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Football: From the Brickyard to the Dome: A look back at North Hall's journey

It can be hard for a season to parallel expectations going into the season. There are often times too many unexpected variables, such as injuries, intersquad discontent and player misconduct, that can sideline a season with previously high expectations.

North Hall football coach Bob Christmas didn't want to turn a blind-eye to the possibility of adversity to an otherwise talented team when the season began.

December 18, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland: team previews

Chestatee War Eagles

December 18, 2007 | Compiled by: Jeff Cochran, Katie B. Davis, Corey Wilson | High schools


Football: Simpson has team ready for the Dome

If Buford football coach Jess Simpson has the look of someone who has been there before, it's because he has.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Football: Trojans' young guns make big impact

Thomas Sprague had to make a split-second decision. And there was no room for error.

Against Perry last week in the Class AAA state quarterfinals, the North Hall sophomore linebacker was in the end zone, in coverage, when the ball came right in his direction. His first reaction was he wasn't in position for the interception, so he went with his next best option to bat the ball down and prevent a touchdown. It proved to be a very wise decision.

December 17, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep football: Riverside's Uhaa commits to Furman

Tersoo Uhaa had no doubt the day would come. The senior at Riverside Military Academy has stated that a career in the NFL is his ultimate athletic goal. Wednesday, after a standout prep career, he committed to make the next step.

December 17, 2007 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Weakened Wolves have to wait

BUFORD - Buford boys basketball coach Milt Travis, who is in the midst of his sixth year at the helm of the Wolves program, is used to this time of year.

He coaches, after all, at a school with a football team that is a perennial powerhouse in the state, meaning that for the first month to month and a half of every season he is without some of his top players.

December 17, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Trojans will win in even matchup

I'm called upon to go ahead and make my prediction for Saturday's North Hall/Cairo game at the Dome.

December 16, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Seedings set for Lanierland Tournament

The schedule is set, the teams are in place, and tipoff of the 48th Lanierland Basketball Tournament is just a day away.

December 16, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Lady Spartans find early season stride

The West Hall High girls basketball team defeated White County 49-47 Tuesday in Oakwood. With the win, the Lady Spartans (3-3, 2-1 Region 7-AAA) already matched last season's total win total.

December 16, 2007 | Staff reports | High schools


Gruhn named to GACA Hall of Fame

For 29 years he stood at the helm of the Gainesville High football program and guided it to a 245-104-5 record which included nine trips to the state quarterfinals, 11 state semifinals appearances and four state finals appearances.

December 16, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Wright signs with Shorter

North Hall baseball player Josh Wright recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Shorter College of the Nationall Association of Intercollegiate Athletics division. Wright was named to the 2007 Times All-Area team and was awarded the Jody Davis Team Award for the Trojans. Pictured with him are, from back left, North Hall coach Trent Mongero, North Hall Athletics Director Harold Daniels, Shorter baseball coach Matt Larry, North Hall principal Gary Brown, from front left, sister Lindsay Wright, mother Rhonda Wright, Josh Wright and father Ken Wright.

December 16, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: GHS girls, East Hall boys win

The battle between the Class AAA girls No. 5- and No. 6-ranked teams lived up to its billing.

December 16, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Four days to the Dome: Hard-hitting Hulsey finds home on special teams

Chase Hulsey's eyes widen just thinking about playing in the Georgia Dome on Saturday afternoon. This North Hall senior gets goose bumps visualizing running out of the tunnel onto the field for the AAA semifinal against Cairo.

There will be a sea of green there to support the Trojans. But first and foremost for Hulsey it's a business trip to win a football game.

December 15, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Hall hoops heating up

The annual Lanierland Tournament is but days away and, that said, there have been some (very) early-season shockers.

December 15, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Class in session: Trojan coaches get first glimpse

One of Bob Christmas' most important classes takes place on Sunday in the North Hall football fieldhouse.

December 14, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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High School Scoreboard: Nov. 22

The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team defeated host Chattanooga Christian 66-40 in a Saturday game in Tennessee.

November 22, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Nov. 21

Sydney Cleveland posted a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Trojans as North Hall defeated Clarke Central 70-68 on Friday in Athens.

November 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Nov. 18

East Hall's girls basketball team opened the season with a 57-42 victory against North Gwinnett on Tuesday in Gainesville.

November 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Flowery Branch's Hughes eager to take next step playing baseball at Georgia Tech

He's pitched under the sunny skies of Long Beach, Calif., and the intense atmosphere of urban Venezuela, but Jonathan Hughes decided Atlanta would be the best choice to continue his storied baseball career.

November 18, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


Eight Flowery Branch softball players named All-Region 8-AAAAA

Three local players earned first-team All-Region softball honors for Region 8-AAAAA.

November 18, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


North Georgia Christian boys defeat Maranatha

Norris Rettiger and Justin Law combined for 30 points, and the North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy 57-37 Monday in Oakwood.

November 17, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Habersham Central football coach resigns after two seasons

After two seasons at the helm of the Raiders, Habersham Central head coach Michael Pollock has resigned, the school announced Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


North Georgia Christian boys basketball starts season with win

North Georgia Christian's boys basketball team defeated Barnes Academy 81-41 in the season opener on Tuesday.

November 12, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Hall County high school cycling team finds surprising success

It was a trailblazing season for the Hall County-Prima Tappa High School Mountain Bike Team in numerous ways.

November 10, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


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