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.
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.
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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.
There’s certain to be plenty of hype surrounding Commerce’s major region clash with Washington-Wilkes. The Tigers aim not to get caught up in any of it.
The Commerce boys' cross country team won its second-consecutive Class A-Public state title on Nov. 7, while the girls took third, earning their second-straight podium finish.
CARROLLTON — Commerce cross country coach Mark Hale — presiding over his final state meet — imparted his runners with some last-minute wisdom before running their races in Carrollton.
Commerce swimmer Lauren Massey won both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke, earning two state qualifying times at Saturday’s (Nov. 7) meet at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. Meanwhile, the relay team of Massey, Ansley Ayers, Madison Epps and Lauren Lindsey won both the 200-yard…
SOCIAL CIRCLE — Commerce scored every time it had the ball Friday night — save for running out the clock on its final possession — but coach Michael Brown found the overall body of work in his team’s 48-22 win at Social Circle lacking.
Commerce junior softball player Carson Hobbs was recently named the Region 8-A Public Player of the Year after helping lead the Tigers to the state finals.
The Commerce and Jefferson football teams are both ranked in the top four of their respective classifications with high-scoring triple-options offenses. It’s no coincidence that those offensive lines are clicking right long, too, at this point in the season.
Jackson County suffered a lopsided loss to Loganville last week, and it stands to face some even better players this week.
COLUMBUS — Commerce softball coach Melissa Mullis had a message for her team in the aftermath of its second-place finish in Columbus: Celebrate this.
The Commerce boys’ cross country team collected the first of what it hopes is two championship trophies.
Melissa Mullis said she isn’t one for revenge, but the Commerce softball coach does like the idea of her team’s run through the state tournament being a revenge tour.
The Commerce softball team battled back to keep its season alive, beating Lanier County 10-2 to spilt a Monday doubleheader in the Elite Eight. The Tigers lost the opener 5-0.
Commerce’s softball seniors are laser-focused on winning a state championship, and, so far, the Tigers have shown nothing to suggest that can’t happen.
As Commerce football coach Michael Brown puts it, the Tigers have “trimmed all the fat” from their offensive game plan at this point.
The Commerce softball team routed Chattahoochee County 12-0 and 18-0 in the first round of the Class A-Public state tournament (Oct. 20).
Scoring 30 runs over the course of two games, Commerce moved on to the second round of the Class A-Public state tournament convincingly.
Commerce took care of all its scoring in the first half and then made way for the halftime homecoming festivities during a rout to open region play.
Commerce was shut out at home Thursday (Oct. 15) in a 2-0 loss to Class A-Private No. 1-ranked George Walton Academy to end the regular season.
On the heels of having to take a rare road trip to west metro Atlanta to play a non-region game, the Commerce football team is ready to enter into more of a routine.
The Class A-Public No. 3 ranked Commerce softball team fell to Class AAAAAAA No. 8-ranked Peachtree Ridge Wednesday (Oct. 14), 6-5, coming up just short after scoring four seventh-inning runs.
SUWANEE — For the second-straight week, Commerce took on a highly-ranked Gwinnett County team on the road. And for the second straight week, it walked out of the ball park thinking it should have won.
Paden Bell ran to a fourth-place finish at Tallulah Falls Tuesday (Oct. 13) to lead the Commerce girls to a fifth-place finish in an 11-team meet.
Here's a rundown of local high school football action for Friday, Oct. 9:
The Commerce softball team saw a five-game winning streak end Wednesday (Oct. 7) on the road with a 4-0 loss to Class AAA No. 4-ranked Franklin County.
Running the best time of his banner high school career, Commerce’s Brandon Martin won his fifth race this season with a victory Thursday (Oct. 1) at the Mountain Invitational in Helene.
On a rainy night at Pardue Field, Paige Vickery and Maggie Mullis each hit home runs and Commerce (12-6-1) coasted to another region win, beating 8-A Public opponent Lincoln County 13-2 in five innings Thursday (Sept. 24).
The Commerce cross country team placed five runners in the top 20 Thursday (Sept. 24) to win a 10-team meet at Social Circle.
Commerce’s Brandon Martin remembers being in middle school and admittedly not being in the best of shape.
Behind a no-hitter from Carson Hobbs and plenty of offense, the Commerce softball team routed Lake Oconee Academy again, beating the Titans 11-0 Tuesday (Sept. 22) in five innings on the road. The Tigers won 12-0 over Lake Oconee Academy back on Aug. 20.
The Commerce volleyball team dropped a pair of area matches at Rabun County on Sept. 22, falling to the host Wildcats 25-1, 25-6 and to Banks County 25-5, 25-15.
The Commerce softball team capped a four-game stint in a tournament in Carrollton with an 11-4 loss to Heard County Saturday (Sept. 12). The Tigers went 1-2-1 in the tournament.