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Flowery Branch preparing for rematch

Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw knew what he was doing when he scheduled his Falcons to play perennial Region 8-AAA power Stephens County in the first game of the 2008 season.

November 15, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools

High school football: Minor tweaks in final AP regular season poll

ATLANTA - As teams prepare for the upcoming playoffs, the final regular season poll continues its trend of tweaks with Class AAAA seeing a few top positions change in The Associated Press' final regular-season high school football poll.

November 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | High schools

New cadets part of Riverside's playoff run

It was only about two weeks before the start of the regular season that Riverside Military Academy quarterback Lucas Bersin set foot on the Eagles' campus for the very first time, let alone their football field.

November 15, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools

Tough opponent awaits Commerce in first round of state playoffs

Commerce High football coach Steve Savage is in a very familiar place: the Class A state playoffs.

November 14, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools

Jefferson geared up for playoffs

JEFFERSON - Jefferson High football coach Bill Navas believed he had the right words on Monday to get his team motivated to practice this week. It's the same message he delivers every season at this point.

November 14, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Jackson County has three named to All Region team

The Jackson County High football team had three players named to the Region 8-AAA All Region team that was announced on Monday.

November 14, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools

Murphy: Nothing certain in postseason play

Has there been a season in recent years where predicting the fate of local teams in the playoffs is so hard to do?

November 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

North Hall wins finale, readies for playoffs

DAHLONEGA - The North Hall High football team can now start looking forward to its first playoff opponent next week at the Brickyard, capping off their regular season with a 35-17 win against Lumpkin County on Friday.

November 12, 2008 | By Michael Homans | High schools

Strong defense, rushing attack spark West Forsyth

CUMMING -- West Forsyth junior Ben Emert had 137 yards rushing and two touchdowns coming on runs of one and 40 yards to lead the Wolverines to a 48-7 win over West Hall on Friday night in Cumming in the teams' season finales.

November 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES PHELPS | High schools

Football scoreboard: Banks County clinches playoff berth

Banks County clinched its first playoff berth since 1997 with a 34-13 win over Union County on Friday night.

November 12, 2008 | By Staff Reports | High schools

Football Notebook: Defense highlights region title game

The Region 7-AAA title game between Flowery Branch and Gainesville was billed as two high-powered offenses going head-to-head. It turns out the defenses were pretty stout too.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Zopf: All team, all the time for Gainesville

There's an old cliche in sports that says "there is no 'I' in team." And on Friday night at City Park, the Gainesville Red Elephants proved that cliche to be true.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools

Cross country: Local teams in the running for state tite

Coaches plan for the postseason and Flowery Branch's cross country coach Jimmy Sorrells knows that his planning could lead to the program's first state title.

During the regular season, the top-ranked Falcons boys competed in two meets at the state course in Carrolton, the site of today's cross country state meet. The last time they ran there, during the Last Chance Invitational on Oct. 25, the Falcons came away with a first-place finish. If they do that today, they'll be state champions.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools

Flowery Branch boys earn state cross country title

Flowery Branch High's wait for a state title is over.

November 12, 2008 | BY BILL MURPHY The Times | High schools

High school football: Area teams bound for the playoffs

Eight area high school football teams have earned the right to suit up at least one more Friday night, earning a berth in the GHSA state playoffs, which begin Friday night at sites throughout the state.

November 12, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools

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High School Scoreboard: Chestatee cross country teams qualify for state meet

Chestatee's Ivan Martin finished fourth with a time of 16 minutes, 20.1 seconds at the Region 7-AAAA Championship meet, leading his team to ...

October 26, 2016 | Times Sports Reports | High schools

North Hall falls in four sets against Westminster in volleyball semifinals

The North Hall volleyball team fell on the losing side of a four-set match against Westminster during the Class AAA semifinals on Wednesday in Atlanta.

October 26, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools

Area cross country teams aim to qualify for state at region meets

New regions. New teams. New courses.

October 25, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools

Football Player of the Week: Chestatee LB Nick Beard

When Chestatee's Nick Beard was sprinting into the end zone for a defensive go-ahead score late in Friday's win against White County, his ...

October 24, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools

North Hall volleyball locks up state semifinal berth with win against Greater Atlanta Christian

"We're over the moon with excitement," said North Hall volleyball coach Emi Hughes after its biggest win in school history Saturday.

October 22, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Senior class paces Jefferson volleyball in second-round win over West Hall in Class AAAA playoffs

The perennial success of Jefferson's current senior class is something to behold.

October 20, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | High schools

High School Scoreboard: Buford softball sweeps, earns 12th consecutive trip to state tourney

Buford swept South Effingham 15-2 and 2-1, in the second round of the Class AAAAA state softball playoffs, earning a spot in the state tournament ...

October 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | High schools

Gainesville volleyball season ends with second-round loss to Cambridge

For a span, Gainesville went swing for swing with the big-hitting of sweet-16 opponent Cambridge during Wednesday's best of five match at Gainesville High.

October 19, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | High schools

East Hall softball's historic season comes to a close with doubleheader loss to Cook

Josh Joiner wasn't happy with the outcome of Wednesday night's doubleheader against Cook High in which his East Hall softball team was swept ...

October 19, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools

North Hall swept by Worth County in second round of softball state tournament

SYLVESTER - Kara Lewis waited on the right pitch, then put a good swing on an outside delivery.

October 19, 2016 | By Tim Morse The Albany Herald | High schools

Former East Hall football coach Bradshaw to be inducted posthumously into program's Hall of Fame

Former East Hall High football coach Wayne Bradshaw will be inducted into the Vikings Hall of Fame during halftime of its game against Dawson County ...

October 19, 2016 | Times sports reports | High schools

North Hall volleyball sweeps East Jackson, advances to the 3rd round of the state playoffs

North Hall volleyball moved one step closer to the Class AAA state championship on Tuesday with a straight-sets sweep of East Jackson at North Hall ...

October 18, 2016 | Zack Myers | High schools

Rick Howard steps down as Gainesville High boys soccer coach, will remain in teaching capacity

A longtime staple for Gainesville High soccer is stepping down.

October 18, 2016 | Times sports reports | High schools

Flowery Branch softball team geared up for second-round playoff series at Ware County

Flowery Branch's softball team will pack on a school bus early Wednesday for a 275-mile trip and second-round playoff series against Ware County in ...

October 17, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Gainesville volleyball moves on with win against Glynn Academy in Brunswick

The Gainesville High volleyball program topped Glynn Academy 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19 in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs on Friday in ...

October 14, 2016 | Times sports reports | High schools

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