FLOWERY BRANCH - The start of a state playoff soccer game is, more times than not, laced with uncertainty. In-game adjustments combined with the realization that, regardless of the stakes, it is still just a game can breed confidence.
OAKWOOD - A night of cold weather in late April couldn't stop North Hall High pitcher Josh Wright.
Five Lakeview Academy players and four Jefferson players were named to the 2008 8-A All-Region tennis teams, as selected by the region's conferences.
Powered by home runs from Robbie Hefflinger, Charlie Newman, Adam Parker and Zach Bennett, the Gainesville Red Elephants shut out West Hall 13-0 in five innings on Monday night.
The Flowery Branch High baseball team extended its winning streak to 13 games in Region 7-AAA with a 6-1 win against Johnson on Saturday at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex in Flowery Branch.
North Hall proved that rankings aren't that important.
Maria Patroni scored two goals to lead sixth-ranked Buford's girls soccer team to a 3-1 win against Athens Academy during the first round of the Class A/AA state tournament on Friday in Athens.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Led by a precision-based offense that maintained possessions throughout the game, a midfield determined to win every ball and a stonewall-type defense, Region 7-AAA champion, and Class AAA No. 3-ranked, Flowery Branch beat the fourth seed out of Region 5-AAA, and the 14th-ranked team in Class AAA Blessed Trinity 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs Thursday night at Falcon Field.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls soccer team seemed to have its priorities in order Friday in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs against No. 6-ranked Riverwood.
CLEVELAND-Gainesville High's girls golf team witnessed one of its proud traditions continue on Thursday, and another come to a sudden end in the Region 7-AAA championship at Mossy Creek Golf Course in Cleveland.
OAKWOOD - After completing its mission of winning the Region 7-AAA boys tennis championship last Thursday, the Johnson boys tennis team began a new journey in the state playoffs.
The Jefferson High baseball team clinched region 8-A in their 9-4 win against Prince Avenue Christian on Thursday in Jefferson.
North Hall High principal Gary Brown confirmed Wednesday that Debbie Blake is no longer coaching the girls basketball team at the school.
Gainesville High senior Zach Bennett got a complete-game win striking out 10 batters while only allowing three hits in the Red Elephants' 10-1 win against East Hall on Wednesday at East Hall Park.
North Hall girls basketball coach Debbie Blake has been fired from her job as teacher and coach, multiple sources told The Times on Tuesday.
Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Jefferson boys basketball team is preparing for its move to Class AAA next year with a simple strategy: Play Class AAA teams now.
Paisley Lee tallied 12 points for the Gainesville girls in a 57-19 win against Apalachee on Tuesday in Winder.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 28 points for North Hall in a 73-41 win against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Gainesville.
David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.
Jordan Stubblefield scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Chestatee boys basketball team to a 73-64 win over Franklin County and its first victory of the year at a tournament Saturday in Jefferson.
Lucas Pain scored a game-high 21 points and Cameron Millholland added 11 as the Dawson County boys played stingy defense, limiting Social Circle to just five first-half points to earn a 52-32 win on Tuesday night at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
Kayla Watson notched 18 points to lead Chestatee to a 53-39 win against Jefferson in Tabo's Tip-Off Tournament on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Fresh off a region championship and with all but one starter back, expectations are skyrocketing for the Johnson boys basketball team in the 2013-2014 season.
Jensen Hall and Maia Booker each tallied 12 points to lead West Hall's girls basketball team to a 46-34 win against Hart County in the White County Tip-Off Tournament on Monday in Cleveland.
Chestatee's girls basketball team earned a 44-42 win over Class AAAAAA power Collins Hill on Saturday. The Lady War Eagles built a 14-9 lead after the first quarter before holding a narrow two-point lead, 21-19, at halftime.
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