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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


Lacrosse camps attracted to Hall County

Casey Powell sees part of his job as a professional lacrosse player as that of an ambassador.

February 12, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


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


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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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