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Gainesville coach gets win No. 700

The numbers don't lie when painting the picture of Jerry Davis' remarkable coaching career at Gainesville High: he's a local legend. The Red Elephants' coach reached the latest milestone in his 34-year career with win No. 700 coming against Buford on Saturday night in Gainesville.

It's the most recent accomplishment for the coach who led the Red Elephants to two state titles (1983 and 1984), eight state semifinal appearances and an astounding 14 Region championships over his career. And a testament to his longevity is the duration of his 28-year career at Gainesville where he's won ...

February 07, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wolves stomped by Big Red

Saturday night belonged to Jerry Davis.

February 07, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep wrestling: Thurmonds look to make it eight straight for Jefferson

Cason Thurmond enjoys the added expectations his family name carries as a wrestler in the Jefferson High program.

February 04, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep basketball: Johnson teams sweep West Hall

Mick Shannon's final fourth-quarter field goal looked doomed from the very beginning. The Johnson guard shot the ball off balance in the lane with a defender in his face. The shot appeared to have a better chance of getting blocked than going in.

February 03, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Buford's Hunter commits to Florida

The national recruiting sweepstakes for Buford High defensive tackle Omar Hunter came to an end Tuesday as the 6-foot-1, 310-pound prospect gave a verbal commitment to Florida. Hunter made his decision following his visit to the Gainesville, Fla., campus last weekend.

February 03, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Two sets of Lady Wolves, both state ranked, face off tonight

Buford High girls basketball coach Gene Durden has deliberately tried to create a little chaos during practice this week. The Class AA fourth-ranked Lady Wolves' (14-2) third-year coach has done his best to test his team's attention to detail.

Whether it be full-court press on defense, seven defenders to try to disrupt the flow of the offense or loud noise with whistles and constant instruction, it's all a test to see how focused his team really is.

January 29, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep basketball: Spartans rout West Forsyth

OAKWOOD - This week certainly proved to be a welcomed change of pace for the West Hall High boys.

January 29, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Partrick prepping to not just be a tennis star

Grant Partrick is enjoying his life like never before. The former tennis phenom from Gainesville High is finding time to do some of the things that have never had a place in his life.

Now, as a freshman on the tennis team at North Georgia College & State University a he's able to do things more like a normal college student - he's active in the school's Campus Outreach Ministry and plans to join a fraternity on campus. Academics are also a priority for the first time in his life. He's got a 3.8 grade point average ...

January 28, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Sports


Prep basketball: Big Red stomped

The East Hall and Gainesville boys basketball teams appear to be ships headed in different directions.

January 24, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Owings honored by alma mater

BY BILL MURPHY

January 24, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep wrestling: Gilmer rolls through first day of duals

ELLIJAY - It's all shaking out just as anticipated at the Area 7-AAA wrestling duals. The mountain schools are clearly the cream of the crop this season.

Gilmer, Pickens, Lumpkin County and West Forsyth all advanced unbeaten to the semifinals of the 7-AAA Duals with wins Friday night at Gilmer High. The top two teams in the two-day area duals advance to the Class AAA state duals next Friday at the Macon Centreplex.

January 23, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Wrestling: Local schools get shot a state berth

The Flowery Branch High wrestling team has a golden opportunity of making history again.

Fresh off the Falcons' first Hall County Duals title last weekend, they have a shot this weekend at the Area 7-AAA Duals to earn the school's first berth in the state duals. The top two finishers at the Area meet advance to face the state's best teams in Class AAA Duals next weekend at the Macon Centerplex.

January 22, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Building champions: Stars past and present started as Wildcats

East Hall High freshman Chaz Cheeks rarely sees the floor this season with the Vikings varsity team, but still has more basketball game experience than many high school players in Hall County.

January 17, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep basketball: Gainesville girls topple North Hall

GAINESVILLE - If the Gainesville High girls basketball team got graded for its performance this week, the Red Elephants certainly earned an "A" after picking up two wins over top 10-ranked Class AAA opponents.

January 16, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Prep wrestling: 2007 Hall County Duals have a new format

Hall County's wrestling coaches found a problem after last year's Hall County Duals at West Hall High. After some tinkering to the tournament format, they hope that the problem is now just a thing of the past.

At the time, it became apparent among the group that a better way could be implemented to crown the individual champions. In the past, coaches simply voted at the end of the meet to determine the best wrestler in each weight class.

January 14, 2008 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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Top-ranked Buford set to battle No. 3 Whitewater for Class AAAA state baseball title

The top-ranked Buford baseball program will play for the Class AAAA state championship against Whitewater, starting with a doubleheader in the best-of-three championship series at 5 p.m. Saturday in Fayetteville.

May 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville golf places third in Class AAAAA state championship

COLUMBUS – The scores were good for Gainesville's boys, especially when you consider the fast greens and humid air pressing golfers during the Class AAAAA championship meet at the Country Club of Columbus.

May 18, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Sixth-ranked UNG Nighthawks softball team looks to continue success in Southeast Super Regional

Kim McMillan enjoys all the positive feedback she hears in the community about the University of North Georgia's softball success. Around Dahlonega, McMillan, the power-hitting first baseman for the Nighthawks, knows the success of the program matters to the people in the close-knit Lumpkin County community.

May 15, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville splits quarterfinal doubleheader, forces Game 3 against South Effingham

Gainesville senior Mikey Gonzalez was cool and calm about the reality that his team's season rests on today's Game 3 in a quarterfinal series against South Effingham at Ivey-Watson.

May 12, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Gainesville High set to retire Micah Owings' No. 25 between games in quarterfinal doubleheader

Many of Micah Owings' fondest memories happened on Gainesville's baseball diamond at Ivey-Watson Field. Now, his No. 25 will hang alongside Cris Carpenter's as the only two retired in Red Elephants baseball history.

May 11, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes first at US Open local qualifier

Gainesville High junior Spencer Ralston carded a 5-under 67 to win the US Open local qualifier Monday at Chateau Elan in Braselton.

May 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Gainesville's title dreams dashed, 24-17 at Allatoona

ACWORTH - Gainesville was in it to the very end.

November 28, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Passing fancy: Gainesville holds off Harris County, 49-40

HAMILTON – Mikey Gonzalez has carved out his own legacy for Gainesville. His year as the Red Elephants' signal-caller will be remembered for winning huge games with clutch performances.

November 21, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Byrd carries Gainesville past pesky Creekview, 42-37

Tapped out of energy from a three-hour slugfest and numb from freezing temperatures most of the night, Gainesville's players were still able to celebrate following Friday's playoff opener against Creekview.

November 15, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville headed into postseason on a high note

Gainesville finished the regular season with a much different feeling than it started just three months ago.

November 08, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Defense picks up Gainesville in 20-7 win over Loganville

When Gainesville needed a lift late in Friday's contest against Loganville, hard-hitting defensive back Toddrick Turner was more than happy to oblige.

November 01, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Watson sparks East Hall over Franklin County, 34-7

On a handful of occasions Friday, Devin Watson made plays that were sheer athletic brilliance for East Hall.

October 25, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Gainesville airs it out to beat Clarke Central, 35-10

Gainesville got rid of a bitter taste in its mouth with a sharp performance Friday against Clarke Central when it needed it most.

October 18, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Falcons' playoff hopes hurt by 32-12 loss to Clarke Central

There wasn't a lot of mystery with what went wrong after a promising start for Flowery Branch on Friday.

October 10, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


Turner's heroics, late TD lift Lakeview over Hebron, 29-27

Lakeview Academy's Tae Turner is a do-it-all kind of player.

October 03, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news


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