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State playoffs: East Hall girls advance to semifinals with 68-54 win

February 27th, 2015 05:31 p.m.


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Will Trojans rebuild or reload?

As winners of three of the past four region titles, North Hall has been the standard bearer for recent success in Region 7-AAA. But the challenge to the Trojans this season will be to make it back to the state playoffs after losing 15 starters that carried the school to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Falcons aim for first region championship in 2008

The Jaybo Shaw era has ended at Flowery Branch, but from the sound of things, his void will be ably filled.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Tigers sticking with what works

A lot has changed since Commerce played in the Georgia Dome in the Class A state semifinals in 2006.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Dragons prepare for jump to Class AA

Jefferson coach Bill Navas is cautiously optimistic about his program's jump to the ranks of Class AA. This is the first season that the Dragons have played outside of Class A since 1987.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Tigers ready for a turnaround

Two straight losing seasons has Dawson County out to prove something.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Severe weather moves football practice inside

Football practice was all about effective time management Tuesday.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Raiders set to defend 8-AAAA crown

Things are going to be different this year for Habersham Central.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Prep football: Region 8-AA preview

Region 8-AA

August 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Prep football: Region 6-AA preview

Region 6-AA may have gotten tougher with the addition of former Class AAA schools Westminster and Blessed Trinity, but it's still top heavy.

August 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


New cadets could smooth transition for Eagles

There's no way that Riverside Military coach Chris Lancaster could start to predict what is going to happen with his program this season.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch No. 6 in coaches poll

Flowery Branch will open the season as the only Hall County football team ranked in the GaSports.com Coaches Poll, which was released Tuesday.

August 30, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


A new era for the Lions

A season of uncertainty followed by a season of uncertainty.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Wolves ready for a repeat

Most programs that win a state title would be in for a rebuilding season; especially ones with only four returning starters. But at Buford it's just a chance for 18 new starters to etch their names in the history of this program that has won four state titles since 2001.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


2008 brings changes for area football teams

Riverside Military Academy athletics director Scot Sloan is most excited about creating a 'Friday Night Lights' atmosphere. Eagles football coach Chris Lancaster just hopes his home crowd isn't dwarfed by the opposing fan base of traditional public schools.

The apprehension, good and bad, is all part of the anticipation of Riverside's move this season from the Georgia Independent Schools Association back into the mainstream Georgia High Schools Association.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


War Eagles eye playoff return

Looking back on the 2007 season, Chestatee coach Stan Luttrell realizes that mistakes cost his team its third consecutive trip to the state playoffs.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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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


Lakeview basketball teams make playoffs

The Lakeview Academy basketball teams have qualified for the Class A Private playoffs, according to GHSA power ratings released Tuesday, with the Lions boys the 16th and final team to make their bracket.

February 17, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Heath, Cox aid Georgia Tech in rare basketball win against Clemson

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has tried to help his players keep faith that the season is not lost.

February 17, 2015 | Associated Press | High schools


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