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Usual suspects ready to compete for volleyball title

If the preseason volleyball rankings are any indication of the quality teams in Class AAA, than two teams from Area 7-AAA should be poised for a long and successful season.

August 13, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools

2008 Prep softball preview

There was unprecedented success in local high school softball in 2007.

August 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Area teams ranked in preseason polls

Two volleyball teams from Area 7-AAA have been ranked in the top-10 of the first coaches poll of the season. Flowery Branch enters the season ranked No. 6, while West Hall is ranked No. 9. In softball, defending Class AA champion Buford begins the year as the preseason No. 1, while Jefferson, who also reached the state tournament in 2007, enters the year ranked No. 9 in Class AA.

August 12, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools

Palmer hopes strong start will lead to scholarship

Flowery Branch senior safety Greg Palmer calls it a good pressure. The Falcons leader in the secondary knows the window is starting to close to secure a football scholarship with only one season left to play, and he wants to make the most of it.

August 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Gainesville graduate signs with Livingstone

Jeromy Yarbrough, a 2007 graduate of Gainesville High, signed a scholarship on July 3 to play football at Division II Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. After splitting time between defensive tackle and linebacker with the Red Elephants, the 5-foot-9, 240-pound Yarbough will primarily play middle linebacker at Livingstone.

August 10, 2008 | | High schools

Prep cross country: Flowery Branch boys ranked No. 1

Led by the Flowery Branch boys team, four area teams are listed in's Class AAA preseason cross country poll.

August 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools

Prep football: Practice makes perfect

Area football teams have been working all summer in preparation for this: The first day of practice, and the chance to put on a helmet and pads and hit each other.

August 05, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools

Practice begins for area football teams

OAKWOOD - Johnson High football coach Paul Friel stayed busy watching his quarterbacks throw, receivers run exact routes and lineman work on blocking technique Friday as high school football practice opened.

August 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

White County's Suaava finds inspiration in frustration

Tasi Suaava manages to look past the frustration.

August 05, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Recruiting Spotlight: Banks County's Justin Beasley

Banks County football coach Blair Armstrong didn't know what kind of running back he had in Justin Beasley when he took the job in 2007, but it didn't take him long to find out.

July 29, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Colleges eyeing new Flowery Branch QB

In more ways than one, Flowery Branch rising junior Connor Shaw could follow in the footsteps of his older brother Jaybo Shaw.

July 29, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools

West Hall's Ernst in the fight for his life against cancer

OAKWOOD - Even the quickest glance at the den in the Ernst family's Oakwood home shows the pictures of happier times in Brian Ernst's life; before fighting a potentially deadly form of cancer became part of his reality.

July 27, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

First swings for softball players

Five years ago, North Hall High softball coach Roger Fannon put together an effective way of kicking off fast pitch season following a state runner-up season in Class AAA.

July 26, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools

Area football teams square off at FCA passing camp

OAKWOOD - When the East Hall and Chestatee football teams wound up in a goal-line situation Saturday at Johnson High School, it only helped magnify the difference between the camp the teams were competing in and a normal Friday night under the lights.

July 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Recruiting spotlight: East Hall's Young catching up quickly

If Kiante Young has any regrets, it's waiting until his junior season at East Hall High to start playing football. This rising senior always thought basketball was going to be his ticket to a college scholarship.

July 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

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High School Scoreboard: White County volleyball defeats Chestatee in play-in match

The White County volleyball team defeated Chestatee 27-29, 25-22, 25-11 in a play-in match for the area tournament Monday night.

October 05, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard: White County girls cross country wins Mountain Invitational

The North Hall boys cross country team took second place in the Runners Fit Mountain Invitational at Unicoi State Park on Thursday in Helen. North ...

October 02, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard: Buford volleyball completes undefeated regular season

The Buford volleyball team defeated St. Pius 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 Thursday night at St. Pius.

October 01, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard Sept. 30: Gainesville volleyball drops two Area matches

Gainesville High's volleyball squad dropped Area 8-AAAAA matches against Winder-Barrow (25-18, 24-26, 27-25) and Apalachee (21-25, 25-23, 25-21) on Wednesday.

September 30, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard: Gainesville volleyball sweeps tri-match

The Gainesville High volleyball team defeated Clarke Central (25-17, 25-17) and Heritage (25-15, 25-7) Tuesday night in Athens.

September 29, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

North Hall volleyball team secures back-to-back Hall County Championship titles

An appeal to simplicity allowed the North Hall volleyball team to earn its second straight Hall County gold bracket championship Saturday afternoon at West Hall.

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools

High school scoreboard: Lakeview Academy girls finish fourth at cross country meet

The Lakeview Academy girls cross country team finished fourth Saturday in the Heroes Invitational at Tallulah Falls.

September 26, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High School Scoreboard: Banks County softball tops Dawson County

The Banks County softball team won at Dawson County 9-3 on Thursday night.

September 24, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

Gainesville's A.J. Smallwood cherishing 'long road' following recovery from testicular cancer

There were hundreds of emotions that A.J. Smallwood went through after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in early May.

September 24, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools

East Hall splits volleyball tri-match at West Hall

Only one volleyball team emerged with two wins from Tuesday's Region 7-AAA tri-match between West Hall, East Hall and Fannin County.

September 23, 2015 | By Zack Myers The Times | High schools

High school scoreboard: Flowery Branch softball clinches postseason berth

The Flowery Branch softball team defeated Apalachee 4-2 at home Tuesday night to secure a postseason bid for the state tournament in Region 8-AAAAA.

September 22, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


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