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Gainesville scheduled to play Greenbrier on Wednesday for Class AAAAA baseball state title

EVANS — Gainesville's bid for a baseball state championship is quickly evolving into a never-ending series.

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Gainesville, Greenbrier to decide Class AAAAA state championship with Game 3 Tuesday

Gainesville, Greenbrier to decide Class AAAAA state championship with Game 3 Tuesday

EVANS — Losing a game in the state championship series doesn’t appear to have dampened the spirit of Gainesville’s baseball program. 

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Gettys strikes out 11 in Gainesville's Game 1 win over Greenbrier in AAAAA state championship series

Gettys strikes out 11 in Gainesville's Game 1 win over Greenbrier in AAAAA state championship series

Jonathan Gettys recorded 11 strikeouts and allowed just a pair of hits for Gainesville in a 6-2 win against Greenbrier to open the Class AAAAA state championship series in Evans. Game 2 will begin at 6 p.m.

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Gainesville High seeking Class AAAAA baseball state championship against Greenbrier

Gainesville High seeking Class AAAAA baseball state championship against Greenbrier

After Gainesville wrapped up its state semifinal sweep of Jones County last week, athletic director Wayne Vickery leaned back against the rail on the steps overlooking Ivey-Watson Field, where he won five state titles as the school’s baseball coach.

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Jefferson baseball falls in Class AAA championship series to Blessed Trinity

Jefferson baseball falls in Class AAA championship series to Blessed Trinity

ROSWELL — For the first time in program history, the Jefferson Dragons’ baseball team played for a state championship on Saturday at Blessed Trinity. The problem was, they were playing the defending Class AAA state champions, the Blessed Trinity Titans.

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Buford sweeps Whitewater to clinch Class AAAA baseball state championship

Buford sweeps Whitewater to clinch Class AAAA baseball state championship

FAYETTEVILLE — Buford baseball coach Tony Wolfe got the icewater bath when it was all said and done Saturday night. At the same time, Wolves catcher Joey Bart was crouched down, holding tight to his team's shiny state championship trophy.

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Top-ranked Buford set to battle No. 3 Whitewater for Class AAAA state baseball title

Top-ranked Buford set to battle No. 3 Whitewater for Class AAAA state baseball title

The top-ranked Buford baseball program will play for the Class AAAA state championship against Whitewater, starting with a doubleheader in the best-of-three championship series at 5 p.m. Saturday in Fayetteville.

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College teams flock to Lake Lanier for American Collegiate Rowing Association national championship

College teams flock to Lake Lanier for American Collegiate Rowing Association national championship

Gregg Hartsuff took out a screwdriver as he worked on a trophy in the bed of his truck, carefully putting the cup back together after disassembling it for the long drive down from Ann Arbor, Mich. It’s a labor of love for the University of Michigan men’s rowing coach, who has led his team to seven straight American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) national championships, including four since the tournament moved to Gainesville.

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High school scoreboard: May 21

East Hall junior Triston Cooper shot a 77 during the Class AAA state golf championship on Monday at the Brookfield Country Club in Roswell.

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Jefferson baseball advances to Class AAA state title series with Game 3 win over Westminster, 5-2

Jefferson baseball advances to Class AAA state title series with Game 3 win over Westminster, 5-2

ATLANTA — After dropping Game 2 of the Class AAA state semifinals to the Westminster Wildcats, Jefferson coach Tommy Knight said his team would “be better” in a pressure-packed, season-deciding Game 3.

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Gainesville baseball state championship series pushed back to Memorial Day

The Gainesville High baseball team will visit Greenbrier for the Class AAAAA state championship, starting with a doubleheader in the best-of-three series at 3 p.m. Monday in Columbia County. The third game, if necessary, would be Tuesday. 

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Jefferson splits semifinal baseball series with Westminster

Jefferson splits semifinal baseball series with Westminster

ATLANTA — The Jefferson Dragons’ baseball team split its first two games against the Westminster Wildcats in the Class AAA state semifinals on Tuesday. The deciding Game 3 will be played today at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster. The winner plays at Blessed Trinity for the Class AAA state championship on Saturday.

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Buford sweeps Cartersville 10-0, 10-3 to reach Class AAAA state title series

Buford sweeps Cartersville 10-0, 10-3 to reach Class AAAA state title series

CARTERSVILLE — For opponents, Buford’s pitching results in a whirlwind of whiffs, scuffed dirt and long walks back to the dugout.

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Dawson County's Caldwell wins Class AAA girls golf championship

Dawson County’s Madison Caldwell shot a 73 to win the Class AAA girls golf individual state title Monday at Horseshoe Bend in Roswell. Caldwell beat out second place finisher Clara Halsey of Sonoraville. The Dawson County girls finished seventh as a team with a score of 298. In addition to Caldwell’s 73, Sydney Morgan shot a 103 and Hannah McConnell shot a 122 for the Lady Tigers. The Dawson County boys shot a 343 to finish seventh at the state tournament. David Ford led the way with an 81.

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

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.

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Gainesville golf places third in Class AAAAA state championship

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.

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

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. 

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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).

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

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.

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Gainesville's Hunter Mallard wins pole vault state championship

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

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

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.

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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.

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Blessed Trinity ends Lumpkin County's undefeated season with 4-0 Class AAA semifinal win

DAHLONEGA — Blessed Trinity proved to be a little too much for a young Lumpkin County team to handle Tuesday night at the Burial Grounds. The previously unbeaten Lady Indians fell 4-0 to the Lady Titans in the GHSA Class AAA girls soccer semifinals.

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West Hall boys soccer team defeats Oconee County 2-0, advances to Saturday's AAA state title game

West Hall boys soccer team defeats Oconee County 2-0, advances to Saturday's AAA state title game

The feeling still didn’t sink in for Bradley Hodgson, as he jogged off the pitch at Spartan Field to greet his jubilant family Tuesday night in Oakwood.

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Gainesville splits quarterfinal doubleheader, forces Game 3 against South Effingham

Gainesville splits quarterfinal doubleheader, forces Game 3 against South Effingham

Gainesville senior Mikey Gonzalez was cool and calm about the reality that his team’s season rests on today’s Game 3 in a quarterfinal series against South Effingham at Ivey-Watson.

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Gainesville's title dreams dashed, 24-17 at Allatoona

Gainesville's title dreams dashed, 24-17 at Allatoona

ACWORTH — Gainesville was in it to the very end.

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Jefferson's perfect season ended by OT loss

JEFFERSON — The Jefferson Dragons’ run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.

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Buford marches to semifinal, tops Marist 30-6

Buford marches to semifinal, tops Marist 30-6

BUFORD — Determination helped Joshua Thomas and Buford take control Friday night and punch the Wolves’ ticket into the state semifinals for an eighth consecutive season.

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Commerce heads to semifinals with 10-0 win

COMMERCE — It wasn’t a win for the highlight reel, but Commerce coach Michael Brown will take it. 

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Backup sparks Wolves past Mary Persons, 35-14

Backup sparks Wolves past Mary Persons, 35-14

BUFORD — For Evyn Cooper, it was all about being the next man up.

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