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Dome Day: Wolves ready for early kickoff

BUFORD - T.J. Pridemore admitted that he has a hard time with staying up too late and having to get up early.

Then why is Buford's senior linebacker actually excited about getting up at 5 this morning after having gone to bed around 8 p.m. the night before? Because he and the rest of the Wolves (13-0) will be playing in the Class AA semifinals against Dublin (11-2) in the Georgia Dome at 9 a.m. today.

December 19, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | High schools


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


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


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


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


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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


Junior Carew peaking at right time for North Hall

Don't get Michael Carew wrong. He enjoys hanging out with several of his friends and fellow wrestlers from Buford and surrounding schools throughout the area.

January 12, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High school scoreboard: Jan. 12

Norris Rettiger led the North Georgia Christian boys to a 60-36 win over Victory Baptist on Monday night in Loganville.

January 12, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


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