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Class AAA title game: Fans enjoy football-filled day

As the chartered buses pulled into Flowery Branch High to pick up the football team and cheerleaders, the air-raid siren familiar to players and fans alike blared, echoing out over the empty football stadium and sending them off with a little bit of home.

December 22, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


MURPHY: Flowery Branch can grow from its loss

Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw could attach a positive spin on its loss to Cairo right after Saturday night's state title game. There is history to back up the point he made.

December 22, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Holloway: Underdogs kept Cairo on the ropes

ATLANTA - Rocky, the 1976 Oscar winner for best picture, may be the best underdog tale in American storytelling history. It stands up against any short story or novel the most well-read literature scholar can find.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


High school scoreboard: North Hall finishes third in wrestling meet

Taylor Campbell, Nick Quinn and Colby McClain all finished in second place to lead North Hall to a third-place finish Saturday at the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robins.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall grapplers place four at Creekview duals

Omar Lopez (103 pounds) finished second for the West Hall wrestling team in a 14 team field at the Creekview duals on Saturday in Cherokee County.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall boys win program's first Lanierland title

GAINESVILLE - West Hall combined a 9-4 run to end the third and a 6-0 run to start the fourth to pull away from a tenacious Johnson team and win the program's first ever Lanierland title, 72-58 Friday night at Gainesville High.

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


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


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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


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