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This past weekend, the Banks County High School cross country teams competed at the Carrollton Orthopedic Invite, which is run on the same course as the state meet. Both girls and boys teams competed in the small school division, A-AAAA.

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The Banks County Leopard football team will face East Jackson at home Friday night after coming off a 35-6 loss this past week against the Franklin County Lions.

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It had been three years since the two teams faced each other but this past Friday night Banks County High School and Commerce High School fans packed the stands for the rivalry game. Emotions were high as fans and players anticipated the start of a season that has been questionable at times …

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Members of the Banks County High School cross country team are shown at the recent North Georgia Championships.

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The Banks County High School cross country team faced tough competition from region rival, Rabun County, this past Wednesday at Banks County High School. The boys team did not disappoint and finished with a perfect score for the team.

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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.

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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. 

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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 High School boys' golf team finished seventh out of 12 teams at the Valhalla Cup March 9 at Chimney Oaks in Homer. 

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After splitting the first region series of the season, the Banks County Leopards got the region sweep March 6. 

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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.

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Banks County baseball took a road trip over the weekend to southeast Georgia and came back with a 1-2 record. 

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The Banks County Middle School girls' A Team poses with the first-place trophy after defeating Hebron 52-41 to win the end-of-season tournament. The team finished the season with a 17-2 record. 

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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. 

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The Banks County High School softball team was recognized at the Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 5 for winning the Class AA state title last October. Pictured is the Banks County players, coaches and District 28 Representative Chris Erwin. 

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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.