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Simonds' steal in closing seconds lifts Gainesville boys to 58-57 win over Salem in region tourney

As the finals seconds ticked off the clock, D'Marcus Simonds recognized what was coming and reacted.

February 11, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Chestatee, North Hall girls advance to Region 8-AAAA semifinals

Just when Chestatee needed something, anything to go right, Dawndria Bell came up clutch.

February 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 11

Austin Venable tallied 12 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Banks County to a 58-41 win against West Hall in the Region 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday in Homer.

February 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


North Hall, Johnson boys earn playoff spots and face each other next

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Carson Heinen dribbled before handing the ball to Brock Wingo. It was only fitting the ball ended up in Wingo's hands.

February 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Flowery Branch girls hold off Cedar Shoals, lock up state playoff berth

Breanna Locke was none too pleased when she was called for travelling late in the third quarter as Flowery Branch was trying to stave off a Cedar Shoals comeback in Tuesday night's Region 8-AAAAA quarterfinal.

February 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 10

Jenny Edwards fueled East Hall's girls basketball team with 14 points in a 76-43 win against Fannin County in the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament on Tuesday in Homer. With the win, the Lady Vikings clinched a berth in the Class AAA state tournament.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Flowery Branch, Gainesville girls part of deep Region 8-AAAAA tournament field

The competition at the top in Region 8-AAAAA has been a constant battle all season on the girls' side. From beginning to end, Flowery Branch (20-3, 12-1) and Gainesville (18-7, 10-3) have stood out near the top.

February 09, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Boys teams have plenty on line in region basketball tournaments

Johnson coach Jeff Steele is leading a group that completed the first unbeaten regular season in program history. Gainesville's Benjie Wood lauded how his team has grown up and overcome obstacles this season in compiling a 23-2 record.

February 09, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Monaghan, Powers each claim gold, silver at state swimming championships

ATLANTA - Ty Powers had already earned a state title and completed his swimming for the day. But he still had one more important task at the 1A-5A state championships Saturday at Georgia Tech.

February 08, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Area wrestlers punch state tournament tickets

Fresh off the first area title in program history, Buford coach Rob Caryle had high hopes for the Wolves at state sectionals.

February 07, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall boys cruise into region tournament with 90-74 win against Franklin County

The East Hall's boys' final win of the regular season was just the icing on the cake to a perfect 12-0 run in region play.

February 07, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lakeview Academy's comeback falls short against Hebron Christian, 65-60

Josh Randolph's confidence wasn't shaken following Lakeview Academy's disappointing 65-60 home loss to Hebron Christian Friday night.

February 06, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Feb. 6

Riverside Military Academy freshman Griffin Sewell notched 15 points to fuel the Eagles in a 57-46 win over Washington-Wilkes in the final home game of the regular season on Friday in Gainesville.

February 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


North Hall's Powers aims to add to swimming state titles

Ty Powers knows exactly who he is as a swimmer.

February 05, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch pair signs football scholarships to Division II McKendree

Before Caden Cooper and Cole Ford became close friends and senior leaders for the Flowery Branch football team, the pair opened their high school careers at Mill Creek High in Hoschton.

February 04, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


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Baseball teams catching up after winter storms

Winter storms and missed school days have forced area baseball coaches to get creative.

March 02, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: March 2

Johnson won its first baseball game of the season, thanks to Joel Munoz's walk-off grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-3 victory against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Oakwood.

March 02, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 28

The East Hall High baseball team opened its season with an 8-2 victory against county rival Johnson on Saturday.

March 01, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall girls' run ended by Beach, 47-38, in state semis

COLUMBUS - Two state playoff games games in 24 hours proved a bridge too far for East Hall.

February 28, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Buford girls top Fayette County, 51-39, to earn return trip to state title game

CARROLLTON- Camille Anderson had taken a hard fall and hurt her knee. Yet there she was half a quarter later back at the scorer's table to check in before the second quarter.

February 28, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 27

The Flowery Branch High baseball team won 9-1 at Central Gwinnett in its season opener Friday.

February 28, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall girls defeat Calhoun, 68-54, advance to state semifinals

CALHOUN - The East Hall girls basketball team was almost a two-hour drive from its campus, but the Lady Vikings looked right at home Friday afternoon at Calhoun High.

February 27, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Jonesboro shuts down Johnson, 50-35, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

Jeff Steele could only tip his hat to a performance unlike anything the Johnson boys basketball coach had ever seen - one good enough to end the previously unbeaten Knights' historic season.

February 26, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Top-ranked Laney knocks out East Hall, 92-67, in Class AAA quarterfinals

The Laney Wildcats were relentless on both ends of the court and East Hall couldn't find an answer.

February 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Braves shortstop Simmons slowed by oblique strain

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.

February 26, 2015 | Associated Press | High schools


Johnson boys basketball game moved up to 6 p.m. tonight; East Hall girls game rescheduled for Friday

The Johnson boys basketball game against Jonesboro in the Class AAAA state quarterfinal round has been moved up 90 minutes and will begin at 6 p.m tonight.

February 26, 2015 | | High schools


North Georgia Christian boys top Trinity Christian Academy 73-50

The North Georgia Christian boys defeated Trinity Christian Academy-Statesboro 73-50 in the GICAA state playoffs on Tuesday in Macon.

February 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Anderson leads Buford girls to thrilling quarterfinal win over St. Pius X, 59-55

BUFORD - Camille Anderson wore a smile from ear to ear after the best game of her career Tuesday night, a battle between two elite high school players.

February 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Dawson County girls fall to Laney in AAA quarterfinals

The top-ranked Dawson County girls basketball team saw their perfect season come to an end with a 70-64 loss to second-ranked Laney in the Class AAA state quarterfinals on Tuesday in Augusta.

February 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville girls fall to top-ranked Mays, 47-25, in state quarterfinals

ATLANTA - Gainesville coach Brenda Hill-Gilmore said her team would need a "perfect" game to knock off top-ranked Mays High School in Tuesday's Class AAAAA quarterfinal.

February 24, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


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