Caden Cotton was putting together a monster senior year on the diamond before the season was cut short. Fortunately for Cotton, there will be more baseball as the Banks County standout recently signed a college scholarship with Division II Southern Wesleyan University.
It’s a daily routine for Carl Cleveland that dates back to middle school: 1,000 shots a day in the gym, conditioning, weightlifting. Repeat.
With the 2020 season up in the air due to school closing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), one thing is for sure, the Banks County Leopards found their stride as the two-week hiatus was announced.
After starting the week of March 9 off rough with a 1-0 loss to region foe Union County and a six-goal loss to non-region competitor White County, the Banks County boys' soccer team wanted to end the week right against region foe Oglethorpe County.
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The Banks County School System announced March 13 that school would be closed from March 16-27 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). With the announcement comes no spring sports during that time, too.
Even though the Banks County track and field teams didn't come away with the big trophies during the March 7th Jerry Arnold Challenge at Mill Creek, head coach Will Foster said the meet went "really well" for both teams.
In nine seasons, Mike Cleveland took the Banks County boys' basketball program from wanting to win a few games to vying for a berth this season in the Final Four.
The Banks County Leopards track and field teams head to Mill Creek for the second time this Saturday (March 7) for the Jerry Arnold Invitational.
The Banks County Leopards’ bid to make it to the Final Four looked hopeful entering the fourth quarter as the team rallied from a sluggish end to the first half to take a 45-42 lead over Chattooga by the end of the third quarter Wednesday in the Class AA Elite Eight.
Former Banks County High School student and lifelong Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, Kacey Reynolds, who was granted his Make-A-Wish experience of announcing the Bucs' first-round selection during last year's NFL Draft, died Sunday (Feb. 23) after a three-year battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 20.
For the first time since 1995, the Banks County boys' basketball team finds itself in the Elite Eight of the state playoffs.
The Banks County baseball team's young season continued to see great signs ahead of region play with two stellar games on Saturday (Feb. 22).
Heartbreak in the Sweet 16 has been something the Banks County Leopards have had to deal with in the last six seasons.
If there was any disappointment from not making it to the state duals in January, the Banks County High School wrestling team put it aside for the traditional part of the season, and made a lot of noise in Macon last weekend.
After being upset in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs last season, the Banks County Leopards made sure a second-straight upset wasn't in the cards Feb. 14 in Homer.
During the first three quarters of the opening round of the Class AA state tournament, points were hard to come by between the Banks County Lady Leopards and the South Atlanta Hornets.
After 10 Banks County High School wrestlers made it from the area tournament to sectionals, chances were a Leopard contingent was possible for Macon and the state wrestling tournament.
The Banks County Lady Leopards punched their ticket to the Class AA state playoffs after defeating Elbert County 61-59 in the second round of the Region 8-AA tournament Tuesday at Union County.
If there was a statement to be made to close out the regular season, the Banks County boys made an emphatic one during the team's 72-52 win Friday (Jan. 31) over Social Circle.
•Key players: "We are only replacing one starter for both boys and girls," head coach Natasha Savage said. "That's a huge plus for us. We are returning all of our girls and all but one of our boys."
After falling at Elbert County Jan. 24, the Banks County girls returned home Saturday (Jan. 25) and made sure nothing but a win was in the works.
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…
The Banks County Lady Leopards didn't get a victory last week, but just because the team lost didn't mean the whole week was a wash.
With 4:32 left during Friday's game, Sawyer Pace hit a 3-pointer to give the Banks County Leopards momentum and the lead, 53-50.
Last season, the Banks County High School boys' basketball team got pushed into overtime during its region road trip to Social Circle.
After falling to Union County at home (Jan. 7), the Banks County High School girls' basketball team found its footing during the team's Jan. 10 trip to Social Circle.
After dropping a close Region 8-AA game to Elbert County, 57-54, on Friday (Jan. 3), the Banks County girls' basketball team bounced back in a massive way on Saturday (Jan. 4).
After nearly knocking off Buford in Panama City, Fla., for a tournament title over the Christmas break, the Banks County boys' basketball team returned home and looked as sharp as they have all season.
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…
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 …
With region play looming, the Banks County boys' basketball team continues to build momentum, not only in Homer but in another state.
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.