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Football: Christmas leads Trojans to Dome

North Hall football coach Bob Christmas got the Trojans over the hump this season.

The Trojans (13-1) made their first appearance in the Class AAA state semifinals - a welcomed change of pace after the school's first two appearances in the state quarterfinals in 2004 and 2006 yielded less favorable results.

January 03, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Cross Country Coach of the Year: West Hall's Sam Borg

In just two years as the coach of the West Hall High cross country team, Sam Borg has turned his boys team into a contender in the region and state.

January 02, 2008 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Area roundup: Lady Knights get first win

OAKWOOD - The streak is over.

January 02, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Smith, War Eagles too much for Johnson

OAKWOOD - The Johnson boys basketball team began the game by face-guarding Chestatee's Parker Smith, intent on not letting him catch the ball.

January 02, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Cross Country Boys Runner of the Year: North Hall's Nick Long

Nick Long always finds a way to rise to the occasion. This North Hall High senior cross country runner can always be counted on to run his best in a pressure situation.

January 02, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Cross Country Girls Runner of the Year: White County's Sara Walcott

Sara Walcott is a student of running. No, she doesn't train for her favorite sport like it was a class with text books and a calculator.

January 02, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Cross Country All-Area teams

Boys

January 02, 2008 | | High schools


Local standouts receive football All-State honors

The Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State football team was released Thursday with several area players making the list.

January 01, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Spartans get sweep of Thursday games

The game got off to a slow start for the West Hall girls basketball team, but eventually the team was able to get things going and pull off a 47-39 win against Jackson County Comprehensive High on Thursday night at West Hall High.

January 01, 2008 | By Jonathan Zopf Times regional staff | High schools


Buford Wolves: The debate commences: Best ever?

It didn't take long for the question to be asked last Saturday night.

While Buford football players were celebrating their first Class AA state championship since 2003 in a constant rain and cold wind, coach Jess Simpson was fielding the question in a variety of forms.

January 01, 2008 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Prep wrestling: Vision Quest

West Hall High wrestling coach Rod Galvan looked at senior wrestler Colby Yates after the Spartans wrestled against Blessed Trinity two weeks ago and knew something was wrong.

Galvan was baffled at what could be bothering his star 130-pound grappler.

December 31, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep basketball: Barrett leads way for Falcons

The Flowery Branch boys basketball team made the most of their first game in Philips Arena Wednesday, beating Enterprise (Ala.) 88-58.

December 31, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


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


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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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