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Wolves ready for a repeat

Most programs that win a state title would be in for a rebuilding season; especially ones with only four returning starters. But at Buford it's just a chance for 18 new starters to etch their names in the history of this program that has won four state titles since 2001.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


2008 brings changes for area football teams

Riverside Military Academy athletics director Scot Sloan is most excited about creating a 'Friday Night Lights' atmosphere. Eagles football coach Chris Lancaster just hopes his home crowd isn't dwarfed by the opposing fan base of traditional public schools.

The apprehension, good and bad, is all part of the anticipation of Riverside's move this season from the Georgia Independent Schools Association back into the mainstream Georgia High Schools Association.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


War Eagles eye playoff return

Looking back on the 2007 season, Chestatee coach Stan Luttrell realizes that mistakes cost his team its third consecutive trip to the state playoffs.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Vikings sets sights on improvement in '08

There is a fine line between apprehension and excitement.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Rising stars: Next generation ready to shine

High school football and elections have a lot in common.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Something new in Year 2 for Kirk, Panthers

The practice field is ready. The weight room is ready. The new jerseys have been ordered. Year two of the Billy Kirk regime will provide the players with new amenities, but will the team garner any wins? That's the big question.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Leopards look to answer the call

Before the season ended last year, Banks County almost surprised its entire region.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Prep volleyball: Chargers drop home opener

The North Georgia Christian volleyball team lost its home opener against Loganville Christian (25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 25-7) on Monday in Gainesville.

August 29, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Athlete of the week: Rogers, Trojans off to fast start

North Hall High pitcher Megan Rogers hasn't taken any time getting settled into the 2008 softball season.

August 29, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


The spread offense is here to stay, and to baffle opposing defenses

Some coaches hate it, some coaches love it.

August 28, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Murphy: Tests for teams are best for fans

I have to say that the new scheduling format in Region 7-AAA appears to be much more fan friendly.

August 28, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Murray County wins first game in two years with 17-13 comeback victory over Vikings

CHATSWORTH - The late-season momentum of 2007 carried over for East Hall, almost.

August 28, 2008 | By Adam Krohn For The Times | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Flowery Branch runs well at Westminster

The Flowery Branch boys cross country team opened the season with a second place finish in a 10 team field, including three defending state champions, Saturday at the Kosh Classic at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta.

August 27, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Buford tops Northside Columbus in invitational

The Buford High softball continued pool play of the Hawk/Bulldog Invitational with a 4-1 win against Northside Columbus on Friday at North Gwinnett High in Suwanee.

August 26, 2008 | | High schools


East Hall hoping to gain momentum by opening season a week early

If people should, as Benjamin Franklin once said, jump as quickly at opportunities as they do conclusions, then East Hall coach Bryan Gray is his living example.

August 26, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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Buford girls aim to wrap up 'unfinished business,' beat Carrollton for basketball state title

BUFORD - The team poster hanging on the wall outside Buford coach Gene Durden's office tells a year's worth of storyline in only two words.

March 04, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Former Lambert coach Sid Maxwell taking over Dawson County football program

Sid Maxwell said football is still in his blood. A year away from the sideline has done nothing to change that.

March 04, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


High school scoreboard: March 4

Caleb Whitenton hit a home run to finish with two hits and two RBIs for Gainesville in a 6-4 win over North Forsyth on Wednesday in Coal Mountain.

March 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Johnson boys soccer earn gritty win over West Hall

When Johnson's Fernando Carrillo was tripped in the box within the first 50 seconds of Tuesday's game against West Hall, junior Fabian Abarca was the first to offer to take the resulting penalty kick.

March 03, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: March 3

Taylor Buffington tallied two goals and an assist to push the Chestatee girls to a 4-0 win over White County on Tuesday in Gainesville.

March 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Baseball teams catching up after winter storms

Winter storms and missed school days have forced area baseball coaches to get creative.

March 02, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: March 2

Johnson won its first baseball game of the season, thanks to Joel Munoz's walk-off grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-3 victory against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Oakwood.

March 02, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 28

The East Hall High baseball team opened its season with an 8-2 victory against county rival Johnson on Saturday.

March 01, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall girls' run ended by Beach, 47-38, in state semis

COLUMBUS - Two state playoff games games in 24 hours proved a bridge too far for East Hall.

February 28, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Buford girls top Fayette County, 51-39, to earn return trip to state title game

CARROLLTON- Camille Anderson had taken a hard fall and hurt her knee. Yet there she was half a quarter later back at the scorer's table to check in before the second quarter.

February 28, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 27

The Flowery Branch High baseball team won 9-1 at Central Gwinnett in its season opener Friday.

February 28, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall girls defeat Calhoun, 68-54, advance to state semifinals

CALHOUN - The East Hall girls basketball team was almost a two-hour drive from its campus, but the Lady Vikings looked right at home Friday afternoon at Calhoun High.

February 27, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Jonesboro shuts down Johnson, 50-35, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

Jeff Steele could only tip his hat to a performance unlike anything the Johnson boys basketball coach had ever seen - one good enough to end the previously unbeaten Knights' historic season.

February 26, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Top-ranked Laney knocks out East Hall, 92-67, in Class AAA quarterfinals

The Laney Wildcats were relentless on both ends of the court and East Hall couldn't find an answer.

February 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Braves shortstop Simmons slowed by oblique strain

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.

February 26, 2015 | Associated Press | High schools


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