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Girls basketball: East Hall ready to repeat

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

When French novelist Alphonse Karr first used that proverb in the 1800s, he more than likely didn't have the East Hall girls basketball team in mind.

November 15, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Girls basketball: Wheeler gives nod to Gamecocks

East Hall High senior Sada Wheeler has made a big decision for her future and decided she is going to play basketball at the University of South Carolina. Wheeler was at the Columbia, S.C. campus over the weekend to give her verbal commitment, and it set to sign her letter of intent on Wednesday at East Hall.

"It's very exciting to make this decision and have the pressure of recruiting out of the way," Wheeler said. "I think it's going to take a lot of pressure off of me so I can enjoy my senior season."

November 15, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Trojans still perfect

The Chestatee fans that clogged Ledan Road, packed the school's parking lots and jammed the stands of War Eagle Stadium wanted to see an upset.

What they saw instead Friday night was North Hall putting the final touches on its unblemished masterpiece of a regular season.

November 14, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Prep football: Habersham Central 28, Heritage 0

MOUNT AIRY - Habersham Central football coach Gene Cathcart is not fond of Region 8-AAAA's playoff seeding system - but you won't hear him complaining too loudly these days.

November 14, 2007 | By Morgan Lee For The Times | High schools


Prep football: Pairings set for playoffs

After all the muck and mire of the Region 7-AAA subregion season, everyone finally knows that North Hall is numero uno. The Trojans (10-0) were forced run the table this season in order to win the region title.

November 14, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep football: White County 32, Lumpkin County 7

For the first time since 2001, White County will take part in postseason play.

"We won the games we had to win," said White County coach Gregg Segraves. "Chestatee, East Hall and Gilmer, we kind of went through the motions, but we had to put it together tonight and I thought we did that."

November 14, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Prep football: Flowery Branch 41, West Hall 7

OAKWOOD - Five miles separates West Hall and Flowery Branch high schools. That, plus 34 points and a Class AAA playoff berth.

The Falcons put on a show Friday night as they tuned up for their third-straight state playoff appearance. Jaybo Shaw threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in the first half as Flowery Branch (9-1, 4-0 Region 7B-AAA) ended the regular season with a 41-7 victory over West Hall at Spartan Field.

November 14, 2007 | By Ryan Smith For The Times | High schools


Prep football: Johnson 27, Pickens 6

Johnson High football coach Paul Friel was concerned about motivation for Friday night's season finale at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium.

November 14, 2007 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Hall County cross country teams are heading for the home stretch

Jimmy Sorrells' six-month experiment, otherwise known as cross country season, is about to reach its conclusion.

The Flowery Branch coach's goal is to use the most effective training techniques to get his runners ready for today's Class AAA state cross country meet in Carrollton.

November 14, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Prep football: Area roundup

The East Hall High football team ended its season on a positive note picking up a 29-17 win against Gilmer on Friday night in Ellijay.

November 13, 2007 | From staff reports sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Prep scoreboard: State playoff lineup is set

White County wrapped up the final spot in the state playoffs from Region 7-AAA on Friday, beating Lumpkin County 32-7 in Dahlonega.

November 13, 2007 | From staff reports sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Football Friday Nights

East Hall at Gilmer

November 13, 2007 | Compiled by: Jeff Cochran, Katie B. Davis, Brent Holloway, Bill Murphy and Corey Wilson The Times | High schools


Prep football: Trojans vying to stay No. 1, Chestatee looking for playoff spot

The numbers North Hall has put up so far this season are incomparable.

The undefeated Trojans (9-0, 4-0 7A-AAA) are averaging 50.6 points per game, 447.1 yards per game and have scored more than 40 points in eight of their nine wins.

November 13, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


Post season play or post season off?

There are two certainties going into tonight's matchup between White County and Lumpkin County in Dahlonega.

The Indians (5-4, 2-2) are not going to the playoffs and if Lumpkin County gets a win tonight on its home turf, the Warriors (6-3, 3-1) aren't going to the post season either.

November 13, 2007 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Prep football: Riverside 49, George Walton 6

GAINESVILLE - Riverside Military coach Chris Lancaster summed it up well after the Eagles locked up home field advantage in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state playoffs with a 49-6 win over George Walton on Thursday night at Maginnis Field.

"I couldn't have scripted it any better myself," Lancaster said.

November 13, 2007 | Bill Murphy | 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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