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Photo by Karla Smith Gainesville’s Jake Leeker goes up for a layup as Ava players watch Thursday night as the Bulldogs hosted the Bears in a hot rivalry game. Ava won the game, 56-48. Leeker finished with 9 points.
The Gainesville Bulldogs put an old-fashioned walloping on the Koshkonong Bluejays in high school basketball action this past week, and lost a close one to Ava. The Bulldogs came out firing on Dec. 7, outscoring the Bluejays 39-5 in the first quarter en route to a 111-33 blowout over Kosh. Jake...
Two weeks ago, 200 stadium-style, fixed-back seats were installed in the Gainesville High School gym, wrapping up the completion of the gym’s renovation that began earlier this summer. The stadium-style seats, paired with new traditional bench-style bleachers above them, provide seating for a total...

Photo by Miranda Donley This photo of the Gainesville Lady Bulldogs softball team was taken after the girls took third place at the Pride Park Tournament Saturday, Sept. 18, in Bakersfield. The Lady Bulldogs ended their season in the first round of the Class 2 District 1 tournament at Hartville when they fell 5-1 to a tough Hartville team. Team members are, from left (front), seniors Gwendolyn Broderick, Debra Winrod and Hallee Donley; (back) Sailor Anderson, Bretlyn Kastning, Macenzie Avila, Emory Warden, Jenna Uchtman, Brooklynn Bushong, Leigha Rowland, Katelyn Morgan, Alyssa Smith, Jessee Latham and Emma McGinnis. The team is coached by Joe Walrath and assistant Renee Hambelton.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs softball team ended the fall season with a 13-9 record after a 5-1 loss to the Hartville Lady Eagles in the Class 2 District 1 tournament held at Hartville on Tuesday, Oct. 12. “ I knew it was going to be a tough job when the umpire started calling to a spot instead of...
The Gainesville Bulldogs baseball team added two wins and a loss to their fall season record recently, bringing it to 6-2. The Gainesville boys avenged their Aug. 27 loss to Hartville, battling to a 9-7 road win over the Eagles on Thursday, Sept. 9.  “It was a back-and-forth battle, and we came...
    The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs softball team moved their record to 6-2 with wins over the Alton Comets and Norwood Pirates last week and Bakersfield this week.  The Lady Bulldogs pulled out a 12-2 home-field victory over Alton on Tuesday, Sept. 7. “I have to give all my girls credit for this one...

The Gainesville High School Bulldogs beat the Seymour Tigers on Friday, May 21, to bring home the school’s first district championship in 30 years. The Bulldogs went on to play Richland for the sectional title on Monday, May 24, and rolled over the Bears 11-1. Gainesville is hosting the regional game at 5:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 26, and will take on the Marionville Comets. Members of the Bulldogs team are, from left, (front row) Wyatt Alms, Danny Sherry, Camden Evans, Jarett Hogan, Jake Leeker, Wyatt Walker, Dymon Van Eperen, Brady Myers; (back row) Nathan Kiger, coach Blake Hobbs, Briar Walrath, Andrew Hambelton, Landry Jenkins, Bryce Hambelton, Aden Yarger, Daden House, Kannon Morrison, Cooper Friend, Bryant Neel, assistant coach Austin Thompson and Bryson Martin. Photo courtesy of Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Bulldogs are among the top eight teams in Missouri Class 2 baseball and now hold a 20-8 record after beating Seymour in districts and Richland in sectionals. It’s a historic time for Bulldog baseball fans, and for the first time in decades, Gainesville will host a state playoff game...
At its monthly board meeting April 19, the Gainesville School Board hired Dr. Clint Hall as the Gainesville High School and Junior High principal for the 2021-2022 school year. His duties as principal for grades 7-12 begin here on July 1. Hall currently serves as principal at Ava Elementary School...
Photo by Teresa Evans   Gainesville High School pitcher Jake Leeker hurls one over the plate during the Bulldogs’ 10-0 road win over the Mountain Grove Panthers Tuesday, March 30. The Bulldogs hosted Bakersfield Monday, April 5, and defeated the Lions 11-1. They have a 5-2 record for the season so...
The Gainesville School District will be busy next week as students and families gather for year-end events that were adapted and postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns.    Prom is Monday, June 15 Gainesville High School’s prom will be held from  7 to 11 p.m. Monday, June 15, in the gym with...

Ruthanne Elizabeth Doebler
Gainesville High School graduate Ruthanne Elizabeth Doebler has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Pfc. Matthew J. England Memorial Scholarship. Ruthanne plans to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia this fall where she will major in biology/pre-medical. She ended her senior year...

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