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With the No. 1 seed in Region 8-AA still within reach, the Banks County boys' basketball team rebounded nicely from upset losses to Putnam and Rabun counties with three-straight region wins last week. 

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The Banks County Middle School wrestling won the Peach State Wrestling League championships. The team defeated West Jackson, Oglethorpe County and Madison County to win the championship. The team is coached by Joe Denton and 1st Sgt. Raymond Bentley. The middle school team then competed at s…

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The Banks County boys' basketball team started Region 8-AA play a perfect 7-0, with no road blocks in sight, until a trip to Putnam County (Jan. 14) and a second game vs. Rabun County (Jan. 17) brought the Leopards back to the pack in the region.

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The Banks County boys' basketball team moved to 6-0 in Region 8-AA play after defeating Union County, 79-44, Tuesday (Jan. 7) in Homer.

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Banks County's Sawyer Pace was named to the MainStreet Newspapers All-Area Football Team. 

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Jake Dalton, 13, was recently recognized by the Banks County Board of Education. Dalton, a Banks County Middle School student, was named the 2019 PGA Georgia Section Junior Tour Player Of The Year in the boys' 11-13 age division. Dalton competed in eight tournaments in 2019, winning at the S…

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Former Banks County basketball player, Zez Steeple, surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his college basketball career. Steeple currently plays guard for the University of North Georgia Nighthawks in Dahlonega. Steeple achieved the milestone during the Nighthawks' game vs. Southern Wesleyan on …

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The 2019 sports calendar is getting ready to flip to 2020, and for all the highs and lows that 2019 brought for Banks County sports, next year will have a tough act to follow. 

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Tybee Denton was named the MainStreet Newspapers' softball Player Of The Year. Denton helped lead the Banks County Leopards to the Class AA state championship. During her senior campaign, Denton had an 0.47 ERA and recorded 412 strikeouts. At the plate, Denton batted .460 with 12 home runs a…

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The Banks County High School girls' basketball team opened region play with a win over Putnam County, but the team couldn't keep its momentum going when it traveled to Rabun County. 

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In the midst of a hostile crowd Friday night (Dec. 6) at Stephens County, the Banks County Leopards showed the right amount of poise to stay unbeaten so far in the season. 

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Griffin Stephens was named Mainstreet Newspapers' runner of the year for the coverage area. Stephens won the boys' Class AA state title, running a time of 16:44.15. 

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Coach Steven Shedd knows the difference between 2-0 and 0-2 is a slim margin for his Banks County girls’ basketball team — a basket dropping here, another offensive board there, a couple of turnovers eliminated.

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State titles are the ultimate goal, but there are other trophies to grab along the way. And Banks County wrestlers snagged a first-place title Saturday (Nov. 16), winning the Rabun Gap Tournament.

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On the first play from scrimmage in Homer, Putnam County made Friday night's game vs. Banks County look like a track meet, and in the end the Leopards couldn't keep up with the soaring War Eagles. 

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HOMER – Banks County’s defense was up to the task Friday night against the high-powered Union County offense. However, three turnovers, two in Panther territory ended any chance of an upset.