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Buford advances to state semifinals with 80-73 win over Cartersville

BUFORD - The Buford boys' basketball team didn't panic. Instead, the Wolves stayed focused on the game plan and methodically worked their way out of a double-digit deficit and into the state semifinals.

February 28, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Buford girls dominate Woodward Academy, 62-45, to advance to state semifinals

BUFORD - Defense wins championships. A good offense doesn't hurt either.

February 26, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Buford boys hold off Blessed Trinity 45-40 to reach state quarterfinals

BUFORD - Allen Whitehart's message to his Buford boys basketball team before Tuesday night's second-round matchup against Blessed Trinity was simple.

February 25, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Ness leads Buford to first traditional state wrestling title

BUFORD - Chip Ness tried to do a bit too much in the opening round of his Class AAA traditional wrestling championship match against Towers High's Derival Stevenson. Luckily, it didn't cost him.

February 23, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Johnson boys look to avoid another first-round playoff upset loss

Jeff Steele doesn't see many weaknesses in his Johnson boys' basketball team this season. That might be why the Knights have plenty of confidence heading into Saturday night's Class AAAA first-round matchup against Stone Mountain.

February 21, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Ness, Buford look to capture traditional wrestling championship

Buford's Chip Ness is knocking on the door of a special fraternity heading into this weekend's Class AAA traditional wrestling state championships.

February 20, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Buford boys, girls cruise to Region 7-AAA basketball titles

BUFORD- The best basketball in Region 7-AAA is played just inside Gwinnett County.

February 19, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Big fourth quarter lifts North Hall girls past White County in region tourney

After missing out on the state playoffs a season ago, the North Hall girls basketball team is heading back to a place it expects to be come late February.

February 15, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


East Hall girls upset Banks County to clinch playoff spot

Jenny Edwards said that sometimes when things don't go well for the East Hall girls basketball team, the Lady Vikings have a tendency to give up.

February 15, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Buford girls, boys finish with perfect region records

In a potential precursor to the Region 7-AAA championship game, the Buford girls' basketball team showed the rest of the region what to expect in next week's region tournament.

February 07, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


North Hall's Powers, area swimmers ready for state swim championships

Paul Powers is well aware that he still has a lot of competitive swimming ahead of him in his life. He has a four-year career at the University of Michigan, national championships, world championships and, potentially, the Olympics to look forward to in the coming years.

February 06, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


West Hall tight end Atkinson signs with Georgia

Hunter Atkinson always wanted to be a Georgia Bulldog. But when the time came for the West Hall tight end to decide on his college football playing future, the Bulldogs didn't have a spot for him.

February 06, 2014 | Ed Hooper | All prep football news


White County withstands East Hall rally, secures 94-88 road win

White County coach Sam Borg emphasized the need to have composure to his team at halftime of Tuesday's game at East Hall.

February 04, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Cleveland sisters lead North Hall girls to 53-43 win over West Hall

The North Hall girls didn't let an early first-quarter distraction get in the way on Friday night at West Hall.

January 31, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Rosemary Schofield

North Hall's Rosemary Schofield gave herself an early birthday present last week in the Hall County swim championships.

January 29, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


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