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Chestatee basketball coach stepping down

Chestatee High principal Bill Thompson will begin a search immediately for a new boys basketball coach after former coach Russ Triaga resigned Thursday from his position he held the past six seasons with the War Eagles. Triaga resigned as Chestatee's coach after accepting an assistant coaching position at Dacula High in Gwinnett County.

March 19, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

North Hall routs Spartans

North Hall's K.J. McAllister used a short right field fence at Jody Davis Field to facilitate a career day at the plate in Wednesday's 14-3 win against West Hall.

March 18, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Annual soccer tournament kicks off weekend

This week marks the start of a major local tournament for high school soccer. The 25th Northeast Georgia Mountain Cups kicks off Saturday with games at Chestatee High and the Allen Creek Soccer Complex.

March 16, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Wrestler of the Year: Flowery Branch's Danny Bell

Danny Bell never imagined athletic success in his future prior to reaching high school. An undersized kid, Bell stayed away from sports until his freshman year at Flowery Branch High, when he joined up with the wrestling program.

March 14, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Flowery Branch whips White County

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch High baseball coach Jimmy Lawler has to be pleased with the way his program handled early season adversity. The Falcons didn't let an early three game losing streak in the Region 7-AAA schedule throw their season off course.

March 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Gainesville wins with long ball against Chestatee

Gainesville's Will Maddox couldn't help but walk around with a big smile on his face after Monday's 14-4 win against Chestatee at Ivey Watson Field.

March 09, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

High school basketball: Gainesville headed to Macon

DALTON - Forgive Gainesville coach Todd Cottrell for not knowing how to react after his team's 58-46 win against Cedartown in the Class AAA state quarterfinals Saturday at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center in Dalton. It's his first state quarterfinals victory and the first for the Red Elephants since 2002.

March 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

War Eagles upend White County

Friday's baseball game between Chestatee and White County magnified how physically grueling a week its been for both teams. Weather cancellations earlier in the week made for a busy stretch early in the Region 7-AAA schedule. With games postponed from Monday, most in 7-AAA are having to play four games in as many days.

March 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Lakeview Academy wins season opener

Lakeview Academy's Ralston Cash was pretty excited after Thursday's season opening 9-2 win at home against East Jackson, but not for the reason that seems so obvious.

March 05, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

High school basketball: Spartans' season ends with loss to Columbia

DECATUR - West Hall's boys basketball team can take comfort in the fact that it didn't get star struck going up against second-ranked Columbia (29-2) in the second round of Class AAA state playoffs on Wednesday night in Decatur.

March 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Buford girls cruise past Callaway

BUFORD - Early in the third quarter Friday, Buford senior Blanche Alverson stopped playing nice. The Auburn signee decided to take control for the top-ranked Lady Wolves. She scored 11 of her season-high 29 points in the third quarter and added seven rebounds to pace Buford in a 77-41 win against Callaway in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs.

February 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Wildcats claw Johnson, 7-1

OAKWOOD - Tony Wilson isn't looking for miracles from his baseball team.

February 26, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Flowery Branch soars past Wolves

BUFORD- A five inning, run-shortened win in Buford on Wednesday had to calm some of Flowery Branch baseball coach Jimmy Lawler's concerns for this season.

February 26, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Buford comes out swinging in season opener

BUFORD - It may have just been the first game of 2009, but Buford High baseball coach Tony Wolfe still left the field with a pretty good feeling about the way his club will be able to operate offensively this season. The Wolves strung together six hits with runners is scoring position en route to a 13-5 win against North Hall on Monday at Buford City Park.

February 24, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Flowery Branch's Danny Bell wins state wrestling title

DULUTH - When the wrestling season started, Flowery Branch junior Danny Bell never envisioned it ending like this. Maybe that's a good thing.

February 21, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

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What an opening night for Knights: Johnson blanks Madison County, 17-0

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August 21, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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