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Area baseball teams have aces up their sleeves heading into postseason

Connor Bennett had so many dazzling performances on the mound for top-ranked Buford this season, it's hard to single out just one.

April 30, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 30

Carmen Wagner racked up seven goals and one assist for Lakeview Academy in an 8-1 win over Christian Heritage in the first round of the Class A state playoffs on Thursday.

April 30, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Salcido's strike lifts Gainesville boys soccer team to first-round win over Cambridge

Cesar Salcido extended his body as far as he could. It turned out to be just far enough to send Gainesville's boys soccer team forward in the playoffs.

April 29, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Johnson boys soccer team blasts Pickens 8-1, advances to 2nd round of Class AAAA playoffs

For Brian Shirley's deep Johnson team, the experiment worked.

April 29, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville girls soccer team drops postseason opener to Creekview in penalty kick shootout

Over and over again, Gainesville's girls were agonizingly close to the goal they needed.

April 28, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Area boys soccer teams ready for playoff push

After months of preseason, practice and penalty shootouts, the area's boys soccer teams will finally get to focus on the playoffs.

April 28, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Uggla's 3-run homer helps Nationals complete biggest rally to beat Braves

ATLANTA - Dan Uggla knows his last two seasons with the Atlanta Braves were a long nightmare.

April 28, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | High schools


Chestatee girls shut out Heritage in AAAA soccer first round

Alyssa Yarck was determined to get another goal for Chestatee, one way or the other.

April 28, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High School Scoreboard: April 27

The North Hall girls tennis program topped Chamblee 3-2 in the second round of the Class AAAA state tournament on Monday. With the win, the Lady Trojans with play the winner of North Oconee/Woodward Academy in the state quarterfinals later this week. Time and location are still to be determined.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Area girls soccer teams begin state playoff journeys

Whether they're striding or limping into this week's first round of the state playoffs, the area's girls soccer teams will find hard matchups across the board. With winning streaks in hand, Gainesville, Buford, Chestatee and Lumpkin County are all riding the highs of their recent success. Dawson County will have to hope recent injuries don't hamper them in a fascinating 2 vs. 3 seed matchup on Thursday, while East Hall is starring in its first ever state playoff appearance.

April 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Dunn 'a mainstay' of Hall County soccer

Mark Dunn has been a high school soccer head coach in Hall County for 34 seasons. He's won 307 games.

April 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 25

The Jefferson High boys and girls track and field program claimed the Region 8-AAA championship Saturday. The Dragons' boys won with 177.5 points, ahead of second-place Oconee County (158) and Elbert County (92). The Jefferson girls won with 168, ahead of Morgan County (96) and Hart County (89.5).

April 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Local golf: Chattahoochee Ladies open season with Lauderdale event

The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association opened their spring season with a team Lauderdale event on Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

April 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 24

Reed McAllister pitched five innings to earn a 3-2 win for Dawson County against Lumpkin County in the season finale for the Tigers on Friday night in Dahlonega.

April 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville rolls past Apalachee 16-1, secures Region 8-AAAAA baseball title

For the fourth consecutive season, Gainesville is headed into the state baseball playoffs with the region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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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


Dawson County's Caldwell wins Class AAA girls golf championship

Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 73 to win the Class AAA girls golf individual state title Monday at Horseshoe Bend in Roswell. Caldwell beat out second place finisher Clara Halsey of Sonoraville. The Dawson County girls finished seventh as a team with a score of 298. In addition to Caldwell's 73, Sydney Morgan shot a 103 and Hannah McConnell shot a 122 for the Lady Tigers. The Dawson County boys shot a 343 to finish seventh at the state tournament. David Ford led the way with an 81.

May 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville earns hard-fought sweep over Jones County to reach first state title series since 2002

In a lesser playoff series, Caleb Whitenton's go-ahead home run or Mikey Gonzalez's heads-up tag at third base might have been the defining moment.

May 19, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville golf places third in Class AAAAA state championship

COLUMBUS – The scores were good for Gainesville's boys, especially when you consider the fast greens and humid air pressing golfers during the Class AAAAA championship meet at the Country Club of Columbus.

May 18, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


West Hall boys win Class AAA state soccer title with 3-1 victory over Calhoun

MACON - The most crucial pass in West Hall's 3-1 Class AAA state championship win over Calhoun was a blind guess, according to striker Sammy Coto.

May 16, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: May 16

Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert added to his strong performance at the Georgia Olympics, earning a fourth-place spot in the 3200 race with a time of 9 minutes, 44.1 seconds at Jefferson Memorial. Joining him in the race for the Falcons, Grant O'Callaghan was ninth (9:53.29).

May 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


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