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North Georgia Christian wins volleyball season opener

North Georgia Christian School defeated Mt. Zion 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-13) on Thursday in Jonesboro.

August 18, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Mongero aims to aid Czech baseball

North Hall High baseball coach Trent Mongero is on a mission to send a great big Christmas present to the Czech Republic. He's hoping to send huge packages loaded down with baseball and softball equipment to the people in Hluboka, where he recently visited on a 12-day trip to share his faith and love of baseball through an organization called Purpose Driven Baseball.

August 15, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


2008 Prep volleyball team capsules

Buford Lady Wolves

August 13, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Usual suspects ready to compete for volleyball title

If the preseason volleyball rankings are any indication of the quality teams in Class AAA, than two teams from Area 7-AAA should be poised for a long and successful season.

August 13, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


2008 Prep softball preview

There was unprecedented success in local high school softball in 2007.

August 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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


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High School Scoreboard: Aug. 20

An hour-long lightning delay didn't stop Kali Turner from going 2-for-3 with two singles to help East Hall beat North Hall 10-5 Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | Times Staff | High schools


Goss ready to carry the load for Flowery Branch

Long before Jeremiah Goss ever donned a varsity football uniform - back when he was still steamrolling linebackers in youth games - Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin saw a future high school star.

August 19, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


High school scoreboard: Aug. 19

Whitney Ledford, Madison Oliver and Kara England each put up two hits for Gainesville in a 6-2 win against Chestatee on Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Aug. 16

The Banks County softball team scored a trio of victories on Saturday to win the Stephens County Threads Tournament for the second straight year.

August 17, 2014 | | High schools


Gainesville sharp in scrimmage with White County

CLEVELAND – Even without Deshaun Watson, Gainesville's offense still looks awfully tough to stop.

August 16, 2014 | David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Aug. 15

The Buford softball team tallied 14 hits in a 7-3 victory against Archer on Friday in the Hawk-Bulldog Tournament at Flowery Branch.

August 15, 2014 | | High schools


Jefferson, West Hall combine for 8 turnovers in scrimmage

Jefferson and West Hall players finally got to hit someone other than their own teammates Thursday night, as they faced off in one of the area's first scrimmages.

August 14, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: Aug. 14

Kayla Street pitched a complete game with only a single earned run allowed for Gainesville in a 9-5 win against West Hall on Thursday in Gainesville. Abby Smallwood, Street, Courtney Presnell, Madison Oliver, Whitney Ledford and Tyra Newton each added a hit and run scored for the Lady Red Elephants, who move to 5-1 on the season.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Aug. 13

Gainesville's Kayla Street struck out seven batters, while putting up two hits with two runs and two batted in for a 4-2 win against Central Gwinnett on Wednesday in Lawrenceville.

August 13, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Gainesville softball finds home on campus

During the spring of 1985, fans of the Gainesville High baseball team routinely backed up their trucks onto the side of Elephant Trail, sat on the tailgates and settled in to watch Deuce Roark and his teammates play one final season on the campus field.

August 13, 2014 | By David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


High school scoreboard: Aug. 12

Whitney Coles tallied 15 assists and five aces for Flowery Branch in wins against East Hall (24-26, 25-13, 25-22), Gilmer (25-22, 19-25, 25-22) and Jackson County (25-11, 25-20) on Tuesday in Gainesville.

August 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Area teams 'itching' to take part in preseason scrimmages

Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin didn't have time Tuesday evening to think ahead to how the Falcons might be looking come playoff time in November.

August 12, 2014 | By David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


North Hall, Jefferson volleyball teams battle tested early

Jefferson coach Mike Paul didn't have a lot to complain about following the Battle at The Branch.

August 12, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Flowery Branch softball beats Chestatee

The Flowery Branch softball team beat county rival Chestatee 9-2 on Monday night.

August 12, 2014 | Times sports department | High schools


High School Scoreboard: North Hall wins Battle of Branch

The North Hall volleyball team couldn't have asked for a better start to the season.

August 10, 2014 | Times sports department | High schools


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