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MURPHY: Flowery Branch can grow from its loss

Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw could attach a positive spin on its loss to Cairo right after Saturday night's state title game. There is history to back up the point he made.

December 22, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Holloway: Underdogs kept Cairo on the ropes

ATLANTA - Rocky, the 1976 Oscar winner for best picture, may be the best underdog tale in American storytelling history. It stands up against any short story or novel the most well-read literature scholar can find.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


High school scoreboard: North Hall finishes third in wrestling meet

Taylor Campbell, Nick Quinn and Colby McClain all finished in second place to lead North Hall to a third-place finish Saturday at the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robins.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall grapplers place four at Creekview duals

Omar Lopez (103 pounds) finished second for the West Hall wrestling team in a 14 team field at the Creekview duals on Saturday in Cherokee County.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall boys win program's first Lanierland title

GAINESVILLE - West Hall combined a 9-4 run to end the third and a 6-0 run to start the fourth to pull away from a tenacious Johnson team and win the program's first ever Lanierland title, 72-58 Friday night at Gainesville High.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Carnes leads Gainesville girls to first title since 2005

GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville girls finished what their standout Jaymee Carnes started in their 55-40 win over East Hall in the Lanierland finals.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Holloway: Flowery Branch destined to win

The 2008 Cairo Syrupmakers have everything you could want in a high school football team: A backfield full of playmakers, a defense that yields points grudgingly and a roster full of seniors that have played on the big stage.

December 21, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Flowery Branch's title bid falls short in 28-14 loss

ATLANTA – Flowery Branch's football team was hoping to catch lightning in a bottle one more time during its incredible postseason run. Unfortunately for the Falcons (12-3), it was a steady, ball-control ground attack from Cairo that proved too much to overcome in Saturday's Class AAA state title game at the Georgia Dome.

December 21, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: Class AA belongs to Buford

ATLANTA - At the turn of the century everyone was concerned about what Y2K would bring to the world. What they should have been worried about is what Buford High would do the world of Class AA Georgia football.

December 21, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Cairo happy to be back in state title game

It's hard to find a blemish in the Cairo High football team's season so far.

December 20, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Flowery Branch's seniors keeping their promise

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch senior defensive back Greg Palmer can remember the pact made between his classmates at summer camp before their freshman season.

December 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Habersham Central players named to All-Region team

Members of the Habersham Central football team were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region team released Friday.

December 20, 2008 | | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jefferson wins first meeting against rival Commerce

The Jefferson High basketball team won its first meeting of the year against rival Commerce by a score of 58-46 on Friday in Jefferson.

December 20, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Buford ready for 'tough challenge' in finals

BUFORD - When the GHSA decided to move the state football finals to the Georgia Dome this year, they probably didn't realize that they were doing Buford High a favor.

December 20, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Buford defends state title with 45-21 victory

ATLANTA - Buford High's senior football players can take a deep breath now. The Wolves (15-0) managed to accomplish their season-long goal to leave the program the way they found it.

December 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Late free throws help East Hall girls sink Chestatee, 34-32

All it took for Kylah Mize to get a hot hand at the right time was a hostile crowd, a deadlock to break and the basketball in her hands.

December 05, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


Cockfield, Johnson boys roll past Stephens County 84-41

Johnson's boys produced a region preview to whet the appetite of its faithful Friday for what they hope is a long and successful season.

December 05, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Dec. 5

Commerce took a 7-0 lead into halftime, but Irwin County solved the Tigers' defense after the break to win 28-7 in the Class A Public football semifinal on Friday in Ocilla.

December 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Dec. 3

Tre Gober scored 20 points and Tae Turner added 17 to lead Lakeview Academy's boys basketball team to a 66-44 win over Commerce in its Region 8-A opener on Wednesday in Gainesville.

December 04, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Hall County seniors focus on giving ahead of Lanierland

The seniors of Hall County's basketball teams heard from someone who once was in their shoes when he experienced an outpouring of support after a family tragedy. They also received a glimpse into the world of the children they help through toys they collected and delivered Thursday morning to the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children in Gainesville.

December 04, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Jefferson wrestlers look to extend state title streak

JEFFERSON - What is it that motivates a squad to excel and peak in time to win a championship every season?

December 03, 2014 | By Charles Phelps Times region staff | High schools


Simonds' 42 lead Gainesville past Heritage, 62-59, in double OT

Cometh the man, cometh the hour.

December 03, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Dec. 2

Julianne Sutton scored 16 points to lead Flowery Branch's girls basketball team to a narrow 47-44 victory over Clarke Central on Tuesday at home.

December 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Healthy, confident Cleveland leading North Hall girls

North Hall's Sydney Cleveland isn't about to allow a past injury to interfere with enjoying her senior year on the basketball court.

December 01, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Dec. 1

The North Georgia Christian varsity boys basketball team defeated Mountain Area Christian Academy 49-45 on Monday night in Flowery Branch.

December 01, 2014 | | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Nov. 29

COMMERCE GIRLS 66, EAST JACKSON 52: Point guard Mya Jones led the Lady Tigers with 27 points, and her twin sister Asia Jones added 24 points for Commerce.

November 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Nov. 28

The East Hall Lady Vikings defeated Northside Christian Academy 58-51 in the Charlotte Hoops Classic on Friday in North Carolina.

November 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville's Sosebee a rock-solid performer at linebacker

Bruce Miller knows exactly what it takes to get a reaction out of prized linebacker J.D. Sosebee.

November 27, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Realignment adds intrigue for area basketball teams

Realignment has made for some intriguing region title races for the 2014-15 basketball season.
In Region 8-AAAA especially, the competition should be fierce. The Johnson boys and Chestatee girls are the defending region champions, but both face an infusion of top-level contenders.
The Buford boys were 7-AAA champs last season, and the Buford and North Hall girls were the top two 7-AAA teams in the 2013-14 regular season. All three of those programs are now a part of Region 8-AAAA.
Johnson boys coach Jeff Steele, in his 17th season, knows it won't be an easy road as the Knights ...

November 27, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: Nov. 26

D'Marcus Simonds scores 32 points for Gainesville in a 74-71 win against St. Martin (Miss.) on Wednesday in Foley, Ala.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


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