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West Hall splits pair on road

The West Hall High volleyball team split a non-region tri-meet with a win against Athens Christian (25-20, 25-17) and a loss against North Oconee (25-16, 25-14) on Tuesday in Watkinsville.

August 31, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep football: Region 8-A preview

Region 8-A

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Prep football: Region 8-AAAA preview

In Region 8-AAAA, the subregion system which led to an undefeated team taking a No. 2 seed into the AAAA playoffs has been scrapped for 2008. But that means there's no room for non-region warm-up games. This year, every game counts in this 11-team region.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Region 8-AAA preview

The Stephens County-Hart County rivalry didn't need an influx of excitement - the game has decided the Region 8-AAA championship each of the last three seasons. But when Ren Teasley, the Bulldogs' leading rusher for the last two seasons, showed up at Stephens County practice to start the 2008 season, that's exactly what it got.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Region 7-AAA preview

Most of the region's coaches had hoped to avoid this - another two seasons of subdivided football.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Softball games postponed

Tuesday's Gainesville vs. North Hall softball games have been cancelled and have been rescheduled for tomorrow.

August 30, 2008 | | High schools


Knights looking for a breakthrough

The Johnson High football program is itching to end a three-year span without a playoff appearance. With a team returning 13 starters and equipped with talented skill players, Johnson coach Paul Friel feels like the Knights can compete against traditional contenders Flowery Branch and Gainesville in Region 7B-AAA.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


War Eagles, Falcons building toward a championship

In politics, change is often promised. In the world of high school athletics, it's delivered. Year in and year out faces and names change with the season.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Warriors hungry for more

Last season the Warriors whet their appetites, now they hope to make it back for seconds.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Spartans expect to 'turn the corner' in Newton's second campaign

Consider year one of the Mike Newton administration as a building block. Two wins were not what the coach expected in his first year as the head coach of West Hall, but despite the lack of victories, Newton sees the team and program headed for brighter days.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


New-look Red Elephants have tradition to uphold

The office of Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller is littered with past accomplishments and accolades. Plaques and game balls display the achievements of his 35-year coaching career. But there is one glaring omission from all the mementos: A state championship trophy.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Indians planning to pound it

The road to redemption runs through Dahlonega. After a winless 2006 season, Lumpkin County came back in coach Tommy Jones' second year at the helm to go 5-5.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Will Trojans rebuild or reload?

As winners of three of the past four region titles, North Hall has been the standard bearer for recent success in Region 7-AAA. But the challenge to the Trojans this season will be to make it back to the state playoffs after losing 15 starters that carried the school to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Falcons aim for first region championship in 2008

The Jaybo Shaw era has ended at Flowery Branch, but from the sound of things, his void will be ably filled.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Tigers sticking with what works

A lot has changed since Commerce played in the Georgia Dome in the Class A state semifinals in 2006.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


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Gainesville's Michael Curry was 'clutch' for team in Red Elephants' journey through AAAAA playoffs

Jeremy Kemp still remembers the exact situation when he knew Michael Curry was going to play a crucial part in Gainesville's success this season.

July 04, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Offseason workouts motivated Buford's Jake Higginbotham in run to Class AAAA baseball state title

The best thing Jake Higginbotham ever did for his fastball had nothing to do with his arms.

July 04, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


2015 All-Area Baseball Team

All-Area First Team Players

July 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville High hires coaches for girls soccer, wrestling teams

One head coach will be "coming full circle" to return to Gainesville High this fall, while another is preparing to square off against his former team.

June 30, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston ties for second at U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier

Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston shot a blistering 6-under par on the back nine Monday to finish tied for second in the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in Athens.

June 29, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


The Times' 2015 All-Area Golf teams

All-Area Golf Coach of the Year

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Dawson County's Madison Caldwell overcame pressure, pain to earn coveted Class AAA state title

As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was feeling in the right side of her stomach, taking the breath out of her lungs for a second or two.

June 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Consistency important for Gainesville’s Spencer Ralston heading into senior year

It's no longer about setting records or winning tournaments for Gainesville's Spencer Ralston - but he's more than happy to reap the benefits of his own hard work.

June 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes second at Georgia Junior Championship

Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston earned second place, behind a strong third-round 67, at the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday in Augusta. Ralston, the Class AAAAA Golfer of the Year, finished the 54-hole, three-day outing with a total score of 8-under (208).

June 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Gainesville, Flowery Branch, North Hall to compete in preseason scrimmages at The Brickyard

Bob Christmas and Bruce Miller will get another chance to face off on opposing sidelines. This time around, however, it will come with much less on the line for their respective football programs.

June 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


White County grad Spencer Adams looking to improve every day in the minors

Spencer Adams is not going to let the projections of his talent interfere with his preparation. The first-year minor league right-handed pitcher for Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the White Sox organization said he's going to continue to show up to the ballpark every day with one goal in mind: What do I have to do to get better?

June 20, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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