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Culture of competition: Bonds built in weekly basketball games

Chris Glenn immediately breaks out in a smile and throws his arms around his friends Jonathan Dover and Jonathan Thompson as they meet in front of the entrance to the South Hall Community Center on a recent Friday afternoon. The players have arrived almost simultaneously at 3 p.m. at the gym in Oakwood for a regular session of pick-up basketball with a group of about a dozen players.

July 25, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Area softball teams gear up for Early Bird tournament

Gainesville High softball coach Jeremy Kemp had to feel a little lucky when he looked at the lineup of games for the Early Bird Softball Tournament.

July 22, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Local cyclist takes Gainesville Criterium

When Dustin Mealor was handed the bottle of champagne that went with winning the Georgia Cup's Gainesville Criterium on Saturday night, he looked at its handler for a second then asked for directions on how to open the bottle.

July 19, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Summer conditioning: Buford looking for new leaders

BUFORD - Buford High football coach Jess Simpson is taking the approach that building a champion in 2009 is going to have to start from ground zero.

July 17, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Peeples looking to repeat as city champion

Will Peeples doesn't need to chase professional golf glory to satisfy his craving for the sport. He's got everything he needs right in his own backyard.

July 16, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Walters remembered as dedicated teacher, coach

Leonard Walters was more than just a coach during his time at South Hall High and then at Johnson.

July 15, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Culture of competition: Race plays a role in participation

K.J. McAllister has a pretty similar background to most other future Division I baseball players. McAllister, a North Hall High senior who is already committed to Coastal Carolina University, was flinging around a whiffle ball as soon as he could grasp it in his hands.

July 12, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


G-Braves rally to turn back Tides

LAWRENCEVILLE - Todd Redmond should be the biggest believer in the Gwinnett Braves' ability to rally late in a game. For the second consecutive outing, the Gwinnett starter was let off the hook, avoiding his seventh loss of the season.

July 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Culture of competion: In the South, college football stands alone

On a Saturday evening in early December 1999, while a close friend was celebrating newly minted matrimony, John Young was huddled in a bathroom over a portable television.

July 05, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Two-out lapses cost G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Braves manager Dave Brundage knew better than to relax with two outs against the Louisville Bats on Monday. That's when things took a turn for the worse at Gwinnett Stadium.

June 30, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


This week: Wimbledon takes center court

For a change of pace, tennis will dominate the week's sports scene with Wimbledon starting to pair down the field in anticipation of the finals on July 5.

June 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Former Vikings standout headed to play for Team USA in Holland

Ken Wise has never had a need for a passport, that is, until he received an important call from Great South Baseball League Commissioner Bill Park last Thursday saying he'd been selected to represent Team USA in the World Port Classic in Rotterdam, Holland.

June 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Long going the distance with running

It's his foresight for running that keeps Nick Long focused. He's not content with his list of achievements from a high school career at North Hall that included a team state title in cross country as a junior, and three individual state titles in track.

June 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Gainesville A's jump past Dawsonville

If you tried to make the case that summer baseball was just as much about battling the heat as playing strong fundamentally, the Gainesville A's probably wouldn't object to that point.

June 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


G-Braves fall further behind in standings with loss to Buffalo

LAWRENCEVILLE - Having a world-famous mascot visit Gwinnett Stadium on Friday night only served to mask the offensive woes for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.

June 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


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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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