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Cochran: Buford didn't need destiny

It took 16 weeks and 15 battered and bashed opponents, but Buford finally won the game they wanted to win.

December 27, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Volleyball Player of the Year: Katie Spell

Katie Spell never even planned on playing high school volleyball as a child. So the idea of leading the Trojans to back-to-back Area 7-AAA titles in her final two seasons of high school was the last thing on her mind.

December 27, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland: Title tastes 'sweet' to North Hall

GAINESVILLE-Two words came to North Hall High girls basketball coach Debbie Blake's head when asked about her team's performance Saturday night in the championship game of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament.

December 27, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lanierland: Vikings make it six in a row

GAINESVILLE - An emotionally exhausted and hoarse Joe Dix said it best with not only his demeanor, but his words.

December 27, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Area roundup: Lady Wolves rout Grayson

Blanche Alverson led the Buford High girls basketball team with 17 points en route to a 62-42 win over Class AAAAA Grayson on Friday night in Buford.

December 26, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Class AA state championship: Familiar foe awaits Buford

BUFORD - A state championship game featuring a rematch sounds like a rare occurrence. For Buford, it's an old trick.

December 26, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Buford notebook: College coaches descend on Wolves

BUFORD - In the week leading up to their Class AA state championship game against Lovett, the Wolves' practice field took on the appearance of a college coaches' conference.

December 26, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Lanierland: East Hall boys win, looking for revenge against unbeaten Falcons

GAINESVILLE- East Hall High senior Trevor Bishop feels like things are finally starting to come together for the Vikings.

December 26, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lanierland: Flowery Branch boys roll over Chestatee

GAINESVILLE - Class AAA No. 5-ranked Flowery Branch got scoring contributions from 11 of its 16 roster players en route to an 84-77 win over Chestatee in the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament semifinals Friday night at East Hall High.

December 26, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lanierland: East Hall girls drop Flowery Branch

GAINESVILLE- East Hall high basketball player Sada Wheeler entered Friday night's game with Flowery Branch seeking revenge.

December 26, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lanierland: North Hall girls knock off Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - The intensity exuding from the North Hall side of the court during warm-ups was palpable.

December 26, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Football: Buford players have connection to NFL through dads

BUFORD - Father and son stood at the corner of two walls outside Buford's fieldhouse Tuesday, mirror-images of each other with a few small exceptions.

T.J. Pridemore, a senior linebacker for the Wolves, stood on one side with his hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through a brown, unkempt beard. Tom Pridemore, T.J.'s father, stood on the adjacent side of the corner, hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through his gray, neatly-trimmed beard.

December 25, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Lanierland: Teacher meets student in tourney

What do Bobby Bowden and Mark Richt, Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini and Geno Auriemma and Jenn Rizzotti have in common?

Each first taught the second, and later in life each student came face-to-face with their teachers in the coaching arena.

December 25, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch's Shaw commits to Yellow Jackets

Flowery Branch High senior quarterback Jaybo Shaw made a change in his college football plans Friday, switching his verbal commitment to Georgia Tech. The Falcons' signal-caller made the switch following a visit from newly named Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson and recruiting coordinator Charles Kelly.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Gainesville coach to retire

After a head-coaching career that spanned 33 years, six at North Hall High and 27 at Gainesville High, Red Elephants boys basketball coach Jerry Davis is calling it a career.

Davis will retire at the end of the 2007-2008 season.

December 25, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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High school scoreboard: Aug. 13

Gainesville's Kayla Street struck out seven batters, while putting up two hits with two runs and two batted in for a 4-2 win against Central Gwinnett on Wednesday in Lawrenceville.

August 13, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Gainesville softball finds home on campus

During the spring of 1985, fans of the Gainesville High baseball team routinely backed up their trucks onto the side of Elephant Trail, sat on the tailgates and settled in to watch Deuce Roark and his teammates play one final season on the campus field.

August 13, 2014 | By David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


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