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Football Player of the Week: North Hall running back Kyle Bacus

Kyle Bacus' mild demeanor doesn't make him the ideal candidate to be in the spotlight, especially individual attention for his football accomplishments.

August 29, 2016 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Football Player of the Week: Gainesville QB D.J. Irons sharp against West Hall

D.J. Irons showed his cerebral approach as a first-time varsity starter for Gainesville on Friday at West Hall.

August 22, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville, West Hall to open football season in Marvin Orenstein Kickoff Classic

"We were so honored, you could have knocked us over with a feather," owner of Gainesville's Gem Jewelry Linda Orenstein said.

August 15, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Road to Rio: Chestatee High graduate Jenny Arthur put years of work into realizing Olympic dream

Jenny Arthur came into the world a bubbly brown-eyed baby on Dec. 11, 1993, in Gainesvile - a seasonably cold day for northeast Georgia in early winter. The sixth daughter of eight children to Freda and Kelly Arthur Sr., there was no indication that this child, no bigger than any of their other kids, would achieve athletic greatness.

July 31, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Lakeview Academy grad Ralston Cash flourishing since call up to pitch for Triple-A Dodgers

Ralston Cash received some of the best news of his life as a pro baseball player in an unforgettable manner. The 24-year-old Lakeview Academy graduate, also an amateur photographer, was told his picture session of his Double-A manager Ryan Garko's daughter on her birthday wasn't going to happen after all.

July 26, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


East Hall High grad Sterling Bailey eager to make strong impression with Indianapolis Colts

Sterling Bailey is living a dream seven years in the making.

July 21, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Pros


First-round 65 helps North Hall's Forrester to junior golf tournament victory

Bartley Forrester was draining one putt after another Wednesday at the Georgia Club in Athens.

July 08, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Jon Brewer named baseball coach at Chestatee High

When Jon Brewer meets with his new Chestatee High baseball program Wednesday, his first priority is to lay out his vision for not just the players but also the parents. Next, there's the expectations Brewer, the new coach for the War Eagles, wants to put in place.

July 05, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall High grad Ty McCormack takes top spot from Georgia, 12th overall at Peachtree

Every year, the Peachtree Road Race presents a new challenge for Ty McCormack. On Monday, it was the unusually excessive morning heat - almost 80 degrees - for the 10-kilometer Independence Day race through the streets of Atlanta.

July 04, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Ty McCormack ready to lace up shoes for run at another state-best time in Peachtree

Running the Peachtree Road Race is the one constant in the competitive life of Ty McCormack.

July 02, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


FCA East-West All-Star game gives area players another chance to represent their schools

Jack Langford is going to enjoy every second of his final baseball game with four of his teammates in the same dugout.

June 10, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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 qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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


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


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Football Player of The Week: West Hall's Ashun Favorite made pair of huge defensive plays in 2OT win

The long interception return for a touchdown against Dawson County was quite the thrill for West Hall cornerback Ashun Favorite, but it was his double-overtime ...

September 19, 2016 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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