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Cochran: Buford didn't need destiny

It took 16 weeks and 15 battered and bashed opponents, but Buford finally won the game they wanted to win.

December 27, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Volleyball Player of the Year: Katie Spell

Katie Spell never even planned on playing high school volleyball as a child. So the idea of leading the Trojans to back-to-back Area 7-AAA titles in her final two seasons of high school was the last thing on her mind.

December 27, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland: Title tastes 'sweet' to North Hall

GAINESVILLE-Two words came to North Hall High girls basketball coach Debbie Blake's head when asked about her team's performance Saturday night in the championship game of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament.

December 27, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lanierland: Vikings make it six in a row

GAINESVILLE - An emotionally exhausted and hoarse Joe Dix said it best with not only his demeanor, but his words.

December 27, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Area roundup: Lady Wolves rout Grayson

Blanche Alverson led the Buford High girls basketball team with 17 points en route to a 62-42 win over Class AAAAA Grayson on Friday night in Buford.

December 26, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Class AA state championship: Familiar foe awaits Buford

BUFORD - A state championship game featuring a rematch sounds like a rare occurrence. For Buford, it's an old trick.

December 26, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Buford notebook: College coaches descend on Wolves

BUFORD - In the week leading up to their Class AA state championship game against Lovett, the Wolves' practice field took on the appearance of a college coaches' conference.

December 26, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Lanierland: East Hall boys win, looking for revenge against unbeaten Falcons

GAINESVILLE- East Hall High senior Trevor Bishop feels like things are finally starting to come together for the Vikings.

December 26, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lanierland: Flowery Branch boys roll over Chestatee

GAINESVILLE - Class AAA No. 5-ranked Flowery Branch got scoring contributions from 11 of its 16 roster players en route to an 84-77 win over Chestatee in the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament semifinals Friday night at East Hall High.

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


Lanierland: East Hall girls drop Flowery Branch

GAINESVILLE- East Hall high basketball player Sada Wheeler entered Friday night's game with Flowery Branch seeking revenge.

December 26, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


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


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High School Scoreboard: Oct. 30

Lakeview Academy's Lewis Brooks finished fourth overall in the Region 8-A cross country meet and will run in the state meet in Carrollton.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Miles, Gearing, White County girls take Region 8-AAAA titles

HELEN - Quintin Miles didn't have to look far for motivation at the Region 8-AAAA cross country championship.

October 30, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Buford volleyball takes down Sandy Creek for spot in state championship match

TYRONE - Tatum Shipes danced all through the pregame, hollered during the warmups and high-fived her teammates after just about every point of Wednesday's volleyball state semifinal win 25-20, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20 over Sandy Creek.

October 29, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


Riverside Military cross country takes third at Region 8-AA meet

The Riverside Military Academy cross country team qualified for the state championship meet with a third-place finish in the Region 8-AA meet it hosted Wednesday in Gainesville.

October 29, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Cross country athletes tuned up for region championships

Building championship cross country teams is all about peaking at the end of the season, according to Flowery Branch coach Jimmy Sorrells.

October 28, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Banks County boys, Dawson County girls win at 7-AAA cross country meet

Banks County's individual runners dominated the Region 7-AAA cross country championships on Tuesday in Homer.

October 28, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: East Hall, North Hall fall in volleyball playoffs

The East Hall High volleyball program lost its state quarterfinals playoff matchup against Oconee County 25-22, 25-18, 25-13 on Saturday in Watkinsville. The Vikings' season is now complete.

October 25, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Dawson County softball earns berth in state tournament

DAWSONVILLE - Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base.

October 23, 2014 | By Pam Jacobs Times regional staff | High schools


Buford softball sweeps St. Pius X, heads to championship rounds in Columbus

BUFORD - Samantha Thomas and Tessa Daniels have identical expectations for the Buford softball program in the upcoming state championship rounds, even though they have very different experiences playing in Columbus.

October 22, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Oct. 21

Sydney Cleveland led North Hall with 17 kills, 11 digs and an ace to lead North Hall to the Elite 8 in the AAAA state championship.

October 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


East Hall volleyball routs Kendrick, advances to Elite 8

Emily Roberts says she is usually a little "off and on" when she puts in serious time in the front court blocking for East Hall.

October 21, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


Williamson productive on both sides of the ball for Red Elephants

Chris Williamson is too valuable an asset to stand on the Gainesville sideline for long.

October 20, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Oct. 18

Freshman Lindsey Grater finished second out of a field of 106 runners for the Chestatee War Eagles Saturday morning at the Sharptop Invitational in Jasper.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


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