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High school scoreboard: West Hall edges Habersham Central in fourth quarter

The West Hall High girls basketball team used a late surge in the fourth quarter to defeat Habersham Central 40-37 on Monday in Oakwood.

December 23, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Class AAA title game notebook

ATLANTA - It came down to a matter of inches. Maybe even an inch.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Class AAA title game: Fans enjoy football-filled day

As the chartered buses pulled into Flowery Branch High to pick up the football team and cheerleaders, the air-raid siren familiar to players and fans alike blared, echoing out over the empty football stadium and sending them off with a little bit of home.

December 22, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


MURPHY: Flowery Branch can grow from its loss

Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw could attach a positive spin on its loss to Cairo right after Saturday night's state title game. There is history to back up the point he made.

December 22, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Holloway: Underdogs kept Cairo on the ropes

ATLANTA - Rocky, the 1976 Oscar winner for best picture, may be the best underdog tale in American storytelling history. It stands up against any short story or novel the most well-read literature scholar can find.

December 22, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


High school scoreboard: North Hall finishes third in wrestling meet

Taylor Campbell, Nick Quinn and Colby McClain all finished in second place to lead North Hall to a third-place finish Saturday at the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robins.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall grapplers place four at Creekview duals

Omar Lopez (103 pounds) finished second for the West Hall wrestling team in a 14 team field at the Creekview duals on Saturday in Cherokee County.

December 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall boys win program's first Lanierland title

GAINESVILLE - West Hall combined a 9-4 run to end the third and a 6-0 run to start the fourth to pull away from a tenacious Johnson team and win the program's first ever Lanierland title, 72-58 Friday night at Gainesville High.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Carnes leads Gainesville girls to first title since 2005

GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville girls finished what their standout Jaymee Carnes started in their 55-40 win over East Hall in the Lanierland finals.

December 21, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Holloway: Flowery Branch destined to win

The 2008 Cairo Syrupmakers have everything you could want in a high school football team: A backfield full of playmakers, a defense that yields points grudgingly and a roster full of seniors that have played on the big stage.

December 21, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Flowery Branch's title bid falls short in 28-14 loss

ATLANTA – Flowery Branch's football team was hoping to catch lightning in a bottle one more time during its incredible postseason run. Unfortunately for the Falcons (12-3), it was a steady, ball-control ground attack from Cairo that proved too much to overcome in Saturday's Class AAA state title game at the Georgia Dome.

December 21, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: Class AA belongs to Buford

ATLANTA - At the turn of the century everyone was concerned about what Y2K would bring to the world. What they should have been worried about is what Buford High would do the world of Class AA Georgia football.

December 21, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Cairo happy to be back in state title game

It's hard to find a blemish in the Cairo High football team's season so far.

December 20, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Flowery Branch's seniors keeping their promise

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch senior defensive back Greg Palmer can remember the pact made between his classmates at summer camp before their freshman season.

December 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Habersham Central players named to All-Region team

Members of the Habersham Central football team were named to the Region 8-AAAA All-Region team released Friday.

December 20, 2008 | | High schools


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North Hall swept in quarterfinals by Whitewater

FAYETTEVILLE - The second-longest playoff run in North Hall baseball history came to an end at the hands of a team steeped in recent postseason success.

May 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Blessed Trinity ends Lumpkin County's undefeated season with 4-0 Class AAA semifinal win

DAHLONEGA - Blessed Trinity proved to be a little too much for a young Lumpkin County team to handle Tuesday night at the Burial Grounds. The previously unbeaten Lady Indians fell 4-0 to the Lady Titans in the GHSA Class AAA girls soccer semifinals.

May 12, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


West Hall boys soccer team defeats Oconee County 2-0, advances to Saturday's AAA state title game

The feeling still didn't sink in for Bradley Hodgson, as he jogged off the pitch at Spartan Field to greet his jubilant family Tuesday night in Oakwood.

May 12, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville splits quarterfinal doubleheader, forces Game 3 against South Effingham

Gainesville senior Mikey Gonzalez was cool and calm about the reality that his team's season rests on today's Game 3 in a quarterfinal series against South Effingham at Ivey-Watson.

May 12, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Injuries a concern for West Hall boys heading into semifinal soccer match

Entering the biggest match of West Hall's season, the Spartans are closely monitoring the health of three key starters.

May 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes first at US Open local qualifier

Gainesville High junior Spencer Ralston carded a 5-under 67 to win the US Open local qualifier Monday at Chateau Elan in Braselton.

May 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Castruita's hat trick leads West Hall boys soccer team to 2nd straight semifinals appearance

Patience isn't one of Richie Castruita's strong suits. Luckily for West Hall, the junior timed his goal-scoring runs to perfection on two separate occasions to help lead the Spartans (11-1-2) to their second straight appearance in the state semifinals.

May 09, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Johnson boys soccer team falls to Cross Keys, 3-2, after having late goal waved off

Fabian Abarca gave the home crowd at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium a moment of jubilation when he put the ball in the back of the net with less than two minutes remaining.

May 09, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Riverside Military shut out in quarterfinal soccer loss to Pace Academy

Diego Vacca has seen the top of the mountain - and he'll hope to use this year's strong playoff run to fuel his Riverside boys soccer team for its new crop of players.

May 09, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Buford girls come up short against Woodward in state championship tennis match

JONESBORO - The Buford girls tennis team was unable to cap off their historic season with a championship. The Lady Wolves ended up losing out to Woodward Academy 3-0 on a hot Saturday afternoon in the GHSA class AAAA state championship at the Clayton International Park Tennis Center.

May 09, 2015 | By Colin Ochs For The Times | High schools


Lumpkin County girls soccer team breaks through Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe, 5-0, in AAA quarterfinals

DAHLONEGA - It was a matter of time. That was the story of the night as Lumpkin County defeated Lakeview Ft.-Oglethorpe 5-0 Friday in the Class AAA girls soccer state quarterfinals at the Burial Grounds.

May 08, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Chestatee girls soccer team falls to Woodward Academy, 2-0, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

COLLEGE PARK - The smile on Tyler Bennett's face was brighter than her neon-orange jersey as she hugged several of her Chestatee teammates Friday evening.

May 08, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


St. Pius girls soccer team rolls past Buford, 4-1, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

BUFORD - Buford's girls soccer team was fast, but St. Pius X was faster in a Class AAAA state quarterfinal game on Friday.

May 08, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


North Georgia Christian girls claim GICAA soccer state title

The North Georgia Christian girls soccer program earned its first ever state championship, topping Westminster Christian 1-0 for the Georgia Independent Christian Association Division III title on Friday at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville.

May 08, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: May 8

North Hall senior Harper Seymour defended her state championship, throwing the discus 127 feet for the Class AAAA state title Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

May 08, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


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