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High school football playoff picture still foggy for those on the bubble

The playoff scenarios for some area teams this week are so confusing that it could get in the way of playing football on the final night of the regular season Friday.

November 03, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Buford softball team eager for chance at ninth straight title in Columbus

Nothing brings Baylee Sexton a spike in her adrenaline like the yearly trip she's made to play with the Buford High softball program for the state tournament.

October 27, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Football Player of the Week: Explosive WR Markese Jackson pacing East Hall

Markese Jackson has made amazing catches and picked up crucial yards carrying the ball this year as a first-year player for East Hall (3-4, 3-1 Region 7-AAA).

October 19, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


High school football previews: Gainesville, Flowery Branch set for road region battles

Gainesville at Salem

October 01, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville's Emily House qualifies for Powerlifting National Championship

Emily House is part of an elite group of people who have qualified for a national championship in two different sports.

August 10, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


New GHSA rule makes football coaches cautious of time management in practice

Coaching high school football has made mastery of time management a must.

August 03, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch grad Jonathan Hughes opts for Georgia Tech over pro baseball deal

Delaying the start of his professional baseball career is a decision which Jonathan Hughes is completely comfortable with.

July 27, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Hunter Mallard enjoying high-flying success at pole vault

Hunter Mallard is talented and blessed - two great things going for the rising star in the pole vault from Gainesville High.

July 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall's Harper Seymour goes out a state champion in discus

Harper Seymour had a habit of saving her best for last.

July 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville High's Hunter Mallard qualifies for U.S. Track & Field National Junior Olympics

Hunter Mallard is spending the month preparing for a shot at a national championship.

July 13, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club sending 4 to Pan American Games

Local representation at the Pan American Games is just another feather in the cap for the athletes the Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club produces.

July 07, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Ty McCormack excited for chance to run in World University Games

Ty McCormack knows his experience next month in South Korea will be like an official transition from college running greatness to his work as a business professional.

June 29, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


North Hall grad Paul Powers making strides in swimming career

Paul Powers was in for a surprise in February when he opened an email from Lindsay Mintenko, the USA Swimming National Team Managing Director. It was an opportunity that Powers, a North Hall High grad and University of Michigan freshman swimmer, didn't see coming.

June 25, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Gainesville, Flowery Branch, North Hall to compete in preseason scrimmages at The Brickyard

Bob Christmas and Bruce Miller will get another chance to face off on opposing sidelines. This time around, however, it will come with much less on the line for their respective football programs.

June 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


White County grad Spencer Adams looking to improve every day in the minors

Spencer Adams is not going to let the projections of his talent interfere with his preparation. The first-year minor league right-handed pitcher for Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the White Sox organization said he's going to continue to show up to the ballpark every day with one goal in mind: What do I have to do to get better?

June 20, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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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 ...

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


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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