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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


Flowery Branch's fencing program 'empowering' nontraditional athletes

Ava Alabiso will forever be grateful for the opportunity to compete in fencing for four years at Flowery Branch High. An activity which emphasizes mental strategy, bravery and where good coordination comes in handy, she plans to keep going in the sport for years to come.

February 07, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Buford High senior treated to 'visit of a lifetime' with official visit to Georgia

As Brandon Sudge was being pushed in his wheelchair out to midfield Friday evening at Sanford Stadium in Athens, it still seemed too good to be true.

February 01, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville High inducts 16 new members into 'Herd of Honor' Hall of Fame

Times were much different when Ed Nivens suited up for the Gainesville High football program in the early 1940s.

January 31, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall grad Ty McCormack warms up for Olympic Trials with third-place at Miami Half Marathon

During Sunday's Miami Half Marathon, Ty McCormack was forced to make a strategic decision he's never encountered in his many years of elite distance running. About eight miles into the race, the North Hall High graduate and Olympic Trials qualifier, noticed his shoelace was untied.

January 25, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High baseball program carries home four postseason awards from Georgia Dugout Club

After a 29-8 record and state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA last season, the Gainesville High baseball program took home four awards for its accomplishments during the Georgia Dugout Club's meeting on Friday in Marietta.

January 19, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Deshaun Watson has robust support from other sports greats in Hall County

Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson has the full admiration from a gallery of sports greats right here in Hall County.

January 10, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Best of 2015: Deshaun Watson's Heisman campaign, Mark Richt's departure among biggest stories

The top sports stories for local fans in 2015 were quite easy to identify.

January 01, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Longtime NFL, college assistant coach, Times sports columnist Chuck Clausen dies at 75

When Bryan Gray was struggling to find success in his early years as head football coach at East Hall, he always drew inspiration from his talks with Chuck Clausen.

December 26, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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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 ...

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


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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