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Archive By Author - Bill Murphy


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


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


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High school football: First week of regular season provides an extra boost

Gainesville High football coach Bruce Miller gets a big kick of adrenaline knowing the first week of the regular season is finally here.

August 14, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools


High school scoreboard: Perkins drives in three runs for Buford softball in 7-0 win

Buford's Katie Perkins was 2 for 3 with three RBIs in a 7-0 win against Effingham County on Friday in Buford.

August 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | High schools


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