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Vickery expects Red Elephants to reload in 2014

Wayne Vickery didn't know what to expect when Gainesville High School made the jump from Class AAA to AAAAA in the fall of 2012. The Gainesville athletic director wondered if the school's sports programs might struggle, at least initially, by moving up more than one classification at once.

July 06, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Area runners piling up plenty of miles in summer

Summer provides a different set of challenges than the fall season for cross country runners, and local teams have been hard at work to make sure they've made good use of these offseason months.

June 27, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


7-on-7 passing camps also a plus for defenses

If you look closely during 7-on-7 summer football scrimmages, you'll see defenses on the field. As much as these fast-paced passing camps are designed to improve offenses, coaches say the setup also gives them a great defensive test.

June 26, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Gainesville's Ralston punches ticket to U.S. Junior Amateur

ATHENS - Gainesville High rising junior Spencer Ralston has qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship for the second year in a row.

June 24, 2014 | Times sports department | High schools


All-Area Track and Field

Boys first team

June 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


All-Area Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Gainesville's Colton Quinones

Colton Quinones was a spectator when Class AAAAA discus medals were handed out in 2013.

June 21, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


All-Area Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year: North Hall's Gabrielle Hoffman

Gabrielle Hoffman never planned on being a pole vaulter. But a quick exchange at practice as a freshman at North Hall jumpstarted a passion that led to a pair of state championships.

June 21, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Griffith, Smith representing Team Georgia in Heartland Baseball Classic

Andrew Smith and Sims Griffith are friends with the same expectations in the Heartland Baseball Classic, even though they will take very different roads once this week-long baseball showcase for some of the nation's top talent representing seven different states is complete in Oklahoma.

June 19, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville's Ralston, Dawson's Caldwell both take 3rd at Georgia Junior Golf Championships

Gainesville High golfer Spencer Ralston shot a 6-under par 210 (69-70-71) over three days to finish third in the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday at the Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick.

June 18, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


West Hall grad Atkinson will not play football at Georgia

ATHENS - West Hall graduate Hunter Atkinson has decided not to pursue a football career at the University of Georgia, the school announced Wednesday in a press release.

June 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville's Ralston tied for 3rd entering final round at Georgia Junior Golf Championship

Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston remains in striking distance of a victory in the Georgia State Golf Association's Junior Championship at the Brunswick Country Club after a second-round 2-under 70 on Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | Times sports department | High schools


Gainesville's Ralston tied for 2nd at Georgia Junior Golf Championship

Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston fired a 3-under par 69, while Nathan Williams carded a 2-under par 70 Monday in the first round of the Georgia State Golf Association's Junior Championship at the Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick.

June 16, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Atlanta Falcons put on player development camp at East Hall

East Hall's Devin Watson didn't try to dial back his athletic brilliance, even though Monday's competition against Johnson was just the first of two days in the NFL High School Player Development Camp sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons at East Hall Stadium.

June 16, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


All-Area Pitcher of the Year: Buford's Jake Higginbotham

Jake Higginbotham didn't start pitching until he was 15, the summer before his freshman year of high school. By the end of his junior year at Buford High, opposing batters probably wished the lefthander had never set foot on a mound.

June 15, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Gainesville's Michael Gettys

Michael Gettys changed the face of the Gainesville High baseball program.

June 15, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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High School Scoreboard: Oct. 30

Lakeview Academy's Lewis Brooks finished fourth overall in the Region 8-A cross country meet and will run in the state meet in Carrollton.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Miles, Gearing, White County girls take Region 8-AAAA titles

HELEN - Quintin Miles didn't have to look far for motivation at the Region 8-AAAA cross country championship.

October 30, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Buford volleyball takes down Sandy Creek for spot in state championship match

TYRONE - Tatum Shipes danced all through the pregame, hollered during the warmups and high-fived her teammates after just about every point of Wednesday's volleyball state semifinal win 25-20, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20 over Sandy Creek.

October 29, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


Riverside Military cross country takes third at Region 8-AA meet

The Riverside Military Academy cross country team qualified for the state championship meet with a third-place finish in the Region 8-AA meet it hosted Wednesday in Gainesville.

October 29, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Cross country athletes tuned up for region championships

Building championship cross country teams is all about peaking at the end of the season, according to Flowery Branch coach Jimmy Sorrells.

October 28, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Banks County boys, Dawson County girls win at 7-AAA cross country meet

Banks County's individual runners dominated the Region 7-AAA cross country championships on Tuesday in Homer.

October 28, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: East Hall, North Hall fall in volleyball playoffs

The East Hall High volleyball program lost its state quarterfinals playoff matchup against Oconee County 25-22, 25-18, 25-13 on Saturday in Watkinsville. The Vikings' season is now complete.

October 25, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Dawson County softball earns berth in state tournament

DAWSONVILLE - Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base.

October 23, 2014 | By Pam Jacobs Times regional staff | High schools


Buford softball sweeps St. Pius X, heads to championship rounds in Columbus

BUFORD - Samantha Thomas and Tessa Daniels have identical expectations for the Buford softball program in the upcoming state championship rounds, even though they have very different experiences playing in Columbus.

October 22, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Oct. 21

Sydney Cleveland led North Hall with 17 kills, 11 digs and an ace to lead North Hall to the Elite 8 in the AAAA state championship.

October 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


East Hall volleyball routs Kendrick, advances to Elite 8

Emily Roberts says she is usually a little "off and on" when she puts in serious time in the front court blocking for East Hall.

October 21, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


Williamson productive on both sides of the ball for Red Elephants

Chris Williamson is too valuable an asset to stand on the Gainesville sideline for long.

October 20, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Oct. 18

Freshman Lindsey Grater finished second out of a field of 106 runners for the Chestatee War Eagles Saturday morning at the Sharptop Invitational in Jasper.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


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