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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 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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North Hall's Taber Mongero earns top hitter honors in Region 7-3A baseball

The Class 3A state champion North Hall baseball program took some of the top honors as the All-Region 7-3A team was released Sunday.

May 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools

Class 3A baseball championship: North Hall wins first-ever title with sweep of Pierce County

SAVANNAH - The phrase is written across the backs of the North Hall baseball team's shirts, plastered on signs surrounding Jody Davis Field in Gainesville ...

May 25, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools

Class 3A baseball championship: North Hall to battle Pierce County for state title

As the North Hall baseball team was mired in a late-season slump that blemished its previously unbeaten region record and cost it a No. 1 ...

May 24, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools

High school baseball: Buford picks Stuart Chester as new baseball coach

Just minutes into the interview, Stuart Chester was hooked. And it wasn't a matter of "I think" but "when" he would take over Buford ...

May 24, 2017 | Sarah Woodall | High schools

Trent, Taber Mongero reflect on 'fairy tale' journey with North Hall baseball team

When Taber Mongero was about 7 or 8 years old, his father Trent allowed him to hang around the baseball field where he coached at ...

May 23, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools

Gainesville boys golf team closes strong, earns fourth at 6A state championship

Best round in a state tournament - that's exactly what Gainesville's boys golf program did Tuesday during the second and final round of the ...

May 23, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools

High school golf: Area teams surge to good finishes in state tournament

Buford's girls golf team carded a score of 580 to finish sixth in the Class 5A state championship Tuesday at Sunset Hills Country Club ...

May 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools

'Brotherhood' of seniors has North Hall baseball team on the brink of first state championship

Back in 2013, the North Hall baseball team's current seniors were merely wide-eyed eighth graders along for the ride as the club's first-ever ...

May 22, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools

Hogan, Simmons pace Gainesville boys to fifth place spot after Day 1 at state

Two players with a score under par and a great deal of patience through a three-hour weather delay have the Gainesville High boys sitting in ...

May 22, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools

High school golf: Local girls teams start state tournament with strong showings

White County's Caroline Craig is 2 over par, 74, sitting in first place after the first round of the Class 4A state tournament Monday ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools

North Hall's championship baseball series against Pierce County to be played in Savannah

North Hall's state championship baseball series in Class 3A against Pierce County has been scheduled to start with a doubleheader at 11 a.m ...

May 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools

Dominant pitching from Corban Meeler, Reese Olson carries North Hall baseball team into state finals

Months before Corban Meeler and Reese Olson mowed down some of the state's best hitters to help the North Hall baseball team reach the ...

May 18, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools

North Hall summer baseball camps scheduled for June

The North Hall baseball team's coaching staff will host three instructional summer camps for different age groups next month.

May 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools

North Hall baseball sweeps Calhoun, moves on to Class 3A championship series

As the North Hall baseball team boarded the bus April 21 following a loss at Dawson County - its sixth defeat in the previous seven games ...

May 17, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools

Citing family reasons, Flowery Branch girls soccer coach Katie Scali resigns Tuesday

No matter where Katie Scali was during the past few years, her mind always wandered to where she felt she should have been.

May 16, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools

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