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Football Player of the Week: Gainesville quarterback DJ Irons threw for 285 yards in region victory

DJ Irons is tough as nails.

October 10, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Football Player of the Week: Myles Janess provides versatility for Flowery Branch's offense

Flowery Branch football coach Chris Griffin enjoys coming up with creative ways to get the ball into the hands of junior playmaker Myles Janess. The most versatile weapon for the Falcons put it all on display in the Falcons' 33-0 win against Cedar Shoals on Friday at Falcon Field.

October 04, 2016 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Chestatee sweeps races at Hall County cross country championships

Lindsey Grater was speaking for the entire Chestatee High cross country program after winning the girls' race in Hall County championship on Tuesday.

September 27, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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 pass deflection in the end zone that cinched the 30-23 win for the Spartans (4-1) against a strong Dawson County squad on Friday in Oakwood.

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


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


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Gainesville baseball splits first-round playoffs doubleheader with Dalton

There's a little more baseball left in Gainesville's first-round series of the Class 6A state playoffs at Ivey-Watson Field.

April 28, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Gainesville boys golf sits in fifth place at The Invite at Chattahoochee

A.D. Winston carded a first-round 73 for Gainesville as it produced a first-round 299 and sits in fifth place with one round left to ...

April 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville knocks out Apalachee 12-2, locks up No. 2 spot to playoffs

For the eighth-consecutive season, the Gainesville High baseball program will open the playoffs on the immaculate playing field of Ivey-Watson Field, surrounded by its loyal ...

April 19, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school golf: Lasseter, Hogan pace Gainesville boys in Region 8-AAAAAA Championship win

The Gainesville High boys golf program got better as the afternoon went along, paced by team-low scores of 75 by Ryan Hogan and Drew Lasseter ...

April 17, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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