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Game of the Week: West Hall hosts Banks County in Region 7-AAA opener

At West Hall, the rest of the season is dedicated to playing a 'Spartan 50.'

September 19, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news

Trojans hold on tight to beat Jefferson, 41-34

JEFFERSON - North Hall can credit Friday's 41-34 win over defending Class AA state champion Jefferson to some good hands work in the fourth, though turnovers were holding the Trojans' offense back for much of the first half at Memorial Stadium.

September 14, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news

Gainesville outlasts Flowery Branch in Area 8-AAAAA volleyball match

Once the action started on Tuesday, Gainesville's sophomore middle hitter Morgan Frazier wasn't even focused on the fact that her former teammates from Flowery Branch were the ones on the other side of the net in a big Area 8-AAAAA volleyball match.

September 10, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Buford ground game rolls over Gainesville, 38-14

Buford took 364 days to stew over a loss last season against Gainesville. The Wolves used Friday night's game in Gainesville to retaliate.

September 07, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news

Gainesville grad Benson gets second pro chance with British Basketball League

It's not crazy to believe that Brent Benson has a lot of basketball left in his 27-year-old legs.

August 28, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

Gainesville's Gettys prepped for Under Armour baseball showcase at Wrigley Field

Gainesville High's Michael Gettys has done everything humanly possible to help himself in the eyes of those evaluating MLB prospects.

August 20, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Braves still have questions in lineup, rotation for stretch run

ATLANTA - By winning two of three against Washington to complete a successful homestand, the Atlanta Braves confirmed what already was obvious: The NL East race is over.

August 19, 2013 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Watson solid for Gainesville in exhibition win over Grayson

Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson showed in Friday's scrimmage against Grayson he hasn't lost a step since steering the team to a state title run in 2012.

August 16, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools

North Hall swimmer Powers to compete at Junior World Championships in Dubai

Paul Powers has the swimming world at his fingertips after years of dedication in the pool.

August 15, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Lanier Point Invitational softball shortened by rain

The Lanier Point Invitational was a bit abbreviated for the 21 teams that attended the season-opening softball tournament at the Lanier Point Softball Complex, but it gave a good indication of what's to come for many area programs that attended the two-day event, which was cut short abruptly by a series of lightning strikes and heavy rain Saturday in Gainesville.

August 10, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Area volleyball programs look to reclaim success in 2013

Randi Orr is in the midst of her second rebuilding project at the helm of the Gainesville High volleyball program.

August 06, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools

No time to waste as area football teams prepare for coming season

The first few days of high school football practice turn into an unbelievable time crunch for coaches and players. They're all wanting to start strong in hopes of getting the regular season going in the right direction at the end of the month.

August 04, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Banks, rookies try to make impression for Falcons in Friday Night Lights scrimmage

Brian Banks is among many Atlanta Falcons trying to earn their first NFL roster spot, and for many, the first time in front of a large crowd as a professional at City Park Stadium during the Friday Night Lights scrimmage.

August 02, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Dream puts on practice for Gainesville fans

Adrienne Battle and her 13-year old daughter, Mikeisha, were two of the earliest to arrive at the Gainesville Middle gym on Tuesday afternoon.

July 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks

Recent Chestatee grad making his mark at US Track and Field Junior Olympics

Brandon Thompson wasn't about to miss out on the opportunity to make a splash on the biggest stage.

July 27, 2013 | Bill Murphy | High schools

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Articles By Author - Bill Murphy

Hernandez forging own path as a female wrestler

Leslie Hernandez has never tried to create an identity as a trend setter. She's just a young lady who loves wrestling and never believed her gender should discourage that passion.

April 19, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Boys Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Colton Chester

For the past two games, Colton Chester has been an unstoppable, home-run-hitting machine.

April 14, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Newton efficient pitching for Gainesville in 12-2 win against Clarke Central

Gainesville's starting rotation has strung together quite the pitching line against Clarke Central in two years of Region 8-AAAAA meetings. A year after Gainesville pitchers tossed a pair of no-hitters against the Gladiators, senior Chandler Newton gave up just two hits in a complete-game, 12-2 victory in five innings on Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field.

April 09, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Boys Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Logan Burt

While Logan Burt patrolled center field against Fannin County on March 31, he knew he was about to be called on to pitch Dawson County out of a jam.

April 07, 2014 | Bill Murphy | High schools

White County defense stops Trojans, 21-7

CLEVELAND - White County just proved it can play with the big boys in Region 7-AAA.

October 18, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news

Gainesville breezes past West Forsyth, 58-28

CUMMING - Devan Stringer provided Gainesville just the defensive lift it needed in its season opener against West Forsyth. Leading late in the second quarter Friday night, the Red Elephants' senior linebacker picked off a Hampton McConnell pass in West Forsyth territory.

August 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news

Dawson County slips past East Hall, 29-27

Dawson County struck big in crucial situations to open the season Friday against East Hall in Gainesville. Leading by a small margin with five minutes left to play, Tigers (1-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA) quarterback Zack Buchan hit running back Cody Lamar in the open field on a third-and-long at the 30 and ran 70 yards for the score, propelling Dawson County to a 29-27 win.

August 23, 2013 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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