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Class AAA title game: Fans enjoy football-filled day

As the chartered buses pulled into Flowery Branch High to pick up the football team and cheerleaders, the air-raid siren familiar to players and fans alike blared, echoing out over the empty football stadium and sending them off with a little bit of home.

December 22, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


MURPHY: Flowery Branch can grow from its loss

Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw could attach a positive spin on its loss to Cairo right after Saturday night's state title game. There is history to back up the point he made.

December 22, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Holloway: Underdogs kept Cairo on the ropes

ATLANTA - Rocky, the 1976 Oscar winner for best picture, may be the best underdog tale in American storytelling history. It stands up against any short story or novel the most well-read literature scholar can find.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


High school scoreboard: North Hall finishes third in wrestling meet

Taylor Campbell, Nick Quinn and Colby McClain all finished in second place to lead North Hall to a third-place finish Saturday at the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robins.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall grapplers place four at Creekview duals

Omar Lopez (103 pounds) finished second for the West Hall wrestling team in a 14 team field at the Creekview duals on Saturday in Cherokee County.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall boys win program's first Lanierland title

GAINESVILLE - West Hall combined a 9-4 run to end the third and a 6-0 run to start the fourth to pull away from a tenacious Johnson team and win the program's first ever Lanierland title, 72-58 Friday night at Gainesville High.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Carnes leads Gainesville girls to first title since 2005

GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville girls finished what their standout Jaymee Carnes started in their 55-40 win over East Hall in the Lanierland finals.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Holloway: Flowery Branch destined to win

The 2008 Cairo Syrupmakers have everything you could want in a high school football team: A backfield full of playmakers, a defense that yields points grudgingly and a roster full of seniors that have played on the big stage.

December 21, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Flowery Branch's title bid falls short in 28-14 loss

ATLANTA – Flowery Branch's football team was hoping to catch lightning in a bottle one more time during its incredible postseason run. Unfortunately for the Falcons (12-3), it was a steady, ball-control ground attack from Cairo that proved too much to overcome in Saturday's Class AAA state title game at the Georgia Dome.

December 21, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: Class AA belongs to Buford

ATLANTA - At the turn of the century everyone was concerned about what Y2K would bring to the world. What they should have been worried about is what Buford High would do the world of Class AA Georgia football.

December 21, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Cairo happy to be back in state title game

It's hard to find a blemish in the Cairo High football team's season so far.

December 20, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Flowery Branch's seniors keeping their promise

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch senior defensive back Greg Palmer can remember the pact made between his classmates at summer camp before their freshman season.

December 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Habersham Central players named to All-Region team

Members of the Habersham Central football team were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region team released Friday.

December 20, 2008 | | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jefferson wins first meeting against rival Commerce

The Jefferson High basketball team won its first meeting of the year against rival Commerce by a score of 58-46 on Friday in Jefferson.

December 20, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Buford ready for 'tough challenge' in finals

BUFORD - When the GHSA decided to move the state football finals to the Georgia Dome this year, they probably didn't realize that they were doing Buford High a favor.

December 20, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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Flowery Branch's fencing program 'empowering' nontraditional athletes

Ava Alabiso will forever be grateful for the opportunity to compete in fencing for four years at Flowery Branch High. An activity which emphasizes mental ...

February 07, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


88 local wrestlers qualify for state championships

The Jefferson Dragons continued their wrestling dominance in the GHSA Class 3A-A Sectional on Saturday in Madison.

February 07, 2016 | Colin Ochs | High schools


Chestatee's Hene finishes strong career at state meet

The high-school swim career of Chestatee's Luke Hene came to a close Saturday at the GHSA Swimming and Diving Championships on the Georgia Tech ...

February 07, 2016 | Colin Ochs | High schools


West Hall girls topple region-leading Dawson County, 69-57

With West Hall celebrating Senior Night, it's girls had big plans for a way to celebrate, by knocking off the team sitting atop the ...

February 06, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools


Flowery Branch shuts down Lanier, 58-44, earns No. 3 seed in 8-AAAAA region tournament

Garfield Woodroffe's dogged defensive work to help stop Lanier on Friday night won't show up in the stat sheets, but that won't ...

February 06, 2016 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville girls fall to Winder-Barrow, 43-23, in regular-season finale

Although Winder-Barrow's Lady Bulldoggs wound up third in subregion 8-AAAAA North play, they made a statement Friday night when they defeated No. 2 seed ...

February 05, 2016 | By Hal Miller Barrow County News | High schools


HS Scoreboard: Lakeview's Hanna Grogan scores 24 as Lady Lions defeat Hebron Christian on the road

Lakeview Academy junior Hanna Grogan led all scorers with 24 points as the Lady Lions defeated Hebron Christian, 76-36, to close out the regular season ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | High schools




Chestatee's Luke Hene strives for school record at GHSA Swimming and Diving Championships

Chestatee senior Luke Hene is focusing on finishing out his high school swim career with a personal-best time in his strongest event, the 100-yard backstroke ...

February 04, 2016 | Colin Ochs | High schools


East Hall boys knock off rival West Hall, 81-60, on career night for Cooper

A career-high night from Triston Cooper led East Hall's boys basketball team to a 81-60 victory against West Hall on Tuesday in Oakwood.

February 02, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools


HS Scoreboard: Flowery Branch boys basketball defeats Discovery High behind Brannon Clarke's 22

The Flowery Branch High boys defeated Discovery High 62-59 on the strength of Brannon Clarke's 22 points on Tuesday.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville races past Apalachee 75-59, continues dominance in Region 8-AAAAA

Gainesville left little doubt Tuesday night as to who is the top men's basketball team in the 8-AAAAA North subregion.

February 02, 2016 | By Hal Miller Times regional staff | High schools


Hanna Grogan's 25 points spur Lakeview Academy to 68-51 win over region foe Commerce

Much to the chagrin of her coach, Hanna Grogan admits to sometimes getting a little lazy on defense.

February 02, 2016 | David Thackham | High schools


West Hall's Tyquan Statham 'finally at peace' ahead of college decision on National Signing Day

West Hall senior Tyquan Statham said he was "finally at peace" after having made up his mind on whether he will sign to play for ...

February 02, 2016 | David Thackham | High schools


Buford High senior treated to 'visit of a lifetime' with official visit to Georgia

As Brandon Sudge was being pushed in his wheelchair out to midfield Friday evening at Sanford Stadium in Athens, it still seemed too good to ...

February 01, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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