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High school wrestling: Gilmer grabs area title

CANTON- Some people may have counted out Gilmer High's wrestling program this season when it failed to capture the area duals title, but Bobcats coach Sam Snider didn't.

February 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville girls move into No. 1 spot in subregion

With his team up 10 points at halftime, Gainesville coach Manson Hill knew the East Hall girls were too good not to go on a run.

February 07, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Hot shooting, hard rebounding carries Spartans

OAKWOOD - After starting the season 11-0, the West Hall boys went through a little rut. It's safe to say they're back.

February 07, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Too close for comfort: 7-AAA traditionals marked by tight matches

CANTON - Area 7-AAA wrestling coaches talked all week about how razor-thin the margin for error would be for wrestlers in this year's traditionals tournament at Creekview High. Weight classes loaded with talent left people wandering who will head to next weekend's state sectionals at Eagles Landing High and who would be left home.

February 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Johnson boys snap losing streak

The Johnson High boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 69-61 win against West Forsyth on Friday in Cumming.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Signing day wrap-up and photos

The ink is on the paper and the faxes have been sent. Those tenuous verbal commitments, from players to coaches and from coaches to players, have become official ones.

February 06, 2009 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Wrestlers going for individual glory

The traditional wrestling tournaments are a way for coaches to let wrestlers off the leash and see how they can fare individually. At this point in the season, there's no more strategizing for the sake of a team title. Wrestlers are out for individual glory at this point in the season.

February 05, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Vasser fulfilling football dreams

Jan Vasser saw a glimpse of her son Chase's football potential when he was just 8 years old. Playing in the West Hall feeder system, the future Chestatee High standout made a play she'll never forget.

February 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville WR leads class of 2010

Now that national signing day has come and gone, it's time for college scouts to get back to work.

February 04, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Signing scholarship signals milestone for players

For more than 30 area football players - and several thousands nationwide - today marks the culmination of years of hard work and dedication at the high school level, and the beginning of what they hope will be a prosperous college career.

February 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Murphy: Early signing period needed for college football

Last-second drama surrounding National Signing Day may be a lot of fun for college football fans to watch but it's entirely unnecessary. Waiting anxiously to see which school an 18-year old football star is going to choose may be the equivalent of a soap opera for grown men, but there's a solution to take all the suspense out of this entirely overhyped process: an early signing period.

February 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Durden wins No. 500

Buford girls basketball head coach Gene Durden celebrated his 500th career win as Class AA's top-ranked Lady Wolves defeated Blessed Trinity 68-38 on Tuesday in Buford.

February 04, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


High school basketball: Stephens' double-double leads West Hall to win

OAKWOOD - There was no way Shunquez Stephens was going to let West Hall lose to its rivals on Tuesday night.

February 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch boys, girls soccer ranked

Five area teams are ranked in a Georgia high soccer preseason poll released on Eurosportscoreboard.com. Both Flowery Branch teams received rankings, with the boys at No. 5 and the girls at No. 10 in Class AAA. The North Hall girls were also included in the Class AAA rankings at No. 4. In Class AA, the Buford girls are ranked seventh, and the Habersham Central boys begin the season ninth in Class AAAA. Soccer season for area teams officially begins Monday.

February 04, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Send us your signing day photos

Attention proud parents and coaches: We want your signing day photos.

February 03, 2009 | | 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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