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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


Gaines looks to wow scouts

Gainesville rising senior Phillip Gaines likes the advice given by his father Phillip Gaines Sr. As a former member of the Army, the father tells his son to always be ready to step up and be a leader. That advice sits well with the linebacker for the Red Elephants.

July 15, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


HCS-TV gives annual awards to prep stars

Representatives from Riverside Military Academy, North Hall and Gainesville got the top places in the North Georgia Video Productions/Hall County Sports Awards for athletes, teams and coaches for the past school year, announced during Thursday evening's show by hosts R. Garry Glenn and Melissa Beck.

July 14, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Area football teams preparing for official start of practices

Gainesville High football coach Bruce Miller isn't trying to make friends during the offseason.

July 12, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Always on the field

Josh Rudnik and Landon Anderson don't mind getting spread thin this summer as they balance baseball games and football conditioning, even though their coaches might not always share the same sentiment.

July 11, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Recruiting spotlight: Trojans lineman getting attention

Daniel Blitch is a big offensive lineman getting some early attention from major Division I colleges.

July 08, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Yates signs with Belmont-Abbey

Colby Yates, The Times 2008 Wrestler of the Year, will continue his wrestling career at Belmont-Abbey College in Belmont, N.C.

July 07, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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Blessed Trinity ends Lumpkin County's undefeated season with 4-0 Class AAA semifinal win

DAHLONEGA - Blessed Trinity proved to be a little too much for a young Lumpkin County team to handle Tuesday night at the Burial Grounds. The previously unbeaten Lady Indians fell 4-0 to the Lady Titans in the GHSA Class AAA girls soccer semifinals.

May 12, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


West Hall boys soccer team defeats Oconee County 2-0, advances to Saturday's AAA state title game

The feeling still didn't sink in for Bradley Hodgson, as he jogged off the pitch at Spartan Field to greet his jubilant family Tuesday night in Oakwood.

May 12, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville splits quarterfinal doubleheader, forces Game 3 against South Effingham

Gainesville senior Mikey Gonzalez was cool and calm about the reality that his team's season rests on today's Game 3 in a quarterfinal series against South Effingham at Ivey-Watson.

May 12, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Injuries a concern for West Hall boys heading into semifinal soccer match

Entering the biggest match of West Hall's season, the Spartans are closely monitoring the health of three key starters.

May 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes first at US Open local qualifier

Gainesville High junior Spencer Ralston carded a 5-under 67 to win the US Open local qualifier Monday at Chateau Elan in Braselton.

May 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Castruita's hat trick leads West Hall boys soccer team to 2nd straight semifinals appearance

Patience isn't one of Richie Castruita's strong suits. Luckily for West Hall, the junior timed his goal-scoring runs to perfection on two separate occasions to help lead the Spartans (11-1-2) to their second straight appearance in the state semifinals.

May 09, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Johnson boys soccer team falls to Cross Keys, 3-2, after having late goal waved off

Fabian Abarca gave the home crowd at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium a moment of jubilation when he put the ball in the back of the net with less than two minutes remaining.

May 09, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Riverside Military shut out in quarterfinal soccer loss to Pace Academy

Diego Vacca has seen the top of the mountain - and he'll hope to use this year's strong playoff run to fuel his Riverside boys soccer team for its new crop of players.

May 09, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Buford girls come up short against Woodward in state championship tennis match

JONESBORO - The Buford girls tennis team was unable to cap off their historic season with a championship. The Lady Wolves ended up losing out to Woodward Academy 3-0 on a hot Saturday afternoon in the GHSA class AAAA state championship at the Clayton International Park Tennis Center.

May 09, 2015 | By Colin Ochs For The Times | High schools


Lumpkin County girls soccer team breaks through Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe, 5-0, in AAA quarterfinals

DAHLONEGA - It was a matter of time. That was the story of the night as Lumpkin County defeated Lakeview Ft.-Oglethorpe 5-0 Friday in the Class AAA girls soccer state quarterfinals at the Burial Grounds.

May 08, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Chestatee girls soccer team falls to Woodward Academy, 2-0, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

COLLEGE PARK - The smile on Tyler Bennett's face was brighter than her neon-orange jersey as she hugged several of her Chestatee teammates Friday evening.

May 08, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


St. Pius girls soccer team rolls past Buford, 4-1, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

BUFORD - Buford's girls soccer team was fast, but St. Pius X was faster in a Class AAAA state quarterfinal game on Friday.

May 08, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


North Georgia Christian girls claim GICAA soccer state title

The North Georgia Christian girls soccer program earned its first ever state championship, topping Westminster Christian 1-0 for the Georgia Independent Christian Association Division III title on Friday at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville.

May 08, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: May 8

North Hall senior Harper Seymour defended her state championship, throwing the discus 127 feet for the Class AAAA state title Thursday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

May 08, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


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