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Prep baseball: Gainesville's Bennett comes up clutch in region win

Allow one run on the pitchers mound, then save the day in extra innings with a game-winning home run. All in a typical day of work for Gainesville High's Zach Bennett.

April 25, 2008 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Adams spends spring break 'lighting it up'

While most of his peers were doing whatever they could during spring break last week, East Hall's Drew Adams was doing what he loves, playing baseball.

April 25, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Falcons extend win streak to six

The Flowery Branch Falcons took advantage of seven walks and seven hit batters to defeat East Hall 11-3, increasing their win streak to six games on Monday.

April 25, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


North Hall turf field a no go

North Hall High won't be getting field turf after all.

April 25, 2008 | | High schools


Zopf: Playoff race wide open in 7-AAA

I've never really been all that good at solving word problems.

April 24, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep baseball: Falcons move into first

FLOWERY BRANCH - The already close race for the Region 7-AAA baseball title just got tighter.

Faced with stopping the hottest team in the region - the Gainesville Red Elephants - Cody Ackerman and the Flowery Branch Falcons showed no signs of fear and ended Gainesville's 10-game winning streak to the tune of a 9-1 victory on Friday at Hog Mountain Sports Complex.

April 23, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep baseball: Dragons maintain top spot in 8-A

Jefferson's Jed Gurley isn't used to being the center of attention, but after the game the Dragons' No. 9 hitter had Friday night, it would be hard to get overlooked.

Gurley, a senior, connected on his only home run of the season for Jefferson (11-3, 10-0 Region 8-A) and drove in six runs as part of a 14-2 win over Lakeview Academy (10-6, 7-2) in Gainesville. He finished the game 3-for-3 with a fifth-inning RBI double and reached base in all five at bats.

April 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep soccer: Falcons beat Lumpkin to win area title

DAHLONEGA - With the Area 7-AAA soccer championship on the line, the Flowery Branch Falcons knew they were going to be in for a battle against No.13-ranked Lumpkin County.

April 23, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Trojans tame Chestatee

The North Hall Trojans increased their winning streak to three games with a 13-3 victory against Chestatee on Saturday at Jody Davis Field.

April 23, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Knights edge East Hall, 7-6

Johnson High junior Nick Denard had an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to secure a 7-6 win over East Hall on Friday night in Oakwood.

April 22, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Wright picks up sixth win

North Hall senior Josh Wright singled twice, doubled and had an RBI in a 9-1 win for the Trojans against Lumpkin County on Wednesday night in Dahlonega. He also picked up his sixth win this season on the mound with four strikeouts.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Lakeview rallies past Athens Academy

Lakeview Academy baseball coach Deuce Roark expects a lot out of his seniors. Matt Reynolds didn't disappoint his coach with a hit that scored the game winning run in a 9-8 win against Athens Academy on Wednesday night in Gainesville.

April 21, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep scoreboard: Leopards win two

The Banks County High baseball team swept Union County 12-4 and 11-3 in a doubleheader on Thursday night in Homer.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


SCOREBOARD: Jefferson stays perfect in Region 8-A

Class A's Eighth ranked Jefferson High baseball team kept their region record flawless with a 9-0 win against Commerce on Tuesday night in Commerce.

April 20, 2008 | | High schools


The battle for field turf

When asked about artificial turf in 1970, former Major League Baseball player Dick Allen said, "If a horse can't eat it, then I don't want to play on it."

April 20, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools


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High school scoreboard: April 11

Logan Burt hit the walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to secure a 14-12 win for Dawson County against West Hall on Friday in Dawsonville.

April 11, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 10

Brian Newman went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead West Hall to a 5-4 win against White County in eight innings on Thursday in Cleveland. With the win, the Spartans completed a two-game sweep of the Warriors.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Meg Callahan

The Gainesville girls golf team has looked to Meg Callahan to be a soft-spoken but strong leader since her freshman season, when she finished with the lowest stroke average in the program and won the team's player of the year award.

April 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 9

Colton Chester hit two home runs for Dawson County as the Tigers upset previously unbeaten Buford 3-2 on Wednesday in Dawsonville.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall's English outduels White Co.'s Adams, 4-1

While there were about 30 Major League Baseball scouts huddled behind home plate to get a look at White County pitcher Spencer Adams, it was West Hall pitcher Zach English who managed to steal the show Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Newton efficient pitching for Gainesville in 12-2 win against Clarke Central

Gainesville's starting rotation has strung together quite the pitching line against Clarke Central in two years of Region 8-AAAAA meetings. A year after Gainesville pitchers tossed a pair of no-hitters against the Gladiators, senior Chandler Newton gave up just two hits in a complete-game, 12-2 victory in five innings on Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field.

April 09, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch baseball struggles early in 9-2 loss to Heritage

A rough start to a crucial region game made the Flowery Branch baseball's team playoff hopes a little less comfortable.

April 08, 2014 | | High schools


High school scoreboard: April 8

Michael Gettys hit two doubles, a home run and drove in two runs as Gainesville defeated Loganville 9-6 on Tuesday in Loganville.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Lewallen throws 2-hitter in North Hall's 8-2 win over East Hall

After losing the top three pitchers from last season's state runner-up team, the North Hall Trojans seem to have found a new ace for their pitching staff.

April 08, 2014 | Ed Hooper | High schools


Falcons add two potential starters to secondary

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have added two potential starters to their secondary by signing safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Logan Burt

While Logan Burt patrolled center field against Fannin County on March 31, he knew he was about to be called on to pitch Dawson County out of a jam.

April 07, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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