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Wrestlers geared up for state sectionals

Wrestlers that qualify for the traditional state championships this season will have truly earned it. Georgia high school wrestling has sharpened its criteria this season for those that hope to advance to the all-classification state meet on Feb. 19-21 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

February 12, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school wrestling: Gilmer grabs area title

CANTON- Some people may have counted out Gilmer High's wrestling program this season when it failed to capture the area duals title, but Bobcats coach Sam Snider didn't.

February 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Too close for comfort: 7-AAA traditionals marked by tight matches

CANTON - Area 7-AAA wrestling coaches talked all week about how razor-thin the margin for error would be for wrestlers in this year's traditionals tournament at Creekview High. Weight classes loaded with talent left people wandering who will head to next weekend's state sectionals at Eagles Landing High and who would be left home.

February 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wrestlers going for individual glory

The traditional wrestling tournaments are a way for coaches to let wrestlers off the leash and see how they can fare individually. At this point in the season, there's no more strategizing for the sake of a team title. Wrestlers are out for individual glory at this point in the season.

February 05, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Vasser fulfilling football dreams

Jan Vasser saw a glimpse of her son Chase's football potential when he was just 8 years old. Playing in the West Hall feeder system, the future Chestatee High standout made a play she'll never forget.

February 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school basketball: No excuses for North Hall

North Hall boys basketball coach Benjie Wood wasn't too interested in hearing excuses from those inside the locker room on why they wouldn't succeed this season. Wood, who has succeeded coaching both girls and boys during his career in Hall County, knew that hard work would more than make up for lack of returning talent on the Trojans roster this season.

February 02, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Upcoming tourneys highlight week

The action in both basketball and wrestling is starting to heat up in this the first week of February.

February 02, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Grizzlies power past Knights

OAKWOOD Johnson High boys basketball coach Jeff Steele is looking for answers to his team's late season slide. With the Knights' (10-10, 2-4 Region 7B-AAA) 78-66 loss to Creekview on Saturday, they've now dropped five in a row heading into Tuesday's subregion matchup against West Hall.

January 31, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Late run catapults West Hall boys to victory

OAKWOOD - West Hall boys basketball coach Warren Sellers has been around the area long enough to know it doesn't do any good to celebrate one big win in the endurance race known as Region 7B-AAA.

January 30, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall boys, East Hall girls get wins Saturday night

Saturday's North Hall versus East Hall boys basketball game was the intersection of two programs on opposite ends of the momentum spectrum.

January 25, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


'Focused' Falcons get win over Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's hard for Flowery Branch boys coach Duke Mullis to say that a win against East Hall last Friday had much of an impact in Friday's 65-53 win against Johnson at Flowery Branch.

January 24, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


SpeedFest brings best in short track racing

BRASELTON - Michael Pope is a young racer with big dreams.

January 22, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


East Hall sweeps Flowery Branch

East Hall's boys and girls basketball programs are starting to play with the consistency its fans are used to seeing.

January 17, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jefferson ready for run at state title

JEFFERSON - Cole Hightower knows there isn't any shortcut or magic formula to explain Jefferson's success on the statewide stage in wrestling. The Dragons don't credit their triumphs to a stock of naturally superior athletes.

January 16, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch takes up fencing

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Jordan Frost walks into the Flowery Branch High cafeteria each Monday afternoon, she goes through a meticulous process. This Flowery Branch High fencing club member puts on protection for her chest and shoulders, a jacket, face mask, pants and a glove.

Then the only female member of the first-year fencing club at the school is joined by 11 males athletes on the team as they proceed to fold up and slide away lunch room tables to make room for practice with Hall County's only fencing program at the high school level.

January 13, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes with 15-under par at The Invite

Spencer Ralston was playing some of his best golf Saturday, even with a quick turnaround before attending prom.

April 30, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall boys blank Whitewater 5-0 in first round of tennis playoffs

North Hall boys tennis coach Bob Woodworth saw enough positives in his team's first-round playoff win Wednesday to believe it can get through the ...

April 20, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville High boys golf team shoots program-best 287 at region to take 8-AAAAA title

Among all the great Gainesville High boys golf programs in the past, the 2016 squad will have some bragging rights for at least one year.

April 18, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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

Johnson High's Sam Corbett said he wasn't feeling unsettling nerves, even though the freshman was lining up at quarterback in the season opener ...

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


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