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Trojans nip Hart County 10-9 on late field goal

North Hall coach Bob Christmas spoke the words that were at the tip of everyone's tongue after its 10-9 win over Hart County in the first round of Friday's state playoffs at The Brickyard.

November 18, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wolves roll like a fog over Heard County, 56-21

BUFORD -- On a night where a thick fog hovered over the field and made viewing a football game difficult, one thing remained crystal clear: The Buford High football team is ready to make a run for a second straight championship.

November 18, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school football: Leopards' dream season continues

Some might have called it a step back. Others might have gone as far as to call it a mistake.

November 17, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Sims, Jones have made an immediate impact for Red Elephants

It didn't take long for Blake Sims and Tai-ler (T.J.) Jones to impress the Gainesville High faithful.

November 17, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


High school football playoff previews

Oconee County at Gainesville

November 17, 2008 | Compiled by: Mitch Blombert, Katie B. Davis, Brent Holloway, Bill Murphy and Jonathan Zopf The Times | High schools


North Hall's tradition continues

Bob Christmas' face started to light up when he spoke of North Hall's football practice Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans' coach goes as far as to say it was one of their best practice sessions all season with the focus and determination displayed.

November 16, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch preparing for rematch

Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw knew what he was doing when he scheduled his Falcons to play perennial Region 8-AAA power Stephens County in the first game of the 2008 season.

November 15, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


High school football: Minor tweaks in final AP regular season poll

ATLANTA - As teams prepare for the upcoming playoffs, the final regular season poll continues its trend of tweaks with Class AAAA seeing a few top positions change in The Associated Press' final regular-season high school football poll.

November 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | High schools


New cadets part of Riverside's playoff run

It was only about two weeks before the start of the regular season that Riverside Military Academy quarterback Lucas Bersin set foot on the Eagles' campus for the very first time, let alone their football field.

November 15, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Tough opponent awaits Commerce in first round of state playoffs

Commerce High football coach Steve Savage is in a very familiar place: the Class A state playoffs.

November 14, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Jefferson geared up for playoffs

JEFFERSON - Jefferson High football coach Bill Navas believed he had the right words on Monday to get his team motivated to practice this week. It's the same message he delivers every season at this point.

November 14, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jackson County has three named to All Region team

The Jackson County High football team had three players named to the Region 8-AAA All Region team that was announced on Monday.

November 14, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Murphy: Nothing certain in postseason play

Has there been a season in recent years where predicting the fate of local teams in the playoffs is so hard to do?

November 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall wins finale, readies for playoffs

DAHLONEGA - The North Hall High football team can now start looking forward to its first playoff opponent next week at the Brickyard, capping off their regular season with a 35-17 win against Lumpkin County on Friday.

November 12, 2008 | By Michael Homans sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Strong defense, rushing attack spark West Forsyth

CUMMING -- West Forsyth junior Ben Emert had 137 yards rushing and two touchdowns coming on runs of one and 40 yards to lead the Wolverines to a 48-7 win over West Hall on Friday night in Cumming in the teams' season finales.

November 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES PHELPS sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


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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


North Hall swept in quarterfinals by Whitewater

FAYETTEVILLE - The second-longest playoff run in North Hall baseball history came to an end at the hands of a team steeped in recent postseason success.

May 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


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