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Class AAA playoffs: Breaking down the game between Flowery Branch and LaGrange

By this point in the season, there's no such a thing as an easy draw.

December 11, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


West Hall boys, North Hall girls named No. 1 seeds in Lanierland Tournament

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.

December 11, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch tickets on sale

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 shannon.benton@hallco.org.

December 11, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Chestatee goes 2-1 in four-team match

The Chestatee High wrestling team finished 2-1 in a four-team meet against Riverside Military, Flowery Branch and Johnson on Wednesday in Oakwood.

December 11, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Lady Spartans win in OT

OAKWOOD - While her night didn't start off too well, Jayla Moon more than made up for it in the end.

December 10, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch coach enthused for state semifinal game

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 ...

December 10, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Buford quarterback leads without star status

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.

December 10, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


High school scoreboard: Carnes scores 1,000th point in loss

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 | High schools


Flowery Branch to pre-sell semifinal tickets

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 | High schools


Athlete of the week: Moon shines for Lady Spartans

Four years of high school basketball seems to have paid off for West Hall's Jayla Moon. At this point, she can do pretty much anything on the court.

December 09, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Flowery Branch's secondary sets the bar high

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.

December 09, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Lakeview, Banks County split games

The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 80-51 win against Banks County on Monday in Homer.

December 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Local sports briefs: West Hall boys win East Jackson tourney

Four players scored in double figures to help West Hall defeat Grayson 76-62 to win the East Jackson Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.

December 08, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Murphy: Tales of the 'road warriors'

Following Flowery Branch's run through the playoffs is becoming quite a compelling story. The Falcons' are loaded with storylines that an outsider looking in can latch on to.

December 08, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Football playoffs: Buford, Flowery Branch stay on title path

What's old hat for Buford is new territory for Flowery Branch.

December 07, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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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


West Hall boys soccer team to tackle talented Calhoun in Saturday's Class AAA state title game

It's hard to replicate the tense, nervy, pulse-pounding drama that is a penalty shootout in the state championship game.

May 16, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville's Hunter Mallard wins pole vault state championship

Hunter Mallard delivered the best performance of his short career Thursday.

May 15, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Whitenton's 7th-inning homer lifts Gainesville over South Effingham, 8-6, in Game 3 of quarterfinals

With the green light to swing on a 3-0 count, Caleb Whitenton saw the pitch he was looking for and cut his bat loose.

May 14, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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