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Uhaa commits to Paladins

Tersoo Uhaa had no doubt that the day would come. The senior at Riverside Military Academy has stated that a career in the NFL is his ultimate athletic goal. Wednesday, after a standout prep career, he committed to make the next step.

Uhaa, a 5-foot-9, 200-pound running back and linebacker, has accepted a scholarship offer from Furman University and verbally committed to play for the Division I-AA Paladins next fall.

December 18, 2007 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Let's get ready to rumble: 48th Lanierland Tourney tips off

At the time, C.W. Davis had no reason to believe his idea to pull together the Hall County teams for some holiday competition would turn into the longest-running high school basketball tournament in Georgia.

December 18, 2007 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Football: From the Brickyard to the Dome: A look back at North Hall's journey

It can be hard for a season to parallel expectations going into the season. There are often times too many unexpected variables, such as injuries, intersquad discontent and player misconduct, that can sideline a season with previously high expectations.

North Hall football coach Bob Christmas didn't want to turn a blind-eye to the possibility of adversity to an otherwise talented team when the season began.

December 18, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanierland: team previews

Chestatee War Eagles

December 18, 2007 | Compiled by: Jeff Cochran, Katie B. Davis, Corey Wilson | High schools


Football: Simpson has team ready for the Dome

If Buford football coach Jess Simpson has the look of someone who has been there before, it's because he has.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Football: Trojans' young guns make big impact

Thomas Sprague had to make a split-second decision. And there was no room for error.

Against Perry last week in the Class AAA state quarterfinals, the North Hall sophomore linebacker was in the end zone, in coverage, when the ball came right in his direction. His first reaction was he wasn't in position for the interception, so he went with his next best option to bat the ball down and prevent a touchdown. It proved to be a very wise decision.

December 17, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep football: Riverside's Uhaa commits to Furman

Tersoo Uhaa had no doubt the day would come. The senior at Riverside Military Academy has stated that a career in the NFL is his ultimate athletic goal. Wednesday, after a standout prep career, he committed to make the next step.

December 17, 2007 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Weakened Wolves have to wait

BUFORD - Buford boys basketball coach Milt Travis, who is in the midst of his sixth year at the helm of the Wolves program, is used to this time of year.

He coaches, after all, at a school with a football team that is a perennial powerhouse in the state, meaning that for the first month to month and a half of every season he is without some of his top players.

December 17, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Lady Spartans find early season stride

The West Hall High girls basketball team defeated White County 49-47 Tuesday in Oakwood. With the win, the Lady Spartans (3-3, 2-1 Region 7-AAA) already matched last season's total win total.

December 16, 2007 | Staff reports | High schools


Gruhn named to GACA Hall of Fame

For 29 years he stood at the helm of the Gainesville High football program and guided it to a 245-104-5 record which included nine trips to the state quarterfinals, 11 state semifinals appearances and four state finals appearances.

December 16, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Trojans will win in even matchup

I'm called upon to go ahead and make my prediction for Saturday's North Hall/Cairo game at the Dome.

December 16, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Seedings set for Lanierland Tournament

The schedule is set, the teams are in place, and tipoff of the 48th Lanierland Basketball Tournament is just a day away.

December 16, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Wright signs with Shorter

North Hall baseball player Josh Wright recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Shorter College of the Nationall Association of Intercollegiate Athletics division. Wright was named to the 2007 Times All-Area team and was awarded the Jody Davis Team Award for the Trojans. Pictured with him are, from back left, North Hall coach Trent Mongero, North Hall Athletics Director Harold Daniels, Shorter baseball coach Matt Larry, North Hall principal Gary Brown, from front left, sister Lindsay Wright, mother Rhonda Wright, Josh Wright and father Ken Wright.

December 16, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: GHS girls, East Hall boys win

The battle between the Class AAA girls No. 5- and No. 6-ranked teams lived up to its billing.

December 16, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Four days to the Dome: Hard-hitting Hulsey finds home on special teams

Chase Hulsey's eyes widen just thinking about playing in the Georgia Dome on Saturday afternoon. This North Hall senior gets goose bumps visualizing running out of the tunnel onto the field for the AAA semifinal against Cairo.

There will be a sea of green there to support the Trojans. But first and foremost for Hulsey it's a business trip to win a football game.

December 15, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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North Hall's Wells glad to 'invest in my own community'

Billy Wells has lived in northern Hall County for the past six years while working as a coach and athletic director in Gwinnett County.

July 24, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Corley brings diverse experience to Chestatee athletics

Ben Corley's background could go a long way toward making him a coach's best friend.

July 23, 2014 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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


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