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Zopf: Luck not a lady in state title

ATLANTA - Before the 2009 season ever started, Gainesville coach Bruce Miller explained to me why winning a state title wasn't easy.

December 12, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Lanierland: Trojans take championship with back-to-basics basketball

FLOWERY BRANCH - The boys Lanierland championship came down to defensive pressure that resulted in untimely turnovers and free throws.

December 12, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lanierland: Balanced effort nets title for North Hall girls

FLOWERY BRANCH - Prior to Friday's Lanierland girls championship game, North Hall coach Bryan Richerson had one message for his team: Play every defensive possession like it's your last.

December 12, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lanierland scoreboard: East Hall, West Hall take third-place wins

West Hall built a 13-7 lead in the first quarter they never relinquished on their way to a 49-41 win over Flowery Branch on Friday night in the boys' consolation game of Lanierland at Flowery Branch High.

December 11, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Gainesville ready to 'finish the drill'

Three words summarize Gainesville's journey to today's Class AAA state championship game against Peach County.

December 11, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Buford wins third straight state championship

ATLANTA - Buford football coach Jess Simpson went to the school as an assistant coach under the pretense of helping Dexter Wood win a state title. Both men may have been selling themselves short.

December 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Holloway: Storied program has chance at first GHSA title

Gainesville High School prides itself on its past, and for good reason.

December 11, 2009 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Smith, Rucker running down a dream

It's not often in a season that a running back lines up under center and throws for 263 yards and three touchdowns, has 14 receptions for 150 yards and four touchdowns and still manages to carry the ball 481 yards for 11 touchdowns.

December 11, 2009 | | High schools


Wolves eye third straight title

BUFORD - If you think that practice has to take a more earnest tone the day before playing for a state title game, think again.

December 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland scoreboard: Trojans roll in semis, will face Vikings in finals

FLOWERY BRANCH - In the game of basketball, there are only a handful of controllable factors, and whether or not the ball goes in the basket isn't one of them.

December 11, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


High school scoreboard: Chargers keep it rolling

Zack Pendley recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds in North Georgia Christian's 75-18 win over Trinity Classical on Thursday night.

December 10, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville's date with destiny

If Gainesville is able to get by Peach County, it'll bring home the first GHSA football championship to not only a storied program, but to an entire county.

Join The Times and gainesvilletimes.com as we celebrate Gainesville's first trip to the state football championship game since 1982 with complete coverage in both print and online.

December 10, 2009 | | High schools


Gainesville keeping tradition in the family

Jeff Stowe remembers that rainy and bitterly cold night at Bobby Gruhn Field like it was yesterday. A man's fondest memories have a way of staying fresh in the brain.

December 09, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school power ratings: Similar teams face off in title game

Last Friday, we saw a great state semifinal game between Gainesville and Flowery Branch. I suspected that Gainesville would win, but I knew it would be much closer than the 49-17 game which Gainesville won over the Falcons in the last week of the regular season.

December 09, 2009 | By Chuck Clausen For The Times | High schools


Lanierland: Lady Trojans poised for title run

While the Gainesville girls are the defending Lanierland Tournament champions and the No. 2 ranked team in Class AAA, the North Hall girls might be the team to beat in the 50th annual Lanierland Basketball Tournament.

December 09, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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After long layoff, Lakeview Academy basketball teams ready to start playoffs with second-round games

To keep his Lakeview Academy girls basketball team sharp for the state playoffs, coach John Carrick needed the help of another one of the school ...

February 21, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools


High school scoreboard: West Hall baseball picks up 13-3 win against Riverside Military

Carter Lott notched three RBIs as the West Hall baseball team claimed a 13-3 win against Riverside Military on Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


Tough love defines 'close bond' between Gainesville's basketball twins Jarred, Jarrel Rosser

Only one word is required to get Jarred and Jarrel Rosser's attention - "twin."

February 20, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools


Area basketball teams brace for second round of state playoffs this week

Kristi House couldn't recall ever having to travel this far for a second-round state playoff game.

February 19, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools


Class AAA basketball playoffs: East Hall boys put on gritty performance to knock off Westminster

The rollercoaster ride for Joe Dix and the East Hall boys basketball team continues.

February 18, 2017 | Sarah Woodall | High schools


Class AAAAA basketball playoffs: Buford girls race past Decatur 76-38 in first round

Buford High girls basketball Gene Durden always stresses winning the opening three minutes of the first and third quarters along with the final three minutes ...

February 18, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools


First round basketball playoffs scoreboard: North Hall girls advance with win against Pace Academy

Tatum McQuillen scored a game-high 12 points for the North Hall girls in a 44-25 opening-round Class AAA playoff win against Pace Academy on Saturday ...

February 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


Finally at full health, Gainesville boys roll past Creekview 82-42 to reach second round of playoffs

On Friday night, the Gainesville High boys basketball team had all of its players healthy and available for the first time this season.

February 17, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools


Class AAAAA basketball playoffs: Flowery Branch girls cruise past North Springs in opening round

First-round jitters kept No. 2 seeded Flowery Branch from completely taking off at the start of this year's Class AAAAA state tournament.

February 17, 2017 | Sarah Woodall | High schools


High school scoreboard: Johnson baseball team beats Meadowcreek 17-7

Ramon Munoz threw seven strikeouts for the Johnson High baseball team in a 17-7 win against Meadowcreek on Friday.

February 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


First round basketball playoffs scoreboard: West Hall girls advance to second round with 78-54 win

Anna McKendree tallied 33 points to become West Hall's all-time leading scorer as the Lady Spartans advanced to the second round of the Class ...

February 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


After close call in region title game, Gainesville boys basketball ready for anything in playoffs

In last Saturday's Region 8-AAAAAA tournament championship victory, the Gainesville High boys basketball team had to come from behind late - a rarity in a ...

February 16, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools


High school scoreboard: Carmen Wagner racks up 5 goals, 2 assists in win for Lakeview Academy soccer

Carmen Wagner scored five goals and provided two assists as the Lakeview Academy girls soccer team beat West Hall 8-1 Thursday night at home.

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


Local wrestlers reflect on accomplishments at last week's state tournament

A chance for glory is something that many wrestlers have at the beginning of the season, but only a few actually experience glory at the ...

February 16, 2017 | Marcus Etienne metienne@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


High school scoreboard: Flowery Branch boys, girls tennis teams sweep Oconee County

The Flowery Branch girls tennis team defeated Oconee County 4-1 Wednesday.

February 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


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