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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


Lanierland: Johnson, West Hall boys; Gainesville, East Hall girls advance to finals

With the game and a berth in the Lanierland finals on the line, West Hall answered the call.

December 19, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Lanierland semifinals: East Hall girls 62, North Hall 49

Symone Hampton and Morgan Jackson combined for 12 fourth-quarter points as the Lady Vikings held off North Hall.

December 19, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Lanierland semifinals tip-off today at Gainesville High

A weekend chocked full of Hall County athletics begins at 4 p.m. today with the start of the Lanierland Tournament semifinals at Gainesville High.

The semifinals and finals were moved up a day to accommodate those interested in watching the Flowery Branch football team play Cairo in the Class AAA state championship at 5 p.m. Saturday.

December 19, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch coordinators, there from the start

FLOWERY BRANCH - In seven years at Flowery Branch High School, Chris Griffin and Shaun Conley have seen plenty of good times.

The Falcons have risen to regional prominence, reaching the playoffs each of the last four seasons. And with a four-game road winning streak in hand, they're on the verge of becoming one of the most surprising state champions in recent memory, and Hall County's first GHSA state champs.

December 19, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Buford back in familiar territory

FLOWERY BRANCH - Young football players dream of having the opportunity to play on a professional field, but for the Buford Wolves that dream is becoming more like a yearly certainty.

December 19, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Stanford offers Flowery Branch QB

Flowery Branch High junior quarterback Connor Shaw picked up a scholarship offer from Stanford University on Thursday.

December 19, 2008 | | High schools


High school scoreboard: Chestatee defeats East Hall in dual meet

The Chestatee High wrestling team won in all but three weight classes to defeat East Hall 66-15 on Tuesday night in Gainesvlle.

December 18, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Moon helps lead West Hall girls past Chestatee

With two seconds left and the score knotted at 36 in West Hall's game against Chestatee on Tuesday night at North Hall High, the Lady Spartans' Jayla Moon was 2-for-12 shooting.

December 18, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


High school scoreboard: North Hall splits wrestling meet

The North Hall High wrestling team split a three-team meet with a 78-6 win against Johnson and a 44-36 loss to Riverside Military on Wednesday in Oakwood.

December 18, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Athlete of the week: Ward a force for Lakeview in Lanierland

Lakeview Academy's Tyler Ward doesn't let the bigger teams in the Lanierland Tournament intimidate him.

December 17, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


West Hall, Flowery Branch ranked in latest basketball poll

The West Hall High boys basketball team is ranked fifth in the latest high school basketball polls in Class AAA by gasports.com.

December 17, 2008 | | High schools


Flowery Branch's offensive line paving the way

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch offensive line coach Ben Hall was probably a little apprehensive when he joined the Falcons coaching staff last spring. He could tell right off the bat it was going to be a priority to establish a group of five players up front to protect junior quarterback Connor Shaw and open up lanes for the running game.

December 17, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Johnson basketball playing at Philips Arena

The Johnson High boys and girls basketball teams will be playing at Philips Arena on Dec. 17 prior to the Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics game. The Knights will be playing against Harris County.

December 17, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch's big man in the middle

FLOWERY BRANCH - At 6-foot-6, 310 pounds, it's hard to miss Tevin Keith. But that doesn't mean he's never overlooked.

December 17, 2008 | Brent Holloway | 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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