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Jefferson baseball sweeps Lumpkin County in first round of Class AAA playoffs

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Dragons baseball head coach Tommy Knight called hitting "contagious," and nothing exemplified that statement more than the third inning of Game 2 against the Lumpkin County Indians in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs.

May 01, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


West Hall girls soccer team completes comeback, reaches 2nd round of Class AAA playoffs

JEFFERSON – With time expiring, and down 4-3, the West Hall Lady Spartans' soccer team needed a prayer to make it to extra time against the Jefferson Lady Dragons. That prayer was answered off the foot of Izabel Salgado.

April 30, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Brandon Worley named new Jackson County football coach

JEFFERSON – Dacula assistant football coach Brandon Worley was named head coach of the Jackson County Panthers Monday night.

March 10, 2015 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Jones sisters lead Commerce girls to first-round win

COMMERCE - Freshmen normally aren't the go-to players for any team, especially during the playoffs.

February 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Banks County boys top East Jackson in first round of Class AAA playoffs

HOMER – If there's a winning formula for the second-seed Banks County Leopards in the Class AAA state playoffs, it is get it to the big men.

February 19, 2015 | Times regional staff | High schools


Banks County girls knock off Jefferson in first-round state playoff game

JEFFERSON - The Banks County Lady Leopards' tough region served them well in the opening round of the Class AAA state basketball tournament.

February 18, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Jefferson routs Rabun County 50-14 in season opener

JEFFERSON – Jefferson's season started off about as flawless as any team could hope for.

August 23, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


History center focuses on Revolutionary War

Northeast Georgia History Center held its Family Day event Sunday. Each month, a different theme from history is picked and brought to life. Sunday's theme was the Revolutionary War period and featured volunteers dressed as people from the era.

June 09, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Dragon boat paddlers compete on Lanier for fun, Special Olympics

Dragon boat races usually are reserved for professional paddlers.

June 08, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


A starlight, star bright birthday bash for UNG-Gainesville

A golden anniversary calls for celebration.

June 07, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Gun lovers savor a day on the firing line

HOSCHTON - Some gun enthusiasts go their entire lives not being able to fire some of history's most iconic weapons.

May 31, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Visitors cool off on opening day of Splash Zone at Meadows Center

School is out, and kids were ready for their summer fun to start Saturday.

May 25, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Analysts expect gas prices to fall this summer

Gainesville and Georgia drivers may see relief at the gas pump heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend and beyond into the summer months.

May 20, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


A quacky lake race

Thousands of rubber ducks were turned loose in Hall County's outdoor bathtub Saturday to raise money and, for one lucky entrant, float home a $10,000 grand prize.

May 17, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


North Hall boys fall 4-0 to defending champs St. Pius X in semifinals

ATLANTA - After three road playoff wins, the battle-tested North Hall boys soccer team needed one more win to secure a berth in the state championship game.

May 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | High schools


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Jefferson baseball falls in Class AAA championship series to Blessed Trinity

ROSWELL - For the first time in program history, the Jefferson Dragons' baseball team played for a state championship on Saturday at Blessed Trinity. The problem was, they were playing the defending Class AAA state champions, the Blessed Trinity Titans.

May 23, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Jefferson baseball advances to Class AAA state title series with Game 3 win over Westminster, 5-2

ATLANTA - After dropping Game 2 of the Class AAA state semifinals to the Westminster Wildcats, Jefferson coach Tommy Knight said his team would "be better" in a pressure-packed, season-deciding Game 3.

May 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Jefferson splits semifinal baseball series with Westminster

ATLANTA - The Jefferson Dragons' baseball team split its first two games against the Westminster Wildcats in the Class AAA state semifinals on Tuesday. The deciding Game 3 will be played today at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster. The winner plays at Blessed Trinity for the Class AAA state championship on Saturday.

May 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Jefferson's perfect season ended by OT loss

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons' run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.

November 28, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Dragons stay perfect, smother Dodge County 27-7

JEFFERSON - The No. 1-seed Jefferson Dragons put together another dominant performance in the Class AAA state playoffs Friday night at Memorial Stadium, ousting the No. 3-seeded Dodge County Indians, 27-7.

November 21, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Dragons ignore cold, fire past Franklin 38-7

JEFFERSON - With freezing temperatures, it took a little time for the Jefferson Dragons' offense to warm up offensively during its Class AAA state playoff opener against the Franklin County Lions.

November 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Jefferson wins battle of unbeatens, tops Hart County 21-14

HARTWELL - Coming into Friday night's region championship-deciding game between the Jefferson Dragons and Hart County Bulldogs, it was the offenses that had all the attention as the driving forces behind both teams' 9-0 records.

November 08, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Hart County passing game swamps Jackson County, 43-7

HARTWELL - In what has been a disappointing and tough 2014 campaign, the Jackson County Panthers looked to turn their luck around Friday night and put a second "W" in the win column.

October 17, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Jefferson keeps it clean, tops Elbert 52-6

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons have shown all year why they are the class of the newly-formed Region 8-AAA by scoring throngs of points and making it tough for opposing offenses to get into Dragon territory, let alone the end zone.

October 03, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Jefferson starts slow, rebounds to blast Jackson 34-7

JEFFERSON - After a first-possession fumble by the undefeated Jefferson Dragons on Friday night, the annual Battle of Jefferson against Jackson County had all the makings of a great rivalry game: an early turnover, a fired-up crowd and the home team looking to score quickly.

September 26, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Dragons dominate rival Commerce, 28-3

JEFFERSON-When it comes to the Battle of the Bridge rivalry between the Jefferson Dragons and Commerce Tigers, Jefferson head coach Ben Hall said you could throw both teams' undefeated records out the window.

September 12, 2014 | Times regional staff | All prep football news


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