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The 2024 Gainesville High School Bulldogs boys track team won the Summit Conference for the second year in a row. They are pictured here, from left, back row: Macray Hambelton, Zeke Yarger, John Botts-Papke, Peyton Hathcock, Nick Goodson, Paul Goodwin, Tate Uchtman, Christian Ries, Walker House and Coach Gary Emrick. Front row: Coach Josh Richer, Isaac Pippin, Ryder Murphy, Lucas Luna, Archer Luna, Brady Myers, Aaron Kahl, Kydon Myers, Terry Goss, Damion Goss, Owen Souder and team manager Ella Barber.
The Gainesville Bulldogs track and field teams competed in the Summit Conference championships last week and came home with some impressive accolades.  The boys varsity team doubled down on last year’s conference championship with another outstanding performance taking first place with 165 total...

photo by Karla Smith
Gainesville Lady Bulldog player Katelyn Morgan swings at a pitch during an April 9 softball game against the Dora Lady Falcons. The Lady Bulldogs won the contest 14-1. They spent last weekend in the Sparta Softball Classic tournament where they took a 1-16 loss to Forsyth and a 7-6 win against...

photo by Karla Smith
Gainesville High School Bulldogs pitcher Andrew Hambelton is pictured here during the March 27 game against the Mountain Grove Panthers. The Bulldogs are 5-5 for the season, taking wins against Cabool, Parkview Bakersfield, Norwood and Willow Springs and losses to Marshfield, Clever, Mountain Grove...

photo by Karla Smith
Gainesville High School track and field competitor Zeke Yarger flies over the hurdles during a March 28 track meet in Ava. The Bulldogs boys team finished fourth place out of the 15 schools attending, and the girls team placed ninth out of 13 schools.

Before the competition began last Thursday night in the Gainesville PTO's annual talent show, Gainesville School faculty and staff performed a zany dance as Gainesville Elementary principal Benjamin Hopper lip-synched Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady Land." From left: Ralena Roberts, Misty Souder (in chocolate pudding costume), Whitney Miller (liver and onions costume), Missy Rogers, Abby Britt (green bean costume), Renee Hambelton (pizza), Julie Vaught (chop suey), Nicole Wallace, Catrina Hawkins, Christina Midcap (Italian bread) and Brenda Frye (sloppy joe).
Gainesville PTO raised more than $2,000 Thursday night at the annual talent show that also included a baked-goods auction and 50-50 drawing along with an entertaining lineup of young performers ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. Before competitors took the stage, fifth grader Finn Wade...

Times photo/Jenny Yarger GHS sophomore Katelyn Kahl finished first in the 800-meter run at the track and field meet held at Hollister Thursday, March 21.
The Gainesville boys and girls varsity track and field teams traveled to Hollister Thursday, May 21, for their first meet of the season. Coach Gary Emrick said the results were very good with a few performances that exceeded expectations coming into the season. “Thirty-four student athletes are...
Photo courtesy Gainesville School   Gainesville High School math students took third place overall at the Summit Conference math competition held at Fordland Wednesday, March 20. Medal winners for individual events include Isaac Pippin, second place in Algebra II; Kyden Myers, third place in...
The Gainesville Bulldogs baseball team, coached by Blake Hobbs,  opened their season with a decisive 10-1 road win over Cabool Friday, March 15. The team traveled to Cabool to compete in the Right Off the Bat Tournament Monday, March 18, where they suffered a 13-8 loss to Marshfield (6-1)  and a 13...
The Gainesville Bulldogs baseball team, under the direction of Coach Blake Hobbs, won its first game against Cabool 10-1 on March 15. They took two losses in the Clever ROTB tourney, falling to Marshfield 8-13 and Clever 5-13 on March 18. The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs, under the direction of Coach...

Gainesville Head Coach Chris Randolph, far right, Jace Headrick (center) and Assistant Coach Wes Johnson react during a particularly tense part of the Bulldogs game against Norwood. Photo by Karla Smith
Gainesville boys head basketball coach Chris Randolph recently reflected on the boys’ district play. The Bulldogs beat Fordland 76-29 in opening play, then won their semi-final game against Norwood, 66-59, in overtime. Randolph said that game gave fans quite a show. “It was one of the most fun...

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