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Johnson boys remain perfect, move into Region 8-AAAA championship

Perfect record still intact, the Johnson boys will go for the Region 8-AAAA championship tonight in Oakwood.

February 13, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville boys and girls, Flowery Branch girls fall in 8-AAAAA semifinals

CONYERS - Hall County rivals Flowery Branch and Gainesville's girls basketball teams are getting the fourth matchup of the season they anticipated could be coming.

February 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: Feb. 13

Alyssa Turner recorded a hat trick and an assist to power Gainesville's girls soccer team to an 8-1 victory over Berkmar on Friday in Lilburn.

February 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Jefferson leads list of area wrestlers advancing to traditional state semifinals

Northeast Georgia will be well-represented at Friday's traditional wrestling state semifinals.

February 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Feb. 12

The North Georgia Christian boys defeated Heritage Christian Academy 85-65 in the first round of the GICAA basketball state playoffs in Flowery Branch on Thursday. Norris Rettiger scored 24 points to lead the Chargers. Chris Palmer added 21 points and Justin Law chipped in 15 for North Georgia Christian.

February 12, 2015 | From staff reports | High schools


Thackham: Playoff-bound basketball programs led by unsung heroes

For Flowery Branch to start an imperfect comeback, Lexie Sengkhammee needed to execute a perfect pass.

February 12, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High point guard Luke Maddox dismissed from team after marijuana arrest

Gainesville High point guard Luke Maddox has been dismissed from the boys basketball program following an arrest on campus for possession of marijuana.

February 12, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Region basketball tournament semifinals pairings

Boys semifinals

February 12, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Simonds' steal in closing seconds lifts Gainesville boys to 58-57 win over Salem in region tourney

As the finals seconds ticked off the clock, D'Marcus Simonds recognized what was coming and reacted.

February 11, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Chestatee, North Hall girls advance to Region 8-AAAA semifinals

Just when Chestatee needed something, anything to go right, Dawndria Bell came up clutch.

February 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 11

Austin Venable tallied 12 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead Banks County to a 58-41 win against West Hall in the Region 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday in Homer.

February 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


North Hall, Johnson boys earn playoff spots and face each other next

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Carson Heinen dribbled before handing the ball to Brock Wingo. It was only fitting the ball ended up in Wingo's hands.

February 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Flowery Branch girls hold off Cedar Shoals, lock up state playoff berth

Breanna Locke was none too pleased when she was called for travelling late in the third quarter as Flowery Branch was trying to stave off a Cedar Shoals comeback in Tuesday night's Region 8-AAAAA quarterfinal.

February 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 10

Jenny Edwards fueled East Hall's girls basketball team with 14 points in a 76-43 win against Fannin County in the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament on Tuesday in Homer. With the win, the Lady Vikings clinched a berth in the Class AAA state tournament.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Flowery Branch, Gainesville girls part of deep Region 8-AAAAA tournament field

The competition at the top in Region 8-AAAAA has been a constant battle all season on the girls' side. From beginning to end, Flowery Branch (20-3, 12-1) and Gainesville (18-7, 10-3) have stood out near the top.

February 09, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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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


Saturday's high school basketball playoffs schedule

Saturday's games

February 21, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall girls crush Peach County, 71-53, to earn quarterfinals berth

FORT VALLEY - All season long, East Hall's girls have thrived on responding from adversity in their run to the Class AAA state playoffs.

February 20, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Feb. 20

Hanna Grogan scored 17 points for the Lady Lions, but Lakeview Academy fell 51-43 to Calvary Day in the first round of the Class A Private basketball state tournament on Friday in Savannah.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Buford girls ride defense, free throws to 46-34 win over Westover

BUFORD - Buford coach Gene Durden had to get the Lady Wolves back to their "bread and butter" to finally gain the separation they needed against Westover.

February 20, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville girls reach quarterfinals on Hawks' buzzer-beater

EVANS - The ball was in the right hands for Gainesville in the final seconds of Friday's second-round playoff game against Greenbrier. Sophomore Taylor Hawks took the pass from Shikiya Brown, looked both ways and just before time expired drained a finger-roll shot in the lane to secure the upset win of the second-ranked Lady Wolfpack in Evans.

February 20, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jones sisters lead Commerce girls to first-round win

COMMERCE - Freshmen normally aren't the go-to players for any team, especially during the playoffs.

February 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Banks County boys top East Jackson in first round of Class AAA playoffs

HOMER – If there's a winning formula for the second-seed Banks County Leopards in the Class AAA state playoffs, it is get it to the big men.

February 19, 2015 | Times regional staff | High schools


Cockfield's 31 points lead Johnson boys to 72-44 win over Southeast Whitfield

Behind smothering defense and Ty Cockfield's game-high 31 points, Johnson's victory over Southeast Whitfield was never in question.

February 19, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville boys pull off upset over No. 1 seed North Atlanta

Gainesville junior D'Marcus Simonds scored 33 points and knocked down a game-winning shot at the buzzer in overtime for a 56-54 win against North Atlanta in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state tournament on Thursday.

February 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Chestatee girls fall to Pickens 42-37 in first round of state

Chestatee allowed five quick points by Pickens' Haley Kalson in the final minute of the first half Thursday to open the postseason in Gainesville. It didn't appear to be too much to overcome at the time, trailing by only three at intermission.

February 19, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


East Hall girls, boys win in first-round state playoff games

In some ways, it took East Hall an entire season to hold off and ultimately defeat Oconee County in Wednesday's first-round state playoff game.

February 18, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Banks County girls knock off Jefferson in first-round state playoff game

JEFFERSON - The Banks County Lady Leopards' tough region served them well in the opening round of the Class AAA state basketball tournament.

February 18, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


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