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Local youngsters complete ING half marathon

Brinkley Frankum always knew running long-distance road races looked like fun. The Gainesville Middle seventh grader has seen her mother, Sherri Frankum, run plenty of the half marathons and marathons before.

April 11, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Young Bulldogs making a big impression

Gone are the days of super running back Knowshon Moreno hurdling defenders, and Matt Stafford will never throw another touchdown in a Georgia uniform.

April 10, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Georgia Bulldogs


King ready to get back on field for Bulldogs

ATHENS - University of Georgia wide receiver Tavarres King can believe last year's season-ending ankle injury at Arizona State was a blessing in disguise, even if at the time, missing the remainder of his freshman season seemed like anything but proper destiny.

April 10, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Georgia Bulldogs


High school baseball notebook: Lumpkin County looking to move out of 2nd

The Lumpkin County High baseball team is in second place right now in the Region 7-AAA standings, but the Indians (14-1, 12-1) still control their own destiny in terms of winning the school's first region baseball title.

April 09, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


This week: G-Day, G-Braves on tap

Georgia football fans will get their first look at the 2009 Bulldogs at 1 p.m. Saturday at the annual G-Day scrimmage at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs, dividing into two squads, will play the simulated game in front of a national television audience on ESPN this season, signaling the end of football practice until the summer sessions begin in August.

April 06, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Gainesville's Blake Sims commits to Alabama

Gainesville High junior quarterback Blake Sims verbally committed to play football at the University of Alabama during a visit Saturday to Tuscaloosa, Ala.

April 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Mladin smokes competition at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON - Mat Mladin wasted little time solidifying his win in the 20-lap AMA Pro American Superbike Race on Saturday at Road Atlanta.

April 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Flowery Branch rallies past Trojans

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch freshman Imani Cross isn't expected to win baseball games with his role as a courtesy runner, but that's exactly what he did in the seventh inning against North Hall on Friday night at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex.

April 04, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Chestatee names Barnes as new basketball coach

Chestatee High has its new boys basketball coach.

April 03, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville's May racing for a sports legend

It's perfectly understandable why Geoff May's heart would skip a beat anytime he gets a call from the boss. Most people don't get their paychecks from a living legend in the sports world like May, who's in his second season driving the No. 54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki in the AMA Pro Racing Series.

April 02, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Notebook: Area baseball teams eager to play ball

Lumpkin County High baseball coach Nicky Jenkins just wants it to stop raining. There's a lot on the line for the Indians, who are 11-1 in Region 7-AAA play this season.

April 02, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


This week: Shootout kicks off busy week

The high school sports docket is going to be a busy one coming off a week that was dominated by cancellations due to poor weather. Baseball, soccer and golf all have headliner games and events scheduled for this week.

The fifth-annual Big Red Shootout golf tournament is today at the Chattahoochee Golf Course. This boys tournament is a premier high school golf event with a pool including many of Hall County's schools along with ranked metro Atlanta schools, including five schools ranked in Class AAA's coaches poll. Top-ranked North Hall, fourth-ranked Elbert County, sixth-ranked St. Pius, No. 7 ...

March 29, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Notebook: Flowery Branch riding seven-game winning streak

Flowery Branch High's baseball team is one of the biggest surprises in Region 7-AAA this season. Considering the fact the Falcons (9-3, 8-3) only returned two everyday starters from last year's region title team, no one expected them to be right in the thick of the playoff race at the midway point of the regular season.

March 26, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Soccer: Johnson survives scare

Johnson High midfielder Alberto Olvera had a definite plan of attack on his free kick in overtime Wednesday night. It made the difference for the Knights as they walked out of War Eagles Stadium with a 2-1 win against Chestatee in the Northeast Georgia Mountain Cup.

March 25, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Chestatee advances to Mountain Cup finals

Chestatee High girls soccer coach Mark Dunn is used to winning Northeast Georgia Mountain Cup titles, even though the Lady War Eagles (10-3-1) qualified for their first tournament title game in school history with a 3-1 win against Habersham Central on Monday at War Eagles Stadium.

March 23, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Lakeview Academy grad Ralston Cash flourishing since call up to pitch for Triple-A Dodgers

Ralston Cash received some of the best news of his life as a pro baseball player in an unforgettable manner. The 24-year-old Lakeview Academy graduate ...

July 26, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


East Hall High grad Sterling Bailey eager to make strong impression with Indianapolis Colts

Sterling Bailey is living a dream seven years in the making.

July 21, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Pros


What an opening night for Knights: Johnson blanks Madison County, 17-0

Johnson High's Sam Corbett said he wasn't feeling unsettling nerves, even though the freshman was lining up at quarterback in the season opener ...

August 21, 2015 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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