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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

Two-out lapses cost G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Braves manager Dave Brundage knew better than to relax with two outs against the Louisville Bats on Monday. That's when things took a turn for the worse at Gwinnett Stadium.

June 30, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

This week: Wimbledon takes center court

For a change of pace, tennis will dominate the week's sports scene with Wimbledon starting to pair down the field in anticipation of the finals on July 5.

June 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Former Vikings standout headed to play for Team USA in Holland

Ken Wise has never had a need for a passport, that is, until he received an important call from Great South Baseball League Commissioner Bill Park last Thursday saying he'd been selected to represent Team USA in the World Port Classic in Rotterdam, Holland.

June 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Long going the distance with running

It's his foresight for running that keeps Nick Long focused. He's not content with his list of achievements from a high school career at North Hall that included a team state title in cross country as a junior, and three individual state titles in track.

June 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Gainesville A's jump past Dawsonville

If you tried to make the case that summer baseball was just as much about battling the heat as playing strong fundamentally, the Gainesville A's probably wouldn't object to that point.

June 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

G-Braves fall further behind in standings with loss to Buffalo

LAWRENCEVILLE - Having a world-famous mascot visit Gwinnett Stadium on Friday night only served to mask the offensive woes for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.

June 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Gwinnett Braves fall to Buffalo

The Gwinnett Braves were hoping Barbara Canizares could turn the tide on an otherwise sluggish offensive night at the plate Thursday at Gwinnett Stadium.

June 26, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

O'Connell relishes victory at LeMans

Johnny O'Connell had the same reaction any red-blooded American would have after he captured the title in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 14. O'Connell, a Flowery Branch resident, stood on the podium in front of a crowd estimated at nearly 100,000 fans, listening as the Stars Spangled Banner played in his honor, acknowledging his team's win in the GT1 class of the famed LeMans Series endurance race in France.

June 22, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

This week: Gainesville A's to face prep teams

The Gainesville Travelers and Gainesville A's will both stay occupied with a slate of games this week. The Travelers open the week against the Windward Blue team at 7 p.m. Tuesday at West Forsyth High. Then on Saturday, the Travelers play host to the Athens Pirates in a doubleheader at Flowery Branch High.

June 22, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

Life in the minors: Gwinnett manager takes the ups and downs in stride

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Braves manager Dave Brundage had a smile that couldn't be undone before a recent game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It never gets old for this 12-year minor league manager to tell a player they've been called up to the majors.

June 20, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports

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High school scoreboard: Gainesville boys golf sits in fifth place at The Invite at Chattahoochee

A.D. Winston carded a first-round 73 for Gainesville as it produced a first-round 299 and sits in fifth place with one round left to ...

April 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools

Gainesville knocks out Apalachee 12-2, locks up No. 2 spot to playoffs

For the eighth-consecutive season, the Gainesville High baseball program will open the playoffs on the immaculate playing field of Ivey-Watson Field, surrounded by its loyal ...

April 19, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools

High school golf: Lasseter, Hogan pace Gainesville boys in Region 8-AAAAAA Championship win

The Gainesville High boys golf program got better as the afternoon went along, paced by team-low scores of 75 by Ryan Hogan and Drew Lasseter ...

April 17, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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