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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


Local prep baseball stars take on elite status during summer months

K.J. McAllister couldn't imagine taking a break from playing baseball. It's the work-ethic this rising North Hall High junior brings to the field with the idea in mind that someone else would gladly take his place.

July 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gaines looks to wow scouts

Gainesville rising senior Phillip Gaines likes the advice given by his father Phillip Gaines Sr. As a former member of the Army, the father tells his son to always be ready to step up and be a leader. That advice sits well with the linebacker for the Red Elephants.

July 15, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


HCS-TV gives annual awards to prep stars

Representatives from Riverside Military Academy, North Hall and Gainesville got the top places in the North Georgia Video Productions/Hall County Sports Awards for athletes, teams and coaches for the past school year, announced during Thursday evening's show by hosts R. Garry Glenn and Melissa Beck.

July 14, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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Johnson boys beat West Laurens, 75-60, to reach Class AAAA quarterfinals

If the Johnson boys have any remaining doubters this season, they'll need to find a new knock against the Knights. There will be no second-round exit for the team this season.

February 22, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 21

With a 10-point lead after one quarter of play, the Dawson County girls cruised to a 71-40 win in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Saturday in Dawsonville. With the win, the top-ranked Lady Tigers (29-0) advance to the state quarterfinals to face Laney this week. Game time and location will be determined by a coin flip.

February 21, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall cruises past Peach County into quarterfinals

Everything started on the perimeter for East Hall. By game's end, the Vikings made plays all over the court in a 95-62 second-round Class AAA playoff victory against visiting Peach County on Saturday night.

February 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


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


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