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Chestatee grad earns conference honors

North Florida University guard and former Chestatee standout Parker Smith was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

February 09, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Manning, Giants rally past Patriots to win Super Bowl

February 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville resident and former coach reflects on Super Bowl appearance

It was Jan. 25, 1981, and Gainesville resident Chuck Clausen was coaching in the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad McCormack wins two events in New York

North Hall grad and Clemson University sophomore Ty McCormack won a pair of races at the New Balance Invitational in New York on Friday and Saturday.

February 04, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville star Owings agrees to $1M deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO - Former Gainesville star Micah Owings and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.

February 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Padres GM says team talking with Owings

General manager Josh Byrnes says the Padres are talking with reliever Micah Owings, a Gainesville High graduate.

February 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Send your Signing Day photos to The Times

Wednesday is National Signing Day for high school athletes across the country. As part of our comprehensive coverage, The Times will be posting photos from signing ceremonies in Northeast Georgia throughout the day.

February 01, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


This week: Area traditionals on tap for local wrestlers

After an exciting finish to the Hall County duals championships on Saturday, area wrestling teams will hit the mats again, this time for area traditionals tournaments.

January 29, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


This week: Big subregion games on tap for local teams

The Gainesville boys have Tuesday's game against Walnut Grove (17-3, 7-1 Region 8-AAA South) circled on the calendar.

January 22, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno dies

January 22, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad named All-American

Gainesville High graduate A.J. Johnson was named to the Freshman All-America Team by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) after recording 80 tackles and starting 10 games as a freshman linebacker for the University of Tennessee this season.

January 10, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Tide rolls: 'Bama beats LSU, 21-0, for BCS title

NEW ORLEANS - Turns out, Alabama was the better team all along.

January 10, 2012 | By Blair Kerkhoff McClatchy Newspapers | Staff sports picks


No. 10 South Carolina beats No. 21 Nebraska 30-13

ORLANDO, Fla. - Flowery Branch grad and University of South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw threw for 230 yards and, along with a stingy defense that shut out No. 21 Nebraska in the final three quarters, led the Gamecoacks to a 30-13 win at the Capital One Bowl on Monday.

January 02, 2012 | By Kyle Hightower Associated Press | Staff sports picks


The Times sports stories of the year

As we turn the calendar to 2012, we can look back on all the local sports storylines that were on the radar prominently last year.

December 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: North Hall grad Mancin stays busy at Columbus State

Mary Mancin deserves a break.

December 28, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez found guilty of 1st-degree murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By Michelle R. Smith Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth played, and won, the right way

History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.

April 12, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth wins Masters, becomes first wire-to-wire winner since 1976

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow.

April 12, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson gets 5th Sprint Cup win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson led 128 laps to get his fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

April 12, 2015 | By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: It's winning time for Jordan Spieth

AUGUSTA - Every eye in the world is on you, Jordan Spieth.

April 11, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Spieth sets another scoring record, leads big at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth walked off the 18th green Saturday with another Masters record, a four-shot lead and a solemn look that suggested he knew he was still a long way off from being measured for a green jacket.

April 11, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: CMGA holds 3 best ball aggregated net strokes game

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played a three best ball, aggregated net strokes game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

April 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Can Spieth be stopped?

AUGUSTA - How do you stop Jordan Spieth?

April 10, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Spieth sets 36-hole Masters scoring record

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy.

April 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth no stranger to Augusta's pressure

"I believe in fate. Fate has dictated another championship here, as it has done so many times" – Ben Crenshaw, after the 1995 Masters.

April 09, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the curious return of Tiger Woods.

April 09, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: 4 who could win first major at Masters

It's inevitable. You'll hear plenty about Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods this week.

April 08, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth hopes to live dream vs. Tiger Woods

"It's been a dream of mine to be in contention with Tiger Woods in a major championship at Augusta … to try and take Tiger down on the back nine of Augusta," Jordan Spieth said Tuesday.

April 08, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Masters offers a major learning curve for most players

AUGUSTA - Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule.

April 08, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Prevost: If every day could be just like the Masters

Some people, particularly my young daughters, wish every day was Christmas.

April 06, 2015 | By Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


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