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Falcons advance to quarterfinals

FLOWERY BRANCH - The No. 2 seed out of Region 6-AAA, Sandy Creek, had a huge cross to bear in its matchup with Region 7-AAA champion Flowery Branch on Tuesday night at Falcon Fieldhouse.

March 08, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Prep basketball: Lions ready to prove they belong with the best

Lakeview Academy boys basketball coach Seth Vining doesn't try to sugarcoat the fact that the Lions are playing against a more athletic basketball team in the second round of the Class A playoffs tonight. On top of that, the visitors from Whitefield Academy (19-8) are bigger, stronger, and almost always playing for a Class A title this time of the year.

March 08, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Tuesday games rescheduled, cancelled

The season opener for the North Hall baseball team, scheduled for today against Habersham Central has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather.

March 08, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Johnson baseball opens season with win

Johnson High senior Will Rowlett pitched a complete game, allowing only two hits, en route to a season opening 2-1 win against Class AAAA's Cedar Shoals on Monday in Oakwood.

March 08, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: On paper, stats don't mean anything

By the standard set, they were having a down year.

March 07, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Jefferson wins record eighth straight state championship

DULUTH - Wrestling is a sport of vast emotion. Every end of the spectrum was on display in the traditional state finals Saturday at The Arena at Gwinnett in Duluth.

Scottie Forrester tried to fight back tears. And Cason Thurmond had to just sit back, take a deep breath and reflect.

March 06, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wheeler's 30 points gives East Hall a road playoff win

Sada Wheeler and visiting East Hall kept hope that a state title repeat could happen on Saturday afternoon, beating Dunwoody 54-44.

Wheeler had 30 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in a dominating performance, one that left first-year Lady Vikings coach Joey Rider impressed.

March 06, 2008 | By Matt Barksdale For The Times | High schools


Gainesville gets past Southside, will face Sandy Creek

GAINESVILLE - Playing in her first state playoff game, Gainesville's Jaymee Carnes showed little sign of being nervous.

March 06, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Lady Trojans ousted by Westminster

GAINESVILLE - The Westminster Lady Wildcats defeated North Hall 65-48 on Saturday night at North Hall in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament, ending the Lady Trojans' season.

March 06, 2008 | By Brian Carter For The Times | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Riverside wins in OT

Riverside Military Academy defeated Westminster of Augusta 59-56 in overtime to advance to the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Schools Association state playoffs.

March 06, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep basketball: Vikings defend home court, turns back nationally ranked South Atlanta

GAINESVILLE - There are times where no sports cliché can do a game justice.

A game that started with an alley-oop pass and reverse dunk by the top-rated junior in nation, South Atlanta's Derrick Favors.

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


Prep basketball: Previews of today's state playoff games

Buford vs. Putnam County

March 05, 2008 | Compiled by Katie B. Davis, Bill Murphy, Jonathan Zopf and Mitch Blomert | High schools


Prep basketball: Dunwoody ends the Davis era

DUNWOODY - When the final buzzer sounded in the Dunwoody High School gym Friday night, it signaled the end of an era for Red Elephant basketball and the beginning of retirement for longtime coach Jerry Davis.

March 05, 2008 | By Sam Steinberg sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Prep basketball: War Eagles stumble in first-round loss

ROSWELL - Blessed Trinity had the perfect solution to stopping Chestatee leading scorer Parker Smith: Prevent him from getting the ball, and when he does get the ball, don't let him get off any uncontested shots.

March 05, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep basketball: Dawson County bows out

Dawson County's early lead came by surprise, but wasn't enough for a first-round upset over Class AA No. 3-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian, as the Tigers fell 82-58 on Friday night in Norcross.

March 05, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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Gainesville earns hard-fought sweep over Jones County to reach first state title series since 2002

In a lesser playoff series, Caleb Whitenton's go-ahead home run or Mikey Gonzalez's heads-up tag at third base might have been the defining moment.

May 19, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville golf places third in Class AAAAA state championship

COLUMBUS – The scores were good for Gainesville's boys, especially when you consider the fast greens and humid air pressing golfers during the Class AAAAA championship meet at the Country Club of Columbus.

May 18, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


West Hall boys win Class AAA state soccer title with 3-1 victory over Calhoun

MACON - The most crucial pass in West Hall's 3-1 Class AAA state championship win over Calhoun was a blind guess, according to striker Sammy Coto.

May 16, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


High School Scoreboard: May 16

Flowery Branch's Jake Shewbert added to his strong performance at the Georgia Olympics, earning a fourth-place spot in the 3200 race with a time of 9 minutes, 44.1 seconds at Jefferson Memorial. Joining him in the race for the Falcons, Grant O'Callaghan was ninth (9:53.29).

May 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


West Hall boys soccer team to tackle talented Calhoun in Saturday's Class AAA state title game

It's hard to replicate the tense, nervy, pulse-pounding drama that is a penalty shootout in the state championship game.

May 16, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville's Hunter Mallard wins pole vault state championship

Hunter Mallard delivered the best performance of his short career Thursday.

May 15, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Whitenton's 7th-inning homer lifts Gainesville over South Effingham, 8-6, in Game 3 of quarterfinals

With the green light to swing on a 3-0 count, Caleb Whitenton saw the pitch he was looking for and cut his bat loose.

May 14, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


North Hall swept in quarterfinals by Whitewater

FAYETTEVILLE - The second-longest playoff run in North Hall baseball history came to an end at the hands of a team steeped in recent postseason success.

May 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools


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