GAINESVILLE - As a kickoff to the 49th Annual Lanierland Tournament, players and coaches from the 16 participating teams gathered Wednesday at Free Chapel for the Second Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lanierland Tournament Breakfast.
Tickets for Friday night's Class AAA state semifinal game between Flowery Branch and LaGrange are currently on sale. Tickets cost $12 each and may be purchased (cash only) at the school between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. until noon on Friday. The Falcons are also offering a charter bus to the game for $20 per person. For more information, contact Flowery Branch athletic director Shannon Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 11, 2008|
From staff reports
The 2008 season has already been a roller coaster of sorts for Flowery Branch - from the low of the opening night loss at Stephens County, to the high of the eight-game winning streak that followed, to the momentary dip that was the loss to Gainesville in the final week of the regular season. Now, after returning to Stephens County to start a new winning streak, the Falcons are peaking just in time for trip to LaGrange. Coach Lee Shaw, who has guided the program since its 0-10 beginning in 2002, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway on Tuesday about ...
BUFORD - His offensive stats don't jump off the sports page like some high school quarterbacks, but you could argue that Buford High's Michael May is more important to the Wolves than some 3,000-yard passers are to their teams.
Jaymee Carnes surpassed 1,000 points in her career with 17 points for Class AAA's No. 3 ranked Gainesville (1-1) in a 45-43 loss to Class AAA's No. 4 ranked Franklin County on Tuesday night in Carnesville.
December 10, 2008|
From staff reports
Flowery Branch athletic director Shannon Benton has announced that the school will offer tickets for public purchase to the Falcons game against LaGrange High School in the Class AAA football semifinals on Friday.
December 09, 2008|
From staff reports
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch senior back Chris Lipscomb never lets football practice get in the way of having a good time on the field. The defensive back/wide receiver has earned quite a reputation with his teammates for being the ringleader of dishing out of the jokes at their expense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).