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West Hall boys win program's first Lanierland title

GAINESVILLE - West Hall combined a 9-4 run to end the third and a 6-0 run to start the fourth to pull away from a tenacious Johnson team and win the program's first ever Lanierland title, 72-58 Friday night at Gainesville High.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Carnes leads Gainesville girls to first title since 2005

GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville girls finished what their standout Jaymee Carnes started in their 55-40 win over East Hall in the Lanierland finals.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Holloway: Flowery Branch destined to win

The 2008 Cairo Syrupmakers have everything you could want in a high school football team: A backfield full of playmakers, a defense that yields points grudgingly and a roster full of seniors that have played on the big stage.

December 21, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Flowery Branch's title bid falls short in 28-14 loss

ATLANTA – Flowery Branch's football team was hoping to catch lightning in a bottle one more time during its incredible postseason run. Unfortunately for the Falcons (12-3), it was a steady, ball-control ground attack from Cairo that proved too much to overcome in Saturday's Class AAA state title game at the Georgia Dome.

December 21, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: Class AA belongs to Buford

ATLANTA - At the turn of the century everyone was concerned about what Y2K would bring to the world. What they should have been worried about is what Buford High would do the world of Class AA Georgia football.

December 21, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | 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


Flowery Branch's seniors keeping their promise

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch senior defensive back Greg Palmer can remember the pact made between his classmates at summer camp before their freshman season.

December 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Habersham Central players named to All-Region team

Members of the Habersham Central football team were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region team released Friday.

December 20, 2008 | | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jefferson wins first meeting against rival Commerce

The Jefferson High basketball team won its first meeting of the year against rival Commerce by a score of 58-46 on Friday in Jefferson.

December 20, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Buford ready for 'tough challenge' in finals

BUFORD - When the GHSA decided to move the state football finals to the Georgia Dome this year, they probably didn't realize that they were doing Buford High a favor.

December 20, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Buford defends state title with 45-21 victory

ATLANTA - Buford High's senior football players can take a deep breath now. The Wolves (15-0) managed to accomplish their season-long goal to leave the program the way they found it.

December 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland: Johnson, West Hall boys; Gainesville, East Hall girls advance to finals

With the game and a berth in the Lanierland finals on the line, West Hall answered the call.

December 19, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Lanierland semifinals: East Hall girls 62, North Hall 49

Symone Hampton and Morgan Jackson combined for 12 fourth-quarter points as the Lady Vikings held off North Hall.

December 19, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Lanierland semifinals tip-off today at Gainesville High

A weekend chocked full of Hall County athletics begins at 4 p.m. today with the start of the Lanierland Tournament semifinals at Gainesville High.

The semifinals and finals were moved up a day to accommodate those interested in watching the Flowery Branch football team play Cairo in the Class AAA state championship at 5 p.m. Saturday.

December 19, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch coordinators, there from the start

FLOWERY BRANCH - In seven years at Flowery Branch High School, Chris Griffin and Shaun Conley have seen plenty of good times.

The Falcons have risen to regional prominence, reaching the playoffs each of the last four seasons. And with a four-game road winning streak in hand, they're on the verge of becoming one of the most surprising state champions in recent memory, and Hall County's first GHSA state champs.

December 19, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


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Local wrestlers rack up area traditional titles, spots in state sectionals

North Hall wrestlers won four individual titles at the Area 8-AAAA traditional championships, but it wasn't enough for the Trojans to claim top honors.

January 31, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Senior Ty Cockfield peaking at right time for Johnson basketball

Terry Brownlee was close to heading to bed at around 3 a.m. one January morning when he noticed his phone had lit up with a text message.

January 31, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Flowery Branch fights back, completes comeback win over Winder-Barrow

Dominated on the glass, fruitless from the field and nearing early foul trouble, the Flowery Branch Lady Falcons had little rhythm entering the second half down by four to Winder-Barrow.

January 31, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Johnson sinks 12 3-pointers in win against Chestatee

It wasn't a track meet. The Johnson Knights just made it look that way.

January 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 30

The Lakeview Academy girls basketball team stayed undefeated in Region 8-A play with a 47-43 victory against Towns County on Friday in Gainesville.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Wrestling teams gear up for area traditional tournaments

High school wrestling enters the second phase of its postseason this weekend.

January 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Roderick English's 26 push Johnson to region rout over North Hall, 81-53

All Johnson coach Jeff Steele wanted for senior wing Roderick English was to pick up 16 rebounds in Tuesday's home game against North Hall.

January 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Flowery Branch girls push pace to beat Gainesville

Hazel Hall wanted to speed Gainesville up.

January 27, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 27

Carly Winters knocked down eight 3-pointers for 24 points and tied the East Hall school record for most 3s in a game as the Lady Vikings defeated Lumpkin County 64-38 on Tuesday in Dahlonega.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Sophomore Grogan paces region-leading Lakeview girls

Lakeview Academy's Hanna Grogan already has many of the skills for playing at the college level, according to her coach John Carrick, even though she's only a sophomore. Carrick would know as well as anyone, having coached at Georgia College for 27 years, before retiring and coming to Lakeview five years ago.

January 26, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Jan. 26

The North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy 55-31 on Monday in Flowery Branch.

January 26, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


North Hall's Nicholas Bennett has moment to shine at basketball game

Nicholas Bennett is a crowd favorite at North Hall. Being lifted on Trojans teammates' shoulders after he drained his 1,000th halfcourt shot at halftime of Saturday's game against Gainesville was proof of it.

January 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville shows balance in win at North Hall

The way Gainesville's boys spread the wealth scoring points, it made for an easy win at North Hall on Saturday. Junior D'Marcus Simonds had a typical big night scoring, junior center Tyler Scott was key inside with hitting baskets and changing the direction of Trojans shots, and K.J. Buffen scored a number of early baskets for the Red Elephants.

January 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 24

Ty Cockfield scored a game-high 26 points as undefeated Johnson (20-0) topped West Hall 65-40 on Saturday. Rod English was also in double figures, scoring 15 for the Knights.

January 24, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


White County holds off Chestatee for vital region win

In the race for third place in the talent-packed Region 8-AAAA, White County won the first lap.

January 23, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


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