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Two former area baseball standouts taken in draft

When Robby Hefflinger's name was called on the second day of the 2009 MLB Draft, it conveniently came from the closest team possible. The former Gainesville High standout and current outfielder and pitcher for Georgia Perimeter College was selected by the hometown Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in the seventh round, 208th overall.

June 10, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


Gainesville A's win home opener

There were no power outages in the lights at Ivey-Watson Field on Wednesday, nor in the Gainesville A's lineup.

June 04, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


Gainesville A's open season with new lineup

When the Gainesville A's American Legion baseball team takes the field this summer, many of its players will dawn the trademark yellow and red uniform of this summer team for the first time.

June 01, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


Coach of the Year: West Hall's Wolfgang Jager

After two decades of coaching boys soccer at West Hall High, Wolfgang Jager has seen it all. The ups and downs, the good years, the bad years and everything between.

May 30, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Putters aim for cash prizes

Every golfer has an aspect of their game they consider their strength. Some are crafty with the driver. Others are masters of the chip shot.

May 29, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


All-Area golf: Fleming has Indians on right path

Lumpkin County High golf coach Jeff Fleming knows about the intense golf following in Hall County.

May 24, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Flowery Branch runner goes the distance at state

Last week's GHSA girls state track and field meet marked the end of the track season for Flowery Branch High's Kiara McCue-Woods. It also marked the beginning of her cross country season.

May 19, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


All-Area Tennis Coach of the Year: Gainesville's James Lingenfelter

Before the season began, Gainesville High tennis coach James Barrett Lingenfelter stressed to his players the importance of having fun on the court.

May 17, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school track: Lady Falcons shine on Day 2

The second day of the GHSA girls state track meet turned out to best one so far for the Flowery Branch High girls track team.

May 16, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Athlete of the week: Falcons' Drummond goes out on top

Daniel Drummond's performance at last week's Georgia Games was a fitting finale for such a decorated athlete.

May 11, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Lakeview sweeps first-round series

The Lakeview Academy baseball team made it clear that a state championship is on its mind.

May 09, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


G-Braves get second straight shutout against Syracuse

LAWRENCEVILLE - After a rough start to the season, the Gwinnett Braves are starting to come around.

May 07, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | Sports


McCann passes eye test in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE - Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann had a shorter drive to work than usual Thursday.

May 07, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | Atlanta Braves


Athlete of the week: North Hall goalie saves the day in playoffs

There's a first time for everything.

May 05, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


High school baseball: Falcons end regular season with win

FLOWERY BRANCH -The Flowery Branch high baseball team helped clarify the Region 7-AAA playoff picture with a 6-2 win against West Forsyth on Thursday at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex in Flowery Branch.

April 30, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


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Articles By Author - Mitch Blomert


Dawson County boys soccer spoils West Hall's region title bid with 1-0 win

West Hall's boys soccer team entered Tuesday's game gunning for the Region 7-AAA championship.

April 15, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | High schools


Local gym aims to increase popularity of boxing

Brandon Olson confidently admits he's in better shape now than he was during his high school football days.

April 12, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | Community sports


Chestatee rallies, tops Lanier in 2 OTs, 20-17

SUGAR HILL - Chestatee coach Stan Luttrell has told his players all season long to give "four quarters and then some."

October 19, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


Hitting time: North Hall bests Chestatee 33-15

North Hall quarterback Andrew Smith can't remember the last time he played in such a physical game.

August 30, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | All prep football news


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