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Lanierland: North Hall girls knock off Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - The intensity exuding from the North Hall side of the court during warm-ups was palpable.

December 26, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Football: Buford players have connection to NFL through dads

BUFORD - Father and son stood at the corner of two walls outside Buford's fieldhouse Tuesday, mirror-images of each other with a few small exceptions.

T.J. Pridemore, a senior linebacker for the Wolves, stood on one side with his hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through a brown, unkempt beard. Tom Pridemore, T.J.'s father, stood on the adjacent side of the corner, hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through his gray, neatly-trimmed beard.

December 25, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Lanierland: Teacher meets student in tourney

What do Bobby Bowden and Mark Richt, Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini and Geno Auriemma and Jenn Rizzotti have in common?

Each first taught the second, and later in life each student came face-to-face with their teachers in the coaching arena.

December 25, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch's Shaw commits to Yellow Jackets

Flowery Branch High senior quarterback Jaybo Shaw made a change in his college football plans Friday, switching his verbal commitment to Georgia Tech. The Falcons' signal-caller made the switch following a visit from newly named Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson and recruiting coordinator Charles Kelly.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Gainesville coach to retire

After a head-coaching career that spanned 33 years, six at North Hall High and 27 at Gainesville High, Red Elephants boys basketball coach Jerry Davis is calling it a career.

Davis will retire at the end of the 2007-2008 season.

December 25, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Northside uses momentum

Northside-Warner Robins quarterback Marques Ivory showed last weekend how not to count out a team, after they fell behind by three touchdowns with just the second half ahead.

Ivory, who was still recovering from a broken left leg, didn't play in the first half in the semifinals against undefeated Tucker, leading 28-7 at halftime.

December 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | High schools


Prep roundup: Indians top Pickens

The Lumpkin County high boys basketball team defeated Pickens County 52-37 Tuesday night in Dahlonega.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Big Red Rumble hits the mats

Area wrestling powers, 14 in all, are converging on Gainesville High for the annual Big Red Rumble starting today. Gainesville, East Hall, North Hall, Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Buford, Johnson, Greater Atlanta Christian, Hill Grove and Grayson are all taking part in this year's Big Red Rumble.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Football: Wolves hope to add to rich tradition

BUFORD - After a few steps into Buford's fieldhouse, it is close to impossible to avoid the Wolves' rich history.

A large trophy case on the left wall displays myriad trophies, ranging from region championships to state titles. The rest of the walls in the first few hallways are covered by pictures honoring past state champions and undefeated seasons.

December 24, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Knights win with senior leadership

OAKWOOD-Johnson High shooting guard Brandon Sloan felt like it was time to provide the senior leadership that the Knights were lacking.

December 23, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep roundup: Riverside falls to Heirway

The Riverside Military Academy boys basketball team dropped its third game of the season, falling to 2-3 for the season, Tuesday with a 73-32 loss to undefeated Heirway-Douglasville.

December 23, 2007 | | High schools


Cochran: Buford not easily excited

The scene was set in the bowels of the Georgia Dome last Saturday.

December 23, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Davis: Lanierland is again the talk of the town

On Friday afternoon when folks from all sides of this county are making their way to East Hall's gym for the semifinals of Lanierland, conversations will take place.

December 22, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Chestatee's Parker Smith

GAINESVILLE - There's not much that Chestatee High basketball player Parker Smith can't do.

December 22, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep football: Adetona chooses Indiana

Citing a number of factors - everything from academics to the school's facilities to the chance to play in the Big Ten - Gainesville senior Tyler Adetona switched his commitment from Troy to Indiana University on Monday.

December 22, 2007 | Brent Holloway | High schools


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Gainesville, N. Hall baseball games pushed to Saturday

Two key region baseball games scheduled for Friday have been postponed until Saturday due to rain.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Buford boys, North Hall girls win Region 7-AAA track titles

DAWSONVILLE - After a quiet first day of the Region 7-AAA track and field championships, Buford had to make up plenty of ground to win its second straight boys title.

April 17, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 17

Riverside Military took the Region 8-AA boys tennis title with a 3-2 victory over Jefferson thanks to wins from Sipho Khoza at No. 2 singles, Drew Eidson/Joshua Haughton at No. 1 doubles, and D'erron Patterson/Daniel McHerron at No. 2 doubles.

April 17, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville girls, Flowery Branch boys win Region 8 tennis titles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Nine months pregnant and expecting any day, Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith stood and watched as the Lady Red Elephants presented her with an early baby present - a second straight region championship.

April 17, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 16

Chestatee's boys and girls tennis teams both secured a spot in the Class AAAA state tournament with 3-0 sweeps of Eastside on the opening day of the Region 8-AAAA tournament on Wednesday morning in Danielsville.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Chestatee girls finish second in Region 8-AAAA track championships

MONROE – The Chestatee girls' track and field team claimed a second straight runner-up finish in the Region 8-AAAA meet on Wednesday, finishing second to region champion Lanier High.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Dawson County boys soccer spoils West Hall's region title bid with 1-0 win

West Hall's boys soccer team entered Tuesday's game gunning for the Region 7-AAA championship.

April 15, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 15

Jonathan Hughes went 2 for 3 with three runs batted in to lead Flowery Branch to a 14-2 win over Clarke Central at home on Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


North Hall takes advantage of West Hall mistakes, earns 7-1 victory

North Hall's team motto this season is "find a way." It's a simple three-word saying meant to motivate the players to win on any given night, regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way.

April 15, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Colton Chester

For the past two games, Colton Chester has been an unstoppable, home-run-hitting machine.

April 14, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 11

Logan Burt hit the walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to secure a 14-12 win for Dawson County against West Hall on Friday in Dawsonville.

April 11, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 10

Brian Newman went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead West Hall to a 5-4 win against White County in eight innings on Thursday in Cleveland. With the win, the Spartans completed a two-game sweep of the Warriors.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Meg Callahan

The Gainesville girls golf team has looked to Meg Callahan to be a soft-spoken but strong leader since her freshman season, when she finished with the lowest stroke average in the program and won the team's player of the year award.

April 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 9

Colton Chester hit two home runs for Dawson County as the Tigers upset previously unbeaten Buford 3-2 on Wednesday in Dawsonville.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall's English outduels White Co.'s Adams, 4-1

While there were about 30 Major League Baseball scouts huddled behind home plate to get a look at White County pitcher Spencer Adams, it was West Hall pitcher Zach English who managed to steal the show Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


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