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Tough opponent awaits Commerce in first round of state playoffs

Commerce High football coach Steve Savage is in a very familiar place: the Class A state playoffs.

November 14, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Jefferson geared up for playoffs

JEFFERSON - Jefferson High football coach Bill Navas believed he had the right words on Monday to get his team motivated to practice this week. It's the same message he delivers every season at this point.

November 14, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jackson County has three named to All Region team

The Jackson County High football team had three players named to the Region 8-AAA All Region team that was announced on Monday.

November 14, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Murphy: Nothing certain in postseason play

Has there been a season in recent years where predicting the fate of local teams in the playoffs is so hard to do?

November 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall wins finale, readies for playoffs

DAHLONEGA - The North Hall High football team can now start looking forward to its first playoff opponent next week at the Brickyard, capping off their regular season with a 35-17 win against Lumpkin County on Friday.

November 12, 2008 | By Michael Homans sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Strong defense, rushing attack spark West Forsyth

CUMMING -- West Forsyth junior Ben Emert had 137 yards rushing and two touchdowns coming on runs of one and 40 yards to lead the Wolverines to a 48-7 win over West Hall on Friday night in Cumming in the teams' season finales.

November 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES PHELPS sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Football scoreboard: Banks County clinches playoff berth

Banks County clinched its first playoff berth since 1997 with a 34-13 win over Union County on Friday night.

November 12, 2008 | By Staff Reports sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Football Notebook: Defense highlights region title game

The Region 7-AAA title game between Flowery Branch and Gainesville was billed as two high-powered offenses going head-to-head. It turns out the defenses were pretty stout too.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: All team, all the time for Gainesville

There's an old cliche in sports that says "there is no 'I' in team." And on Friday night at City Park, the Gainesville Red Elephants proved that cliche to be true.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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


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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


North Georgia Christian boys basketball starts season with win

North Georgia Christian's boys basketball team defeated Barnes Academy 81-41 in the season opener on Tuesday.

November 12, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


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