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The Banks County High School baseball team finished its run at state with an impressive 20 and 11 overall season record. The team finished 8AA Region Runner Ups. With the challenges of COVID, the Leopards not only finished with success, but they also overcame incredible obstacles.

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The Banks County High School Track and Field team hosted the region meet for 8AA this past week at Leopard stadium. Preliminaries were held on Wednesday, April 28, followed by finals on Friday, April 30. Girls and boys teams both dominated in several events. The strongest events for both tea…

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Both girls and boys tennis finished the season this past week when they fell to Pace and Lovett. Both teams finished with an incredible record of wins and stats and the title of Region Champs.

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The Banks County High School soccer team made history last week when they defeated Callaway to earn a Sweet 16 spot. This was the first time that the girl's soccer team has made it to the Sweet 16.

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The Banks County High School boys golf season wrapped up this past week with a fifth place finish for the team. The team traveled to the area golf tournament to face tough competition. Although the team finished in fifth, head coach Mike Owensby was impressed with the team's overall performance.

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Over a third of the student population of Banks County High School, each season, participates in athletics. Keeping those athletes healthy has a lot to do with proper conditioning, nutrition and athletic protocol. BCHS, Zoey Forrester ( LAT, ATC), plays an essential role for these students. …

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The Banks County High School Leopard baseball team will face Haralson for the first round of state playoffs on Thursday, April 29. Game 2 will immediately follow—the "If" game that will be played Friday at 2 pm.

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The Banks County boys 4x800 continues to set new records for as they shed 4 seconds off their original record at the track meet recently held at Apalachee. The team also placed first at the Leopard Classic held at Banks County this past Friday night.

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The state-bound diamond Leopards will host the first round of playoffs next week. The team finished as Region Runner Ups after a heartbreaking loss to Elbert in the final game of the series.

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The Banks County boys golf team has been busy on the course and finished with a 7-1 record for the regular season. The team has only one loss to powerhouse Jefferson.

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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…