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New Gainesville AD Billy Kirk eager to enhance tradition-rich athletics program

Billy Kirk accepted the job as Gainesville's new athletic director just in time to watch the Red Elephants baseball team make a run to the state championship series in May.

July 15, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Buford High to host Atlanta Falcons' annual Friday Night Lights scrimmage Aug. 7

Tom Riden Stadium has played host to plenty of elite high school football players during Buford High School's run to 10 state championships over the past 14 seasons.

June 19, 2015 | Jared Putnam | Atlanta Falcons


Gainesville falls to Greenbrier, 5-2, in Game 3 of Class AAAAA baseball state championship

EVANS - Gainesville's players put themselves in a position that virtually every high school baseball team dreams of.

May 27, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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


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


Johnson boys soccer team falls to Cross Keys, 3-2, after having late goal waved off

Fabian Abarca gave the home crowd at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium a moment of jubilation when he put the ball in the back of the net with less than two minutes remaining.

May 09, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Chestatee girls soccer team trounces West Laurens 5-1, reaches quarterfinals for first time

If Mark Dunn had chosen any other year to retire as Chestatee girls soccer coach, his remarkable career would have already been over by this point in the season.

May 05, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Salcido's strike lifts Gainesville boys soccer team to first-round win over Cambridge

Cesar Salcido extended his body as far as he could. It turned out to be just far enough to send Gainesville's boys soccer team forward in the playoffs.

April 29, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville girls soccer team drops postseason opener to Creekview in penalty kick shootout

Over and over again, Gainesville's girls were agonizingly close to the goal they needed.

April 28, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Gainesville boys clinch soccer region title, Howard's 250th win

For everything Rick Howard earned Saturday - a region championship trophy, a milestone victory and a plaque to commemorate it - his players' gestures of respect might be what sticks with the Gainesville boys soccer coach the longest.

April 18, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Buford baseball team defeats Gainesville, 2-0, at Coolray

LAWRENCEVILLE - Buford coach Tony Wolfe describes pitcher Connor Bennett as a "bulldog" on the mound, especially in relief appearances.

March 22, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


North Hall baseball team edges Madison County 2-1 in Region 8-AAAA opener

Even when Madison County saw glimpses of success against Corbin Lewallen at the plate, the North Hall left-hander continued to torment the Red Raiders once they reached the basepaths.

March 12, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Buford girls aim to wrap up 'unfinished business,' beat Carrollton for basketball state title

BUFORD - The team poster hanging on the wall outside Buford coach Gene Durden's office tells a year's worth of storyline in only two words.

March 04, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Former Lambert coach Sid Maxwell taking over Dawson County football program

Sid Maxwell said football is still in his blood. A year away from the sideline has done nothing to change that.

March 04, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


Jonesboro shuts down Johnson, 50-35, in Class AAAA quarterfinals

Jeff Steele could only tip his hat to a performance unlike anything the Johnson boys basketball coach had ever seen - one good enough to end the previously unbeaten Knights' historic season.

February 26, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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West Hall still owns Oakwood, tops Johnson 35-9

West Hall had a simple formula for success against Johnson: translate turnovers into touchdowns.

August 28, 2015 | Jared Putnam | All prep football news


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