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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 gasports.com 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 gatfxc.com'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


Local prep baseball stars take on elite status during summer months

K.J. McAllister couldn't imagine taking a break from playing baseball. It's the work-ethic this rising North Hall High junior brings to the field with the idea in mind that someone else would gladly take his place.

July 20, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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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


High school scoreboard: Oct. 16

Dawson County softball capped off a rally from an early 8-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat East Jackson 10-9 in Game 3 of their Class AAA first round playoff series on Thursday in Dawsonville.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


East Hall defeats Ringgold in first round of volleyball playoffs

East Hall just wasn't playing its game midway through Wednesday's match, according to coach Ted Deppe.

October 15, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Oct. 15

The North Hall High volleyball team opened the Class AAAA playoffs with a 3-0 home victory against Mary Persons on Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


East Hall volleyball proud of history-making run

Ted Deppe heard the questions surrounding his program.

October 14, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Flowery Branch softball team seeking upset in first playoff appearance

Kelly Kahlert doesn't feel like Flowery Branch is an underdog entering its first playoff series in program history.

October 14, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Daniels, Buford score dramatic win for Region 8-AAAA softball title

BUFORD - Tessa Daniels sported a scraped-up elbow and her ears were ringing, but she could wear a big smile about the sequence of events that delivered those side effects.

October 10, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Lady Wolves power through to win Area 8-AAAA volleyball title

BUFORD - When Buford found itself struggling to create consistent chances at the net Thursday night, sophomore Gabby Curry said she turned to her hands for inspiration.

October 09, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Oct. 9

Lakeview Academy went 1-1 during the first round of Area 8-A volleyball tournament play on Thursday in Dacula. The Lady Lions trounced George Walton 25-14, 25-18 in the first match and fell to Hebron Christian 25-15, 25-17 in the second match.

October 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


North Hall boys, Johnson girls claim Hall County cross country championships

Johnson's Junior Suarez has a powerful final kick for such a small-framed runner.

October 08, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Georgia Christian boys soccer moves on in playoffs

North Georgia Christian defeated Oak Mountain Christian 3-1 in penalty kicks n the first round of the Georgia Independent Christian Athetic Association fall soccer state playoffs on Tuesday.

October 08, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Flowery Branch drops decisive game in region semifinal

WINDER - Rebecca Meade pitched a four-hitter, while Savannah Clark and Mikayla Carlyle combined for five runs batted in Tuesday as the Apalachee softball team defeated Flowery Branch 11-1 in five innings in the Region 8-AAAAA semifinals at the Lady Wildcats' field.

October 07, 2014 | By Hal Miller Times regional staff | High schools


North Hall volleyball rallies to reach 8-AAAA final

North Hall volleyball coach Emi Hughes put her hands above her head, closed her eyes and took a long, deep breath as she made her way back to the bench Tuesday evening.

October 07, 2014 | David Thackham | High schools


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