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Gainesville boys top Effingham County 63-62 in semifinals

KENNESAW - It's been the story of Gainesville's season, and especially so in the playoffs: razor-thin margins for error, a different hero seemingly every night, and most importantly, an awful lot of wins.

March 03, 2013 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Six area teams eye final four in state hoops playoffs

Unlike previous years, this season high school basketball teams will have to reach the state championship game to make the trek to Macon.

February 25, 2013 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Gainesville grit, defense yield 41-40 win over Mays

Offensively, it wasn't exactly vintage Gainesville basketball. Three-pointers missed their mark, floaters in the lane rimmed out, and the half-court game never appeared to be in sync.

February 23, 2013 | Brent Holloway | High schools


This week: State hoops tourney tips off Tuesday

The temperatures outside might suggest otherwise, but on the high school sports calendar, spring is here.

February 18, 2013 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Area teams open region tournaments in good shape

In high school basketball, a stellar regular season doesn't mean much if it's not backed up by strong play at the year's end. By the same token, a disappointing two-plus months can be all but wiped off the books by just a couple of wins when region tournaments roll around.

February 11, 2013 | Brent Holloway | High schools


This week: Wolves, Trojans set to do battle

With the Hall County Championships for both wrestling and soccer still more than a week away, high school basketball will take center stage for the next seven days.

January 14, 2013 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Gainesville boys outlast East Hall, 88-77

It wasn't always picture-perfect basketball, but for a Gainesville team still trying to find its footing after a slow start, it was a win. And it's hard to find faults in a win, especially when it comes over a traditional rival.

January 12, 2013 | Brent Holloway | High schools


This week: Gainesville grads in BCS title game

2012 was a banner year for Gainesville High School athletics. The golf teams swept the state titles in May, both soccer teams and the baseball team advanced to at least the state semifinals, and just before the calendar turned over, the Red Elephants brought home the first football state championship in school history.

January 06, 2013 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Jefferson's McFerrin announces retirement

Fresh off the Class AA state championship win, Jefferson football coach T. McFerrin has decided to call it a career.

January 03, 2013 | Brent Holloway | All prep football news


Holiday tournaments will keep area teams busy

After a short break for Christmas, area basketball teams will return to the court later this week as a host of holiday tournaments dot the schedule.

December 24, 2012 | Brent Holloway | High schools


North Hall picks up Lanierland championship on home court

If there was any doubt about how much the Lanierland Tournament means to basketball teams in Hall County, one needed only see the faces of the winners Saturday night to know that it still means - even in its 53rd year - a lot.

December 22, 2012 | Brent Holloway | High schools


This week: Wolves to honor fallen teammate

To his friends, family, coaches and teammates, Adam Smith was a special young man. That's why they've planned a special tribute to celebrate his memory when the Buford boys basketball team plays its home opener Friday against Banks County.

December 17, 2012 | Brent Holloway | High schools


High school football: A look at area teams' championship opponents

One team is back in the state championship game for the first time in 35 years. One team frequently plays deep into the playoffs but has yet to bring home the elusive title. And one team is in the Georgia Dome so often it has the feel of a second home.

December 11, 2012 | Brent Holloway | All prep football news


The countdown is on for the football state championship weekend

For Bruce Miller, the joy derived from Friday night's semifinal win over Whitewater was subdued and short-lived. For the veteran Gainesville coach, a bigger goal lies ahead.

December 08, 2012 | Brent Holloway | All prep football news


High school football: A look at area teams' semifinal opponents

For just the second time since 1982, two Hall County teams have reached the state semifinals in the same season.

December 04, 2012 | Brent Holloway | All prep football news


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