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Football scoreboard: Banks County clinches playoff berth

Banks County clinched its first playoff berth since 1997 with a 34-13 win over Union County on Friday night.

November 12, 2008 | By Staff Reports sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Football Notebook: Defense highlights region title game

The Region 7-AAA title game between Flowery Branch and Gainesville was billed as two high-powered offenses going head-to-head. It turns out the defenses were pretty stout too.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Zopf: All team, all the time for Gainesville

There's an old cliche in sports that says "there is no 'I' in team." And on Friday night at City Park, the Gainesville Red Elephants proved that cliche to be true.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Cross country: Local teams in the running for state tite

Coaches plan for the postseason and Flowery Branch's cross country coach Jimmy Sorrells knows that his planning could lead to the program's first state title.

During the regular season, the top-ranked Falcons boys competed in two meets at the state course in Carrolton, the site of today's cross country state meet. The last time they ran there, during the Last Chance Invitational on Oct. 25, the Falcons came away with a first-place finish. If they do that today, they'll be state champions.

November 12, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Flowery Branch boys earn state cross country title

Flowery Branch High's wait for a state title is over.

November 12, 2008 | BY BILL MURPHY The Times | High schools


High school football: Area teams bound for the playoffs

Eight area high school football teams have earned the right to suit up at least one more Friday night, earning a berth in the GHSA state playoffs, which begin Friday night at sites throughout the state.

November 12, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville clinches region title with 27-13 win

GAINESVILLE - It all came down to this: A fourth quarter Gainesville comeback fueled by resiliency and capitalizing on opportunities.

November 12, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Riverside clinches playoff spot with victory

DAWSONVILLE - Riverside Military Academy coach Chris Lancaster could appreciate the significance of its 33-0 win over Dawson County just as much, maybe even more, than his players. Lancaster, also a graduate of RMA, understands the rocky road the program has faced in its football history.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wild shootout ends Chestatee's season

Chestatee junior Ben Souther ran for 177 yards to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark for the season, broke the school single-season rushing record, and scored three touchdowns, but it still wasn't enough as the War Eagles (4-6, 3-3 Region 7A-AAA) were routed 69-35 by Creekview (6-4, 5-1).

November 12, 2008 | By Shotgun Spratling sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Buford caps another unbeaten season with 34-6 win

BUFORD - In a way, the preseason is over for the Buford High football team. The Wolves are unbeaten at the end of the regular season for the fourth straight year and own their seventh straight region championship.

November 11, 2008 | By Ryan Smith sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Warriors' 40-0 win not enough for playoff berth

CLEVELAND -- An emotional night that began with playoff implications and ended with 14 seniors playing their final high school football game wasn't enough to keep White County High from finishing strong, capping its season with a 40-0 win over Gilmer on Friday night.

November 11, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Game of the Week: Elephants, Falcons prepped to clash for region title

It all comes down to this.

November 10, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Area high school football previews

Creekview at Chestatee

November 10, 2008 | Compiled by: Brent Holloway, Katie B. Davis, Bill Murphy, Mitch Blombert and Jonathan Zopf The Times | High schools


Riverside focused on getting to playoffs

Riverside Military Academy senior Adrian Quinones has a peace of mind about his team's playoff chances, even though the Eagles (6-3, 5-3 Region 8-AA) are still on the postseason bubble. Quinones is under the impression that the Eagles are in the playoffs if they win against Dawson County (3-6, 2-6) tonight.

November 10, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Contributions of unheralded stars don’t go unnoticed

Michael Jordan would not have had dual three-peats without John Paxson and Steve Kerr. Ryan Howard's Phillies' World Series title might not have come to fruition without Joe Blanton's home run. And Michael Phelps would have seven golds and one silver if not for Jason Lezak.

November 09, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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Dawson County's Caldwell wins Class AAA girls golf championship

Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 73 to win the Class AAA girls golf individual state title Monday at Horseshoe Bend in Roswell. Caldwell beat out second place finisher Clara Halsey of Sonoraville. The Dawson County girls finished seventh as a team with a score of 298. In addition to Caldwell's 73, Sydney Morgan shot a 103 and Hannah McConnell shot a 122 for the Lady Tigers. The Dawson County boys shot a 343 to finish seventh at the state tournament. David Ford led the way with an 81.

May 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville earns hard-fought sweep over Jones County to reach first state title series since 2002

In a lesser playoff series, Caleb Whitenton's go-ahead home run or Mikey Gonzalez's heads-up tag at third base might have been the defining moment.

May 19, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville golf places third in Class AAAAA state championship

COLUMBUS – The scores were good for Gainesville's boys, especially when you consider the fast greens and humid air pressing golfers during the Class AAAAA championship meet at the Country Club of Columbus.

May 18, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


West Hall boys win Class AAA state soccer title with 3-1 victory over Calhoun

MACON - The most crucial pass in West Hall's 3-1 Class AAA state championship win over Calhoun was a blind guess, according to striker Sammy Coto.

May 16, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: May 16

Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert added to his strong performance at the Georgia Olympics, earning a fourth-place spot in the 3200 race with a time of 9 minutes, 44.1 seconds at Jefferson Memorial. Joining him in the race for the Falcons, Grant O'Callaghan was ninth (9:53.29).

May 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


West Hall boys soccer team to tackle talented Calhoun in Saturday's Class AAA state title game

It's hard to replicate the tense, nervy, pulse-pounding drama that is a penalty shootout in the state championship game.

May 16, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville's Hunter Mallard wins pole vault state championship

Hunter Mallard delivered the best performance of his short career Thursday.

May 15, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Whitenton's 7th-inning homer lifts Gainesville over South Effingham, 8-6, in Game 3 of quarterfinals

With the green light to swing on a 3-0 count, Caleb Whitenton saw the pitch he was looking for and cut his bat loose.

May 14, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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