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Usual suspects ready to compete for volleyball title

If the preseason volleyball rankings are any indication of the quality teams in Class AAA, than two teams from Area 7-AAA should be poised for a long and successful season.

August 13, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


2008 Prep softball preview

There was unprecedented success in local high school softball in 2007.

August 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Area teams ranked in preseason polls

Two volleyball teams from Area 7-AAA have been ranked in the top-10 of the first gasports.com coaches poll of the season. Flowery Branch enters the season ranked No. 6, while West Hall is ranked No. 9. In softball, defending Class AA champion Buford begins the year as the preseason No. 1, while Jefferson, who also reached the state tournament in 2007, enters the year ranked No. 9 in Class AA.

August 12, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Palmer hopes strong start will lead to scholarship

Flowery Branch senior safety Greg Palmer calls it a good pressure. The Falcons leader in the secondary knows the window is starting to close to secure a football scholarship with only one season left to play, and he wants to make the most of it.

August 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville graduate signs with Livingstone

Jeromy Yarbrough, a 2007 graduate of Gainesville High, signed a scholarship on July 3 to play football at Division II Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. After splitting time between defensive tackle and linebacker with the Red Elephants, the 5-foot-9, 240-pound Yarbough will primarily play middle linebacker at Livingstone.

August 10, 2008 | | High schools


Prep cross country: Flowery Branch boys ranked No. 1

Led by the Flowery Branch boys team, four area teams are listed in gatfxc.com's Class AAA preseason cross country poll.

August 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep football: Practice makes perfect

Area football teams have been working all summer in preparation for this: The first day of practice, and the chance to put on a helmet and pads and hit each other.

August 05, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Practice begins for area football teams

OAKWOOD - Johnson High football coach Paul Friel stayed busy watching his quarterbacks throw, receivers run exact routes and lineman work on blocking technique Friday as high school football practice opened.

August 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


White County's Suaava finds inspiration in frustration

Tasi Suaava manages to look past the frustration.

August 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Recruiting Spotlight: Banks County's Justin Beasley

Banks County football coach Blair Armstrong didn't know what kind of running back he had in Justin Beasley when he took the job in 2007, but it didn't take him long to find out.

July 29, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Colleges eyeing new Flowery Branch QB

In more ways than one, Flowery Branch rising junior Connor Shaw could follow in the footsteps of his older brother Jaybo Shaw.

July 29, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


West Hall's Ernst in the fight for his life against cancer

OAKWOOD - Even the quickest glance at the den in the Ernst family's Oakwood home shows the pictures of happier times in Brian Ernst's life; before fighting a potentially deadly form of cancer became part of his reality.

July 27, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


First swings for softball players

Five years ago, North Hall High softball coach Roger Fannon put together an effective way of kicking off fast pitch season following a state runner-up season in Class AAA.

July 26, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Area football teams square off at FCA passing camp

OAKWOOD - When the East Hall and Chestatee football teams wound up in a goal-line situation Saturday at Johnson High School, it only helped magnify the difference between the camp the teams were competing in and a normal Friday night under the lights.

July 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Recruiting spotlight: East Hall's Young catching up quickly

If Kiante Young has any regrets, it's waiting until his junior season at East Hall High to start playing football. This rising senior always thought basketball was going to be his ticket to a college scholarship.

July 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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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


High school scoreboard: Nov. 25

Sadie Cleveland scored 20 points to lead North Hall's girls basketball team to a 61-56 win over Lakeview Academy in the Piedmont College Tournament final on Tuesday in Demorest.

November 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Nov. 24

Three Red Elephants scored in double figures Monday night in a 76-52 Gainesville win over Daphne High School in Alabama.

November 25, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Johnson grinds out victory over King's Ridge Christian, 77-70

Just when it seemed like the Johnson boys basketball team finally had some breathing room, King's Ridge Christian wouldn't go away.

November 24, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Bourdage, Flowery Branch defeat North Forsyth

COAL MOUNTAIN - North Forsyth head coach Brian Moon leaned forward in his chair after the first quarter and asked Flowery Branch coach David Sokol if the Falcons were ever going to miss a shot.

November 24, 2014 | By Foster Lander Times regional staff | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Nov. 22

The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team defeated host Chattanooga Christian 66-40 in a Saturday game in Tennessee.

November 22, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Nov. 21

Sydney Cleveland posted a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Trojans as North Hall defeated Clarke Central 70-68 on Friday in Athens.

November 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Nov. 18

East Hall's girls basketball team opened the season with a 57-42 victory against North Gwinnett on Tuesday in Gainesville.

November 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Flowery Branch's Hughes eager to take next step playing baseball at Georgia Tech

He's pitched under the sunny skies of Long Beach, Calif., and the intense atmosphere of urban Venezuela, but Jonathan Hughes decided Atlanta would be the best choice to continue his storied baseball career.

November 18, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


Eight Flowery Branch softball players named All-Region 8-AAAAA

Three local players earned first-team All-Region softball honors for Region 8-AAAAA.

November 18, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


North Georgia Christian boys defeat Maranatha

Norris Rettiger and Justin Law combined for 30 points, and the North Georgia Christian boys basketball team defeated Maranatha Christian Academy 57-37 Monday in Oakwood.

November 17, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Habersham Central football coach resigns after two seasons

After two seasons at the helm of the Raiders, Habersham Central head coach Michael Pollock has resigned, the school announced Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


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