School tennis season has started, and the teams have not wasted any time setting the tone for Region 8AA.

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The Banks County High School wrestling team is currently in 6th place with 105 points. Seven wrestlers are still in the running for state championship.  In the finals and also are undefeated are Evan Clark and Josh Stapleton. The following wrestlers each have one loss: Jacob Voyles, Angel Cr…

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After an abrupt end to last year's season, the Banks County baseball team is back on the field and ready to make up for the lost time. Coach Payton Hart, who returns as head coach in his 4th season, is extremely excited to start the season and has high expectations for his team.

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The Banks County High School boys basketball team took on Union County this past week and defeated them with a score of 77-42. Their overall record for the season is 15-7, and they are 3-1 in region play.

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The Banks County High School wrestling team won the preliminary round to advance to the Elite 8 for the 2020-2021 GHSA Class AA Team Dual Wrestling. The team had to face two rounds to make it to the Elite 8.

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The Banks County High School wrestling team won 54-30 to clinch a spot to the Elite 8 at Friday night's preliminary meet. Coach Kasey Hanley states that his team fought hard and will not be satisfied until they win state.

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Banks County wrestlers continued the winning tradition as they beat Rabun and Fannin to earn the title of Area Champions this past week. To say that Coach Hanley was excited is an understatement.