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Braves break ground on new minor league stadium

The Atlanta Braves' trips to Richmond, Va., to watch their top prospects are soon coming to an end.

June 14, 2008 | Corey Wilson | Atlanta Braves


Lloyd tied for lead atop national junior golf field

BRASELTON - Jimmy Lloyd was all smiles as he exited the 18th green Sunday.

Lloyd, one of the 96 competitors from across the country in the Medicus Preseason Junior event at the Chateau Elan Golf Club, finished the opening round with an even par 71, putting him in a first-place tie with Matthew Cahill from Boca Raton, Fla. In the girls division, Kendall Wright of Suwanee put together a 4-under par 67 to grab the early lead.

June 05, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


A balancing act: Local gymnast battles dyslexia, deafness

HOSCHTON - Trent Jarrett is not your average high schooler.

May 28, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Team time trial at Road Atlanta, new entries add international flair to Tour de Georgia

Since its inception, the Tour de Georgia has grown, becoming one of the nation's premier bicycle races.

March 30, 2008 | Times regional staff | Local


Prep basketball: Falcons rise above Southside

FLOWERY BRANCH - Connor Shaw couldn't hold his emotions back any longer.

The normally composed Falcons guard couldn't stop smiling after Flowery Branch (25-3) won its first playoff game in school history, 68-59, over Southside on Friday night in Flowery Branch.

March 05, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Tigers put win streak on the line

DAWSONVILLE -Coaches always want their teams to be playing their best come playoff time.

February 05, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Well-rounded Carnes steps up for Gainesville

Jaymee Carnes feels like she's settling right in.

February 01, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Athlete of the week: Chestatee freshman adjusting quickly

GAINESVILLE - Just the thought of having Peyton Robertson around for three more years makes Chestatee High girls basketball coach Web Daniel smile.

January 26, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Teams converge for soccer showcase

GAINESVILLE- Mary Mancin and Tess Patton know a good deal when they see it.

Both of these North Hall High soccer players were among 800 girls on hand at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex on Saturday morning for a special opportunity to take part in an Olympic Development Program soccer camp right here in their own backyard.

January 24, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Senior spurred Falcons to duals title

Flowery Branch High wrestler Tom Pennington just scratched another goal off of his lengthy preseason list.

January 19, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Prep wrestling: Falcons, Spartans surge ahead in duals

GAINESVILLE-The look on West Hall wrestler Colby Yates' face displayed how badly he wanted to lead the Spartan wrestling team to their third consecutive Hall County Duals Championship.

January 16, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Wrestling: Falcons swoop into county tournament

GAINESVILLE-Flowery Branch High wrestling coach Shane Lancaster couldn't have been more pleased with the way his Falcons opened up the Hall County Duals on Thursday evening at Chestatee High.

Six of seven Flowery Branch grapplers that reached the finals of the traditional format emerged with an individual title. Now the real test begins with the duals battle tonight and Saturday for county bragging rights.

January 15, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Home for the Holidays: Former West Hall standout doing well at UT-Chattanooga

West Hall High graduate Steven Smigelsky is making an impact for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga football team. Smigelsky, a third-year sophomore, played in all 11 games this season for the Mocs and recorded 11 solo tackles, three assisted tackles, two for a loss and a sack.

January 06, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Home for the holidays: Rich likes UConn, but misses tea

North Hall High grad Derek Rich is settling in just fine at the University of Connecticut. The sophomore played in all 12 games this season, assuming duties as the starting long snapper and back-up tight end.

January 06, 2008 | Corey Wilson | High schools


Gainesville girls take third place

GAINESVILLE-Gainesville High girls basketball coach Manson Hill could have been more pleased, but he was nonetheless happy with the way his Lady Red Elephants concluded the Jackson EMC Lanierland Tournament.

December 27, 2007 | Corey Wilson | High schools


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