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Football: Wolves take top spot; Trojans, Raiders land in top 10

Although weather conditions played their part, a 39-2 three-year record proved to be the overwhelming reason Buford was crowned the champs in Class AA.

Playing in heavy rain and winds Buford demolished No. 2 Lovett 50-0 last Saturday and finished on top of the Class AA Associated Press poll.

December 30, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Basketball: Elephants smother Indians in rout

GAINESVILLE - The Red Elephants got scoring contributions from 12 of their 15 roster players and, thanks to a smothering 1-2-2 half-court defense, held Lumpkin County to 20 points in their 61-20 rout of the Indians on Tuesday night in Gainesville.

"We have been working hard on defense and trying to execute a lot better," Gainesville coach Jerry Davis said. "We wanted to play some defense that was more solid and force the tempo up a little bit."

December 30, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Basketball: Falcons to fly on Atlanta's big stage

On March 1 of this year a tornado tore through the town of Enterprise, Ala. In the path of the twister that left a space of devastation about 200-yards wide was Enterprise High School.

The tornado ripped the roof off parts of the school, in which students were sheltered in hallways as the storm struck, destroyed the gym and football stadium and left five students dead.

December 30, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Basketball: Gainesville comes back after speech

GAINESVILLE - All the Gainesville girls' basketball team needed was a little talking to.

Following the first quarter, a quarter in which the Class AAA No. 7-ranked Lady Red Elephants allowed Lumpkin County to jump out to a seven-point lead with all-around lackadaisical play, coach Manson Hill spoke to his team in the calmest of angry voices.

December 30, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Basketball: Falcons rebound with win

Led by four players in double figures, including a 20-point effort by power forward Izaan Cross, the Class AAA No. 5-ranked Falcons recovered from a disappointing loss in the finals of Lanierland to beat North Hall, 76-63, on Monday.

December 29, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Letiecia Davenport

BY KATIE B. DAVIS

December 29, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Basketball: Lady Trojans on a roll

GAINESVILLE - The North Hall girls picked up right where they left off.

December 29, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Basketball: Lady Spartans fall to Gilmer

West Hall's girls dropped a Region 7-AAA contest Monday night at Gilmer, falling to the Lady Bobcats, 54-40.

December 29, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Wrestling: Flowery Branch tops East Hall

The Flowery Branch wrestling team beat East Hall 48-33 on Monday night at East Hall High.

December 29, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Davis: Looking back at Lanierland

Lanierland No. 48 has come and gone and while the obvious kudos go to the North Hall girls team and East Hall boys team, there were some under-the-radar notables that shouldn't go unmentioned.

December 29, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Creekview joining Region 7-AAA

Region 7-AAA will be expanding by one next fall after the Georgia High School Association reclassification committee approved Creekview's request to join the league Monday.

December 28, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Murphy: Football season full of highlights

I've seen a lot of great high school football this season. From the flooding rains back on opening night to the Buford Wolves hoisting the Class AA state championship trophy just a couple days ago in a chilly rain, it's been a season to remember.

December 28, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Area roundup: Lady Panthers edge rivals

Jackson County's Ana Rodriguez hit a pair of late free throws to ensure its 34-32 win against first-year, cross-county rival East Jackson on Saturday night in Jefferson.

December 27, 2007 | | High schools


Gainesville girls take third place

GAINESVILLE-Gainesville High girls basketball coach Manson Hill could have been more pleased, but he was nonetheless happy with the way his Lady Red Elephants concluded the Jackson EMC Lanierland Tournament.

December 27, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Volleyball Coach of the Year: Sharon Qualls

Sharon Qualls built quite a foundation with West Hall's volleyball program. In seven years at the helm, the first and only coach in the program's eight-year history she's set the bar high for future Lady Spartans team.

December 27, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Lewallen throws 2-hitter in North Hall's 8-2 win over East Hall

After losing the top three pitchers from last season's state runner-up team, the North Hall Trojans seem to have found a new ace for their pitching staff.

April 08, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Falcons add two potential starters to secondary

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have added two potential starters to their secondary by signing safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Logan Burt

While Logan Burt patrolled center field against Fannin County on March 31, he knew he was about to be called on to pitch Dawson County out of a jam.

April 07, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Area Wrestler of the Year: Buford's Chip Ness

As Buford's Chip Ness went through drills practicing for his final state tournament in February, he broke out into a grin. Wolves coach Rob Carlyle wanted to know what was so funny.

April 05, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Buford's Rob Carlyle

It might be hard for Rob Carlyle to match what he accomplished this season as Buford's wrestling coach, but he's eager to give it a shot. Led by four-time state champion Chip Ness, the Wolves capped off a historic season with Class AAA state titles both in duals and traditionals in 2014.

April 05, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


All-Area Wrestling Teams

First-Team All Area

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 4

Garrett Bishop drove in three runs to lead East Hall to an 8-2 win over Region 7-AAA foe Dawson County Friday night at East Hall Park in Gainesville.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville struggles at the plate in 4-1 loss to Loganville

All of a sudden, Gainesville's rematch with Loganville on Monday became that much more important, after its first meeting Friday resulted in a 4-1 loss for the Red Elephants at Ivey-Watson Field.

April 04, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


West Hall baseball continues push for playoff bid

OAKWOOD - After earning a lopsided win over Fannin County on Friday night, a few West Hall baseball players stood in the corner of the home dugout holding a rolled up 2003 playoff banner, a symbolic reminder of the Spartans' last trip to the postseason.

April 04, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 3

Kelsey Dumanowsky notched a pair of goals and an assist to lead Johnson to a 6-0 win against Eastside on Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


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