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Gainesville loses thriller in the Dome

ATLANTA - It was almost the culmination of a team's shared dream; almost the fulfillment of a school's hopes and wishes.It was almost the greatest moment in Gainesville football history.

Almost.

December 12, 2009 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Notebook: Gainesville's run stopped in state title game

ATLANTA - Throughout their run to the state championship game, the top-ranked Gainesville Red Elephants used a strong running game to control the game clock and set up big plays for the passing game, but Peach County prevented that from happening.After averaging 256 yards rushing in its past two games, Gainesville was held to just 77 yards rushing on 23 attempts, and its two leading rushers (Blake Sims and Teryan Rucker) averaged less than 4 yards per carry.

December 12, 2009 | By Brent Holloway and Jonathan Zopf The Times | High schools


Zopf: Luck not a lady in state title

ATLANTA - Before the 2009 season ever started, Gainesville coach Bruce Miller explained to me why winning a state title wasn't easy.

December 12, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Lanierland: Trojans take championship with back-to-basics basketball

FLOWERY BRANCH - The boys Lanierland championship came down to defensive pressure that resulted in untimely turnovers and free throws.

December 12, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lanierland: Balanced effort nets title for North Hall girls

FLOWERY BRANCH - Prior to Friday's Lanierland girls championship game, North Hall coach Bryan Richerson had one message for his team: Play every defensive possession like it's your last.

December 12, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lanierland scoreboard: East Hall, West Hall take third-place wins

West Hall built a 13-7 lead in the first quarter they never relinquished on their way to a 49-41 win over Flowery Branch on Friday night in the boys' consolation game of Lanierland at Flowery Branch High.

December 11, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Gainesville ready to 'finish the drill'

Three words summarize Gainesville's journey to today's Class AAA state championship game against Peach County.

December 11, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Buford wins third straight state championship

ATLANTA - Buford football coach Jess Simpson went to the school as an assistant coach under the pretense of helping Dexter Wood win a state title. Both men may have been selling themselves short.

December 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Holloway: Storied program has chance at first GHSA title

Gainesville High School prides itself on its past, and for good reason.

December 11, 2009 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Smith, Rucker running down a dream

It's not often in a season that a running back lines up under center and throws for 263 yards and three touchdowns, has 14 receptions for 150 yards and four touchdowns and still manages to carry the ball 481 yards for 11 touchdowns.

December 11, 2009 | | High schools


Wolves eye third straight title

BUFORD - If you think that practice has to take a more earnest tone the day before playing for a state title game, think again.

December 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland scoreboard: Trojans roll in semis, will face Vikings in finals

FLOWERY BRANCH - In the game of basketball, there are only a handful of controllable factors, and whether or not the ball goes in the basket isn't one of them.

December 11, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


High school scoreboard: Chargers keep it rolling

Zack Pendley recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds in North Georgia Christian's 75-18 win over Trinity Classical on Thursday night.

December 10, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville's date with destiny

If Gainesville is able to get by Peach County, it'll bring home the first GHSA football championship to not only a storied program, but to an entire county.

Join The Times and gainesvilletimes.com as we celebrate Gainesville's first trip to the state football championship game since 1982 with complete coverage in both print and online.

December 10, 2009 | | High schools


Gainesville keeping tradition in the family

Jeff Stowe remembers that rainy and bitterly cold night at Bobby Gruhn Field like it was yesterday. A man's fondest memories have a way of staying fresh in the brain.

December 09, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Area basketball teams brace for more pressure in region tournament semifinals

It comes to no surprise the status quo remains a constant for the top-seeded Gainesville boys basketball team.

February 09, 2017 | Sarah Woodall | High schools


High school scoreboard: Julianne Sutton scores 1,000th career point in Flowery Branch win

Julianne Sutton scored her 1,000th career point as the Flowery Branch girls basketball team beat Johnson 69-10 in the first round of the Region ...

February 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


Lumpkin County closes out North Hall at free-throw line in first round of Region 7-AAA tournament

By coach Jeff Steele's estimation, free-throw shooting cost his Lumpkin County boys basketball team seven wins this season.

February 08, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | High schools


Area wrestlers ready for Traditional State Tournament this weekend

Running, lifting, drills and grappling are some of the things area wrestlers have done to make it to the Traditional Wrestling State Tournament set for ...

February 08, 2017 | Marcus Etienne The Times | High schools


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