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Area teams ranked in preseason polls

Two volleyball teams from Area 7-AAA have been ranked in the top-10 of the first gasports.com coaches poll of the season. Flowery Branch enters the season ranked No. 6, while West Hall is ranked No. 9. In softball, defending Class AA champion Buford begins the year as the preseason No. 1, while Jefferson, who also reached the state tournament in 2007, enters the year ranked No. 9 in Class AA.

August 12, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Palmer hopes strong start will lead to scholarship

Flowery Branch senior safety Greg Palmer calls it a good pressure. The Falcons leader in the secondary knows the window is starting to close to secure a football scholarship with only one season left to play, and he wants to make the most of it.

August 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville graduate signs with Livingstone

Jeromy Yarbrough, a 2007 graduate of Gainesville High, signed a scholarship on July 3 to play football at Division II Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. After splitting time between defensive tackle and linebacker with the Red Elephants, the 5-foot-9, 240-pound Yarbough will primarily play middle linebacker at Livingstone.

August 10, 2008 | | High schools


Prep cross country: Flowery Branch boys ranked No. 1

Led by the Flowery Branch boys team, four area teams are listed in gatfxc.com's Class AAA preseason cross country poll.

August 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep football: Practice makes perfect

Area football teams have been working all summer in preparation for this: The first day of practice, and the chance to put on a helmet and pads and hit each other.

August 05, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Practice begins for area football teams

OAKWOOD - Johnson High football coach Paul Friel stayed busy watching his quarterbacks throw, receivers run exact routes and lineman work on blocking technique Friday as high school football practice opened.

August 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


White County's Suaava finds inspiration in frustration

Tasi Suaava manages to look past the frustration.

August 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Recruiting Spotlight: Banks County's Justin Beasley

Banks County football coach Blair Armstrong didn't know what kind of running back he had in Justin Beasley when he took the job in 2007, but it didn't take him long to find out.

July 29, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Colleges eyeing new Flowery Branch QB

In more ways than one, Flowery Branch rising junior Connor Shaw could follow in the footsteps of his older brother Jaybo Shaw.

July 29, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


West Hall's Ernst in the fight for his life against cancer

OAKWOOD - Even the quickest glance at the den in the Ernst family's Oakwood home shows the pictures of happier times in Brian Ernst's life; before fighting a potentially deadly form of cancer became part of his reality.

July 27, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


First swings for softball players

Five years ago, North Hall High softball coach Roger Fannon put together an effective way of kicking off fast pitch season following a state runner-up season in Class AAA.

July 26, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Area football teams square off at FCA passing camp

OAKWOOD - When the East Hall and Chestatee football teams wound up in a goal-line situation Saturday at Johnson High School, it only helped magnify the difference between the camp the teams were competing in and a normal Friday night under the lights.

July 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Recruiting spotlight: East Hall's Young catching up quickly

If Kiante Young has any regrets, it's waiting until his junior season at East Hall High to start playing football. This rising senior always thought basketball was going to be his ticket to a college scholarship.

July 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Local prep baseball stars take on elite status during summer months

K.J. McAllister couldn't imagine taking a break from playing baseball. It's the work-ethic this rising North Hall High junior brings to the field with the idea in mind that someone else would gladly take his place.

July 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gaines looks to wow scouts

Gainesville rising senior Phillip Gaines likes the advice given by his father Phillip Gaines Sr. As a former member of the Army, the father tells his son to always be ready to step up and be a leader. That advice sits well with the linebacker for the Red Elephants.

July 15, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Dawson County boys soccer spoils West Hall's region title bid with 1-0 win

West Hall's boys soccer team entered Tuesday's game gunning for the Region 7-AAA championship.

April 15, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 15

Jonathan Hughes went 2 for 3 with three runs batted in to lead Flowery Branch to a 14-2 win over Clarke Central at home on Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


North Hall takes advantage of West Hall mistakes, earns 7-1 victory

North Hall's team motto this season is "find a way." It's a simple three-word saying meant to motivate the players to win on any given night, regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way.

April 15, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Colton Chester

For the past two games, Colton Chester has been an unstoppable, home-run-hitting machine.

April 14, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 11

Logan Burt hit the walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to secure a 14-12 win for Dawson County against West Hall on Friday in Dawsonville.

April 11, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 10

Brian Newman went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead West Hall to a 5-4 win against White County in eight innings on Thursday in Cleveland. With the win, the Spartans completed a two-game sweep of the Warriors.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Meg Callahan

The Gainesville girls golf team has looked to Meg Callahan to be a soft-spoken but strong leader since her freshman season, when she finished with the lowest stroke average in the program and won the team's player of the year award.

April 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 9

Colton Chester hit two home runs for Dawson County as the Tigers upset previously unbeaten Buford 3-2 on Wednesday in Dawsonville.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall's English outduels White Co.'s Adams, 4-1

While there were about 30 Major League Baseball scouts huddled behind home plate to get a look at White County pitcher Spencer Adams, it was West Hall pitcher Zach English who managed to steal the show Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Newton efficient pitching for Gainesville in 12-2 win against Clarke Central

Gainesville's starting rotation has strung together quite the pitching line against Clarke Central in two years of Region 8-AAAAA meetings. A year after Gainesville pitchers tossed a pair of no-hitters against the Gladiators, senior Chandler Newton gave up just two hits in a complete-game, 12-2 victory in five innings on Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field.

April 09, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch baseball struggles early in 9-2 loss to Heritage

A rough start to a crucial region game made the Flowery Branch baseball's team playoff hopes a little less comfortable.

April 08, 2014 | | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 8

Michael Gettys hit two doubles, a home run and drove in two runs as Gainesville defeated Loganville 9-6 on Tuesday in Loganville.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Lewallen throws 2-hitter in North Hall's 8-2 win over East Hall

After losing the top three pitchers from last season's state runner-up team, the North Hall Trojans seem to have found a new ace for their pitching staff.

April 08, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Falcons add two potential starters to secondary

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have added two potential starters to their secondary by signing safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Logan Burt

While Logan Burt patrolled center field against Fannin County on March 31, he knew he was about to be called on to pitch Dawson County out of a jam.

April 07, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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