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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


High school wrestling: Two Hall County grapplers, numerous Dragons reach finals

DULUTH - When the whistles blew to open the semifinals Friday at the Gwinnett Arena, the Jefferson High wrestling program wasted little time setting the tone for another state title run.

February 20, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall weathers storm against East Hall

Only after North Hall's 65-55 win against East Hall on Thursday could Trojans coach Benjie Wood admit he was more nervous than his players.

February 19, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school basketball: East Hall whips Warriors

East Hall High girls coach Joey Rider doesn't need a No. 1 seed in the Region 7-AAA tournament. The second-seeded Lady Vikings (19-7) may have more than enough depth to compensate for its lower spot in the bracket.

February 16, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Week ahead: State playoff berths on the line

There's no shortness of excitement in high school sports this week.

February 15, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school wrestling: Jefferson sending 13 to state title meet

JEFFERSON - Jay Fowler was locked in an adrenaline rush.

February 14, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Dragons place ten wrestlers in state

JEFFERSON - Zac Crosby didn't see reason to panic in Friday's quarterfinals of the Class AA state sectionals at Jefferson High. Trailing late in the third period, he still had his strategy for victory solid in his mind.

February 14, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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


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