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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


Boys Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's J.D. Sosebee

Not even two weeks ago, football season ended for J.D. Sosebee.

December 17, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


All-Area Softball Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year: Buford's Morgan Walters and Bria Bush

BUFORD - Some softball teams win championships with an aggressive, power-heavy approach at the plate. Others rely on pinpoint pitching.

December 15, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


All-Area Softball Coach of the Year: Buford's Tony Wolfe

BUFORD - Tony Wolfe may have the most impressive coaching resume in Georgia.

December 15, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Buford rallies past Washington County to win state championship, 35-19

ATLANTA - It took a little fine-tuning and a halftime rally, but Buford finished its 2013 season in typical fashion.

December 14, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


Buford thriving under rare dual-quarterback offense

BUFORD - Buford coach Jess Simpson might have the best backup quarterback in Georgia.

December 05, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


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