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Class AAA title game: Fans enjoy football-filled day

As the chartered buses pulled into Flowery Branch High to pick up the football team and cheerleaders, the air-raid siren familiar to players and fans alike blared, echoing out over the empty football stadium and sending them off with a little bit of home.

December 22, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


MURPHY: Flowery Branch can grow from its loss

Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw could attach a positive spin on its loss to Cairo right after Saturday night's state title game. There is history to back up the point he made.

December 22, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Holloway: Underdogs kept Cairo on the ropes

ATLANTA - Rocky, the 1976 Oscar winner for best picture, may be the best underdog tale in American storytelling history. It stands up against any short story or novel the most well-read literature scholar can find.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


High school scoreboard: North Hall finishes third in wrestling meet

Taylor Campbell, Nick Quinn and Colby McClain all finished in second place to lead North Hall to a third-place finish Saturday at the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robins.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall grapplers place four at Creekview duals

Omar Lopez (103 pounds) finished second for the West Hall wrestling team in a 14 team field at the Creekview duals on Saturday in Cherokee County.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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


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Lady Wolves take Class AAAA state title with 35-34 win over Carrollton

MACON - Buford's defense played its best during the most important eight minutes of the season.

March 05, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: March 5

Rajji Laresh tallied two goals for the Flowery Branch boys in a 4-1 win over Cedar Shoals on Thursday at home.

March 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Buford girls aim to wrap up 'unfinished business,' beat Carrollton for basketball state title

BUFORD - The team poster hanging on the wall outside Buford coach Gene Durden's office tells a year's worth of storyline in only two words.

March 04, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Former Lambert coach Sid Maxwell taking over Dawson County football program

Sid Maxwell said football is still in his blood. A year away from the sideline has done nothing to change that.

March 04, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


High school scoreboard: March 4

Caleb Whitenton hit a home run to finish with two hits and two RBIs for Gainesville in a 6-4 win over North Forsyth on Wednesday in Coal Mountain.

March 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Johnson boys soccer earn gritty win over West Hall

When Johnson's Fernando Carrillo was tripped in the box within the first 50 seconds of Tuesday's game against West Hall, junior Fabian Abarca was the first to offer to take the resulting penalty kick.

March 03, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: March 3

Taylor Buffington tallied two goals and an assist to push the Chestatee girls to a 4-0 win over White County on Tuesday in Gainesville.

March 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


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


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