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Gainesville's Emily House qualifies for Powerlifting National Championship

Emily House is part of an elite group of people who have qualified for a national championship in two different sports.

August 10, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

New GHSA rule makes football coaches cautious of time management in practice

Coaching high school football has made mastery of time management a must.

August 03, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Flowery Branch grad Jonathan Hughes opts for Georgia Tech over pro baseball deal

Delaying the start of his professional baseball career is a decision which Jonathan Hughes is completely comfortable with.

July 27, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks

Gainesville's Hunter Mallard enjoying high-flying success at pole vault

Hunter Mallard is talented and blessed - two great things going for the rising star in the pole vault from Gainesville High.

July 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

North Hall's Harper Seymour goes out a state champion in discus

Harper Seymour had a habit of saving her best for last.

July 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Gainesville High's Hunter Mallard qualifies for U.S. Track & Field National Junior Olympics

Hunter Mallard is spending the month preparing for a shot at a national championship.

July 13, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club sending 4 to Pan American Games

Local representation at the Pan American Games is just another feather in the cap for the athletes the Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club produces.

July 07, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

Ty McCormack excited for chance to run in World University Games

Ty McCormack knows his experience next month in South Korea will be like an official transition from college running greatness to his work as a business professional.

June 29, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

North Hall grad Paul Powers making strides in swimming career

Paul Powers was in for a surprise in February when he opened an email from Lindsay Mintenko, the USA Swimming National Team Managing Director. It was an opportunity that Powers, a North Hall High grad and University of Michigan freshman swimmer, didn't see coming.

June 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

Gainesville, Flowery Branch, North Hall to compete in preseason scrimmages at The Brickyard

Bob Christmas and Bruce Miller will get another chance to face off on opposing sidelines. This time around, however, it will come with much less on the line for their respective football programs.

June 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

White County grad Spencer Adams looking to improve every day in the minors

Spencer Adams is not going to let the projections of his talent interfere with his preparation. The first-year minor league right-handed pitcher for Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the White Sox organization said he's going to continue to show up to the ballpark every day with one goal in mind: What do I have to do to get better?

June 20, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Lakeview Academy grad Ralston Cash using baseball platform for good cause

Baseball fans of a more seasoned age will immediately connect Ralston Cash's black mustache to that of Hall of Fame closer Rollie Fingers. Cash's facial hair, a true handlebar, he said, is thin and rounded at the end, similar to the one sported by Fingers, who rose to fame in the early 1970s as a closer for the Oakland A's.

June 17, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

Flowery Branch grad Hope Stockel pleased with strong showing at Junior World Championships

Hope Stockel's life revolves around clean living and lifting heavy weight.

June 15, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

Flowery Branch's Hughes reveling in 'life-changing moment' after being drafted by Baltimore Orioles

Jonathan Hughes' dream is now a reality: he's going to be a professional baseball player.

June 10, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Chad Sage 'very excited' to coach West Hall baseball team

Chad Sage has always had baseball in his veins.

June 09, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

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High school football previews: Gainesville, Flowery Branch set for road region battles

Gainesville at Salem

October 01, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news

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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