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Prep football: Region 8-A preview

Region 8-A

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Prep football: Region 8-AAAA preview

In Region 8-AAAA, the subregion system which led to an undefeated team taking a No. 2 seed into the AAAA playoffs has been scrapped for 2008. But that means there's no room for non-region warm-up games. This year, every game counts in this 11-team region.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Region 8-AAA preview

The Stephens County-Hart County rivalry didn't need an influx of excitement - the game has decided the Region 8-AAA championship each of the last three seasons. But when Ren Teasley, the Bulldogs' leading rusher for the last two seasons, showed up at Stephens County practice to start the 2008 season, that's exactly what it got.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Region 7-AAA preview

Most of the region's coaches had hoped to avoid this - another two seasons of subdivided football.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Softball games postponed

Tuesday's Gainesville vs. North Hall softball games have been cancelled and have been rescheduled for tomorrow.

August 30, 2008 | | High schools


Knights looking for a breakthrough

The Johnson High football program is itching to end a three-year span without a playoff appearance. With a team returning 13 starters and equipped with talented skill players, Johnson coach Paul Friel feels like the Knights can compete against traditional contenders Flowery Branch and Gainesville in Region 7B-AAA.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


War Eagles, Falcons building toward a championship

In politics, change is often promised. In the world of high school athletics, it's delivered. Year in and year out faces and names change with the season.

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


Warriors hungry for more

Last season the Warriors whet their appetites, now they hope to make it back for seconds.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Spartans expect to 'turn the corner' in Newton's second campaign

Consider year one of the Mike Newton administration as a building block. Two wins were not what the coach expected in his first year as the head coach of West Hall, but despite the lack of victories, Newton sees the team and program headed for brighter days.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


New-look Red Elephants have tradition to uphold

The office of Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller is littered with past accomplishments and accolades. Plaques and game balls display the achievements of his 35-year coaching career. But there is one glaring omission from all the mementos: A state championship trophy.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Indians planning to pound it

The road to redemption runs through Dahlonega. After a winless 2006 season, Lumpkin County came back in coach Tommy Jones' second year at the helm to go 5-5.

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


Will Trojans rebuild or reload?

As winners of three of the past four region titles, North Hall has been the standard bearer for recent success in Region 7-AAA. But the challenge to the Trojans this season will be to make it back to the state playoffs after losing 15 starters that carried the school to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Falcons aim for first region championship in 2008

The Jaybo Shaw era has ended at Flowery Branch, but from the sound of things, his void will be ably filled.

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


Tigers sticking with what works

A lot has changed since Commerce played in the Georgia Dome in the Class A state semifinals in 2006.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Dragons prepare for jump to Class AA

Jefferson coach Bill Navas is cautiously optimistic about his program's jump to the ranks of Class AA. This is the first season that the Dragons have played outside of Class A since 1987.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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High school scoreboard: March 25

Jonah Crocker tossed a complete-game shutout as the East Hall High baseball team used a five-run sixth inning to roll to a 7-0 win against rival West Hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.

March 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Kilcoyne's three hits lead Flowery Branch past Lanier 8-3

FLOWERY BRANCH - Marq Kilcoyne's final hit of the night went a long way toward snapping Flowery Branch's two-game losing streak.

March 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


West Hall boys soccer team tops Dawson County in overtime, 4-2

DAWSONVILLE - After 90 exhausting minutes of two Class AAA heavyweights battling it out, West Hall landed the final punches.

March 24, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: March 24

Chestatee's Reed Johnson stayed undefeated on the season with a 6-1, 6-0 singles win to fuel the War Eagles in a 5-0 win against Stephens County on Tuesday.

March 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Chestatee volleyball coach Rushing resigns, Quintana takes over

After six years in Gainesville, Julie Rushing has decided to resign as head volleyball coach at Chestatee High School, according to a Hall County Schools press release.

March 24, 2015 | | High schools


Gainesville boys golf team finishes 2nd at Big Red Shootout

At least for one tournament, Gainesville junior golfer Spencer Ralston was happy to put up some high scores.

March 23, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: March 23

The North Hall High baseball team defeated Monroe Area 12-2 in five innings on the strength of a 10-run fourth inning Monday night.

March 23, 2015 | | High schools


Red Elephants bounce back, crush Clarke Central

The Gainesville High baseball team didn't take long to shake the sour taste from Saturday's loss to Buford.

March 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Buford baseball team defeats Gainesville, 2-0, at Coolray

LAWRENCEVILLE - Buford coach Tony Wolfe describes pitcher Connor Bennett as a "bulldog" on the mound, especially in relief appearances.

March 22, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


High School Scoreboard: March 21

The East Hall High baseball team beat Johnson 8-1 on the strength of a five-run sixth inning Saturday at East Hall Park.

March 21, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


West Hall's Beaulieu battles back from injuries, aims to help others

When Reachel Beaulieu saw her teammate Diana Perez crumple to the ground under the weight of a tackle during a preseason practice in fall 2013, Beaulieu could already tell something was wrong.

March 21, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville guard D'Marcus Simonds decommits from Mississippi State after coach's firing

Gainesville junior guard D'Marcus Simonds has decided to reconsider his college options after Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray was fired Saturday afternoon.

March 21, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville soccer teams rout Salem, 10-0

The goals are flowing, the defense is stingy, and confidence is sky-high for Gainesville soccer, according to junior Diego Porras.

March 20, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: March 20

The Gainesville High baseball team earned an 8-4 Region 8-AAAAA victory at Clarke Central on Friday in Athens.

March 20, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


North Hall's Hewett makes two amazing defensive plays in 15-0 win against White County

Twice on Friday, North Hall left fielder Lincoln Hewett made a defensive play that was nothing short on spectacular.

March 20, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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