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Sims, Jones have made an immediate impact for Red Elephants

It didn't take long for Blake Sims and Tai-ler (T.J.) Jones to impress the Gainesville High faithful.

November 17, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


High school football playoff previews

Oconee County at Gainesville

November 17, 2008 | Compiled by: Mitch Blombert, Katie B. Davis, Brent Holloway, Bill Murphy and Jonathan Zopf The Times | High schools


North Hall's tradition continues

Bob Christmas' face started to light up when he spoke of North Hall's football practice Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans' coach goes as far as to say it was one of their best practice sessions all season with the focus and determination displayed.

November 16, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch preparing for rematch

Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw knew what he was doing when he scheduled his Falcons to play perennial Region 8-AAA power Stephens County in the first game of the 2008 season.

November 15, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


High school football: Minor tweaks in final AP regular season poll

ATLANTA - As teams prepare for the upcoming playoffs, the final regular season poll continues its trend of tweaks with Class AAAA seeing a few top positions change in The Associated Press' final regular-season high school football poll.

November 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | High schools


New cadets part of Riverside's playoff run

It was only about two weeks before the start of the regular season that Riverside Military Academy quarterback Lucas Bersin set foot on the Eagles' campus for the very first time, let alone their football field.

November 15, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Tough opponent awaits Commerce in first round of state playoffs

Commerce High football coach Steve Savage is in a very familiar place: the Class A state playoffs.

November 14, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Jefferson geared up for playoffs

JEFFERSON - Jefferson High football coach Bill Navas believed he had the right words on Monday to get his team motivated to practice this week. It's the same message he delivers every season at this point.

November 14, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jackson County has three named to All Region team

The Jackson County High football team had three players named to the Region 8-AAA All Region team that was announced on Monday.

November 14, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Murphy: Nothing certain in postseason play

Has there been a season in recent years where predicting the fate of local teams in the playoffs is so hard to do?

November 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall wins finale, readies for playoffs

DAHLONEGA - The North Hall High football team can now start looking forward to its first playoff opponent next week at the Brickyard, capping off their regular season with a 35-17 win against Lumpkin County on Friday.

November 12, 2008 | By Michael Homans sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Strong defense, rushing attack spark West Forsyth

CUMMING -- West Forsyth junior Ben Emert had 137 yards rushing and two touchdowns coming on runs of one and 40 yards to lead the Wolverines to a 48-7 win over West Hall on Friday night in Cumming in the teams' season finales.

November 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES PHELPS sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Football scoreboard: Banks County clinches playoff berth

Banks County clinched its first playoff berth since 1997 with a 34-13 win over Union County on Friday night.

November 12, 2008 | By Staff Reports sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Football Notebook: Defense highlights region title game

The Region 7-AAA title game between Flowery Branch and Gainesville was billed as two high-powered offenses going head-to-head. It turns out the defenses were pretty stout too.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: All team, all the time for Gainesville

There's an old cliche in sports that says "there is no 'I' in team." And on Friday night at City Park, the Gainesville Red Elephants proved that cliche to be true.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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Flowery Branch hits 13 treys in 61-54 win over North Hall

If Flowery Branch senior Taylor Bourdage seemed a little unfazed by his 21-point performance Saturday night against North Hall, it's because he thinks he can do even better.

December 06, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


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


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