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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


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


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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


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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