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Teams converge for soccer showcase

GAINESVILLE- Mary Mancin and Tess Patton know a good deal when they see it.

Both of these North Hall High soccer players were among 800 girls on hand at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex on Saturday morning for a special opportunity to take part in an Olympic Development Program soccer camp right here in their own backyard.

January 24, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep wrestling: Gilmer rolls through first day of duals

ELLIJAY - It's all shaking out just as anticipated at the Area 7-AAA wrestling duals. The mountain schools are clearly the cream of the crop this season.

Gilmer, Pickens, Lumpkin County and West Forsyth all advanced unbeaten to the semifinals of the 7-AAA Duals with wins Friday night at Gilmer High. The top two teams in the two-day area duals advance to the Class AAA state duals next Friday at the Macon Centreplex.

January 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep basketball: Lady War Eagles get defensive, topple North Hall

GAINESVILLE - Web Daniel didn't want to be just another chapter in North Hall's book, so he decided to write a chapter of his own.

The Chestatee girls basketball coach designed a strong game plan to shut down North Hall's top scorers and the Lady War Eagles executed it almost to perfection, beating the Lady Trojans 36-30 at North Hall Friday night.

January 23, 2008 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Prep basketball: Lakeview wins in a rout over Towns County

GAINESVILLE - They came, they saw, they conquered and, in the midst of it all, crowned senior girls basketball player Janelle Francis homecoming queen.

January 23, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Prep roundup: Lady Knights win in OT

Haley Chapman scored a career high 24 points, leading the Johnson to a 53-51 win against Flowery Branch on Friday night in Flowery Branch.

January 23, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Wrestling: Local schools get shot a state berth

The Flowery Branch High wrestling team has a golden opportunity of making history again.

Fresh off the Falcons' first Hall County Duals title last weekend, they have a shot this weekend at the Area 7-AAA Duals to earn the school's first berth in the state duals. The top two finishers at the Area meet advance to face the state's best teams in Class AAA Duals next weekend at the Macon Centerplex.

January 22, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Swimming: Flowery Branch crowds pool with bigger roster

GAINESVILLE - The three lanes the Flowery Branch swim team uses during practice at the YMCA in Gainesville are crowded.

With 20 memebers, the team has to divide each lane into pairs, with two smaller lanes going in opposite directions in each of the three main lanes.

January 21, 2008 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Prep football: Subregions here to stay in 7-AAA

There goes that plan.

January 21, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Prep roundup: Carnes leads Red Elephants' rally

The Gainesville High girls basketball team rebounded from a 28-16 halftime deficit Tuesday night, scoring 31-fourth quarter points en route to a 59-54 win against Pickens in Jasper.

January 20, 2008 | | High schools


Falcons flock together

OAKWOOD - The Flowery Branch boys basketball team made sure it was known Tuesday night that their attitude is team-first, both on and off the court.

January 20, 2008 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Honor Roll

Basketball

January 19, 2008 | | High schools


Prep wrestling: Johnson scores wins over Chestatee, East Hall

The Johnson High wrestling team defeated Chestatee (72-12) Monday. Johnson received first period pins from Austin Hendrix (112), Winston Arnold (130), Nic Roberson (135), Joey Wirsing (171), Micah Mills (189) and Aaron Black (215), as well as a second period pin from Omar Madrigal (152). Chestatee got wins from Conner Comeaux (125) and Ward (160).

January 19, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Senior spurred Falcons to duals title

Flowery Branch High wrestler Tom Pennington just scratched another goal off of his lengthy preseason list.

January 19, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


DAVIS: The week to come

Thank goodness that meaningful basketball has returned.

January 18, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Building champions: Stars past and present started as Wildcats

East Hall High freshman Chaz Cheeks rarely sees the floor this season with the Vikings varsity team, but still has more basketball game experience than many high school players in Hall County.

January 17, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Continuity the theme for Roark, Lakeview this year

Lakeview Academy athletic director Deuce Roark will see a lot of familiar faces this year, both within the walls of his own school and from the teams the Lions' athletic programs compete against.

July 22, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Stowers happy with direction of Johnson's athletic programs

It's been a banner year for soccer in the United States, where record numbers of viewers watched the U.S. escape from the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.

July 18, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Coker remembered for character, strength

To those who knew him, Keaton Coker was a face and voice of strength through tremendous adversity.

July 17, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lawler wants Flowery Branch to continue raising the bar

Jimmy Lawler has watched Flowery Branch High School grow on a near-daily basis since its infancy in 2002.

July 16, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Flowery Branch High mourns loss of Keaton Coker

Flowery Branch High Principal Dr. Jason Carter said the school expresses sincere condolences to the family of Sharon and Miles Coker over the loss of their son Keaton Coker, who died Tuesday evening following a long battle with brain cancer.

July 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


All-Area Soccer

ALL-AREA GIRLS FIRST TEAM

July 12, 2014 | Times sports department | High schools


All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Johnson's Fabian Abarca

Even before his freshman year at Johnson High, Fabian Abarca announced his arrival on the high school soccer scene.

July 12, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


All-Area Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Buford's Jessi Vaverka

Jessi Vaverka did everything she could to make sure she would be with her Buford High teammates when the Lady Wolves' soccer season started in February.

July 12, 2014 | Clark Leonard | High schools


All-Area Soccer Coach of the Year: Johnson's Brian Shirley

Winning has become the expectation for Johnson boys soccer coach Brian Shirley, even though it's a yearly grind to make it deep into the postseason.

July 12, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Banks sees 'perfect storm' brewing for West Hall

West Hall athletic director Ethan Banks will proudly tell you "it's a great time to be a Spartan."

July 11, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Making the case for Riverside key for Paglia

Marc Paglia has been navigating the unique challenges faced by Riverside Military Academy for the better part of three decades.

July 09, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Dawson County's Caldwell competes at U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifying

KENNESAW - Dawson County's Madison Caldwell shot a 7-over 79 in U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifying held at Pinetree Country Club on Tuesday.

July 09, 2014 | Times sports department | High schools


Gainesville's Mallard qualifies for Junior National Olympics in pole vault

Everything really fell into place in a hurry for Hunter Mallard when he started to learn the ropes of the pole vault. As a freshman in 2014 at Gainesville High, he noticed it took strength, speed and lots of technique to master it appropriately. Now, less than a year after first trying his hand at this most complex event, he's going for a national title.

July 08, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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