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Class AAA playoffs: Breaking down the game between Flowery Branch and LaGrange

By this point in the season, there's no such a thing as an easy draw.

December 11, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


West Hall boys, North Hall girls named No. 1 seeds in Lanierland Tournament

GAINESVILLE - As a kickoff to the 49th Annual Lanierland Tournament, players and coaches from the 16 participating teams gathered Wednesday at Free Chapel for the Second Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lanierland Tournament Breakfast.

December 11, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Flowery Branch tickets on sale

Tickets for Friday night's Class AAA state semifinal game between Flowery Branch and LaGrange are currently on sale. Tickets cost $12 each and may be purchased (cash only) at the school between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. until noon on Friday. The Falcons are also offering a charter bus to the game for $20 per person. For more information, contact Flowery Branch athletic director Shannon Benton at shannon.benton@hallco.org.

December 11, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: Chestatee goes 2-1 in four-team match

The Chestatee High wrestling team finished 2-1 in a four-team meet against Riverside Military, Flowery Branch and Johnson on Wednesday in Oakwood.

December 11, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Lady Spartans win in OT

OAKWOOD - While her night didn't start off too well, Jayla Moon more than made up for it in the end.

December 10, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch coach enthused for state semifinal game

The 2008 season has already been a roller coaster of sorts for Flowery Branch - from the low of the opening night loss at Stephens County, to the high of the eight-game winning streak that followed, to the momentary dip that was the loss to Gainesville in the final week of the regular season. Now, after returning to Stephens County to start a new winning streak, the Falcons are peaking just in time for trip to LaGrange. Coach Lee Shaw, who has guided the program since its 0-10 beginning in 2002, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway on Tuesday about ...

December 10, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Buford quarterback leads without star status

BUFORD - His offensive stats don't jump off the sports page like some high school quarterbacks, but you could argue that Buford High's Michael May is more important to the Wolves than some 3,000-yard passers are to their teams.

December 10, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


High school scoreboard: Carnes scores 1,000th point in loss

Jaymee Carnes surpassed 1,000 points in her career with 17 points for Class AAA's No. 3 ranked Gainesville (1-1) in a 45-43 loss to Class AAA's No. 4 ranked Franklin County on Tuesday night in Carnesville.

December 10, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Flowery Branch to pre-sell semifinal tickets

Flowery Branch athletic director Shannon Benton has announced that the school will offer tickets for public purchase to the Falcons game against LaGrange High School in the Class AAA football semifinals on Friday.

December 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Athlete of the week: Moon shines for Lady Spartans

Four years of high school basketball seems to have paid off for West Hall's Jayla Moon. At this point, she can do pretty much anything on the court.

December 09, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Flowery Branch's secondary sets the bar high

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch senior back Chris Lipscomb never lets football practice get in the way of having a good time on the field. The defensive back/wide receiver has earned quite a reputation with his teammates for being the ringleader of dishing out of the jokes at their expense.

December 09, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Lakeview, Banks County split games

The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 80-51 win against Banks County on Monday in Homer.

December 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Local sports briefs: West Hall boys win East Jackson tourney

Four players scored in double figures to help West Hall defeat Grayson 76-62 to win the East Jackson Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.

December 08, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Murphy: Tales of the 'road warriors'

Following Flowery Branch's run through the playoffs is becoming quite a compelling story. The Falcons' are loaded with storylines that an outsider looking in can latch on to.

December 08, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Football playoffs: Buford, Flowery Branch stay on title path

What's old hat for Buford is new territory for Flowery Branch.

December 07, 2008 | From staff reports | 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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