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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

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

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