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Lanierland: Smith scores 46, War Eagles win

OAKWOOD - Parker Smith came into Saturday night's game hoping to prove that the Chestatee High basketball team could play with anybody.

After the game, he felt like the War Eagles' 91-77 victory against West Hall in the opening round of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament quieted a lot of doubters.

December 20, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


State playoffs: Trojans' dream season ends

ATLANTA - A teary locker room momentarily overshadowed a season's worth of accomplishments for North Hall following a 42-21 loss to Cairo in the Class AAA semifinals Saturday at the Georgia Dome. The loss brought an end to a season of firsts in school history, most notably the first appearance playing in the state semifinals and single-season record 13 wins.

The Trojans (13-1) were hoping for a shot at their first football state title in school history. But the dazzling speed of the Syrupmakers (13-1) brought a sudden end to those dreams with 35 third quarter points.

December 20, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland: Lady Vikings shut down Chestatee

OAKWOOD - East Hall senior forward Sada Wheeler led the third-seeded Lady Vikings to a 46-24 win against Chestatee with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the opening round of the 48th annual Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament on Saturday night.

December 20, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


State playoffs: Buford faces Lovett in Class AA title game

ATLANTA - Buford fullback Tyler King put his team's game plan for its Class AA semifinal game against Dublin in the simplest of terms afterwards.

"We knew we had to hit them in the mouth," the senior said, figuratively of course.

December 20, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Lanierland: Gainesville holds off Johnson

Led by Jaymee Carnes' 27 points, Gainesville made it through the first round of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament beating Johnson 53-43 Saturday night. Carnes came up big down the stretch, scoring 11 in the fourth quarter, while grabbing three defensive rebounds and one offensive rebound.

Despite a sluggish start by the Lady Red Elephants, and a beginning of the game in which Johnson made four of its first five shots, Gainesville went into halftime with a four-point lead.

December 20, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lanierland: Falcons pull away in third

OAKWOOD - Flowery Branch platooned and pressed their way to a win.

Thanks to a full-court 1-2-2 trapping press, the ability to sub in five at a time, and a third quarter in which they scored 27 points, the top-seeded Falcons beat Gainesville 82-63 on Saturday night in the first round of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament.

December 20, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


GHSA state semifinals: First day marked by dramatic comebacks

ATLANTA - Deron Furr scored on a 3-yard game-winning touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter comeback that lifted Carver-Columbus to a 26-24 victory over Chamblee in the Class AAA state semifinals Friday.

December 19, 2007 | | High schools


Lanierland: Lady Falcons, Lady Trojans get wins

OAKWOOD - Flowery Branch's Jessica Hart finished with a game-high 16 points to lead her No. 2-seeded Lady Falcons to a 62-36 win over No. 7-seeded Lakeview on Friday night in the first round of the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament.

December 19, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Lanierland: Wise's return spurs East Hall to victory

OAKWOOD - East Hall high senior Ken Wise couldn't wait to get back out on the basketball court. Wise, who suffered a severe knee injury during the preseason, hit the court for the first time this season and helped lead the Vikings to an 84-68 victory against Johnson on Friday night in the opening round of the 48th annual Lanierland Basketball Tournament.

December 19, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep basketball roundup: Lady Wolves rolling along

The Buford girls won their third game of the season Friday, beating Pace Academy 53-23 at home.

December 19, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Lanierland: Lions drop North Hall

OAKWOOD - The Lions came out roaring and didn't stop until they had sufficiently scared off their prey.

December 19, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Dome Day: Wolves ready for early kickoff

BUFORD - T.J. Pridemore admitted that he has a hard time with staying up too late and having to get up early.

Then why is Buford's senior linebacker actually excited about getting up at 5 this morning after having gone to bed around 8 p.m. the night before? Because he and the rest of the Wolves (13-0) will be playing in the Class AA semifinals against Dublin (11-2) in the Georgia Dome at 9 a.m. today.

December 19, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Uhaa commits to Paladins

Tersoo Uhaa had no doubt that the day would come. The senior at Riverside Military Academy has stated that a career in the NFL is his ultimate athletic goal. Wednesday, after a standout prep career, he committed to make the next step.

Uhaa, a 5-foot-9, 200-pound running back and linebacker, has accepted a scholarship offer from Furman University and verbally committed to play for the Division I-AA Paladins next fall.

December 18, 2007 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Let's get ready to rumble: 48th Lanierland Tourney tips off

At the time, C.W. Davis had no reason to believe his idea to pull together the Hall County teams for some holiday competition would turn into the longest-running high school basketball tournament in Georgia.

December 18, 2007 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Football: From the Brickyard to the Dome: A look back at North Hall's journey

It can be hard for a season to parallel expectations going into the season. There are often times too many unexpected variables, such as injuries, intersquad discontent and player misconduct, that can sideline a season with previously high expectations.

North Hall football coach Bob Christmas didn't want to turn a blind-eye to the possibility of adversity to an otherwise talented team when the season began.

December 18, 2007 | Bill Murphy | 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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