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Gainesville coach gets win No. 700

The numbers don't lie when painting the picture of Jerry Davis' remarkable coaching career at Gainesville High: he's a local legend. The Red Elephants' coach reached the latest milestone in his 34-year career with win No. 700 coming against Buford on Saturday night in Gainesville.

It's the most recent accomplishment for the coach who led the Red Elephants to two state titles (1983 and 1984), eight state semifinal appearances and an astounding 14 Region championships over his career. And a testament to his longevity is the duration of his 28-year career at Gainesville where he's won ...

February 07, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wolves stomped by Big Red

Saturday night belonged to Jerry Davis.

February 07, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Belle of the Ball: East Hall's Tierra Benton models and starts for the Lady Vikings

In regard to Tierra Benton, East Hall teacher Steve Pettit said, "She's got a bright future."

With a 4.07 GPA while taking an Advanced Placement course load at East Hall, she's ranked 12th in her class; modeling shots of her in Macy's catalogue and Jezebel magazine, region championships in three different track and field events and a tireless will on the basketball court; a limitless future is more like it.

February 07, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Prep roundup: Lakeview cruises past PACS

The Lakeview Academy girls basketball team picked up a win against Prince Avenue Christian 54-27 Saturday night in Gainesville.

February 07, 2008 | | High schools


Eagles take state swimming title

The Riverside Military Academy swim team captured its sixth consecutive GISA state title with a win Saturday at Riverside. The Eagles finished with 101 points ahead of second place finisher Augusta Prep Day School.

Mount de Sales Academy finished third with 65 points. First Presbyterian Day finished fourth with 57 points. The rest of the finishers in order were Brookwood School, Dominion Christian, Southland Academy, Stratford Academy, Westminster Schools of Augusta, Tattnall Square Academy, Deerfield Windsor, George Walton Academy and Central Fellowship Christian.

February 07, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


East Hall sweeps War Eagles

The East Hall boys shoot free throws at 7:15 every morning in preparation for games like the one played Thursday night against Chestatee.

February 05, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Two more Buford football players commit

Another pair of Buford High football players have made decisions for where to play in college. Wolves linebacker Jay Tee Swanson gave a verbal commitment to Miami of Ohio on Friday. He chose to play football for the Red Hawks over the Air Force Academy. As a senior, Swanson made 107 tackles, seven quarterback pressures and a sack. Buford offensive lineman J.J. Miller committed to Wofford College. Miller was a two year starter at offensive tackle for the Wolves.

February 05, 2008 | | High schools


Tigers put win streak on the line

DAWSONVILLE -Coaches always want their teams to be playing their best come playoff time.

February 05, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lady Vikings upset state-ranked opponent

East Hall girls 56, Gilmer 36

February 05, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Falcons, Spartans split at Flowery Branch

The Flowery Branch boys basketball team is quick to take advantage of any opportunity this season. The Falcons (17-2, 6-0 Region 7B-AAA) made another step toward the No. 1 spot in the Region 7-AAA tournament with a resounding 76-59 win against West Hall Friday night in Flowery Branch.

February 05, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Dawson girls get win

Rachael Biddy led the Dawson County girls to a 47-33 win over Banks County with 13 points Wednesday night in Dawsonville.

February 04, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep wrestling: Thurmonds look to make it eight straight for Jefferson

Cason Thurmond enjoys the added expectations his family name carries as a wrestler in the Jefferson High program.

February 04, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep basketball: Gainesville announces schedule change

Gainesville High's basketball games with Buford on Saturday have been rescheduled and will start earlier than the original states.

February 03, 2008 | | High schools


Prep basketball: Johnson teams sweep West Hall

Mick Shannon's final fourth-quarter field goal looked doomed from the very beginning. The Johnson guard shot the ball off balance in the lane with a defender in his face. The shot appeared to have a better chance of getting blocked than going in.

February 03, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep roundup: Lady Trojans get 'huge win' over No. 5 Gilmer

The North Hall High girls basketball team upset Class AAA's fifth-ranked Gilmer 55-40 Tuesday night in Gainesville.

February 03, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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North Hall's Bennett has moment to shine

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


High school scoreboard: Jan. 20

Hunter Konuszewski hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift Flowery Branch's boys basketball team to a 57-56 victory over Lanier on Friday in Sugar Hill.

January 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville's Colin Monaghan, future Georgia Bulldogs swimmer, focused on helping team

Colin Monaghan has made plenty of individual accomplishments in the swimming pool, and he has lofty goals for his future.

January 20, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


2014 All-Area Cross Country Team

All-Area Boys Cross Country First Team

January 17, 2015 | | High schools


Commerce, Jefferson repeat as state duals wrestling champions

Ten of Commerce's wrestlers went undefeated throughout the Tigers' romp to a second straight state team duals title in Class A this weekend at the Macon Centreplex.

January 17, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Jan. 17

Ty Cockfield scored 46 points, including 26 in the fourth quarter, to lead Johnson to a comeback 82-76 win over Apalachee that keeps the Knights undefeated.

January 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


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