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New White County baseball, softball coaches will work with former Truett-McConnell skipper

White County's newest baseball and softball head coaches will have a local legend in their dugouts this fall.

June 18, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Mark Wade leaving Gainesville to take over as Lumpkin County boys soccer head coach

After 13 years on the sidelines at Gainesville High, Mark Wade is heading to Dahlonega to continue his high school coaching career.

June 15, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Bob Christmas bringing current program to North Hall for August football scrimmage

Former North Hall High football coach Bob Christmas will bring his current program, Jefferson Forest High (Va.) to North Hall for the four-team "Northeast Georgia Preseason Kickoff Classic" on Aug. 14 at The Brickyard.

June 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Johnny Smith remains steadfast as voice of East Hall football

There's something about the view at East Hall Stadium that gets to Johnny Smith every time.

June 13, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Artificial turf's influence in high school sports rising in Southeast

Fifteen minutes into his team's Class AAA state championship game at Mercer University, West Hall striker Sammy Coto was pouring ice water into his boots, trying to adjust to the new feeling of the AstroTurf at Five Star Stadium.

June 11, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Buford's Higginbotham, Bart, Bennett selected on Day 3 of 2015 MLB Draft

Jake Higginbotham was driving back home from Clemson University when the New York Mets drafted him Wednesday in the 27th round of the MLB Draft.

June 10, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Flowery Branch's Hughes reveling in 'life-changing moment' after being drafted by Baltimore Orioles

Jonathan Hughes' dream is now a reality: he's going to be a professional baseball player.

June 10, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Chad Sage 'very excited' to coach West Hall baseball team

Chad Sage has always had baseball in his veins.

June 09, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


Flowery Branch's Jonathan Hughes selected by Baltimore Orioles with No. 68 overall pick in MLB draft

The Baltimore Orioles selected Flowery Branch ace Jonathan Hughes with the No. 68 overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft late Monday night.

June 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Quesenberry's 2-run homer secures 5-5 tie at inaugural FCA East-West Baseball Classic

As birthdays go, Houston Quesenberry's felt like a piece of cake.

June 06, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Inaugural FCA East-West baseball game set for Saturday at Lakeview Academy

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is putting on another East-West Classic. This time, it's baseball's turn in the spotlight.

June 05, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Area baseball standouts await 'unpredictable' Major League Baseball Draft

Jonathan Hughes doesn't feel like stressing himself out over the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.

June 03, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


'Heads Up' football clinic at Flowery Branch focuses on player safety

Close to 60 youth and high school football coaches from around the state filled the cafeteria at Flowery Branch High School Saturday morning looking to learn more about player safety.

May 31, 2015 | By Colin Ochs sports@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Buford AD Dexter Wood to be inducted into Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Dexter Wood still feels the nerves come state title time. These days, however, he's no longer the one giving the signals.

May 28, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville falls to Greenbrier, 5-2, in Game 3 of Class AAAAA baseball state championship

EVANS - Gainesville's players put themselves in a position that virtually every high school baseball team dreams of.

May 27, 2015 | Jared Putnam | High schools


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Gainesville's Michael Curry was 'clutch' for team in Red Elephants' journey through AAAAA playoffs

Jeremy Kemp still remembers the exact situation when he knew Michael Curry was going to play a crucial part in Gainesville's success this season.

July 04, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Offseason workouts motivated Buford's Jake Higginbotham in run to Class AAAA baseball state title

The best thing Jake Higginbotham ever did for his fastball had nothing to do with his arms.

July 04, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


2015 All-Area Baseball Teams

All-Area First Team Players

July 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville High hires coaches for girls soccer, wrestling teams

One head coach will be "coming full circle" to return to Gainesville High this fall, while another is preparing to square off against his former team.

June 30, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston ties for second at U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier

Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston shot a blistering 6-under par on the back nine Monday to finish tied for second in the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in Athens.

June 29, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


The Times' 2015 All-Area Golf teams

All-Area Golf Coach of the Year

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Dawson County's Madison Caldwell overcame pressure, pain to earn coveted Class AAA state title

As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was feeling in the right side of her stomach, taking the breath out of her lungs for a second or two.

June 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Consistency important for Gainesville’s Spencer Ralston heading into senior year

It's no longer about setting records or winning tournaments for Gainesville's Spencer Ralston - but he's more than happy to reap the benefits of his own hard work.

June 27, 2015 | David Thackham | High schools


Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston finishes second at Georgia Junior Championship

Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston earned second place, behind a strong third-round 67, at the Georgia Junior Championship on Wednesday in Augusta. Ralston, the Class AAAAA Golfer of the Year, finished the 54-hole, three-day outing with a total score of 8-under (208).

June 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Gainesville, Flowery Branch, North Hall to compete in preseason scrimmages at The Brickyard

Bob Christmas and Bruce Miller will get another chance to face off on opposing sidelines. This time around, however, it will come with much less on the line for their respective football programs.

June 22, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


White County grad Spencer Adams looking to improve every day in the minors

Spencer Adams is not going to let the projections of his talent interfere with his preparation. The first-year minor league right-handed pitcher for Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the White Sox organization said he's going to continue to show up to the ballpark every day with one goal in mind: What do I have to do to get better?

June 20, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools


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