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Lanierland Tournament still has appeal

It was in 1959 that a small basketball tournament was started out of necessity.

December 12, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Dragons highlight All-Region team

After claiming its first region title in Region 8-AA, Jefferson's football team were honored with a total of seven players named to the All-Region team on Thursday, while Dragons coach Bill Navas was named Coach of the Year.

December 12, 2008 | | High schools


Flowery Branch football running down a dream

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch's offense puts up numbers on the ground that would earn the respect of an old school wing-T coach. The Falcons (11-2) have two bruising running backs and a shifty junior quarterback, Connor Shaw, that is adept at tucking it in and running with the football.

December 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: North Georgia Christian girls win at home

The North Georgia Christian girls basketball team picked up a home win with a 42-25 victory against Mt. Zion of Jonesboro on Thursday in Gainesville.

Sarah Rhodes led the Lady Chargers (9-4) with 11 points, five rebounds and five steals. Hannah Parker and Ashley Valentine each scored nine points for North Georgia Christian. Parker also had a team-high eight rebounds.

December 12, 2008 | | High schools


Wolves ready for toughest test yet

Since 2000, Buford is a perfect 6-0 in semifinal games played at the Georgia Dome, and while the location for this year's semifinal matchup is different, the top-ranked Wolves hope to have the same success.

December 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Area players named to All-Region team

Eleven area players were named to the Region 7-AAA All-Region team released Wednesday.

December 11, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Reigning Lanierland champs have new look, style

What difference does a year make in the life of a team?

December 11, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Class AAA playoffs: Breaking down the game between Flowery Branch and LaGrange

By this point in the season, there's no such a thing as an easy draw.

December 11, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


West Hall boys, North Hall girls named No. 1 seeds in Lanierland Tournament

GAINESVILLE - As a kickoff to the 49th Annual Lanierland Tournament, players and coaches from the 16 participating teams gathered Wednesday at Free Chapel for the Second Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lanierland Tournament Breakfast.

December 11, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch tickets on sale

Tickets for Friday night's Class AAA state semifinal game between Flowery Branch and LaGrange are currently on sale. Tickets cost $12 each and may be purchased (cash only) at the school between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. until noon on Friday. The Falcons are also offering a charter bus to the game for $20 per person. For more information, contact Flowery Branch athletic director Shannon Benton at shannon.benton@hallco.org.

December 11, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Chestatee goes 2-1 in four-team match

The Chestatee High wrestling team finished 2-1 in a four-team meet against Riverside Military, Flowery Branch and Johnson on Wednesday in Oakwood.

December 11, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Lady Spartans win in OT

OAKWOOD - While her night didn't start off too well, Jayla Moon more than made up for it in the end.

December 10, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch coach enthused for state semifinal game

The 2008 season has already been a roller coaster of sorts for Flowery Branch - from the low of the opening night loss at Stephens County, to the high of the eight-game winning streak that followed, to the momentary dip that was the loss to Gainesville in the final week of the regular season. Now, after returning to Stephens County to start a new winning streak, the Falcons are peaking just in time for trip to LaGrange. Coach Lee Shaw, who has guided the program since its 0-10 beginning in 2002, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway on Tuesday about ...

December 10, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Buford quarterback leads without star status

BUFORD - His offensive stats don't jump off the sports page like some high school quarterbacks, but you could argue that Buford High's Michael May is more important to the Wolves than some 3,000-yard passers are to their teams.

December 10, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


High school scoreboard: Carnes scores 1,000th point in loss

Jaymee Carnes surpassed 1,000 points in her career with 17 points for Class AAA's No. 3 ranked Gainesville (1-1) in a 45-43 loss to Class AAA's No. 4 ranked Franklin County on Tuesday night in Carnesville.

December 10, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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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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