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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


Northside uses momentum

Northside-Warner Robins quarterback Marques Ivory showed last weekend how not to count out a team, after they fell behind by three touchdowns with just the second half ahead.

Ivory, who was still recovering from a broken left leg, didn't play in the first half in the semifinals against undefeated Tucker, leading 28-7 at halftime.

December 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | High schools


Prep roundup: Indians top Pickens

The Lumpkin County high boys basketball team defeated Pickens County 52-37 Tuesday night in Dahlonega.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Big Red Rumble hits the mats

Area wrestling powers, 14 in all, are converging on Gainesville High for the annual Big Red Rumble starting today. Gainesville, East Hall, North Hall, Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Buford, Johnson, Greater Atlanta Christian, Hill Grove and Grayson are all taking part in this year's Big Red Rumble.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Football: Wolves hope to add to rich tradition

BUFORD - After a few steps into Buford's fieldhouse, it is close to impossible to avoid the Wolves' rich history.

A large trophy case on the left wall displays myriad trophies, ranging from region championships to state titles. The rest of the walls in the first few hallways are covered by pictures honoring past state champions and undefeated seasons.

December 24, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Knights win with senior leadership

OAKWOOD-Johnson High shooting guard Brandon Sloan felt like it was time to provide the senior leadership that the Knights were lacking.

December 23, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep roundup: Riverside falls to Heirway

The Riverside Military Academy boys basketball team dropped its third game of the season, falling to 2-3 for the season, Tuesday with a 73-32 loss to undefeated Heirway-Douglasville.

December 23, 2007 | | High schools


Cochran: Buford not easily excited

The scene was set in the bowels of the Georgia Dome last Saturday.

December 23, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Davis: Lanierland is again the talk of the town

On Friday afternoon when folks from all sides of this county are making their way to East Hall's gym for the semifinals of Lanierland, conversations will take place.

December 22, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Chestatee's Parker Smith

GAINESVILLE - There's not much that Chestatee High basketball player Parker Smith can't do.

December 22, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep football: Adetona chooses Indiana

Citing a number of factors - everything from academics to the school's facilities to the chance to play in the Big Ten - Gainesville senior Tyler Adetona switched his commitment from Troy to Indiana University on Monday.

December 22, 2007 | Brent Holloway | High schools


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Gainesville's Sosebee a rock-solid performer at linebacker

Bruce Miller knows exactly what it takes to get a reaction out of prized linebacker J.D. Sosebee.

November 27, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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


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