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Murphy: Early signing period needed for college football

Last-second drama surrounding National Signing Day may be a lot of fun for college football fans to watch but it's entirely unnecessary. Waiting anxiously to see which school an 18-year old football star is going to choose may be the equivalent of a soap opera for grown men, but there's a solution to take all the suspense out of this entirely overhyped process: an early signing period.

February 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Durden wins No. 500

Buford girls basketball head coach Gene Durden celebrated his 500th career win as Class AA's top-ranked Lady Wolves defeated Blessed Trinity 68-38 on Tuesday in Buford.

February 04, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


High school basketball: Stephens' double-double leads West Hall to win

OAKWOOD - There was no way Shunquez Stephens was going to let West Hall lose to its rivals on Tuesday night.

February 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch boys, girls soccer ranked

Five area teams are ranked in a Georgia high soccer preseason poll released on Eurosportscoreboard.com. Both Flowery Branch teams received rankings, with the boys at No. 5 and the girls at No. 10 in Class AAA. The North Hall girls were also included in the Class AAA rankings at No. 4. In Class AA, the Buford girls are ranked seventh, and the Habersham Central boys begin the season ninth in Class AAAA. Soccer season for area teams officially begins Monday.

February 04, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Send us your signing day photos

Attention proud parents and coaches: We want your signing day photos.

February 03, 2009 | | High schools


Athlete of the week: Senior leads way for Red Elephants

Gainesville High guard George Manomano played like he was fighting for a championship last week.

February 02, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school basketball: No excuses for North Hall

North Hall boys basketball coach Benjie Wood wasn't too interested in hearing excuses from those inside the locker room on why they wouldn't succeed this season. Wood, who has succeeded coaching both girls and boys during his career in Hall County, knew that hard work would more than make up for lack of returning talent on the Trojans roster this season.

February 02, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Three area teams ranked in state poll

The Jefferson boys and Gainesville and Buford girls basketball teams are ranked in the Georgia Sports Writers Association high school basketball poll released Monday.

February 02, 2009 | | High schools


Falcons lose, East Hall wins Saturday night

Flowery Branch senior shooting guard Josh Barrett eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in the first quarter of his team's 94-85 loss to Loganville on Saturday night in Loganville.

February 02, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Davis: Give girls a chance

It's no secret that the average sports fan shares a common sentiment: The girls game just doesn't measure up.

February 02, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Upcoming tourneys highlight week

The action in both basketball and wrestling is starting to heat up in this the first week of February.

February 02, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Grizzlies power past Knights

OAKWOOD Johnson High boys basketball coach Jeff Steele is looking for answers to his team's late season slide. With the Knights' (10-10, 2-4 Region 7B-AAA) 78-66 loss to Creekview on Saturday, they've now dropped five in a row heading into Tuesday's subregion matchup against West Hall.

January 31, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Buford wins battle of No. 1s

BUFORD - Familiar foes faced off Saturday night with an unfamiliar outcome.

January 31, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


High school scoreboard: Lady Vikings win 5th straight

Behind 15 points from Dorreka Faulkner and 12 from Symone Hampton, the Lady Vikings improved their win streak to five games with an 86-43 win over Lumpkin County on Saturday at East Hall High.

January 31, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


High school basketball: Big Red hangs on

Their first meeting was decided by a last second shot, Friday's nearly had the same outcome.

January 30, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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West Hall boys soccer team to tackle talented Calhoun in Saturday's Class AAA state title game

It's hard to replicate the tense, nervy, pulse-pounding drama that is a penalty shootout in the state championship game.

May 16, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville's Hunter Mallard wins pole vault state championship

Hunter Mallard delivered the best performance of his short career Thursday.

May 15, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Whitenton's 7th-inning homer lifts Gainesville over South Effingham, 8-6, in Game 3 of quarterfinals

With the green light to swing on a 3-0 count, Caleb Whitenton saw the pitch he was looking for and cut his bat loose.

May 14, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


North Hall swept in quarterfinals by Whitewater

FAYETTEVILLE - The second-longest playoff run in North Hall baseball history came to an end at the hands of a team steeped in recent postseason success.

May 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Blessed Trinity ends Lumpkin County's undefeated season with 4-0 Class AAA semifinal win

DAHLONEGA - Blessed Trinity proved to be a little too much for a young Lumpkin County team to handle Tuesday night at the Burial Grounds. The previously unbeaten Lady Indians fell 4-0 to the Lady Titans in the GHSA Class AAA girls soccer semifinals.

May 12, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


West Hall boys soccer team defeats Oconee County 2-0, advances to Saturday's AAA state title game

The feeling still didn't sink in for Bradley Hodgson, as he jogged off the pitch at Spartan Field to greet his jubilant family Tuesday night in Oakwood.

May 12, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville splits quarterfinal doubleheader, forces Game 3 against South Effingham

Gainesville senior Mikey Gonzalez was cool and calm about the reality that his team's season rests on today's Game 3 in a quarterfinal series against South Effingham at Ivey-Watson.

May 12, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Injuries a concern for West Hall boys heading into semifinal soccer match

Entering the biggest match of West Hall's season, the Spartans are closely monitoring the health of three key starters.

May 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes first at US Open local qualifier

Gainesville High junior Spencer Ralston carded a 5-under 67 to win the US Open local qualifier Monday at Chateau Elan in Braselton.

May 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


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