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Making friends out of foes

Less than a month ago, Flowery Branch's Patrick Henry, North Hall's Josh Wright, and Gainesville's Zach Bennett were rivals in the midst of a Region 7-AAA playoff chase.

June 07, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Prep golf: Cochran, Lloyd named All-State

Gainesville High School junior Justin Cocran and North Hall sophomore Jimmy Lloyd were named recently to the Georgia High School Golf Coaches' Association's Class AAA All-State team.

June 07, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Golf: Lloyd takes third in AJGA event

BRASELTON - Before this weekend, Jimmy Lloyd was a virtual unknown on the American Junior Golf Association circuit.

Not anymore. Not after his performance at Chateau Elan landed him within one stroke of first place and earned him an automatic berth in an AJGA regular season tournament this summer.

June 07, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: The cruelty of sports

Sometimes sports are like falling for a cruel mistress.

June 05, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Girls Track Athlete of the Year: Buford's Razey begins and ends senior year with state titles

Ashley Razey couldn't have asked for a more successful senior year at Buford High.

June 05, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


North Hall's Lloyd to start on junior golf circuit today

Jimmy Lloyd is quite the analytical player when it comes to his golf game.

June 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Track Coach of the Year: Moffett has 'most rewarding' year

The ability to overcome obstacles is part of the make up of a coach.

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


Lloyd tied for lead atop national junior golf field

BRASELTON - Jimmy Lloyd was all smiles as he exited the 18th green Sunday.

Lloyd, one of the 96 competitors from across the country in the Medicus Preseason Junior event at the Chateau Elan Golf Club, finished the opening round with an even par 71, putting him in a first-place tie with Matthew Cahill from Boca Raton, Fla. In the girls division, Kendall Wright of Suwanee put together a 4-under par 67 to grab the early lead.

June 05, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Boys Track Athlete of the Year: Long leaves indelible mark on track, North Hall record books

Nick Long has already heard people say he's the most successful athlete in North Hall history. The Trojans senior runner has a pretty solid track record to back up such claims.

June 04, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Homegrown Talent: Gainesville grads Owings and Humphrey return as pros

Charles Dickens once wrote that home was a word "stronger than magician ever spoke or spirit ever answered to."

June 03, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Local golfers set to tee off at Chateau Elan

West Hall High's Will England likes to think of the Medicus Preseason Junior event that starts Sunday at Chateau Elan as a shootout. The Hall County champion will be pitted against 32 other golfers from Georgia, and 96 players in all, representing 14 different states playing in this weekend's two-day event.

June 03, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jefferson's season ends in quarterfinals

COLUMBUS - When Jefferson gave Charles Rossi a second chance, he took advantage of the opportunity.

June 01, 2008 | Kevin Price For the Times | High schools


Prep baseball: Jefferson ready to roar

Jefferson coach Tommy Knight had one message for his team after its 13-3 series-clinching win against Eagle's Landing on Friday: Enjoy it, but move on.

"It was a big win, but it was just a stepping stone," Knight said of the win that advanced the Dragons to the Class A state baseball quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.

May 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Westminster Christian hires new football coach, prepares for 11-man football

As Westminster Christian School prepares to change its name and move to a new facility, it's also making some changes to its football program.

The school has hired former Collins Hill High assistant coach David Stephens as head coach for its developing football program, which is looking to move from eight-man to 11-man football.

May 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Zopf: Carlton proves heart matters

In sports, an athlete's success is often predetermined by numbers.

May 29, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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Buford boys, North Hall girls win Region 7-AAA track titles

DAWSONVILLE - After a quiet first day of the Region 7-AAA track and field championships, Buford had to make up plenty of ground to win its second straight boys title.

April 17, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 17

Riverside Military took the Region 8-AA boys tennis title with a 3-2 victory over Jefferson thanks to wins from Sipho Khoza at No. 2 singles, Drew Eidson/Joshua Haughton at No. 1 doubles, and D'erron Patterson/Daniel McHerron at No. 2 doubles.

April 17, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville girls, Flowery Branch boys win Region 8 tennis titles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Nine months pregnant and expecting any day, Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith stood and watched as the Lady Red Elephants presented her with an early baby present - a second straight region championship.

April 17, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 16

Chestatee's boys and girls tennis teams both secured a spot in the Class AAAA state tournament with 3-0 sweeps of Eastside on the opening day of the Region 8-AAAA tournament on Wednesday morning in Danielsville.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Chestatee girls finish second in Region 8-AAAA track championships

MONROE – The Chestatee girls' track and field team claimed a second straight runner-up finish in the Region 8-AAAA meet on Wednesday, finishing second to region champion Lanier High.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


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


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