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Lakeview Academy wins tri-match

In their first home match of the year, the Lady Lions of Lakeview Academy shined.

September 06, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Football Player of the Week: Gainesville's Blake Sims

Gainesville High quarterback Blake Sims is new to Region 7-AAA, but his name has been spoken of for a while.

September 06, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school football: Buford remains atop AP poll, Trojans up to No. 6

Two area teams earned top-10 rankings in the Associated Press Georgia High School Football Poll released Monday.

September 05, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Murphy: Bouncing back and looking forward

The road to earning the right to be called a playoff contender starts with a little damage control over the next couple of weeks for area football programs.

September 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Athlete of the week: Veteran Red Elephant leads the way to wins

Gainesville High volleyball player Taylor Ricketts' experience on the floor is making a difference for the Lady Red Elephants.

September 05, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Big plays are Falcons' undoing in 28-25 loss

TOCCOA -- If games could end at the point where things start deteriorating for a team, then Flowery Branch would have left The Reservation having dominated Friday's season opener.

September 03, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Dragons make it two straight over Commerce, 35-14

COMMERCE -- The Jefferson High football team is turning history around.

September 03, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school football notebook: Warriors lose opener

The White County High football team lost its season opener to Franklin County, 13-3, Friday night in Cleveland. Franklin County running back Jay Moon put the game away in the fourth quarter with a 45-yard touchdown run. The Lions also scored on an interception returned for a touchdown in the first quarter.

September 03, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school football scoreboard: Dawson dumps Lumpkin in 2OT

Dawson County opened its season with a double overtime win against Lumpkin County 26-23 Friday in Dawsonville.

September 03, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


High school roundup: Buford football cruises in Texas Gridiron Classic

The Buford High football team, ranked No. 1 in Class AA, jumped to a 28-7 lead in the second quarter and cruised to a 42-21 win against Mansfield-Timberview High (Texas) Saturday in the Texas Gridiron Classic at Texas Stadium in Dallas. Storm Johnson, a junior, had touchdown runs of 74, 15 and 2 yards for the defending Class AA state champion Wolves.

Cody Getz, a senior, added touchdown runs of 4 and 5 yards, and returned a punt 38 yards for a touchdown. Buford senior quarterback Michael May finished 6 of 7 passing for 54 yards.

September 03, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Flowery Branch looking to measure up to Stephens County

A possible champion versus a proven champion.

September 02, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Gainesville blanks Chestatee, 35-0

What was billed as a season-opening battle between two playoff hopefuls turned into a coming out party for Blake Sims and the vaunted Gainesville offense.

September 02, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


North Hall pulls away late to top Johnson, 28-6

North Hall junior two-way starter Peyton Wilhoite deserves a new nickname: Mr. Fourth Quarter.

September 02, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Riverside holds off Elbert County 21-20

Riverside dodged a bullet after allowing Elbert County to pull a spectacular comeback in the final moments of Friday night's game in which Riverside won 21-20.

September 02, 2008 | By Michael Homans sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


West Hall rallies past East Jackson, 28-27

OAKWOOD -- Shunquez Stephens passed for four touchdowns, the last one to Rodney Gibson with 24 seconds left to play that rallied West Hall to a season-opening 28-27 win Friday night over East Jackson

East Jackson's Nick Alvarado missed a 49-yard field goal with 2.7 seconds left Friday night as West Hall escaped with with the win.

September 02, 2008 | BY BRENDAN COSGROVE sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


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Gainesville, Greenbrier to decide Class AAAAA state championship with Game 3 Tuesday

EVANS - Losing a game in the state championship series doesn't appear to have dampened the spirit of Gainesville's baseball program.

May 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gettys strikes out 11 in Gainesville's Game 1 win over Greenbrier in AAAAA state championship series

Jonathan Gettys recorded 11 strikeouts and allowed just a pair of hits for Gainesville in a 6-2 win against Greenbrier to open the Class AAAAA state championship series in Evans. Game 2 will begin at 6 p.m.

May 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville High seeking Class AAAAA baseball state championship against Greenbrier

After Gainesville wrapped up its state semifinal sweep of Jones County last week, athletic director Wayne Vickery leaned back against the rail on the steps overlooking Ivey-Watson Field, where he won five state titles as the school's baseball coach.

May 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jefferson baseball falls in Class AAA championship series to Blessed Trinity

ROSWELL - For the first time in program history, the Jefferson Dragons' baseball team played for a state championship on Saturday at Blessed Trinity. The problem was, they were playing the defending Class AAA state champions, the Blessed Trinity Titans.

May 23, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Buford sweeps Whitewater to clinch Class AAAA baseball state championship

FAYETTEVILLE - Buford baseball coach Tony Wolfe got the icewater bath when it was all said and done Saturday night. At the same time, Wolves catcher Joey Bart was crouched down, holding tight to his team's shiny state championship trophy.

May 23, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Top-ranked Buford set to battle No. 3 Whitewater for Class AAAA state baseball title

The top-ranked Buford baseball program will play for the Class AAAA state championship against Whitewater, starting with a doubleheader in the best-of-three championship series at 5 p.m. Saturday in Fayetteville.

May 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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


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