ATLANTA - Throughout their run to the state championship game, the top-ranked Gainesville Red Elephants used a strong running game to control the game clock and set up big plays for the passing game, but Peach County prevented that from happening.After averaging 256 yards rushing in its past two games, Gainesville was held to just 77 yards rushing on 23 attempts, and its two leading rushers (Blake Sims and Teryan Rucker) averaged less than 4 yards per carry.
December 12, 2009|
By Brent Holloway and Jonathan Zopf
For the second straight year, one of our local football teams will be headed to the Georgia Dome to play for a state title.
The Gainesville Red Elephants reached that milestone with a thrilling 29-21 victory over Flowery Branch on Dec. 4. It will be their first trip to the state finals since 1982, with a shot at their first GHSA state championship.
December 12, 2009|
Times Editorial Board
|Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays completed a trade with the Atlanta Braves on Friday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Rafael Soriano and agreeing to a $7.25 million, one-year contract with the reliever.
December 11, 2009|
The Associated Press
ALBANY - Meeting near the banks of the Flint River, more than 50 leaders of a group of tri-state river basin stakeholders agreed Thursday to send a letter to the governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida to make them aware of their existence before the governors' water summit Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala.
December 10, 2009|
By J.D. Summer
For The Times
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson believes he won't miss a beat despite sitting out all spring after knee ligament surgery. And the Tigers most dynamic player insists he'll return at full speed once he's cleared to cut loose this summer.
May 04, 2015|
|Staff sports picks
ATLANTA - A bill that would levy an annual $5,000 on strip clubs and fine pimps $2,500 to set up a fund for sexually exploited children is scheduled to be signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal, topping off what some legislators are calling the "year of the child" in the 2015 General Assembly.
May 03, 2015|
By Bill Hendrick