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Gainesville High School freshman Liz Kinworthy goes up for 2 points against Mansfield Thursday, Jan. 18. Kinworthy scored 6 points in the game and led in rebounds with 10. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs defeated Mansfield and Morrisville last week. The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Mansfield Thursday, Jan. 18, where the varsity pulled out a 38-32 win over the Lions. “The game was a lot like we expected, with both teams playing position defense and working the ball for...

Lutie junior Garrett Souder looks to pass at the Friday night game against Gainesville. Souder didn’t get to finish the game, however. After a hard fall, he was air-lifted to Cox South, where he was diagnosed with a concussion. He’s back to school now and will return to the court as soon as he is released by his doctor, he said. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Bulldogs hold a 10-7 record after last week’s wins over Lutie and Marion C. Early High School. Friday night, the Bulldogs traveled to Theodosia to take on Lutie and brought home a 72-48 win. Garrett Morgan led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 21 points, followed by Brandon Poe with...

Dora freshman Auston Luna brings the ball down the court during a recent game. Luna led the team in rebounds when the Falcons defeated Class 4 Aurora 72-64 at the Scoreboard Guy Shootout Saturday at Ozark High School in Ozark. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Dora Falcons traveled to Ozark Saturday to take on Class 4 Aurora in the Scoreboard Guy Shootout and brought home a 72-64 win. “Defensively, we didn’t play as well as I thought we could have,” said Dora coach Rick Luna.  “However, overall we stepped up and  made enough plays when it counted...

Word spread quickly through the Dora community as the 60-year-old school building burst into flames on Jan. 21, 1998. The state fire marshal and ATF agents said the fire started in a 10-burner gas stove in the kitchen. Former superintendent Ken Cook said the fire “was a tragedy when it happened, but a blessing when it was over.”
Editor’s note: Recalling the fire that destroyed Dora School 20 years ago this week, we share this story reprinted from the Feb. 27, 2008, edition of the Times. Sally Gunter still doesn’t remember exactly what made her turn her head and look toward the Dora School that night just over 10 years ago...
Gainesville School administrators recently announced the names of students named to the honor rolls for the second quarter.   A honor roll Seventh grade: Derek Alms, Layla Biby, Justus DeVries, Dawson Duke, Camden Evans, Daden House, Taylor Neal, Grayden Rowbotham, Shelby Simpson, Jenna Uchtman,...

Photo by Amy Ingalsbe
Bakersfield’s Brady Ingalsbe goes up to score 2 points against Dora Falcon defenders during a game at Dora High School Tuesday, Jan. 9.  It was a rough night for the Lions, who fell 76-38 to a tough Falcons team. The Bakersfield Lions will compete in the Sparta Tournament beginning Monday, Jan. 20.

GHS senior Wyatt Wilson drives past Dora’s Mason Luna during Friday night’s game in the Gainesville High School gym. The bleachers were packed to watch the battle between the intra-county rivals. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Dora High School varsity team added two wins to their record last week after defeating county rivals Bakersfield and Gainesville. The Dora Falcons hosted Bakersfield Tuesday, Jan. 9, and won 76-38. Friday night, Jan. 12, the bleachers were packed full of red when the Gainesville Bulldogs hosted...
Lutie School recently announced its honor and merit rolls for the second quarter. Students who earned all A’s are named to the honor roll, and students who earned all A’s and B’s are named to the merit roll. Honor rollKindergarten – Aubree Amos, Xander Atkinson, Kolton Bauer, Kaylie Bias, Kyler...
Gainesville Elementary School fourth graders Jasper James and Starr Myers both took first place in the elementary division of the Pirate State Qualifying Tournament Saturday, Jan. 6, at Norwood. Jasper, who placed second in an archery competition at Skyline and first at another competition at...

Academic team members who competed in the Mountain Grove tournament Saturday, Jan. 6 are, from left, (front row) Abby Milligan, Madison Trivitt, Jaima DeVries; (back row) Hunter Webb, Ben Pointer and Eli Amyx.
The Gainesville  High School academic team’s hard work this season has landed them an invitation to participate in the national tournament in Chicago, Illinois this spring. This will be the team’s fourth straight appearance at this invitation-only tournament hosted by the National Academic Quiz...

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