FLOWERY BRANCH -- Virtually every battle at midfield was won by Westminster, virtually every Falcons' shot was deflected or saved and despite battling until the last minute, Class AAA's No. 3-ranked Flowery Branch was beaten by No. 2 Westminster (17-3) 2-1 in the state semifinals Tuesday night at Falcon Field.
BALL GROUND - North Hall and Lumpkin County represented Region 7-AAA well as both teams finished in the top five at the boys Class AAA state golf meet Monday at the Hawks Ridge Golf Course in Ball Ground.
Lakeview Academy's David Pruett has decided to continue his education at Armstrong Atlantic State University and sign a letter of Intent with the basketball program. He was voted Region 8-A Player of the Year and was a Times first-team All-Area selection. A four-year starter at Lakeview, Pruett finished his career with 1,961 points, second most in school history.
Pruett will sign his letter of intent at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Walters Athletic Center at Lakeview Academy.
The North Hall girls soccer team felt an inner peace when time expired in overtime and headed into penalty kicks with the game tied 0-0 against No. 3 ranked St. Vincent's Academy during Saturday's Class AAA state quarterfinal.
The field of Canadian Olympic hopefuls in canoe and kayak started taking shape at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Center on Saturday. Canoe finals in the men's C-1 (one-person canoe) 1,000 meter race and men's C-2 1,000 meter finals were held. Kayak finals in the men's K-1 1,000 meter, men's K-2 1,000 meter and women's K-1 500 were also held.
The Buford High girls soccer team qualified for the state semifinals in Class AA/A for the second consecutive season with a 3-2 win against Brookstone Saturday night in Columbus. Buford visits Lovett in the round of four Wednesday night in Atlanta at a time still to be determined.
May 15, 2008|
From staff reports
FLOWERY BRANCH - Cody Ackerman was waiting on a fastball when he stepped to the plate in the eighth inning for No. 1-ranked Flowery Branch Friday night and he was more than willing to be the one to play the role of hero for the Falcons with the bases loaded and the score tied 3-3 against Lumpkin County.