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Signing day wrap-up and photos

The ink is on the paper and the faxes have been sent. Those tenuous verbal commitments, from players to coaches and from coaches to players, have become official ones.

February 06, 2009 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Wrestlers going for individual glory

The traditional wrestling tournaments are a way for coaches to let wrestlers off the leash and see how they can fare individually. At this point in the season, there's no more strategizing for the sake of a team title. Wrestlers are out for individual glory at this point in the season.

February 05, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Vasser fulfilling football dreams

Jan Vasser saw a glimpse of her son Chase's football potential when he was just 8 years old. Playing in the West Hall feeder system, the future Chestatee High standout made a play she'll never forget.

February 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville WR leads class of 2010

Now that national signing day has come and gone, it's time for college scouts to get back to work.

February 04, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Signing scholarship signals milestone for players

For more than 30 area football players - and several thousands nationwide - today marks the culmination of years of hard work and dedication at the high school level, and the beginning of what they hope will be a prosperous college career.

February 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Murphy: Early signing period needed for college football

Last-second drama surrounding National Signing Day may be a lot of fun for college football fans to watch but it's entirely unnecessary. Waiting anxiously to see which school an 18-year old football star is going to choose may be the equivalent of a soap opera for grown men, but there's a solution to take all the suspense out of this entirely overhyped process: an early signing period.

February 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Durden wins No. 500

Buford girls basketball head coach Gene Durden celebrated his 500th career win as Class AA's top-ranked Lady Wolves defeated Blessed Trinity 68-38 on Tuesday in Buford.

February 04, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


High school basketball: Stephens' double-double leads West Hall to win

OAKWOOD - There was no way Shunquez Stephens was going to let West Hall lose to its rivals on Tuesday night.

February 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch boys, girls soccer ranked

Five area teams are ranked in a Georgia high soccer preseason poll released on Eurosportscoreboard.com. Both Flowery Branch teams received rankings, with the boys at No. 5 and the girls at No. 10 in Class AAA. The North Hall girls were also included in the Class AAA rankings at No. 4. In Class AA, the Buford girls are ranked seventh, and the Habersham Central boys begin the season ninth in Class AAAA. Soccer season for area teams officially begins Monday.

February 04, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Send us your signing day photos

Attention proud parents and coaches: We want your signing day photos.

February 03, 2009 | | High schools


Athlete of the week: Senior leads way for Red Elephants

Gainesville High guard George Manomano played like he was fighting for a championship last week.

February 02, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school basketball: No excuses for North Hall

North Hall boys basketball coach Benjie Wood wasn't too interested in hearing excuses from those inside the locker room on why they wouldn't succeed this season. Wood, who has succeeded coaching both girls and boys during his career in Hall County, knew that hard work would more than make up for lack of returning talent on the Trojans roster this season.

February 02, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Three area teams ranked in state poll

The Jefferson boys and Gainesville and Buford girls basketball teams are ranked in the Georgia Sports Writers Association high school basketball poll released Monday.

February 02, 2009 | | High schools


Falcons lose, East Hall wins Saturday night

Flowery Branch senior shooting guard Josh Barrett eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in the first quarter of his team's 94-85 loss to Loganville on Saturday night in Loganville.

February 02, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Davis: Give girls a chance

It's no secret that the average sports fan shares a common sentiment: The girls game just doesn't measure up.

February 02, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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Murphy: Gainesville baseball team can be proud of achievements, look forward to bright future

Gainesville's baseball program from 2015 will be remembered in school history for all the right reasons. The Red Elephants handled defeat in the Class AAAAA state championship game with class, poise and dignity.

May 27, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville falls to Greenbrier, 5-1, in Game 3 of Class AAAAA state baseball championship

EVANS - The fifth-ranked Gainesville baseball program lost the Class AAAAA state championship game, 5-2, against Greenbrier on Wednesday in Evans. The best-of-three series was a split in the first two games Monday, forcing game 3.

May 27, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville scheduled to play Greenbrier on Wednesday for Class AAAAA baseball state title

EVANS - Gainesville's bid for a baseball state championship is quickly evolving into a never-ending series.

May 26, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville, Greenbrier to decide Class AAAAA state championship with Game 3 Tuesday

EVANS - Losing a game in the state championship series doesn't appear to have dampened the spirit of Gainesville's baseball program.

May 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gettys strikes out 11 in Gainesville's Game 1 win over Greenbrier in AAAAA state championship series

Jonathan Gettys recorded 11 strikeouts and allowed just a pair of hits for Gainesville in a 6-2 win against Greenbrier to open the Class AAAAA state championship series in Evans. Game 2 will begin at 6 p.m.

May 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville High seeking Class AAAAA baseball state championship against Greenbrier

After Gainesville wrapped up its state semifinal sweep of Jones County last week, athletic director Wayne Vickery leaned back against the rail on the steps overlooking Ivey-Watson Field, where he won five state titles as the school's baseball coach.

May 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jefferson baseball falls in Class AAA championship series to Blessed Trinity

ROSWELL - For the first time in program history, the Jefferson Dragons' baseball team played for a state championship on Saturday at Blessed Trinity. The problem was, they were playing the defending Class AAA state champions, the Blessed Trinity Titans.

May 23, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Buford sweeps Whitewater to clinch Class AAAA baseball state championship

FAYETTEVILLE - Buford baseball coach Tony Wolfe got the icewater bath when it was all said and done Saturday night. At the same time, Wolves catcher Joey Bart was crouched down, holding tight to his team's shiny state championship trophy.

May 23, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Top-ranked Buford set to battle No. 3 Whitewater for Class AAAA state baseball title

The top-ranked Buford baseball program will play for the Class AAAA state championship against Whitewater, starting with a doubleheader in the best-of-three championship series at 5 p.m. Saturday in Fayetteville.

May 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


College teams flock to Lake Lanier for American Collegiate Rowing Association national championship

Gregg Hartsuff took out a screwdriver as he worked on a trophy in the bed of his truck, carefully putting the cup back together after disassembling it for the long drive down from Ann Arbor, Mich. It's a labor of love for the University of Michigan men's rowing coach, who has led his team to seven straight American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) national championships, including four since the tournament moved to Gainesville.

May 22, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: May 21

East Hall junior Triston Cooper shot a 77 during the Class AAA state golf championship on Monday at the Brookfield Country Club in Roswell.

May 21, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Jefferson baseball advances to Class AAA state title series with Game 3 win over Westminster, 5-2

ATLANTA - After dropping Game 2 of the Class AAA state semifinals to the Westminster Wildcats, Jefferson coach Tommy Knight said his team would "be better" in a pressure-packed, season-deciding Game 3.

May 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Gainesville baseball state championship series pushed back to Memorial Day

The Gainesville High baseball team will visit Greenbrier for the Class AAAAA state championship, starting with a doubleheader in the best-of-three series at 3 p.m. Monday in Columbia County. The third game, if necessary, would be Tuesday.

May 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Jefferson splits semifinal baseball series with Westminster

ATLANTA - The Jefferson Dragons' baseball team split its first two games against the Westminster Wildcats in the Class AAA state semifinals on Tuesday. The deciding Game 3 will be played today at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster. The winner plays at Blessed Trinity for the Class AAA state championship on Saturday.

May 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Buford sweeps Cartersville 10-0, 10-3 to reach Class AAAA state title series

CARTERSVILLE - For opponents, Buford's pitching results in a whirlwind of whiffs, scuffed dirt and long walks back to the dugout.

May 19, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


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