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Flowery Branch holds off Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jessie Brookshire wasn't going to let his golden opportunity pass him by. The Flowery Branch sophomore put up two hits and drove in a run in his first appearance in a varsity game en route to his team's 5-4 win against Johnson on Wednesday in Flowery Branch.

April 30, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school soccer: Gainesville takes out Stephens County

TOCCOA - Gainesville boys soccer coach Rick Howard doesn't sound like he's intimidated by the task at hand.

April 25, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Area baseball leaders emerged for 2009

There's a handful of high school baseball players who have made the biggest impact with their team this season.

April 23, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school golf: Gainesville girls get second in region, going back to state

JASPER - Margaret Yeh is ahead of the learning curve when it comes to playing golf.

April 23, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lakeview slams Athens Academy

Lakeview Academy's baseball season is falling in to place nicely. The Lions (19-1, 12-0 Region 8-A) moved one step closer to the region title with their 15-4 victory against Athens Academy on Tuesday in Gainesville. Lakeview can secure the region title with wins against Athens Christian and Commerce later this week.

April 22, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


North Hall burns Red Elephants

With its 8-4 win against Gainesville on Monday, North Hall accomplished two things: The Trojans (11-10, 11-8 Region 7-AAA) earned a split in the season series against Gainesville, and they left the Red Elephants (11-9, 11-8) clinging to slim hopes of making the playoffs.

April 21, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Shaw steady at No. 2 QB spot

ATLANTA - Josh Nesbitt's pain has turned out to be Jaybo Shaw's gain.

April 19, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Defense shines in Georgia Tech's spring game

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech senior linebacker Sedric Griffin doesn't come across as an aggressive person off the football field.

April 19, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Shaw looking to lead Yellow Jackets in today's T-Day Game

Jaybo Shaw is constantly studying.

April 18, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


High school baseball: Top teams stay hot

The Region 7-AAA baseball standings have stayed remarkably consistent all season. There's been very little fluctuation at the top of the standings among the top four programs: Lumpkin County, Creekview, West Forsyth and Flowery Branch.

April 16, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville's Jones commits to Stanford

Gainesville High junior wide receiver Tai-ler Jones surprised more than a few people in the school's packed lobby Thursday when he verbally committed to play football for Stanford University.

April 16, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Riverside holds off Union County

Riverside Military baseball coach Matt Gifford is in charge of a team that is winning games during the part of the season when they matter most. The Eagles (8-8, 5-4 Region 8N-AA) are getting the timely hits, and winning their fair share of region contests.

April 16, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Junior Falcons signups planned

The Flowery Branch Junior Falcons football and cheerleading programs for ages 5-12 are having a series of signups for next season.

April 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports


G-Day game dominated by defense

ATHENS - Georgia fans got the first taste of where the football program stands at the end of spring practice, heading into the 2009 season, with the annual G-Day game Saturday in front of 42,458 fans at Sanford Stadium. Like usual, the storyline for the spring focused on which players are the best option to fill starting positions for departed seniors from the previous season.

April 12, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Georgia Bulldogs


Local youngsters complete ING half marathon

Brinkley Frankum always knew running long-distance road races looked like fun. The Gainesville Middle seventh grader has seen her mother, Sherri Frankum, run plenty of the half marathons and marathons before.

April 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


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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


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