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Carnes leads Gainesville girls to first title since 2005

GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville girls finished what their standout Jaymee Carnes started in their 55-40 win over East Hall in the Lanierland finals.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Holloway: Flowery Branch destined to win

The 2008 Cairo Syrupmakers have everything you could want in a high school football team: A backfield full of playmakers, a defense that yields points grudgingly and a roster full of seniors that have played on the big stage.

December 21, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Flowery Branch's title bid falls short in 28-14 loss

ATLANTA – Flowery Branch's football team was hoping to catch lightning in a bottle one more time during its incredible postseason run. Unfortunately for the Falcons (12-3), it was a steady, ball-control ground attack from Cairo that proved too much to overcome in Saturday's Class AAA state title game at the Georgia Dome.

December 21, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: Class AA belongs to Buford

ATLANTA - At the turn of the century everyone was concerned about what Y2K would bring to the world. What they should have been worried about is what Buford High would do the world of Class AA Georgia football.

December 21, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Cairo happy to be back in state title game

It's hard to find a blemish in the Cairo High football team's season so far.

December 20, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Flowery Branch's seniors keeping their promise

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch senior defensive back Greg Palmer can remember the pact made between his classmates at summer camp before their freshman season.

December 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Habersham Central players named to All-Region team

Members of the Habersham Central football team were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region team released Friday.

December 20, 2008 | | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jefferson wins first meeting against rival Commerce

The Jefferson High basketball team won its first meeting of the year against rival Commerce by a score of 58-46 on Friday in Jefferson.

December 20, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Buford ready for 'tough challenge' in finals

BUFORD - When the GHSA decided to move the state football finals to the Georgia Dome this year, they probably didn't realize that they were doing Buford High a favor.

December 20, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Buford defends state title with 45-21 victory

ATLANTA - Buford High's senior football players can take a deep breath now. The Wolves (15-0) managed to accomplish their season-long goal to leave the program the way they found it.

December 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland: Johnson, West Hall boys; Gainesville, East Hall girls advance to finals

With the game and a berth in the Lanierland finals on the line, West Hall answered the call.

December 19, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Lanierland semifinals: East Hall girls 62, North Hall 49

Symone Hampton and Morgan Jackson combined for 12 fourth-quarter points as the Lady Vikings held off North Hall.

December 19, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Lanierland semifinals tip-off today at Gainesville High

A weekend chocked full of Hall County athletics begins at 4 p.m. today with the start of the Lanierland Tournament semifinals at Gainesville High.

The semifinals and finals were moved up a day to accommodate those interested in watching the Flowery Branch football team play Cairo in the Class AAA state championship at 5 p.m. Saturday.

December 19, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch coordinators, there from the start

FLOWERY BRANCH - In seven years at Flowery Branch High School, Chris Griffin and Shaun Conley have seen plenty of good times.

The Falcons have risen to regional prominence, reaching the playoffs each of the last four seasons. And with a four-game road winning streak in hand, they're on the verge of becoming one of the most surprising state champions in recent memory, and Hall County's first GHSA state champs.

December 19, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Buford back in familiar territory

FLOWERY BRANCH - Young football players dream of having the opportunity to play on a professional field, but for the Buford Wolves that dream is becoming more like a yearly certainty.

December 19, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | 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


Habersham Central football coach resigns after two seasons

After two seasons at the helm of the Raiders, Habersham Central head coach Michael Pollock has resigned, the school announced Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


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