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Home for the holidays: Bowl game highlights holiday for Buford grad

University of Oregon quarterback Justin Roper, a 2006 Buford High graduate, saw that his football bowl plans and Christmas vacation made for the perfect opportunity: a road trip down the Pacific Coast.

December 29, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


Football: 7-AAA names All-Region team

The coaching staff of Gainesville High's football team was named Region 7-AAA Coaching Staff of the Year by the coaches from Region 7-AAA.

December 25, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Carnes dominates Lanierland

If Gainesville High's Jaymee Carnes hadn't already established herself as one of the county's top scorers entering last week's Lanierland Tournament, she did afterwards.

December 23, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Cairo happy to be back in state title game

It's hard to find a blemish in the Cairo High football team's season so far.

December 20, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Ward a force for Lakeview in Lanierland

Lakeview Academy's Tyler Ward doesn't let the bigger teams in the Lanierland Tournament intimidate him.

December 17, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


All-Area Cross County: Woods rebounds, runs to glory

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch's Kiara Woods knows how to make the best of her mistakes. Especially if it means turning that mistake into her best race of the year.

December 15, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Moon shines for Lady Spartans

Four years of high school basketball seems to have paid off for West Hall's Jayla Moon. At this point, she can do pretty much anything on the court.

December 09, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Volleyball Coach of the Year: Habersham Central's John Hood

The start of John Hood's career as Habersham Central's volleyball coach didn't quite start on the right foot, but it regained balance sooner than expected.

December 07, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


War Eagles' late spurt pushes them past Gainesville

After hearing about Chestatee assistant basketball coach Shumbe Hunter's mother dying recently, the War Eagles made a tribute for their coach - a 66-62 win against Class AAA's ninth-ranked Gainesville on Tuesday.

December 03, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Riverside's McKinney a versatile threat

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Riverside Military's Brandon McKinney.

December 02, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school wrestling: Area teams to be tested at Spartan Slam

With the basketball teams now on the courts and some football teams still on the field, it was only a matter of time that the wrestling teams would take to the mats.

For many local teams, the 2008-09 wrestling season kicks off with the second annual Army Strong Spartan Slam, which begins at 9 a.m. today at West Hall High School.

November 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Buford crushes North Oconee, 44-7

BUFORD -- The driving force that pushed the Buford High football team through last year's playoffs en route to a state championship seems to be back again.

November 25, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Martin a double threat for Jefferson

JEFFERSON-It's been a while since Jefferson's Tab Martin has missed a snap.

November 22, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Lanier Tech graduate helps Johnson win NASCAR title

Eight years ago, Lowe's Racing Team pit crew member and former Lanier Technical College student Kenneth Purcell wasn't even a fan of NASCAR.

November 21, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


Wolves roll like a fog over Heard County, 56-21

BUFORD -- On a night where a thick fog hovered over the field and made viewing a football game difficult, one thing remained crystal clear: The Buford High football team is ready to make a run for a second straight championship.

November 18, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


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