It is that time of year when the regular season is ending for spring sports and the chance for postseason glory begins. The area is loaded with talented athletes, so one can be sure to find several teams still going in their respective playoffs.
At Buford, their best chance at another state championship title is going to be their baseball team. Having ended their regular season as the top team in the nation and still undefeated, look for them to go far into the playoffs.
Lanier’s baseball team finishes their regular season on Friday, April 23, but has already secured their place in the state playoffs as the third seed in Region 8-AAAAAA.
The North Gwinnett baseball team will finish their regular season on Friday as well. They are the second seed in their region behind Mill Creek, which is enough to send them to the state playoffs.
The Lady Wolves soccer team entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed from Region 8-AAAAAA. Buford defeated Rome in the first round of the playoffs, 10-0, on Thursday, April 22. They are now headed to the Sweet Sixteen.
Lanier’s girls soccer team is also headed to the Sweet Sixteen after beating Paulding County 2-1 in OT. Emily Andrews and Emely Carbajal scored the goals for the Lady Longhorns.
The North Gwinnett girls soccer team beat Milton 5-1 in the first round of playoffs. They will face Lambert on Monday, April 26, in the second round of the state playoffs.
Buford girls lacrosse had their best regular season finish with a 13-2 record after they downed Northview 13-11 in their final game of the season on Thursday. Senior Courtney Martin got her 100th goal during the game with Northview. They will begin working their way through the state playoffs April 28 and 29.
The Buford boys lacrosse team will finish up their regular season on Friday night against Lassiter. They enter the playoffs as the second seed in their area and will host the first game April 28 and 29.
North Gwinnett boys tennis beat South Forsyth 3-1 in the second round of state playoffs on Thursday. They will move on to the Elite Eight next week.
Jackson Buchanan is the low medalist in the Wolves’ area tournament. The boys golf team goes on to win the area championship and will head straight to the state tournament. The girls team for Buford placed fourth at the area tournament. They will compete in two weeks at the sectionals for a spot in the state championship.