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Class AA state championship: Familiar foe awaits Buford

BUFORD - A state championship game featuring a rematch sounds like a rare occurrence. For Buford, it's an old trick.

December 26, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Buford notebook: College coaches descend on Wolves

BUFORD - In the week leading up to their Class AA state championship game against Lovett, the Wolves' practice field took on the appearance of a college coaches' conference.

December 26, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Lanierland: East Hall boys win, looking for revenge against unbeaten Falcons

GAINESVILLE- East Hall High senior Trevor Bishop feels like things are finally starting to come together for the Vikings.

December 26, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lanierland: Flowery Branch boys roll over Chestatee

GAINESVILLE - Class AAA No. 5-ranked Flowery Branch got scoring contributions from 11 of its 16 roster players en route to an 84-77 win over Chestatee in the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament semifinals Friday night at East Hall High.

December 26, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lanierland: East Hall girls drop Flowery Branch

GAINESVILLE- East Hall high basketball player Sada Wheeler entered Friday night's game with Flowery Branch seeking revenge.

December 26, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lanierland: North Hall girls knock off Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - The intensity exuding from the North Hall side of the court during warm-ups was palpable.

December 26, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Football: Buford players have connection to NFL through dads

BUFORD - Father and son stood at the corner of two walls outside Buford's fieldhouse Tuesday, mirror-images of each other with a few small exceptions.

T.J. Pridemore, a senior linebacker for the Wolves, stood on one side with his hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through a brown, unkempt beard. Tom Pridemore, T.J.'s father, stood on the adjacent side of the corner, hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through his gray, neatly-trimmed beard.

December 25, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Lanierland: Teacher meets student in tourney

What do Bobby Bowden and Mark Richt, Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini and Geno Auriemma and Jenn Rizzotti have in common?

Each first taught the second, and later in life each student came face-to-face with their teachers in the coaching arena.

December 25, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch's Shaw commits to Yellow Jackets

Flowery Branch High senior quarterback Jaybo Shaw made a change in his college football plans Friday, switching his verbal commitment to Georgia Tech. The Falcons' signal-caller made the switch following a visit from newly named Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson and recruiting coordinator Charles Kelly.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Gainesville coach to retire

After a head-coaching career that spanned 33 years, six at North Hall High and 27 at Gainesville High, Red Elephants boys basketball coach Jerry Davis is calling it a career.

Davis will retire at the end of the 2007-2008 season.

December 25, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Northside uses momentum

Northside-Warner Robins quarterback Marques Ivory showed last weekend how not to count out a team, after they fell behind by three touchdowns with just the second half ahead.

Ivory, who was still recovering from a broken left leg, didn't play in the first half in the semifinals against undefeated Tucker, leading 28-7 at halftime.

December 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | High schools


Prep roundup: Indians top Pickens

The Lumpkin County high boys basketball team defeated Pickens County 52-37 Tuesday night in Dahlonega.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Big Red Rumble hits the mats

Area wrestling powers, 14 in all, are converging on Gainesville High for the annual Big Red Rumble starting today. Gainesville, East Hall, North Hall, Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Buford, Johnson, Greater Atlanta Christian, Hill Grove and Grayson are all taking part in this year's Big Red Rumble.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Football: Wolves hope to add to rich tradition

BUFORD - After a few steps into Buford's fieldhouse, it is close to impossible to avoid the Wolves' rich history.

A large trophy case on the left wall displays myriad trophies, ranging from region championships to state titles. The rest of the walls in the first few hallways are covered by pictures honoring past state champions and undefeated seasons.

December 24, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Knights win with senior leadership

OAKWOOD-Johnson High shooting guard Brandon Sloan felt like it was time to provide the senior leadership that the Knights were lacking.

December 23, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


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High School Scoreboard: Feb. 27

The Flowery Branch High baseball team won 9-1 at Central Gwinnett in its season opener Friday.

February 28, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall girls defeat Calhoun, 68-54, advance to state semifinals

CALHOUN - The East Hall girls basketball team was almost a two-hour drive from its campus, but the Lady Vikings looked right at home Friday afternoon at Calhoun High.

February 27, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Jonesboro shuts down Johnson, 50-35, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

Jeff Steele could only tip his hat to a performance unlike anything the Johnson boys basketball coach had ever seen - one good enough to end the previously unbeaten Knights' historic season.

February 26, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Top-ranked Laney knocks out East Hall, 92-67, in Class AAA quarterfinals

The Laney Wildcats were relentless on both ends of the court and East Hall couldn't find an answer.

February 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Braves shortstop Simmons slowed by oblique strain

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.

February 26, 2015 | Associated Press | High schools


Johnson boys basketball game moved up to 6 p.m. tonight; East Hall girls game rescheduled for Friday

The Johnson boys basketball game against Jonesboro in the Class AAAA state quarterfinal round has been moved up 90 minutes and will begin at 6 p.m tonight.

February 26, 2015 | | High schools


North Georgia Christian boys top Trinity Christian Academy 73-50

The North Georgia Christian boys defeated Trinity Christian Academy-Statesboro 73-50 in the GICAA state playoffs on Tuesday in Macon.

February 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Anderson leads Buford girls to thrilling quarterfinal win over St. Pius X, 59-55

BUFORD - Camille Anderson wore a smile from ear to ear after the best game of her career Tuesday night, a battle between two elite high school players.

February 24, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Dawson County girls fall to Laney in AAA quarterfinals

The top-ranked Dawson County girls basketball team saw their perfect season come to an end with a 70-64 loss to second-ranked Laney in the Class AAA state quarterfinals on Tuesday in Augusta.

February 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville girls fall to top-ranked Mays, 47-25, in state quarterfinals

ATLANTA - Gainesville coach Brenda Hill-Gilmore said her team would need a "perfect" game to knock off top-ranked Mays High School in Tuesday's Class AAAAA quarterfinal.

February 24, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Feb. 23

Bailey Whtlock had two hits and drove in a run for Lakeview Academy in an 11-1 win against Johnson on Monday in Gainesville. Rob Hamby, Rob Collison and J.D. Roark also drove in runs with a hit for the Lions. On Wednesday, Lakeview Academy hosts West Hall at 4:30 p.m.

February 23, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


State basketball quarterfinals pit local programs against No. 1 schools

Two words quickly roll off the tongue of Johnson coach Jeff Steele when talking about state quarterfinal opponent Jonesboro. It's certainly a flattering assessment of the top-ranked Cardinals (29-1).

February 23, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Johnson boys beat West Laurens, 75-60, to reach Class AAAA quarterfinals

If the Johnson boys have any remaining doubters this season, they'll need to find a new knock against the Knights. There will be no second-round exit for the team this season.

February 22, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 21

With a 10-point lead after one quarter of play, the Dawson County girls cruised to a 71-40 win in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Saturday in Dawsonville. With the win, the top-ranked Lady Tigers (29-0) advance to the state quarterfinals to face Laney this week. Game time and location will be determined by a coin flip.

February 21, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall cruises past Peach County into quarterfinals

Everything started on the perimeter for East Hall. By game's end, the Vikings made plays all over the court in a 95-62 second-round Class AAA playoff victory against visiting Peach County on Saturday night.

February 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


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