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Prep basketball: Lions ready to prove they belong with the best

Lakeview Academy boys basketball coach Seth Vining doesn't try to sugarcoat the fact that the Lions are playing against a more athletic basketball team in the second round of the Class A playoffs tonight. On top of that, the visitors from Whitefield Academy (19-8) are bigger, stronger, and almost always playing for a Class A title this time of the year.

March 08, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Tuesday games rescheduled, cancelled

The season opener for the North Hall baseball team, scheduled for today against Habersham Central has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather.

March 08, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Johnson baseball opens season with win

Johnson High senior Will Rowlett pitched a complete game, allowing only two hits, en route to a season opening 2-1 win against Class AAAA's Cedar Shoals on Monday in Oakwood.

March 08, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: On paper, stats don't mean anything

By the standard set, they were having a down year.

March 07, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Jefferson wins record eighth straight state championship

DULUTH - Wrestling is a sport of vast emotion. Every end of the spectrum was on display in the traditional state finals Saturday at The Arena at Gwinnett in Duluth.

Scottie Forrester tried to fight back tears. And Cason Thurmond had to just sit back, take a deep breath and reflect.

March 06, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wheeler's 30 points gives East Hall a road playoff win

Sada Wheeler and visiting East Hall kept hope that a state title repeat could happen on Saturday afternoon, beating Dunwoody 54-44.

Wheeler had 30 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in a dominating performance, one that left first-year Lady Vikings coach Joey Rider impressed.

March 06, 2008 | By Matt Barksdale For The Times | High schools


Gainesville gets past Southside, will face Sandy Creek

GAINESVILLE - Playing in her first state playoff game, Gainesville's Jaymee Carnes showed little sign of being nervous.

March 06, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Lady Trojans ousted by Westminster

GAINESVILLE - The Westminster Lady Wildcats defeated North Hall 65-48 on Saturday night at North Hall in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament, ending the Lady Trojans' season.

March 06, 2008 | By Brian Carter For The Times | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Riverside wins in OT

Riverside Military Academy defeated Westminster of Augusta 59-56 in overtime to advance to the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Schools Association state playoffs.

March 06, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Vikings defend home court, turns back nationally ranked South Atlanta

GAINESVILLE - There are times where no sports cliché can do a game justice.

A game that started with an alley-oop pass and reverse dunk by the top-rated junior in nation, South Atlanta's Derrick Favors.

March 05, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Prep basketball: Previews of today's state playoff games

Buford vs. Putnam County

March 05, 2008 | Compiled by Katie B. Davis, Bill Murphy, Jonathan Zopf and Mitch Blomert | High schools


Prep basketball: Dunwoody ends the Davis era

DUNWOODY - When the final buzzer sounded in the Dunwoody High School gym Friday night, it signaled the end of an era for Red Elephant basketball and the beginning of retirement for longtime coach Jerry Davis.

March 05, 2008 | By Sam Steinberg sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Prep basketball: War Eagles stumble in first-round loss

ROSWELL - Blessed Trinity had the perfect solution to stopping Chestatee leading scorer Parker Smith: Prevent him from getting the ball, and when he does get the ball, don't let him get off any uncontested shots.

March 05, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep basketball: Dawson County bows out

Dawson County's early lead came by surprise, but wasn't enough for a first-round upset over Class AA No. 3-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian, as the Tigers fell 82-58 on Friday night in Norcross.

March 05, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep wrestling: Area wrestlers in state finals

West Hall's Colby Yates (130) and Buford's Scottie Forrester (145) will wrestle in the state finals tonight at the Arena at Gwinnett.

March 05, 2008 | | High schools


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Buford girls ride defense, free throws to 46-34 win over Westover

BUFORD - Buford coach Gene Durden had to get the Lady Wolves back to their "bread and butter" to finally gain the separation they needed against Westover.

February 20, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville girls reach quarterfinals on Hawks' buzzer-beater

EVANS - The ball was in the right hands for Gainesville in the final seconds of Friday's second-round playoff game against Greenbrier. Sophomore Taylor Hawks took the pass from Shikiya Brown, looked both ways and just before time expired drained a finger-roll shot in the lane to secure the upset win of the second-ranked Lady Wolfpack in Evans.

February 20, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jones sisters lead Commerce girls to first-round win

COMMERCE - Freshmen normally aren't the go-to players for any team, especially during the playoffs.

February 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Banks County boys top East Jackson in first round of Class AAA playoffs

HOMER – If there's a winning formula for the second-seed Banks County Leopards in the Class AAA state playoffs, it is get it to the big men.

February 19, 2015 | Times regional staff | High schools


Cockfield's 31 points lead Johnson boys to 72-44 win over Southeast Whitfield

Behind smothering defense and Ty Cockfield's game-high 31 points, Johnson's victory over Southeast Whitfield was never in question.

February 19, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville boys pull off upset over No. 1 seed North Atlanta

Gainesville junior D'Marcus Simonds scored 33 points and knocked down a game-winning shot at the buzzer in overtime for a 56-54 win against North Atlanta in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state tournament on Thursday.

February 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Chestatee girls fall to Pickens 42-37 in first round of state

Chestatee allowed five quick points by Pickens' Haley Kalson in the final minute of the first half Thursday to open the postseason in Gainesville. It didn't appear to be too much to overcome at the time, trailing by only three at intermission.

February 19, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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