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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


Prep baseball: Rowlett gets win for Knights

Johnson senior pitcher Will Rowlett is a mystery to hitters.

April 19, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


West Hall's Turner finalist for award

West Hall's Adam Turner was among 20 Georgia high school students named on April 5 as a finalist for the Vincent J. Dooley Award.The awards are given to one male and female senior who exemplifiy teamwork, character and citizenship in their community. Each winner is awarded at $1,000 scholarship while each finalist is given $1,000 to present to the charity of their choice.

April 19, 2008 | | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Hefflinger does it all for Region 7-AAA's top team

Is there a position on the baseball field that Gainesville senior Robby Hefflinger can't play? Behind the plate, on the mound and in the field - he's comfortable doing it all.

April 19, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: Region 7-AAA still up for grabs in prep baseball

With the midway point of the 2008 prep baseball season here, one thing remains certain in regard to Region 7-AAA, it's still anyone's region to win.

April 18, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Gainesville wins ninth straight

Gainesville senior pitcher Zach Bennett recorded eight strikeouts and only allowed three hits in an 8-1 win against Pickens on Monday at Ivey-Watson Field. With the win, the Red Elephants (11-4, 10-1 Region 7-AAA) extended their winning streak to nine games and keep the top spot in the region.

April 18, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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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


West Hall boys win Class AAA state soccer title with 3-1 victory over Calhoun

MACON - The most crucial pass in West Hall's 3-1 Class AAA state championship win over Calhoun was a blind guess, according to striker Sammy Coto.

May 16, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: May 16

Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert added to his strong performance at the Georgia Olympics, earning a fourth-place spot in the 3200 race with a time of 9 minutes, 44.1 seconds at Jefferson Memorial. Joining him in the race for the Falcons, Grant O'Callaghan was ninth (9:53.29).

May 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


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