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Summer conditioning: Johnson football team getting tough

OAKWOOD - Johnson High football coach Paul Friel is a forward thinking kind of guy. He's more concerned about thinking about the possibilities the upcoming season has to offer, instead of dwelling on a disappointing 2008 campaign. He knows looking back doesn't do anyone associated with the Knights' program any good.

June 19, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Eighth inning dooms Gwinnett Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE - The eighth inning wasn't kind at all to the Gwinnett Braves on Thursday at Gwinnett Stadium.

June 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Penland's passport to success

OAKWOOD - Adrian Penland is well aware that he's gotten a pretty fair shake out of life. For the past six years, this West Hall High graduate has been living his dream playing basketball overseas.

June 10, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Souther ready to take the field with Panthers

These days, Ethan Souther doesn't have a herd of teammates by his side during a workout at Chestatee High. Just weeks after graduating from the school, the former War Eagles quarterback comes back focused on his next journey, as a college football player.

June 10, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Lumpkin County hires five new coaches

Lumpkin County High's coaching staff will have a much different look next season, even though some of the names are familiar.

June 09, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Time in training yields double gold profits for Drummond

Daniel Drummond certainly passed the eye test at this year's track and field state championships.

June 07, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Gainesville Travelers live up to their name

Josh Wright's GPS unit in his vehicle is going to be particularly useful this summer. Playing with the newly-formed Gainesville Travelers summer baseball outfit, this North Hall High graduate will spend much of his time in transit from game-to-game during the summer.

June 03, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Baseball takes center stage this week in sports

Now that the high school baseball season has drawn to a close, it's only fitting that summer baseball is about to kick into high gear. Two area summer baseball teams – the Gainesville Travelers and Gainesville A's - both open the season with games this week.

June 01, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Glavine sharp in start for G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE - Tom Glavine's minor league victory Thursday was his first at this level since 1987. At the same time, the two-time Cy Young Award winner hopes it's his last.

May 28, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

G-Braves beat Indianapolis

LAWRENCEVILLE – James Parr's season is one of indecision – 10 times, in fact.

May 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

This week: NFL stars to lend a hand in golf tournament

Many high school football programs hold a fundraising golf tournament. Few, however, have the clout to bring in defending Super Bowl champions.

May 25, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

All-Area golf: Demeanor, skill lead to success for North Hall's Landry Haynes

North Hall's Landry Haynes has a rare maturity on the golf course for a teenager. As evidenced by this year's Region 7-AAA champion never letting his emotions get the best of him while in the midst of a round.

May 24, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Cagle awaits national field at Preseason Junior event

On the surface, Grant Cagle's summer schedule looks a little overwhelming.

May 23, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools

Hanson dominant for G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE - Tommy Hanson doesn't appear to be taking the news personally. He knows eventually his time in the majors will come.

May 21, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Spring football concludes with scrimmage action

Every coach will agree that spring is about evaluating talent for high school football. The best way of going about gauging specific strengths and weakness varies depending on which coach you ask.

May 16, 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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