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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


This week: Gran Prix Criterium returns

Saturday night will belong to bicyclists in downtown Gainesville. The fifth annual Downtown Gainesville Gran Prix Criterium will feature professional teams including Jittery Joe's and Toshiba going head-to-head in one of 12 venues for the third leg of the Georgia Cup Series.

March 23, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Chestatee surges past Buford

Chestatee boys soccer coach Michael Herrin says its program got a great momentum boost out of its 5-2 win against Buford in the Northeast Georgia Mountains Cup on Saturday at War Eagles Stadium. For the first time this season, the War Eagles have won back-to-back games.

March 21, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Sims picks up offer from UGA

Gainesville junior quarterback Blake Sims went to the University of Georgia's Junior Day event on Saturday and came home with an official offer to play for the Bulldogs, says Red Elephants assistant coach Todd Wofford. Sims, who passed for 2,453 yards and rushed for 822 yards in 2008, has picked up some steam on the recruiting trail with big offers from Michigan, West Virginia and Arkansas, to name a few. As recently as Wednesday, Wofford indicated that Sims was high on Michigan's program, through his communication with the school.

March 21, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Lady Falcons come up short

FLOWERY BRANCH - West Forsyth's girls soccer team took all the drama out of its top 10 matchup against Class AAA's fifth-ranked Flowery Branch (8-5, 5-2 Area 7-AAA) early on Friday in South Hall. There was no last-minute suspense and no late goal to tip the balance of the outcome. It was just a well-played game on both ends by the No. 9-ranked Lady Wolverines (8-1, 4-1) as they cruised to a 3-1 victory.

March 20, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


NOTEBOOK: Lumpkin County baseball looks legitimate

Lumpkin County High's baseball program is making a clear statement for its chances at making a run at the Region 7-AAA title this season.

March 19, 2009 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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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


Collier Scott belts walk-off homer for Gainesville in 3-2 win against Dacula

Collier Scott's level swing on a high fastball with two outs in bottom of the seventh inning Monday gave Gainesville a temporary edge on ...

April 10, 2017 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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