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Lanierland: Flowery Branch boys roll over Chestatee

GAINESVILLE - Class AAA No. 5-ranked Flowery Branch got scoring contributions from 11 of its 16 roster players en route to an 84-77 win over Chestatee in the Jackson EMC Lanierland Basketball Tournament semifinals Friday night at East Hall High.

December 26, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lanierland: East Hall girls drop Flowery Branch

GAINESVILLE- East Hall high basketball player Sada Wheeler entered Friday night's game with Flowery Branch seeking revenge.

December 26, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Lanierland: North Hall girls knock off Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - The intensity exuding from the North Hall side of the court during warm-ups was palpable.

December 26, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Football: Buford players have connection to NFL through dads

BUFORD - Father and son stood at the corner of two walls outside Buford's fieldhouse Tuesday, mirror-images of each other with a few small exceptions.

T.J. Pridemore, a senior linebacker for the Wolves, stood on one side with his hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through a brown, unkempt beard. Tom Pridemore, T.J.'s father, stood on the adjacent side of the corner, hand against the wall, a smile sneaking through his gray, neatly-trimmed beard.

December 25, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Lanierland: Teacher meets student in tourney

What do Bobby Bowden and Mark Richt, Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini and Geno Auriemma and Jenn Rizzotti have in common?

Each first taught the second, and later in life each student came face-to-face with their teachers in the coaching arena.

December 25, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch's Shaw commits to Yellow Jackets

Flowery Branch High senior quarterback Jaybo Shaw made a change in his college football plans Friday, switching his verbal commitment to Georgia Tech. The Falcons' signal-caller made the switch following a visit from newly named Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson and recruiting coordinator Charles Kelly.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Gainesville coach to retire

After a head-coaching career that spanned 33 years, six at North Hall High and 27 at Gainesville High, Red Elephants boys basketball coach Jerry Davis is calling it a career.

Davis will retire at the end of the 2007-2008 season.

December 25, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Northside uses momentum

Northside-Warner Robins quarterback Marques Ivory showed last weekend how not to count out a team, after they fell behind by three touchdowns with just the second half ahead.

Ivory, who was still recovering from a broken left leg, didn't play in the first half in the semifinals against undefeated Tucker, leading 28-7 at halftime.

December 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | High schools


Prep roundup: Indians top Pickens

The Lumpkin County high boys basketball team defeated Pickens County 52-37 Tuesday night in Dahlonega.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Big Red Rumble hits the mats

Area wrestling powers, 14 in all, are converging on Gainesville High for the annual Big Red Rumble starting today. Gainesville, East Hall, North Hall, Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Buford, Johnson, Greater Atlanta Christian, Hill Grove and Grayson are all taking part in this year's Big Red Rumble.

December 25, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Football: Wolves hope to add to rich tradition

BUFORD - After a few steps into Buford's fieldhouse, it is close to impossible to avoid the Wolves' rich history.

A large trophy case on the left wall displays myriad trophies, ranging from region championships to state titles. The rest of the walls in the first few hallways are covered by pictures honoring past state champions and undefeated seasons.

December 24, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Knights win with senior leadership

OAKWOOD-Johnson High shooting guard Brandon Sloan felt like it was time to provide the senior leadership that the Knights were lacking.

December 23, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep roundup: Riverside falls to Heirway

The Riverside Military Academy boys basketball team dropped its third game of the season, falling to 2-3 for the season, Tuesday with a 73-32 loss to undefeated Heirway-Douglasville.

December 23, 2007 | | High schools


Cochran: Buford not easily excited

The scene was set in the bowels of the Georgia Dome last Saturday.

December 23, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Davis: Lanierland is again the talk of the town

On Friday afternoon when folks from all sides of this county are making their way to East Hall's gym for the semifinals of Lanierland, conversations will take place.

December 22, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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Former Lumpkin coach McCrary to be inducted into wrestling Hall of Fame

John McCrary compiled a 236-94-6 record during his 20-year career as head coach of the Lumpkin County High wrestling program from 1986-2006. His wrestlers won seven individual state titles during that time, including a pair of two-time state champions, and he led the team to a state-runner up finish in 2001.

August 08, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Morgan proud of East Hall's tradition

The East Hall community might be the most unique in Hall County.

August 07, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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