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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


Prep Scoreboard: Farmer hits game-winner for Westminster

Ryan Farmer hit the game-winning RBI for Westminster in the seventh inning to score Matt Cox and carry his team to a defeat of Heritage Academy 12-11 on Thursday.

April 16, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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Gainesville's Michael Curry was 'clutch' for team in Red Elephants' journey through AAAAA playoffs

Jeremy Kemp still remembers the exact situation when he knew Michael Curry was going to play a crucial part in Gainesville's success this season.

July 04, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Offseason workouts motivated Buford's Jake Higginbotham in run to Class AAAA baseball state title

The best thing Jake Higginbotham ever did for his fastball had nothing to do with his arms.

July 04, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


2015 All-Area Baseball Team

All-Area First Team Players

July 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville High hires coaches for girls soccer, wrestling teams

One head coach will be "coming full circle" to return to Gainesville High this fall, while another is preparing to square off against his former team.

June 30, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston ties for second at U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier

Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston shot a blistering 6-under par on the back nine Monday to finish tied for second in the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in Athens.

June 29, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


The Times' 2015 All-Area Golf teams

All-Area Golf Coach of the Year

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Dawson County's Madison Caldwell overcame pressure, pain to earn coveted Class AAA state title

As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was feeling in the right side of her stomach, taking the breath out of her lungs for a second or two.

June 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Consistency important for Gainesville’s Spencer Ralston heading into senior year

It's no longer about setting records or winning tournaments for Gainesville's Spencer Ralston - but he's more than happy to reap the benefits of his own hard work.

June 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes second at Georgia Junior Championship

Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston earned second place, behind a strong third-round 67, at the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday in Augusta. Ralston, the Class AAAAA Golfer of the Year, finished the 54-hole, three-day outing with a total score of 8-under (208).

June 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Gainesville, Flowery Branch, North Hall to compete in preseason scrimmages at The Brickyard

Bob Christmas and Bruce Miller will get another chance to face off on opposing sidelines. This time around, however, it will come with much less on the line for their respective football programs.

June 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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