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War Eagles, Falcons building toward a championship

In politics, change is often promised. In the world of high school athletics, it's delivered. Year in and year out faces and names change with the season.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Warriors hungry for more

Last season the Warriors whet their appetites, now they hope to make it back for seconds.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Spartans expect to 'turn the corner' in Newton's second campaign

Consider year one of the Mike Newton administration as a building block. Two wins were not what the coach expected in his first year as the head coach of West Hall, but despite the lack of victories, Newton sees the team and program headed for brighter days.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


New-look Red Elephants have tradition to uphold

The office of Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller is littered with past accomplishments and accolades. Plaques and game balls display the achievements of his 35-year coaching career. But there is one glaring omission from all the mementos: A state championship trophy.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Indians planning to pound it

The road to redemption runs through Dahlonega. After a winless 2006 season, Lumpkin County came back in coach Tommy Jones' second year at the helm to go 5-5.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Will Trojans rebuild or reload?

As winners of three of the past four region titles, North Hall has been the standard bearer for recent success in Region 7-AAA. But the challenge to the Trojans this season will be to make it back to the state playoffs after losing 15 starters that carried the school to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Falcons aim for first region championship in 2008

The Jaybo Shaw era has ended at Flowery Branch, but from the sound of things, his void will be ably filled.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Tigers sticking with what works

A lot has changed since Commerce played in the Georgia Dome in the Class A state semifinals in 2006.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Dragons prepare for jump to Class AA

Jefferson coach Bill Navas is cautiously optimistic about his program's jump to the ranks of Class AA. This is the first season that the Dragons have played outside of Class A since 1987.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Tigers ready for a turnaround

Two straight losing seasons has Dawson County out to prove something.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Severe weather moves football practice inside

Football practice was all about effective time management Tuesday.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Raiders set to defend 8-AAAA crown

Things are going to be different this year for Habersham Central.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Prep football: Region 8-AA preview

Region 8-AA

August 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Prep football: Region 6-AA preview

Region 6-AA may have gotten tougher with the addition of former Class AAA schools Westminster and Blessed Trinity, but it's still top heavy.

August 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


New cadets could smooth transition for Eagles

There's no way that Riverside Military coach Chris Lancaster could start to predict what is going to happen with his program this season.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Articles by Section - High schools


Gainesville, Flowery Branch, North Hall tennis teams among those vying for region titles

Gainesville's newest face on the block may give the Red Elephants their best shot at a region title in three years.

April 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: April 10

J.T. Eggert hit two home runs and had four RBIs as Dawson County defeated Banks County 5-2 on Friday night.

April 10, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Gettys belts two home runs, earns win on the mound for Gainesville 7-0 against Winder-Barrow

A blister on his left hand made pitching less comfortable for Jonathan Gettys, but didn't negatively impact his swing at the plate at all Friday against Winder-Barrow.

April 10, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: April 8

Fowler Brooks finished with two hits and two RBIs as North Hall defeated Johnson 7-0 on Wednesday in Oakwood.

April 08, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 7

East Hall scored four runs in the sixth inning to down Banks County 8-0 on Tuesday in Homer.

April 07, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


West Hall, Dawson County, East Hall boys remain in contention for region soccer title

After three years of consecutive penalty shootouts, East Hall's Chris Horton said he and Dawson County coach Jed Lacey have joked that it's not even worth his teams playing the decisive region battle.

April 07, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: April 6

Derek Eder struck out six batters as the Flowery Branch baseball team defeated Clarke Central 10-0 on Monday.

April 06, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Gainesville's Whitenton strong pitching over five innings in 7-2 win against Loganville

Soaking wet after a five-inning stint on the mound Monday, Caleb Whitenton did everything possible to ensure Gainesville got back into a first-place tie with Loganville in the Region 8-AAAAA standings.

April 06, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


2015 All-Area Wrestling Teams

First Team

April 04, 2015 | | High schools


High School Scoreboard: April 4

Leo Toledo scored five goals and added three assists as the fifth-ranked East Hall Vikings defeated the Banks County Leopards 11-1 on Friday in Gainesville.

April 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


All-Area Wrestler of the Year: West Hall's Elliott Raiford

It isn't a good idea to sleep on Elliott Raiford. Truth be told, it's probably not worth sleeping at all.

April 04, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 3

Jonathan Hughes struck out 18 batters and allowed just one hit for Flowery Branch in an 8-0 win against Clarke Central on Friday.

April 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Bennett strikes out 13 batters for Buford in 6-0 win against North Hall

Connor Bennett did everything on the mound Friday that would be expected from a pitcher who is signed with a major Division-I program and also on the radar of the pro scouts.

April 03, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High School Scoreboard: April 2

Liz Fischer scored both goals as the Gainesville High girls soccer team won 2-0 at Loganville on Thursday night to secure the Region 8-AAAAA title, its first region championship in three years. Margaret Carpenter and Breana Fair had the assists on Fischer's goals.

April 02, 2015 | | High schools


Flowery Branch fencers close out season strong

The Flowery Branch High fencing team capped off a strong season with a rewarding finish.

April 02, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


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