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Prep wrestling: 2007 Hall County Duals have a new format

Hall County's wrestling coaches found a problem after last year's Hall County Duals at West Hall High. After some tinkering to the tournament format, they hope that the problem is now just a thing of the past.

At the time, it became apparent among the group that a better way could be implemented to crown the individual champions. In the past, coaches simply voted at the end of the meet to determine the best wrestler in each weight class.

January 14, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep basketball: Trio of Lady Vikings lead team to win

University of South Carolina signee Sada Wheeler led the three East Hall scorers in triple digits, all seniors, with 24 points Wednesday night en route to a 60-49 win against West Hall in Valhalla. Tierra Benton added 20 points for the Lady Vikings (9-4) and Jessica Blackwell had 10.

January 13, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Davis: A list for the unlisted stories

In this season of top stories, year in review pieces and best of the best lists, I think it important to bring attention to the moments and stories that won't be anyone's No. 1 of 2007, in anyone's year in review piece or on a best of the best list.

January 11, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Home for the Holidays: Wren in the right place

Bo Wren was at the right place at the right time this season.

January 10, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


PREP ROUNDUP: Davenport breaks school scoring record

Davenport breaks record

January 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Pridemore spends time off watching old team, hunting

It has been a productive break for Buford graduate Matt Pridemore.

January 09, 2008 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Mills and Wirsing take home medals in wrestling tournamnet

Johnson wrestlers Joey Wirsing and Micah Mills earned medals at a tournament held at Winder Barrow High over the weekend. Both wrestlers were the top seed in their respective weight class.

Wirsing finished first at 171 pounds with a second period pin of his opponent from Winder in the tournament finals. He won by pin over a wrestler from Dacula in the semifinals.

January 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep football: Local standouts hook up in GACA All-Star Classic

COLUMBUS - Camden County quarterback Major Herron passed for one touchdown and ran for another and the South overcame five turnovers to beat the North 28-6 on Saturday in the GACA All-Star Classic.

Herron, who had 91 yards rushing on nine carries, scored on a 10-yard run to give the South a 14-0 lead in the third quarter.

January 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Lakeview boys rebound with win

The Lakeview boys basketball team rebounded from a 74-69 loss against Broom (S.C.) High School on Friday night to beat Brevard (N.C.) 91-79 Saturday night in the Battle of the Border Shootout in Landrum, S.C.

January 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Reed plays early for Wofford

Devin Reed has a mature outlook on his freshman year at Wofford College. This Flowery Branch High graduate and freshman wide receiver for the Terriers football team used his first season as a learning experience to be ready next season to compete at a high level of college football.

January 08, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Local roundup: North Hall boys win in Oconee County Christmas tourney

Trojans start strong in local tournament

January 08, 2008 | | High schools


Football: Area athletes become All-Stars

Gainesville High senior receiver Gerald Ford was in for the surprise of his life when he met with Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller recently.

He wasn't in trouble. In fact, quite the opposite.

January 06, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Home for the Holidays: Former West Hall standout doing well at UT-Chattanooga

West Hall High graduate Steven Smigelsky is making an impact for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga football team. Smigelsky, a third-year sophomore, played in all 11 games this season for the Mocs and recorded 11 solo tackles, three assisted tackles, two for a loss and a sack.

January 06, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Home for the holidays: Rich likes UConn, but misses tea

North Hall High grad Derek Rich is settling in just fine at the University of Connecticut. The sophomore played in all 12 games this season, assuming duties as the starting long snapper and back-up tight end.

January 06, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep basketball: On the road: Local basketball teams going out of state this Christmas

Basketball is a tournament sport.

In order to win any type of championship, from local to state, a basketball team has to be able to weather the storm of playing on consecutive days and, often times, do it without the luxuries of playing at home.

January 06, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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Girls Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Meg Callahan

The Gainesville girls golf team has looked to Meg Callahan to be a soft-spoken but strong leader since her freshman season, when she finished with the lowest stroke average in the program and won the team's player of the year award.

April 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 9

Colton Chester hit two home runs for Dawson County as the Tigers upset previously unbeaten Buford 3-2 on Wednesday in Dawsonville.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall's English outduels White Co.'s Adams, 4-1

While there were about 30 Major League Baseball scouts huddled behind home plate to get a look at White County pitcher Spencer Adams, it was West Hall pitcher Zach English who managed to steal the show Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Newton efficient pitching for Gainesville in 12-2 win against Clarke Central

Gainesville's starting rotation has strung together quite the pitching line against Clarke Central in two years of Region 8-AAAAA meetings. A year after Gainesville pitchers tossed a pair of no-hitters against the Gladiators, senior Chandler Newton gave up just two hits in a complete-game, 12-2 victory in five innings on Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field.

April 09, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch baseball struggles early in 9-2 loss to Heritage

A rough start to a crucial region game made the Flowery Branch baseball's team playoff hopes a little less comfortable.

April 08, 2014 | | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 8

Michael Gettys hit two doubles, a home run and drove in two runs as Gainesville defeated Loganville 9-6 on Tuesday in Loganville.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Lewallen throws 2-hitter in North Hall's 8-2 win over East Hall

After losing the top three pitchers from last season's state runner-up team, the North Hall Trojans seem to have found a new ace for their pitching staff.

April 08, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Falcons add two potential starters to secondary

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have added two potential starters to their secondary by signing safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Logan Burt

While Logan Burt patrolled center field against Fannin County on March 31, he knew he was about to be called on to pitch Dawson County out of a jam.

April 07, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Area Wrestler of the Year: Buford's Chip Ness

As Buford's Chip Ness went through drills practicing for his final state tournament in February, he broke out into a grin. Wolves coach Rob Carlyle wanted to know what was so funny.

April 05, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Buford's Rob Carlyle

It might be hard for Rob Carlyle to match what he accomplished this season as Buford's wrestling coach, but he's eager to give it a shot. Led by four-time state champion Chip Ness, the Wolves capped off a historic season with Class AAA state titles both in duals and traditionals in 2014.

April 05, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


All-Area Wrestling Teams

First-Team All Area

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


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