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Prep baseball: Gainesville's Bennett comes up clutch in region win

Allow one run on the pitchers mound, then save the day in extra innings with a game-winning home run. All in a typical day of work for Gainesville High's Zach Bennett.

April 25, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Adams spends spring break 'lighting it up'

While most of his peers were doing whatever they could during spring break last week, East Hall's Drew Adams was doing what he loves, playing baseball.

April 25, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Falcons extend win streak to six

The Flowery Branch Falcons took advantage of seven walks and seven hit batters to defeat East Hall 11-3, increasing their win streak to six games on Monday.

April 25, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


North Hall turf field a no go

North Hall High won't be getting field turf after all.

April 25, 2008 | | High schools


Zopf: Playoff race wide open in 7-AAA

I've never really been all that good at solving word problems.

April 24, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep baseball: Falcons move into first

FLOWERY BRANCH - The already close race for the Region 7-AAA baseball title just got tighter.

Faced with stopping the hottest team in the region - the Gainesville Red Elephants - Cody Ackerman and the Flowery Branch Falcons showed no signs of fear and ended Gainesville's 10-game winning streak to the tune of a 9-1 victory on Friday at Hog Mountain Sports Complex.

April 23, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep baseball: Dragons maintain top spot in 8-A

Jefferson's Jed Gurley isn't used to being the center of attention, but after the game the Dragons' No. 9 hitter had Friday night, it would be hard to get overlooked.

Gurley, a senior, connected on his only home run of the season for Jefferson (11-3, 10-0 Region 8-A) and drove in six runs as part of a 14-2 win over Lakeview Academy (10-6, 7-2) in Gainesville. He finished the game 3-for-3 with a fifth-inning RBI double and reached base in all five at bats.

April 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep soccer: Falcons beat Lumpkin to win area title

DAHLONEGA - With the Area 7-AAA soccer championship on the line, the Flowery Branch Falcons knew they were going to be in for a battle against No.13-ranked Lumpkin County.

April 23, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Trojans tame Chestatee

The North Hall Trojans increased their winning streak to three games with a 13-3 victory against Chestatee on Saturday at Jody Davis Field.

April 23, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Knights edge East Hall, 7-6

Johnson High junior Nick Denard had an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to secure a 7-6 win over East Hall on Friday night in Oakwood.

April 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Wright picks up sixth win

North Hall senior Josh Wright singled twice, doubled and had an RBI in a 9-1 win for the Trojans against Lumpkin County on Wednesday night in Dahlonega. He also picked up his sixth win this season on the mound with four strikeouts.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Lakeview rallies past Athens Academy

Lakeview Academy baseball coach Deuce Roark expects a lot out of his seniors. Matt Reynolds didn't disappoint his coach with a hit that scored the game winning run in a 9-8 win against Athens Academy on Wednesday night in Gainesville.

April 21, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Leopards win two

The Banks County High baseball team swept Union County 12-4 and 11-3 in a doubleheader on Thursday night in Homer.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


SCOREBOARD: Jefferson stays perfect in Region 8-A

Class A's Eighth ranked Jefferson High baseball team kept their region record flawless with a 9-0 win against Commerce on Tuesday night in Commerce.

April 20, 2008 | | High schools


The battle for field turf

When asked about artificial turf in 1970, former Major League Baseball player Dick Allen said, "If a horse can't eat it, then I don't want to play on it."

April 20, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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Roderick English's 26 push Johnson to region rout over North Hall, 81-53

All Johnson coach Jeff Steele wanted for senior wing Roderick English was to pick up 16 rebounds in Tuesday's home game against North Hall.

January 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Flowery Branch girls push pace to beat Gainesville

Hazel Hall wanted to speed Gainesville up.

January 27, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 27

Carly Winters knocked down eight 3-pointers for 24 points and tied the East Hall school record for most 3s in a game as the Lady Vikings defeated Lumpkin County 64-38 on Tuesday in Dahlonega.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Sophomore Grogan paces region-leading Lakeview girls

Lakeview Academy's Hanna Grogan already has many of the skills for playing at the college level, according to her coach John Carrick, even though she's only a sophomore. Carrick would know as well as anyone, having coached at Georgia College for 27 years, before retiring and coming to Lakeview five years ago.

January 26, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Jan. 26

The North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy 55-31 on Monday in Flowery Branch.

January 26, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


North Hall's Nicholas Bennett has moment to shine at basketball game

Nicholas Bennett is a crowd favorite at North Hall. Being lifted on Trojans teammates' shoulders after he drained his 1,000th halfcourt shot at halftime of Saturday's game against Gainesville was proof of it.

January 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville shows balance in win at North Hall

The way Gainesville's boys spread the wealth scoring points, it made for an easy win at North Hall on Saturday. Junior D'Marcus Simonds had a typical big night scoring, junior center Tyler Scott was key inside with hitting baskets and changing the direction of Trojans shots, and K.J. Buffen scored a number of early baskets for the Red Elephants.

January 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 24

Ty Cockfield scored a game-high 26 points as undefeated Johnson (20-0) topped West Hall 65-40 on Saturday. Rod English was also in double figures, scoring 15 for the Knights.

January 24, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


White County holds off Chestatee for vital region win

In the race for third place in the talent-packed Region 8-AAAA, White County won the first lap.

January 23, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 23

Flowery Branch's Julianne Sutton connected on 9 of 10 shots from the field and scored a team-high 19 points in a 69-31 win against Apalachee on Friday in Winder. Sutton also finished with 13 rebounds.

January 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Scoring drought costs Riverside in region loss to Oglethorpe County

A scoring drought that lasted more than a quarter and a pair of dynamic brothers from Oglethorpe County were too much for the Riverside Military Academy basketball team to overcome Friday night.

January 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Buford's Anderson leading Lady Wolves on hunt for state title

Buford's Camille Anderson hasn't forgotten the agony attached to coming up three points short of St. Pius X in the Class AAA state championship last year, a game she felt her squad should have won.

January 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Commerce's Benoit excelling as a wrestler

A football player by upbringing, Derek Benoit was ready for much of the tough preseason conditioning program that wrestling coach Kendall Love demands of the Commerce squad.

January 21, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Johnson overcomes poor start, downs North Oconee to extend undefeated streak

Another game, another signature reel of Ty Cockfield highlight moves.

January 20, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


East Hall rides pressure to pivotal win against Banks County

East Hall's relentless effort proved to be too much for Banks County in a matchup of Region 7-AAA's best boys basketball teams Tuesday night.

January 20, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


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