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Knights looking for a breakthrough

The Johnson High football program is itching to end a three-year span without a playoff appearance. With a team returning 13 starters and equipped with talented skill players, Johnson coach Paul Friel feels like the Knights can compete against traditional contenders Flowery Branch and Gainesville in Region 7B-AAA.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


War Eagles, Falcons building toward a championship

In politics, change is often promised. In the world of high school athletics, it's delivered. Year in and year out faces and names change with the season.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Warriors hungry for more

Last season the Warriors whet their appetites, now they hope to make it back for seconds.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Spartans expect to 'turn the corner' in Newton's second campaign

Consider year one of the Mike Newton administration as a building block. Two wins were not what the coach expected in his first year as the head coach of West Hall, but despite the lack of victories, Newton sees the team and program headed for brighter days.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


New-look Red Elephants have tradition to uphold

The office of Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller is littered with past accomplishments and accolades. Plaques and game balls display the achievements of his 35-year coaching career. But there is one glaring omission from all the mementos: A state championship trophy.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Indians planning to pound it

The road to redemption runs through Dahlonega. After a winless 2006 season, Lumpkin County came back in coach Tommy Jones' second year at the helm to go 5-5.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Will Trojans rebuild or reload?

As winners of three of the past four region titles, North Hall has been the standard bearer for recent success in Region 7-AAA. But the challenge to the Trojans this season will be to make it back to the state playoffs after losing 15 starters that carried the school to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Falcons aim for first region championship in 2008

The Jaybo Shaw era has ended at Flowery Branch, but from the sound of things, his void will be ably filled.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Tigers sticking with what works

A lot has changed since Commerce played in the Georgia Dome in the Class A state semifinals in 2006.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Dragons prepare for jump to Class AA

Jefferson coach Bill Navas is cautiously optimistic about his program's jump to the ranks of Class AA. This is the first season that the Dragons have played outside of Class A since 1987.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Tigers ready for a turnaround

Two straight losing seasons has Dawson County out to prove something.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Severe weather moves football practice inside

Football practice was all about effective time management Tuesday.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Raiders set to defend 8-AAAA crown

Things are going to be different this year for Habersham Central.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Prep football: Region 8-AA preview

Region 8-AA

August 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Prep football: Region 6-AA preview

Region 6-AA may have gotten tougher with the addition of former Class AAA schools Westminster and Blessed Trinity, but it's still top heavy.

August 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


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North Hall tops Johnson 53-33, earns Class AAAA state tournament berth

North Hall's boys basketball team solidified back-to-back seasons making the state tournament Wednesday with a 53-33 win over Johnson.

February 10, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools


HS Scoreboard: Taylor Hawks tallies 1,000th point as Gainesville races past Cedar Shoals

Taylor Hawks scored her 1,000th point and the Gainesville Lady Red Elephants led wire-to-wire for a 55-32 win over Cedar Shoals Wednesday at Loganville ...

February 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | High schools


Flowery Branch girls cruise past Heritage 71-32, book spot in Region 8-AAAAA semifinals

Courtney Newton didn't like what she saw early from the Flowery Branch girls basketball team in the first quarter Wednesday night.

February 10, 2016 | By Jared Putnam For The Times | High schools


North Hall holds off Chestatee rally to secure spot in 8-AAAA semifinals

Niki Carver said her North Hall team wanted to "come out fighting" to exact revenge against the team that had beaten them on Senior Night ...

February 10, 2016 | David Thackham | High schools


Area wrestlers in search of glory at state championships

When it comes to the highest level of competition for athletes, that's when the best shine. For those in high school, that usually means ...

February 10, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools


Region 7-AAA basketball playoff games moved to Thursday

Tonight's scheduled Region 7-AAA basketball games at East Hall and West Hall high schools have been postponed until Thursday due to weather concerns in ...

February 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | High schools


Eleven scorers shine for Gainesville in 82-51 rout of Loganville in 8-AAAAA quarterfinal

Benjie Wood said he always knew he had great role players to step up, no matter the situation.

February 09, 2016 | David Thackham | High schools


Flowery Branch comes up short against Salem 55-51, falls in 8-AAAAA quarterfinals

John Mills was already hyped to get to work in the offseason.

February 09, 2016 | David Thackham | High schools


Region tournament games postponed due to winter weather

All of the scheduled games for the boys and girls Region 7-AAA basketball tournaments have been postponed until Thursday, due to the winter weather.

February 09, 2016 | David Thackham | High schools


Area basketball teams eyeing state playoff spots as region tournaments begin

Stay focused.

February 09, 2016 | Colin Ochs | High schools


Flowery Branch's fencing program 'empowering' nontraditional athletes

Ava Alabiso will forever be grateful for the opportunity to compete in fencing for four years at Flowery Branch High. An activity which emphasizes mental ...

February 07, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


88 local wrestlers qualify for state championships

The Jefferson Dragons continued their wrestling dominance in the GHSA Class 3A-A Sectional on Saturday in Madison.

February 07, 2016 | Colin Ochs | High schools


Chestatee's Hene finishes strong career at state meet

The high-school swim career of Chestatee's Luke Hene came to a close Saturday at the GHSA Swimming and Diving Championships on the Georgia Tech ...

February 07, 2016 | Colin Ochs | High schools


West Hall girls topple region-leading Dawson County, 69-57

With West Hall celebrating Senior Night, it's girls had big plans for a way to celebrate, by knocking off the team sitting atop the ...

February 06, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools


Flowery Branch shuts down Lanier, 58-44, earns No. 3 seed in 8-AAAAA region tournament

Garfield Woodroffe's dogged defensive work to help stop Lanier on Friday night won't show up in the stat sheets, but that won't ...

February 06, 2016 | David Thackham | High schools


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