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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

Chase Elliot lives in the fast lane

Even at the age of 13, Chase Elliott has already learned some of the more valuable lessons for a race car driver.

July 30, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Halama leads way in G-Braves win

LAWRENCEVILLE – John Halama picked up his third consecutive win, Barbaro Canizares had three hits and three RBI's and the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves defeated the Rochester Red Wings 4-1 on Wednesday at Gwinnett Stadium.

July 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Summer conditioning: Jefferson coach ready to get back into action

JEFFERSON - T. McFerrin has jumped head first into his job as Jefferson's new football coach.

July 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Hudson strong in rehab start in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE - Tim Hudson was wearing a mighty heavy brace packed with ice on his throwing arm after a relatively stress-free night of pitching on Monday night.

July 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Braves

This week: Braves, G-Braves in playoff hunt

The Atlanta Braves and Triple-A Gwinnett Braves are both playing great ball since their respective all-star breaks.

July 26, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

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

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Football Player of the Week: Chestatee LB Nick Beard

When Chestatee's Nick Beard was sprinting into the end zone for a defensive go-ahead score late in Friday's win against White County, his ...

October 24, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools

North Hall volleyball locks up state semifinal berth with win against Greater Atlanta Christian

"We're over the moon with excitement," said North Hall volleyball coach Emi Hughes after its biggest win in school history Saturday.

October 22, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Flowery Branch softball team geared up for second-round playoff series at Ware County

Flowery Branch's softball team will pack on a school bus early Wednesday for a 275-mile trip and second-round playoff series against Ware County in ...

October 17, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Football Player of the Week: Dawson County quarterback Coey Watson

A quick flick of the wrist from Dawson County High quarterback Coey Watson in the first quarter put it well on its way to a ...

October 17, 2016 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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