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Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new class

University of Georgia athletics director Damon Evans wasn't blind to the obvious during the Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony Saturday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

August 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


North Hall holds off Johnson, 20-3

OAKWOOD - North Hall's offense may not have had the rushing yardage it hoped for in its season opener on Friday, but the end result was still the one desired.

August 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall volleyball sweeps tri-match at Lakeview

The cause of Emi Hughes' frustration Wednesday wasn't the end result. Her North Hall volleyball team swept a tri-match against Lakeview Academy and Gainesville on Wednesday at Lakeview.

August 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


This week: High school football season ready to launch

The high school football season kicks off in earnest Friday night with games spread out over the entire area.

August 24, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Buford rolls in season opener

BUFORD - With only four returning starters off the Class AA state championship team in 2008, the Buford High football team of this season seems remarkably unchanged. To be more precise: they are still completely dominating.

August 21, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Buford's Moore looking to prove he fits right in with fast family

BUFORD - Just last year, Buford sophomore C.J. Moore took up a foot race that, on the surface, seems would have been a breeze to win for the fastest player in the football program.

August 20, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


This week: Lanier to play host to national championships

This week is a highly anticipated one for fans of water sports. The Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club is playing host to the U.S. Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championships and the Masters National Championships from Thursday through Sunday at the Olympic venue at Clarks Bridge Park.

August 17, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Union County places second at Lanier Point Invitational

Union County High's bid at winning the Lanier Point Invitational came up short, but it wasn't for lack of power.

August 15, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Cross country hopefuls ready to run

Looking back, Flowery Branch boys cross country coach Jimmy Sorrells considers his team fortunate to have won the Class AAA state title last season. Sorrells knows it was a battle to the finish line that day against the Falcons' rivals from North Hall.

August 15, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville, Chestatee win scrimmages

Gainesville High's football team didn't seem consumed by the final score of its 28-25 scrimmage win against St. Pius. And Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller didn't seem worried about the fact that St. Pius scored twice late in their glorified practice at City Park.

August 14, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


This week: High school fall sports about to get going

This week welcomes in the high school season for softball and volleyball. Softball season starts this week with teams taking part in tournaments, as well as nonregion games before the region schedule begins later in the month.

August 10, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Summer conditioning: Eagles pull their own weight in the offseason

Riverside Military Academy senior Alex O'Donnell knew it would be to his advantage to work diligently on getting stronger over the summer, even if he was far removed from the rest of the Eagles' football program.

August 08, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Golf tourney to benefit young golfers

Alan Fowler has a long-term vision, and he's on a mission to extend access to the golf course for those who've probably never touched a club before.

August 02, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


High school football: North Hall sticking to system

North Hall High's football program has intentionally steered away from the out-of-state passing camps and clinics that draw most of the headlines during the summer. Bare bones hard work on the practice field in the morning through the Trojans' Men of Summer conditioning program, along with time in the weight room has been the staple of what continues to produce results for ninth-year coach Bob Christmas.

August 01, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Hudson skips start; G-Braves falter

LAWRENCEVILLE – Tim Hudson tried to put a positive spin on having to miss what would have been his second rehab start with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.

August 01, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


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