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Grizzlies power past Knights

OAKWOOD Johnson High boys basketball coach Jeff Steele is looking for answers to his team's late season slide. With the Knights' (10-10, 2-4 Region 7B-AAA) 78-66 loss to Creekview on Saturday, they've now dropped five in a row heading into Tuesday's subregion matchup against West Hall.

January 31, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Buford wins battle of No. 1s

BUFORD - Familiar foes faced off Saturday night with an unfamiliar outcome.

January 31, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


High school scoreboard: Lady Vikings win 5th straight

Behind 15 points from Dorreka Faulkner and 12 from Symone Hampton, the Lady Vikings improved their win streak to five games with an 86-43 win over Lumpkin County on Saturday at East Hall High.

January 31, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


High school basketball: Big Red hangs on

Their first meeting was decided by a last second shot, Friday's nearly had the same outcome.

January 30, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Late run catapults West Hall boys to victory

OAKWOOD - West Hall boys basketball coach Warren Sellers has been around the area long enough to know it doesn't do any good to celebrate one big win in the endurance race known as Region 7B-AAA.

January 30, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Lakeview falls as region's best clash

The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team lost its bid for a share of the Region 8-A lead with a 85-74 loss to Athens Christian on Friday in Athens.

January 30, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Lakeview prepped and ready for matchup with Athens Christian

GAINESVILLE - An hour before practice Thursday, the Lakeview Academy boys sat together in silence watching a video about former Green Bay Packers' coach Vince Lombardi entitled, "What It Takes To Be No. 1."

January 29, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Chestatee girls keep clicking

Adversity comes in many forms over the course of a high school basketball game. The ability to respond positively to that adversity could be the difference between winning and losing.

January 28, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


High school scoreboard: Falcons stay on top

The Flowery Branch High boys basketball team stayed in the chase for the Region 7B-AAA lead with a 44-34 win against West Forsyth on Tuesday in Cumming.

January 28, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Buford girls remain No. 1 in, West Hall boys out of state basketball poll

For the first time this season, Class AAA's West Hall boys basketball are not ranked in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association state basketball poll. The Spartans received votes, as did Class AAA's Creekview and Class AA's Jefferson, but not enough to stay in the top 10.

January 26, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Athlete of the week: Dual threat Dragon torches in the court

Three wins, two 20-point games and a still-unbeaten subregion record: It's just another week for Jefferson's Darius Minor.

January 26, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


The balance of power: From top to bottom every night's a fight in Region 7B-AAA

It's a favorite saying among coaches: A team has to come ready to play every night, because on any given night, any team can win.

January 26, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Fligg to sign with South Carolina

Chestatee soccer standout Megan Fligg has expressed her intent to sign with the University of South Carolina and play under coach Shelley Smith.

January 26, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Davis: Kay Yow, memories, Lumpkin basketball

Self-indulgent rants are necessary if for no other reason than they make every sports columnist feel like a highly paid trial lawyer if but for a day.

January 26, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Super Sunday, subregion battles highlight week

In just six days, the NFL season will conclude with the biggest game of the year and the crowning of a new champion in Super Bowl XLIII. But Sunday's title tilt between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers is not the only critical game that will be played this week, especially locally.

January 26, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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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


High school scoreboard: Feb. 18

Shikiya Brown tallied 13 points to lead Gainesville's girls to a 54-34 win over Kell in the first round of the Class AAAAA tournament on Wednesday in Marietta.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Many of tonight's basketball playoff games postponed

For the second straight day, icy conditions are taking a toll on the basketball state playoffs in Northeast Georgia.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Buford girls roll past Heritage in first round of Class AAAA playoffs

With his team missing each of its opening eight field goal attempts, Buford Lady Wolves coach Gene Durden yanked his starters and hoped the move would send a message.

February 17, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


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