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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


Lakeview Academy eliminated by Bremen

Lakeview Academy baseball coach Deuce Roark knows that highs and lows come with coaching.

May 14, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lakeview baseball forced to Game 3 by Bremen

If Lakeview Academy baseball coach Deuce Roark was supposed to be shaken about his team splitting its double-header against Bremen on Wednesday, he sure didn't show it.

May 14, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Lakeview's pitching staff has strength in numbers

Lakeview Academy's baseball team cruised through the regular season and now is beginning its assault on the Class A state playoff bracket.

May 13, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


This week: Girls ready to step into spotlight

The boys have already crowned state champions in track and field. Now it's time for the girls to take centerstage.

May 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Chestatee sweeps races at Hall County cross country championships

Lindsey Grater was speaking for the entire Chestatee High cross country program after winning the girls' race in Hall County championship on Tuesday.

September 27, 2016 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Football Player of The Week: West Hall's Ashun Favorite made pair of huge defensive plays in 2OT win

The long interception return for a touchdown against Dawson County was quite the thrill for West Hall cornerback Ashun Favorite, but it was his double-overtime ...

September 19, 2016 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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