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Prep football: Region 8-AAAA preview

In Region 8-AAAA, the subregion system which led to an undefeated team taking a No. 2 seed into the AAAA playoffs has been scrapped for 2008. But that means there's no room for non-region warm-up games. This year, every game counts in this 11-team region.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Region 8-AAA preview

The Stephens County-Hart County rivalry didn't need an influx of excitement - the game has decided the Region 8-AAA championship each of the last three seasons. But when Ren Teasley, the Bulldogs' leading rusher for the last two seasons, showed up at Stephens County practice to start the 2008 season, that's exactly what it got.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Region 7-AAA preview

Most of the region's coaches had hoped to avoid this - another two seasons of subdivided football.

August 31, 2008 | Brent Holloway | High schools


Softball games postponed

Tuesday's Gainesville vs. North Hall softball games have been cancelled and have been rescheduled for tomorrow.

August 30, 2008 | | High schools


Knights looking for a breakthrough

The Johnson High football program is itching to end a three-year span without a playoff appearance. With a team returning 13 starters and equipped with talented skill players, Johnson coach Paul Friel feels like the Knights can compete against traditional contenders Flowery Branch and Gainesville in Region 7B-AAA.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


War Eagles, Falcons building toward a championship

In politics, change is often promised. In the world of high school athletics, it's delivered. Year in and year out faces and names change with the season.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Warriors hungry for more

Last season the Warriors whet their appetites, now they hope to make it back for seconds.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Spartans expect to 'turn the corner' in Newton's second campaign

Consider year one of the Mike Newton administration as a building block. Two wins were not what the coach expected in his first year as the head coach of West Hall, but despite the lack of victories, Newton sees the team and program headed for brighter days.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


New-look Red Elephants have tradition to uphold

The office of Gainesville High coach Bruce Miller is littered with past accomplishments and accolades. Plaques and game balls display the achievements of his 35-year coaching career. But there is one glaring omission from all the mementos: A state championship trophy.

August 30, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Indians planning to pound it

The road to redemption runs through Dahlonega. After a winless 2006 season, Lumpkin County came back in coach Tommy Jones' second year at the helm to go 5-5.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Will Trojans rebuild or reload?

As winners of three of the past four region titles, North Hall has been the standard bearer for recent success in Region 7-AAA. But the challenge to the Trojans this season will be to make it back to the state playoffs after losing 15 starters that carried the school to the Class AAA state semifinals in 2007.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Falcons aim for first region championship in 2008

The Jaybo Shaw era has ended at Flowery Branch, but from the sound of things, his void will be ably filled.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


Tigers sticking with what works

A lot has changed since Commerce played in the Georgia Dome in the Class A state semifinals in 2006.

August 30, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Dragons prepare for jump to Class AA

Jefferson coach Bill Navas is cautiously optimistic about his program's jump to the ranks of Class AA. This is the first season that the Dragons have played outside of Class A since 1987.

August 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Tigers ready for a turnaround

Two straight losing seasons has Dawson County out to prove something.

August 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | High schools


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Area Wrestler of the Year: Buford's Chip Ness

As Buford's Chip Ness went through drills practicing for his final state tournament in February, he broke out into a grin. Wolves coach Rob Carlyle wanted to know what was so funny.

April 05, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Area Wrestling Coach of the Year: Buford's Rob Carlyle

It might be hard for Rob Carlyle to match what he accomplished this season as Buford's wrestling coach, but he's eager to give it a shot. Led by four-time state champion Chip Ness, the Wolves capped off a historic season with Class AAA state titles both in duals and traditionals in 2014.

April 05, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


All-Area Wrestling Teams

First-Team All Area

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 4

Garrett Bishop drove in three runs to lead East Hall to an 8-2 win over Region 7-AAA foe Dawson County Friday night at East Hall Park in Gainesville.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville struggles at the plate in 4-1 loss to Loganville

All of a sudden, Gainesville's rematch with Loganville on Monday became that much more important, after its first meeting Friday resulted in a 4-1 loss for the Red Elephants at Ivey-Watson Field.

April 04, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


West Hall baseball continues push for playoff bid

OAKWOOD - After earning a lopsided win over Fannin County on Friday night, a few West Hall baseball players stood in the corner of the home dugout holding a rolled up 2003 playoff banner, a symbolic reminder of the Spartans' last trip to the postseason.

April 04, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 3

Kelsey Dumanowsky notched a pair of goals and an assist to lead Johnson to a 6-0 win against Eastside on Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 2

Zack Collins hit two home runs and tallied six RBIs to lead West Hall in a 19-2 win against Fannin County on Wednesday in Blue Ridge.

April 02, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Higginbotham fans 14 in Buford's 7-0 win over White Co.

CLEVELAND - Even with the tremendous zip on the fastball for Buford lefty Jake Higginbotham, it was the knee-buckling curveball that got him out of trouble and preserved a 7-0 win against White County on Wednesday in Cleveland.

April 02, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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