All year long, Gainesville's boys basketball team has taken pride in playing as a team. And in the first round of the state playoffs against Eastside, the Red Elephants proved that playing as a team is the best thing they can do.
February 27, 2009|
From staff reports
Nick Johnson had his teammate D.J. McDuffie right where he wanted him, crouched on all fours just a few feet in front of the basket. Not the ideal position to practice a post move, but that's not what Johnson had in mind: He wanted to jump over him and dunk.
Debuting Friday, the Writer's Block is your chance to catch up on all the local sports news. All you need is a computer and a connection to the Internet, and you can listen on gainesvilletimes.com as sports editor Brent Holloway and sports reporter Jonathan Zopf weigh in on local sports, from high schools to the pros.
BUFORD - It may have just been the first game of 2009, but Buford High baseball coach Tony Wolfe still left the field with a pretty good feeling about the way his club will be able to operate offensively this season. The Wolves strung together six hits with runners is scoring position en route to a 13-5 win against North Hall on Monday at Buford City Park.
David Hartis was in the audience when friend and former protégé Doug Thurmond was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007. Nine years later, Hartis will be the one receiving the plaudits.
Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop carded a 73 to maintain the lead (141) after Saturday's second round of the Gainesville City Championship at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. He leads by one stroke over 2015 Gainesville graduate Nathan Williams.
Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop holds a four-shot lead heading into the second round of the Gainesville City Championship, after carding a 4-under par 68 Friday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.