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Red Elephant Softball looks at 2015 season

access WDUN By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter Former Johnson baseball coach and current Gainesville baseball assistant David Hawkins takes over at Gainesville. Gainesville’s Hawkins has a tough task in keeping the upward movement of the program going. The Lady Elephants set a school-record for wins in a season with 15 but narrowly missed on the playoffs. “It

Gainesville High School First Tee National School Program

Access WDUN talks with Diane Lamb about the National School Program and Gainesville City Schools.  See it here. All 5 Gainesville city elementary schools will add the First Tee National School Program to their physical education instruction. Thanks to Access WDUN.

Mallard is The Times’ Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Gainesville’s Hunter Mallard enjoying high-flying success at pole vault All-Area Boys Track and Field Athlete of Year won Class AAAAA state title in 2015 Bill Murphy bmurphy@gainesvilletimes.com July 25, 2015 Hunter Mallard is talented and blessed — two great things going for the rising star in the pole vault from Gainesville High. As a sophomore

Clemson, QB Deshaun Watson earn preseason ACC awards Gainesville grad Watson selected as preseason player of the year By Joedy McCreary July 21, 2015 In the Gainesville Times. PINEHURST, N.C. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season. The voters think the other Tigers will, too. For the second time

New Gainesville AD Billy Kirk

New Gainesville AD Billy Kirk eager to enhance tradition-rich athletics program Former Centennial High administrator ready to build with ‘bottom-up’ philosophy By Jared Putnam jputnam@gainesvilletimes.com @jaredputnam POSTED: July 15, 2015 10:13 p.m. Billy Kirk accepted the job as Gainesville’s new athletic director just in time to watch the Red Elephants baseball team make a run

First Place Finish for Hunter Mallard

​I had to take a coach/mom moment and congratulate Hunter Mallard. He placed 1st in the USA Track & Field Region 4 Championship today. He advances to the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics in Jacksonville, FL. He will compete July 27 – August 2 Read the article in The Gainesville Times here.

Graduate Thomas Niles getting noticed at UCF

Niles has been chosen as one of 81 players on the Outland Trophy Watch List. Read the story from the UCFKnights.com web site. Also article in The Gainesville Times.