Here is a rundown of local basketball action from Tuesday, Jan. 19:
The Commerce swimming team took seventh place in the combined standings Saturday (Jan. 16) at the Snowman Splash hosted by West Hall at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville.
Here is a round-up of local basketball results from the weekend:
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- GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eagles score big region win
- BASKETBALL: Lady Bulldoggs roll past Shiloh; WBHS boys drop low-scoring battle
- GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Big second-quarter fuels Jefferson’s senior night win
- BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Dragons survive on senior night
- BASKETBALL: Inexperienced Wildcats plagued by mistakes, but show signs of progress amid losing skid
- Basketball round-up: Commerce girls win fourth-straight game, Rakestraw has career night in loss, Jackson Co. girls pull out region victory
- CHEERLEADING: East Jackson wins again
- SWIMMING: Commerce finishes seventh in West Hall meet
- WRESTLING: Dragons dominate region duals after long layoff, ready for sectionals
- Banks County wrestlers win Dual Area
- #1 8AA Banks County Boys take win over East Jackson
- WRESTLING: Panthers make history with first region duals championship
- GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Panthers fall to highly-ranked Red Devils
- WEEKEND BASKETBALL ROUND-UP: Buford pulls away from Jefferson girls, Commerce teams have big night, Clinton scores 40 in Panther loss, Jefferson boys win again
- WRESTLING: Region 8-AAAAA duals crown up for grabs as Panthers set to host
- GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Jefferson defeats Class AA No. 2-ranked Rabun Co. for major non-region victory
- WRESTLING: Tigers don’t surrender a point at area duals, set to host sectionals
- Lady Leopards outscore East Jackson 68-45
Missing four players, two of which were starters, the Commerce girls’ basketball team managed to pull off a 54-47 upset win over Franklin County Saturday (Jan. 9) at home, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Calling it “a great meet with lots of great swims,” coach Rebecca Zellner’s Commerce swimming team had multiple swimmers earn first-place finishes at Cherokee Bluff’s Blizzard Blitz in Gainesville this past Saturday (Jan. 9).
Minus its top scorer and rebounder, the Commerce boys' basketball team fell to Washington-Wilkes 66-62 Tuesday (Jan. 5) in region action.
Despite getting a late start on the season, the Commerce wrestling team is starting to round into form with the area duals approaching.
The Commerce boys' basketball team got 18 points from Creed Dunbar, 17 from Shawn Cunningham and 16 from Ian McConnell, but it wasn’t enough to push the Tigers past Rabun County Tuesday (Dec. 29) in a 79-65 road loss.
The Commerce girls’ basketball team suffered its sixth-consecutive loss, falling 51-29 on the road Wednesday (Dec. 30) against former region foe Athens Academy.
The Commerce girls’ basketball team rallied from a 19-point halftime deficit and came within a basket of forcing overtime with Class AA No. 5-ranked Elbert County, losing 47-44 Wednesday (Dec. 23) at home.
With a smaller crowd on hand due to no girls’ game on the schedule, the Commerce boys’ basketball team was tasked with generating its own energy in the building.
The Commerce girls’ basketball team couldn’t overcome a 30-point night from Lake Oconee Academy’s Destiny McClendon in a 66-48 Saturday home loss to the undefeated Titans in the Tigers’ region opener.
The Commerce competitive cheerleading team placed first in Class A with a 71-point performance at a Saturday (Dec. 19) meet at North Gwinnett.
The Commerce boys’ basketball team is now 1-6 on the season, dropping its sixth-straight game with a 72-53 loss to Banks County Tuesday (Dec. 15).
The Brown family — and Commerce in general — was well represented on the recently-released Region 8-A Public all-region football team.
The Commerce boys’ basketball team had four players reach double figures but came up short in a 74-66 loss to the Vikings Saturday (Dec. 12) at home.
Commerce's girls fell 44-36 to East Hall to drop to 2-4 on the year as the team continues to be shorthanded without point guard Lauren Massey. But coach Brad Puckett said his team didn’t play hard enough to try to offset that loss either.
Commerce swimmer Lauren Lindsey won the girls’ 100-yard freestyle, while Jack Friedman swam a personal-best time 100-yard freestyle on the boys’ side, placing sixth, as the Tigers competed at the Winter Snow Meet Saturday (Dec. 12) in Clarkesville.
The Commerce boys' basketball team fell to Oconee County for the second time in three days with a 46-34 setback against the Warriors on the road Thursday (Dec. 10).
Without two of its leading scorers, the Commerce girls’ basketball team suffered a close loss to Oconee County two days after routing the Warriors.
Commerce girls’ basketball coach Brad Puckett might have been displeased with his team’s second-half performance, but he certainly was not displeased with his team’s 25-point win.
In a game that featured 16 lead changes, the Commerce boys’ basketball team was unable to tip the scales in its favor at the end.
Commerce's middle and high school swim teams continued their schedules at Saturday's (Dec. 5) Jingle Jam meet at Habersham County's Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center.
Commerce’s Maggie Mullis sank two free throws with 16 seconds left to clinch a 41-39 win at Franklin County Saturday (Dec. 5), the Tigers’ first of the year.
Swimming in its largest meet to date but competing with lower numbers, Commerce took 11th in the combined high school standings at Saturday’s (Dec. 5) Habersham Central Jingle Jam meet.
The Commerce, East Jackson, Jackson Co. and Jefferson wrestling teams all competed at the Dec. 5 Panther Invitational hosted by Jackson County.
The Commerce football defeated Gordon Lee 28-14 Friday (Dec. 4) to advance to improve to 11-1 on the season and advance to the Class A-Public quarterfinals.
Commerce sophomore Dudley Dickson just missed a double-double, scoring 20 points and pulling down nine rebounds, but the Tigers still fell on the road to Franklin County, 81-60, on Saturday (Dec. 5).
It’s not easy to win football games when you lose the turnover battle, sail a snap over a punters head and commit two penalties on fourth-and-short. But Commerce found a way Friday night against Gordon Lee.
Commerce plays on the opposite side of the state as Gordon Lee and has only faced the Trojans once before. But these two unfamiliar foes appear to be kindred spirits as far as their football philosophies are concerned.
This season marks the 20th anniversary of Commerce's 2000 state championship football team. Here's a look back at images from the Tigers' state title win over Buford on Dec. 15, 2000.
Chalk it up to a post-Thanksgiving turkey malaise, but Commerce coach Michael Brown said he didn’t witness the sharpest effort from his team Friday night.
Commerce coach Michael Brown said this past Friday that his team would celebrate its region title win for 48 hours and then turn its attention to its first-round playoff opponent.
Behind a 20-point, 17-rebound performance from Ian McConnell, the Commerce boys’ basketball team beat Class AAAA Madison County 70-66 in overtime Tuesday (Nov. 24) in its season opener.
Dreylan Martin broke free from the grasp of Lincoln County tacklers, and Commerce broke free from a string of 17 years without a region title.
Commerce High School softball player Rachel Morgan signed her letter of intent with Truett McConnell during a Thursday (Nov. 19) ceremony at the school.
As Commerce coach Michael Brown points out, he and his team weren’t even sure back in the summer if they’d get to a Game 10 this year with the COVID-19 pandemic threatening the season.
Each of Commerce’s state wrestling championships has its own legacy, perhaps none more compelling than last year’s title run.
Commerce coach Russ Gregg remembers when he could only expect about 40 to 50 points a night from his team when he first arrived.
Last year, a 15-11 Commerce girls’ basketball sat at home during the state tournament, having missed the cut under the old power-rankings system.
Commerce rushes for 343 yards and outscores Washington-Wilkes 14-0 in the fourth quarter as the Tigers win 28-17 in a battle of region unbeatens
The Commerce football team took sole possession of first-place in Region 8-A Public with a 28-17 road win over previously unbeaten Washington-Wilkes.