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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, 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


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


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Gainesville boys golf team closes strong, earns fourth at 6A state championship

Best round in a state tournament - that's exactly what Gainesville's boys golf program did Tuesday during the second and final round of the ...

May 23, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Hogan, Simmons pace Gainesville boys to fifth place spot after Day 1 at state

Two players with a score under par and a great deal of patience through a three-hour weather delay have the Gainesville High boys sitting in ...

May 22, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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