Welcome to Week 1 of the Hall County Power Ratings for this season. It's a little early to be able to tell about proper placement for these teams in the ratings, but I thought I'd go out on a limb and place the defending Class AAAAA state champion, Gainesville, at No. 1. As a non-partisan high school fan, I'm mighty proud of the terrific effort by last season's Red Elephants, but don't forget the great jobs that North Hall, Flowery Branch and Chestatee did. This looks to be another fine season for local football fans.
August 30, 2013|
By Chuck Clausen
For The Times
My wife has always liked my "big gun" biceps. She knows I work hard to maintain them and it's a nice ego boost when she asks me to "flex those big guns." And, if I don't say so myself, my biceps are pretty sweet.
My 6-year-old daughter asks a lot of questions. From "Why does the moon change the tides?" to "How does the tooth fairy decide how much money to give?" She's curious. To paraphrase a Jimmy Buffett song, I know the answers to some of her questions; for many others, I'm looking for suggestions.
As the baseball season takes an All-Star breather, we can get caught up on all the wild goings-on from the season's first half. With a little help from our friends at the Elias Sports Bureau, here's what you might have missed:
July 17, 2013|
By Denton Ashway
For The Times
I'll get straight to the point: put simply, the Masters Tournament is the greatest event in all of sport. No other competition in the world features such timeless traditions, high drama and majestic scenery as the Masters.