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Cross country: Local teams in the running for state tite

Coaches plan for the postseason and Flowery Branch's cross country coach Jimmy Sorrells knows that his planning could lead to the program's first state title.

During the regular season, the top-ranked Falcons boys competed in two meets at the state course in Carrolton, the site of today's cross country state meet. The last time they ran there, during the Last Chance Invitational on Oct. 25, the Falcons came away with a first-place finish. If they do that today, they'll be state champions.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch boys earn state cross country title

Flowery Branch High's wait for a state title is over.

November 12, 2008 | BY BILL MURPHY The Times | High schools


High school football: Area teams bound for the playoffs

Eight area high school football teams have earned the right to suit up at least one more Friday night, earning a berth in the GHSA state playoffs, which begin Friday night at sites throughout the state.

November 12, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville clinches region title with 27-13 win

GAINESVILLE - It all came down to this: A fourth quarter Gainesville comeback fueled by resiliency and capitalizing on opportunities.

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


Riverside clinches playoff spot with victory

DAWSONVILLE - Riverside Military Academy coach Chris Lancaster could appreciate the significance of its 33-0 win over Dawson County just as much, maybe even more, than his players. Lancaster, also a graduate of RMA, understands the rocky road the program has faced in its football history.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wild shootout ends Chestatee's season

Chestatee junior Ben Souther ran for 177 yards to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark for the season, broke the school single-season rushing record, and scored three touchdowns, but it still wasn't enough as the War Eagles (4-6, 3-3 Region 7A-AAA) were routed 69-35 by Creekview (6-4, 5-1).

November 12, 2008 | By Shotgun Spratling sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Buford caps another unbeaten season with 34-6 win

BUFORD - In a way, the preseason is over for the Buford High football team. The Wolves are unbeaten at the end of the regular season for the fourth straight year and own their seventh straight region championship.

November 11, 2008 | By Ryan Smith sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Warriors' 40-0 win not enough for playoff berth

CLEVELAND -- An emotional night that began with playoff implications and ended with 14 seniors playing their final high school football game wasn't enough to keep White County High from finishing strong, capping its season with a 40-0 win over Gilmer on Friday night.

November 11, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Game of the Week: Elephants, Falcons prepped to clash for region title

It all comes down to this.

November 10, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Area high school football previews

Creekview at Chestatee

November 10, 2008 | Compiled by: Brent Holloway, Katie B. Davis, Bill Murphy, Mitch Blombert and Jonathan Zopf The Times | High schools


Riverside focused on getting to playoffs

Riverside Military Academy senior Adrian Quinones has a peace of mind about his team's playoff chances, even though the Eagles (6-3, 5-3 Region 8-AA) are still on the postseason bubble. Quinones is under the impression that the Eagles are in the playoffs if they win against Dawson County (3-6, 2-6) tonight.

November 10, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Contributions of unheralded stars don’t go unnoticed

Michael Jordan would not have had dual three-peats without John Paxson and Steve Kerr. Ryan Howard's Phillies' World Series title might not have come to fruition without Joe Blanton's home run. And Michael Phelps would have seven golds and one silver if not for Jason Lezak.

November 09, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Clausen: Gainesville, Flowery Branch tops heading into big game

At the end of week 10 the Hall County football teams have created the following power ratings. As the season goes on I take into consideration the following criteria: 1) Head to head competitions; 2) win/loss record; 3) ratio of points scored against points allowed; 4) opponents win/loss percentage.

November 09, 2008 | BY CHUCK CLAUSEN For The Times | High schools


Playoffs at stake for Region 7A-AAA teams

White County coach Gregg Segraves has a simple message to send over to his friends at Chestatee.

November 09, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Football player of the week: Beasley sparks playoff hopes for Banks County

Banks County High running back Justin Beasley may not attract scouts from big Division I schools or have five stars next to his profile on recruiting web sites, but what he has done for the Leopards this year has made him a big name among Region 8-AA football teams.

November 08, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


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All-Area Girls Tennis Players of the Year: Chestatee's Grace Brown and Haley King

Tennis can provide tense moments in the heat of competition. But Chestatee High's Grace Brown and Haley King have a way of navigating those tougher points with humor and a keen understanding of their fellow doubles partner.

July 26, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


All-Area Tennis

All-Area Boys

July 26, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


All-Area Boys Tennis Player of the Year: Flowery Branch's Beau Millwood

Success on the tennis court hasn't come by chance for Beau Millwood. The Flowery Branch standout's relentless preparation and improved nutrition paved the way for a strong junior campaign in 2014.

July 26, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


All-Area Tennis Coach of the Year: Riverside Military Academy's Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis will remember the 2014 season for more reasons than what happened on the tennis court.

July 26, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school football about to transition to fall practice

The official start of fall conditioning for football teams comes Friday, beginning five days of workouts leading up to when teams can actually practice in pads.

July 24, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


North Hall's Wells glad to 'invest in my own community'

Billy Wells has lived in northern Hall County for the past six years while working as a coach and athletic director in Gwinnett County.

July 24, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Corley brings diverse experience to Chestatee athletics

Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.

July 23, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Continuity the theme for Roark, Lakeview this year

Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.

July 22, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Stowers happy with direction of Johnson's athletic programs

It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.

July 18, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Coker remembered for character, strength

To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.

July 17, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lawler wants Flowery Branch to continue raising the bar

Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.

July 16, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Flowery Branch High mourns loss of Keaton Coker

Flowery Branch High Principal Dr. Jason Carter said the school expresses sincere condolences to the family of Sharon and Miles Coker over the loss of their son Keaton Coker, who died Tuesday evening following a long battle with brain cancer.

July 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


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