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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


Basketball: Gainesville comes back after speech

GAINESVILLE - All the Gainesville girls' basketball team needed was a little talking to.

Following the first quarter, a quarter in which the Class AAA No. 7-ranked Lady Red Elephants allowed Lumpkin County to jump out to a seven-point lead with all-around lackadaisical play, coach Manson Hill spoke to his team in the calmest of angry voices.

December 30, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Basketball: Falcons rebound with win

Led by four players in double figures, including a 20-point effort by power forward Izaan Cross, the Class AAA No. 5-ranked Falcons recovered from a disappointing loss in the finals of Lanierland to beat North Hall, 76-63, on Monday.

December 29, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Letiecia Davenport

BY KATIE B. DAVIS

December 29, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Basketball: Lady Trojans on a roll

GAINESVILLE - The North Hall girls picked up right where they left off.

December 29, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Basketball: Lady Spartans fall to Gilmer

West Hall's girls dropped a Region 7-AAA contest Monday night at Gilmer, falling to the Lady Bobcats, 54-40.

December 29, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Wrestling: Flowery Branch tops East Hall

The Flowery Branch wrestling team beat East Hall 48-33 on Monday night at East Hall High.

December 29, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


Davis: Looking back at Lanierland

Lanierland No. 48 has come and gone and while the obvious kudos go to the North Hall girls team and East Hall boys team, there were some under-the-radar notables that shouldn't go unmentioned.

December 29, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Murphy: Football season full of highlights

I've seen a lot of great high school football this season. From the flooding rains back on opening night to the Buford Wolves hoisting the Class AA state championship trophy just a couple days ago in a chilly rain, it's been a season to remember.

December 28, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Creekview joining Region 7-AAA

Region 7-AAA will be expanding by one next fall after the Georgia High School Association reclassification committee approved Creekview's request to join the league Monday.

December 28, 2007 | From staff reports | High schools


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Commerce, Jefferson repeat as state duals wrestling champions

Ten of Commerce's wrestlers went undefeated throughout the Tigers' romp to a second straight state team duals title in Class A this weekend at the Macon Centreplex.

January 17, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: Jan. 17

Ty Cockfield scored 46 points, including 26 in the fourth quarter, to lead Johnson to a comeback 82-76 win over Apalachee that keeps the Knights undefeated.

January 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year: Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert

Jake Shewbert completed quite a change of fortunes individually at the state cross country meet on Nov. 8.

January 17, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year: White County's Jenna Gearing

Jenna Gearing knew nothing would come easy in 2014.

January 17, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


Flowery Branch, Riverside repeat as county swimming champions

The Flowery Branch girls swimming team closed out its seventh straight Hall County championship in style Friday, sweeping the top two spots in the meet-capping 400-yard freestyle relay at Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center.

January 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 16

Banks County's Austin Venable scored his 1,000th career point as the Leopards defeated West Hall 76-48 on Friday in Homer.

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Anderson scores 25 as Buford girls top North Hall, 55-40

When Buford's girls need a shot of energy into the offense, the ball automatically goes into the able hands of senior guard Camille Anderson. Although she's a versatile weapon, scoring is where her skills were most apparent against North Hall on Friday.

January 16, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch girls hope to extend streak at county swim meet

Flowery Branch's swimmers haven't grown complacent during their ongoing run of success at the Hall County championships.

January 15, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville, North Hall ready to take mat in state wrestling duals

Gainesville is approaching its trip to the 16-team wrestling state duals this weekend as a building block for what coach Nick Niesielowski hopes is a bright future for the program.

January 14, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Cockfield drops 42 in Johnson's 100-89 win over Buford

On a night where Johnson needed a strong offensive showing to secure a victory, Ty Cockfield answered the call.

January 13, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 13

Jordan Pulliam's 20 points powered Chestatee to a 54-45 win against Monroe Area on Tuesday.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


No. 2 Dawson County girls top West Hall 73-47, move to 20-0 on the season

Winning 20 straight games to open the season is quite the accomplishment for Dawson County's girls. On Tuesday, it was 20 straight points the Lady Tigers scored to open the game and assure a victory, 73-47, against West Hall in Oakwood.

January 13, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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