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High school scoreboard: Johnson boys snap losing streak

The Johnson High boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 69-61 win against West Forsyth on Friday in Cumming.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Signing day wrap-up and photos

The ink is on the paper and the faxes have been sent. Those tenuous verbal commitments, from players to coaches and from coaches to players, have become official ones.

February 06, 2009 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Wrestlers going for individual glory

The traditional wrestling tournaments are a way for coaches to let wrestlers off the leash and see how they can fare individually. At this point in the season, there's no more strategizing for the sake of a team title. Wrestlers are out for individual glory at this point in the season.

February 05, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Vasser fulfilling football dreams

Jan Vasser saw a glimpse of her son Chase's football potential when he was just 8 years old. Playing in the West Hall feeder system, the future Chestatee High standout made a play she'll never forget.

February 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville WR leads class of 2010

Now that national signing day has come and gone, it's time for college scouts to get back to work.

February 04, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Signing scholarship signals milestone for players

For more than 30 area football players - and several thousands nationwide - today marks the culmination of years of hard work and dedication at the high school level, and the beginning of what they hope will be a prosperous college career.

February 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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


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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


Castruita's hat trick leads West Hall boys soccer team to 2nd straight semifinals appearance

Patience isn't one of Richie Castruita's strong suits. Luckily for West Hall, the junior timed his goal-scoring runs to perfection on two separate occasions to help lead the Spartans (11-1-2) to their second straight appearance in the state semifinals.

May 09, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Johnson boys soccer team falls to Cross Keys, 3-2, after having late goal waved off

Fabian Abarca gave the home crowd at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium a moment of jubilation when he put the ball in the back of the net with less than two minutes remaining.

May 09, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Riverside Military shut out in quarterfinal soccer loss to Pace Academy

Diego Vacca has seen the top of the mountain - and he'll hope to use this year's strong playoff run to fuel his Riverside boys soccer team for its new crop of players.

May 09, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Buford girls come up short against Woodward in state championship tennis match

JONESBORO - The Buford girls tennis team was unable to cap off their historic season with a championship. The Lady Wolves ended up losing out to Woodward Academy 3-0 on a hot Saturday afternoon in the GHSA class AAAA state championship at the Clayton International Park Tennis Center.

May 09, 2015 | By Colin Ochs For The Times | High schools


Lumpkin County girls soccer team breaks through Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe, 5-0, in AAA quarterfinals

DAHLONEGA - It was a matter of time. That was the story of the night as Lumpkin County defeated Lakeview Ft.-Oglethorpe 5-0 Friday in the Class AAA girls soccer state quarterfinals at the Burial Grounds.

May 08, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Chestatee girls soccer team falls to Woodward Academy, 2-0, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

COLLEGE PARK - The smile on Tyler Bennett's face was brighter than her neon-orange jersey as she hugged several of her Chestatee teammates Friday evening.

May 08, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


St. Pius girls soccer team rolls past Buford, 4-1, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

BUFORD - Buford's girls soccer team was fast, but St. Pius X was faster in a Class AAAA state quarterfinal game on Friday.

May 08, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


North Georgia Christian girls claim GICAA soccer state title

The North Georgia Christian girls soccer program earned its first ever state championship, topping Westminster Christian 1-0 for the Georgia Independent Christian Association Division III title on Friday at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville.

May 08, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: May 8

North Hall senior Harper Seymour defended her state championship, throwing the discus 127 feet for the Class AAAA state title Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

May 08, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


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