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Jefferson geared up for playoffs

JEFFERSON - Jefferson High football coach Bill Navas believed he had the right words on Monday to get his team motivated to practice this week. It's the same message he delivers every season at this point.

November 14, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jackson County has three named to All Region team

The Jackson County High football team had three players named to the Region 8-AAA All Region team that was announced on Monday.

November 14, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Murphy: Nothing certain in postseason play

Has there been a season in recent years where predicting the fate of local teams in the playoffs is so hard to do?

November 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall wins finale, readies for playoffs

DAHLONEGA - The North Hall High football team can now start looking forward to its first playoff opponent next week at the Brickyard, capping off their regular season with a 35-17 win against Lumpkin County on Friday.

November 12, 2008 | By Michael Homans sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Strong defense, rushing attack spark West Forsyth

CUMMING -- West Forsyth junior Ben Emert had 137 yards rushing and two touchdowns coming on runs of one and 40 yards to lead the Wolverines to a 48-7 win over West Hall on Friday night in Cumming in the teams' season finales.

November 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES PHELPS sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Football scoreboard: Banks County clinches playoff berth

Banks County clinched its first playoff berth since 1997 with a 34-13 win over Union County on Friday night.

November 12, 2008 | By Staff Reports sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Football Notebook: Defense highlights region title game

The Region 7-AAA title game between Flowery Branch and Gainesville was billed as two high-powered offenses going head-to-head. It turns out the defenses were pretty stout too.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: All team, all the time for Gainesville

There's an old cliche in sports that says "there is no 'I' in team." And on Friday night at City Park, the Gainesville Red Elephants proved that cliche to be true.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Cross country: Local teams in the running for state tite

Coaches plan for the postseason and Flowery Branch's cross country coach Jimmy Sorrells knows that his planning could lead to the program's first state title.

During the regular season, the top-ranked Falcons boys competed in two meets at the state course in Carrolton, the site of today's cross country state meet. The last time they ran there, during the Last Chance Invitational on Oct. 25, the Falcons came away with a first-place finish. If they do that today, they'll be state champions.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch boys earn state cross country title

Flowery Branch High's wait for a state title is over.

November 12, 2008 | BY BILL MURPHY The Times | High schools


High school football: Area teams bound for the playoffs

Eight area high school football teams have earned the right to suit up at least one more Friday night, earning a berth in the GHSA state playoffs, which begin Friday night at sites throughout the state.

November 12, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville clinches region title with 27-13 win

GAINESVILLE - It all came down to this: A fourth quarter Gainesville comeback fueled by resiliency and capitalizing on opportunities.

November 12, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Riverside clinches playoff spot with victory

DAWSONVILLE - Riverside Military Academy coach Chris Lancaster could appreciate the significance of its 33-0 win over Dawson County just as much, maybe even more, than his players. Lancaster, also a graduate of RMA, understands the rocky road the program has faced in its football history.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wild shootout ends Chestatee's season

Chestatee junior Ben Souther ran for 177 yards to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark for the season, broke the school single-season rushing record, and scored three touchdowns, but it still wasn't enough as the War Eagles (4-6, 3-3 Region 7A-AAA) were routed 69-35 by Creekview (6-4, 5-1).

November 12, 2008 | By Shotgun Spratling sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Buford caps another unbeaten season with 34-6 win

BUFORD - In a way, the preseason is over for the Buford High football team. The Wolves are unbeaten at the end of the regular season for the fourth straight year and own their seventh straight region championship.

November 11, 2008 | By Ryan Smith sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


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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


Top-ranked Laney knocks out East Hall, 92-67, in Class AAA quarterfinals

The Laney Wildcats were relentless on both ends of the court and East Hall couldn't find an answer.

February 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Braves shortstop Simmons slowed by oblique strain

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.

February 26, 2015 | Associated Press | High schools


Johnson boys basketball game moved up to 6 p.m. tonight; East Hall girls game rescheduled for Friday

The Johnson boys basketball game against Jonesboro in the Class AAAA state quarterfinal round has been moved up 90 minutes and will begin at 6 p.m tonight.

February 26, 2015 | | High schools


North Georgia Christian boys top Trinity Christian Academy 73-50

The North Georgia Christian boys defeated Trinity Christian Academy-Statesboro 73-50 in the GICAA state playoffs on Tuesday in Macon.

February 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Anderson leads Buford girls to thrilling quarterfinal win over St. Pius X, 59-55

BUFORD - Camille Anderson wore a smile from ear to ear after the best game of her career Tuesday night, a battle between two elite high school players.

February 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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