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Sam Carpenter shines pitching, hitting as Gainesville splits first two in third round against Dalton

Gainesville's baseball team was charged up for Tuesday's state quarterfinal doubleheader against Dalton at Ivey-Watson Stadium.

May 10, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall boys fall in tennis semifinals 4-0 against Marist

ATLANTA - After experiencing a 4-0 loss in the state semifinals Monday, North Hall boys tennis coach Bob Woodworth was at the fence greeting his remaining players as they exited the court for a hard-fought effort.

May 02, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes with 15-under par at The Invite

Spencer Ralston was playing some of his best golf Saturday, even with a quick turnaround before attending prom.

April 30, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall boys blank Whitewater 5-0 in first round of tennis playoffs

North Hall boys tennis coach Bob Woodworth saw enough positives in his team's first-round playoff win Wednesday to believe it can get through the pesky second-round wall.

April 20, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville High boys golf team shoots program-best 287 at region to take 8-AAAAA title

Among all the great Gainesville High boys golf programs in the past, the 2016 squad will have some bragging rights for at least one year.

April 18, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Corban Meeler throws shutout for North Hall in 5-0 win against Chestatee

Continued strong pitching has kept North Hall in a position to control its own destiny toward earning the No. 2 spot to the postseason from Region 8-AAAA.

April 11, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school baseball: North Hall tops Johnson, in contention for No. 2 spot to playoffs

North Hall's path to earn its seventh consecutive postseason berth is entirely in its own hands. Should the Trojans (14-7, 9-3 Region 8-AAAA) win their last four games in region play, they will open the Class AAAA state tournament at Jody Davis Field later this month.

April 06, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville baseball tops region foe Winder-Barrow behind strong pitching performance, pair of HRs

Collier Scott put eighth-ranked Gainesville in a great position to have a big week with his six solid innings on the mound Monday against Winder-Barrow at Ivey-Watson Field.

April 04, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Fedrick Cardona scores go-ahead run in the sixth as Gainesville tops Heritage 3-2

A tendon injury in his left hand kept Fedrick Cardona out of Gainesville's starting lineup Wednesday, but didn't prevent him from scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning against Heritage at Ivey-Watson Field.

March 30, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jonathan Gettys strikes out 14 batters for Gainesville in 5-3 win against Loganville

Gainesville's isn't looking for style points with its two games against Loganville this week. The Red Elephants just want wins in the quest to gain the upper hand for their Region 8-AAAAA championship bid.

March 21, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school basketball: Players put on a show at North Georgia All-Star Classic

The burgeoning interest in the North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic was met with some great displays of athleticism Saturday at Gainesville High.

March 19, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Best high school basketball talent eager to meet for North Georgia All-Star Classic

Jerious Norwood is probably the most excited person involved with Saturday's North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic.

March 17, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall grad Paul Powers wins with conference-record time in 50 freestyle in Big Ten swim meet

The reaction from Paul Powers conveyed pure joy after he touched the wall first in the Big Ten Conference's 50-yard freestyle championship race Feb. 25 at Purdue University.

March 14, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville rallies in the seventh, beats Flowery Branch 8-4 in 10 innings

Collier Scott's blistering 10th-inning single woke up a stagnant Gainesville bench Monday at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex. Tied with Flowery Branch in the top half of the inning, Scott roped a ball that hit off the first baseman's glove for the Falcons, plating two runs and making an 8-4 win possible with the three extra innings.

March 07, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Neutral site quarterfinal round makes for long playoff basketball trips

Strictly on the basis of travel, Lakeview Academy fared best among the local programs remaining with the potential of two games for both programs in the Class A private school basketball quarterfinals at Kennesaw State University.

February 22, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Cuba earn Olympic spots during Day 3 of Pan Am Games on Lake Lanier

Andreanne Langlois came to Lake Lanier last month seeking a spot on the Canadian Canoe Kayak National Team. She's returning to Quebec as a ...

May 21, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Lack of offense sends Gainesville baseball to season-ending 2-0 loss to Houston County

Gainesville's penchant for scoring critical runs late in baseball games proved evasive Tuesday against Houston County.

May 17, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


What an opening night for Knights: Johnson blanks Madison County, 17-0

Johnson High's Sam Corbett said he wasn't feeling unsettling nerves, even though the freshman was lining up at quarterback in the season opener ...

August 21, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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