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North Hall wrestlers go unbeaten to win Hall County championship

North Hall's wrestling team didn't get discouraged when a Hall County championship victory meant going through Chestatee and Flowery Branch.

January 25, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Chestatee, North Hall unbeaten in first day of Hall County wrestling championships

Even after a couple of close calls, Chestatee's wrestling team made sure it was in good standing after Day 1 of the Hall County championships.

January 25, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Buford boys survive late Johnson rally for 71-68 win

LILBURN - Buford boys basketball coach Allen Whitehart knew a big run by Johnson was coming.

January 20, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Gainesville boys thwarted by Apalachee shooters, 90-73

The Gainesville boys were dealt an unfortunate night to face Apalachee.

January 17, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Lakeview Academy girls cruise past Prince Avenue Christian, 59-39

With each quality win, the Lakeview Academy girls basketball team continues to make a strong push for the postseason.

January 14, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Buford wrestlers top Banks Co. for first state duals title

MACON - One week after suffering a loss to Banks County in the Area 4-AAA Duals final, Buford wrestlers earned a chance at redemption against the state-favorite Leopards on a much higher stage.

January 11, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Johnson boys bounce back from rough start, rout Stephens County

The Johnson boys basketball team didn't let a bad start derail its region opener.

January 10, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Lubin, Simonds lead Buford boys to region win over Dawson County

BUFORD - Rakim Lubin and D'Marcus Simonds are building serious chemistry, and Region 7-AAA teams are paying for it.

January 08, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Flowery Branch wrestling clinches berth to state meet with second-place finish in area duals

ATHENS – The Flowery Branch wrestling team couldn't defend its area crown, but there's still an opportunity for improvement at the state level.

January 04, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Carson Heinen

After losing all five starters from last year's state semifinal basketball team, North Hall's boys needed a new leader to emerge for the 2013-2014 season. And quickly.

December 30, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Home for the Holidays: Kevin Ellison

Everything changed for Kevin Ellison on Nov. 23.

December 26, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Taylor Hawks

Area high school basketball fans may have gotten their first glimpse at a rising girls star in Saturday's Lanierland Tournament championship game.

December 24, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Johnson's Ty Cockfield

When Johnson boys basketball coach Jeff Steele preaches the importance of consistency, Ty Cockfield listens.

December 23, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Cockfield, Johnson boys edge East Hall 76-71 for Lanierland title

With a celebratory backflip at half court by Ty Cockfield as the final buzzer sounded, more than two decades of Lanierland Tournament frustration came to an end for the Johnson boys basketball team.

December 22, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


North Hall girls, Gainesville to meet in Lanierland championship

Pinpoint accuracy from the 3-point line is doing wonders for the North Hall girls basketball team.

December 20, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


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Gainesville boys soccer blanks Johnson in battle of state-ranked squads

Gainesville and Johnson's storied boys soccer rivalry no longer holds region implications.

April 18, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Buford boys, North Hall girls win Region 7-AAA track titles

DAWSONVILLE - After a quiet first day of the Region 7-AAA track and field championships, Buford had to make up plenty of ground to win its second straight boys title.

April 17, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Dawson County boys soccer spoils West Hall's region title bid with 1-0 win

West Hall's boys soccer team entered Tuesday's game gunning for the Region 7-AAA championship.

April 15, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Local gym aims to increase popularity of boxing

Brandon Olson confidently admits he's in better shape now than he was during his high school football days.

April 12, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | Community sports


Chestatee rallies, tops Lanier in 2 OTs, 20-17

SUGAR HILL - Chestatee coach Stan Luttrell has told his players all season long to give "four quarters and then some."

October 19, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


Hitting time: North Hall bests Chestatee 33-15

North Hall quarterback Andrew Smith can't remember the last time he played in such a physical game.

August 30, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


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