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Johnson beats Banks County in scrimmage

HOMER - Johnson relied on its rushing attack in a 21-20 scrimmage game win against Banks County Friday in Homer. The Knights' sophomore running back Mantevius Rucker scored two touchdowns on the night, each long carries for more than 30 yards.

August 19, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools

Trojans get back to The Brickyard

Friday's scrimmage at the Brickyard will be mostly used as a learning tool for North Hall football coach Bob Christmas. The Trojans coach liked the idea that he'll have plenty of quality film to evaluate against Class AAAAA's Roswell, which has been a top-tier Class AAAAA program in recent seasons, even though it did result in a 21-19 loss.

August 19, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Local teams prepare for softball season with Lanier Invitational

The butterflies will come during pre-game infield on the smoothed dirt.

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

North Georgia Christian wins volleyball season opener

North Georgia Christian School defeated Mt. Zion 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-13) on Thursday in Jonesboro.

August 18, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools

Mongero aims to aid Czech baseball

North Hall High baseball coach Trent Mongero is on a mission to send a great big Christmas present to the Czech Republic. He's hoping to send huge packages loaded down with baseball and softball equipment to the people in Hluboka, where he recently visited on a 12-day trip to share his faith and love of baseball through an organization called Purpose Driven Baseball.

August 15, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

2008 Prep volleyball team capsules

Buford Lady Wolves

August 13, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools

Usual suspects ready to compete for volleyball title

If the preseason volleyball rankings are any indication of the quality teams in Class AAA, than two teams from Area 7-AAA should be poised for a long and successful season.

August 13, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools

2008 Prep softball preview

There was unprecedented success in local high school softball in 2007.

August 13, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Area teams ranked in preseason polls

Two volleyball teams from Area 7-AAA have been ranked in the top-10 of the first coaches poll of the season. Flowery Branch enters the season ranked No. 6, while West Hall is ranked No. 9. In softball, defending Class AA champion Buford begins the year as the preseason No. 1, while Jefferson, who also reached the state tournament in 2007, enters the year ranked No. 9 in Class AA.

August 12, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools

Palmer hopes strong start will lead to scholarship

Flowery Branch senior safety Greg Palmer calls it a good pressure. The Falcons leader in the secondary knows the window is starting to close to secure a football scholarship with only one season left to play, and he wants to make the most of it.

August 12, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Gainesville graduate signs with Livingstone

Jeromy Yarbrough, a 2007 graduate of Gainesville High, signed a scholarship on July 3 to play football at Division II Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. After splitting time between defensive tackle and linebacker with the Red Elephants, the 5-foot-9, 240-pound Yarbough will primarily play middle linebacker at Livingstone.

August 10, 2008 | | High schools

Prep cross country: Flowery Branch boys ranked No. 1

Led by the Flowery Branch boys team, four area teams are listed in's Class AAA preseason cross country poll.

August 09, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools

Prep football: Practice makes perfect

Area football teams have been working all summer in preparation for this: The first day of practice, and the chance to put on a helmet and pads and hit each other.

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

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

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Buford softball team defeats North Hall in extra innings for Region 8-AAAA crown

It took extra innings, a play at the plate and an errant throw to determine the Region 8-AAAA softball champion Monday.

October 12, 2015 | By ZACK MYERS | High schools

Gainesville volleyball team secures first Area 8-AAAAA championship

When the final whistle was blown, the celebration began for coach Randi Moore and Gainesville's volleyball team.

October 10, 2015 | By ZACK MYERS | High schools

Gainesville, Lanier collide in critical Region 8-AAAAA battle at City Park Stadium

Play by play, tackle by tackle, it all comes back to Gainesville coach Bruce Miller, even at the dead of night.

October 09, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools

High School Scoreboard: East Hall volleyball wins back-to-back Region 7-AAA championships

The East Hall volleyball team is back-to-back Region 7-AAA champions, after wins Thursday night over Lumpkin County (25-20, 25-17) and West Hall (25-21, 25-21) in ...

October 08, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

Buford volleyball team cruises to Area 8-AAAA title, prepares for long playoff run

BUFORD - With a hard shot just in front of the net, Tatum Shipes made sure Buford (36-0) could check off the latest accomplishment of an ...

October 08, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools

North Hall girls, Johnson boys edge field at Hall County Cross Country Championships

Two points. Twenty-one seconds.

October 08, 2015 | By ZACK MYERS | High schools

High School Scoreboard: Banks County softball falls to Franklin County

The Banks County softball team lost to Franklin County 6-4 Wednesday night.

October 07, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard: Dawson County softball secures spot in Class AAA state playoffs

The Dawson County softball team reserved its place in the Class AAA state tournament Tuesday with a 5-4 win in the Region 7-AAA tournament against ...

October 06, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High School Scoreboard: White County volleyball defeats Chestatee in play-in match

The White County volleyball team defeated Chestatee 27-29, 25-22, 25-11 in a play-in match for the area tournament Monday night.

October 05, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard: White County girls cross country wins Mountain Invitational

The North Hall boys cross country team took second place in the Runners Fit Mountain Invitational at Unicoi State Park on Thursday in Helen. North ...

October 02, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard: Buford volleyball completes undefeated regular season

The Buford volleyball team defeated St. Pius 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 Thursday night at St. Pius.

October 01, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard Sept. 30: Gainesville volleyball drops two Area matches

Gainesville High's volleyball squad dropped Area 8-AAAAA matches against Winder-Barrow (25-18, 24-26, 27-25) and Apalachee (21-25, 25-23, 25-21) on Wednesday.

September 30, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

High school scoreboard: Gainesville volleyball sweeps tri-match

The Gainesville High volleyball team defeated Clarke Central (25-17, 25-17) and Heritage (25-15, 25-7) Tuesday night in Athens.

September 29, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


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