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Stewart claims NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, FLA. - Tony Stewart insisted he wasn't a title contender when NASCAR's championship race began.

November 20, 2011 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern stays competitive in 45-21 loss to No. 3 Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Trent Richardson rushed for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns to power No. 3 Alabama to a 45-21 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

November 19, 2011 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Connor Shaw leads South Carolina past The Citadel

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Connor Shaw, a Flowery Branch grad, threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns, including Alshon Jeffery's first scoring catch in more than a month, and No. 14 South Carolina defeated The Citadel 34-20 on Saturday.

November 19, 2011 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Chestatee star Smith scores 17 in loss to Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Former Chestatee star Parker Smith led North Florida in a losing effort at Florida on Thursday. The junior scored 17 points and grabbed two rebounds, but the No. 7 Gators bounced back from a loss at Ohio State to win, 91-55.

November 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern wins Southern Conference championship

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Dominique Swope rushed for a career-high 165 yards to lead Georgia Southern to a 31-10 victory over Wofford on Saturday, giving the Eagles the Southern Conference championship.

November 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Connor Shaw leads Gamecocks past Gators

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Quarterback Connor Shaw, a Flowery Branch High grad, ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Carolina to a 17-12 win over Florida on Saturday.

November 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Penn State trustees oust Paterno; students react

November 09, 2011 | By Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw cleared to practice for banged up Gamecocks

One starter returns, while another's status is in doubt.

November 08, 2011 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Peach State prepares for 3 important games

ATLANTA - For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets.

November 07, 2011 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: High school football playoffs under way Friday

The high school football playoffs begin Friday night, with a number of local teams taking part.

November 07, 2011 | By Zac Taylor ztaylor@gainesvilletimes.com | Staff sports picks


Stewart wins at Martinsville on a restart

MARTINSVILLE, Virginia - Tony Stewart hadn't won a race all season and didn't list himself as a championship contender when asked to handicap the field before NASCAR's 10-race playoffs got going.

October 30, 2011 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw, Gamecocks defeat Tennessee 14-3

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Flowery Branch grad Connor Shaw threw for one touchdown and ran for another as No. 14 South Carolina survived Tennessee with a 14-3 victory on Saturday night.

October 29, 2011 | By Beth Rucker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw struggles in Eagles' 1st loss of the season

BOONE, N.C. - Jamal Jackson threw for three touchdowns and Appalachian State's defense stood firm in the fourth quarter in a 24-17 victory over previously unbeaten Georgia Southern on Saturday.

October 29, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former North Hall standout chasing dream in mixed martial arts

Stephen Flanagan has always been fighting. What he's fought has, of course, changed over the years.

October 25, 2011 | By David Mitchell dmitchell@gainesvilletimes.com | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad named SEC Freshman of the Week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson has been named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week.

October 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Watson sets Clemson record for TD passes in first start

CLEMSON, S.C. - It took 19-year-old quarterback Deshaun Watson just one game to start rewriting the Clemson record book.

September 27, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Gibson wins at Chicopee Woods

Joe Roberts, Dan Arthurs, Tom Frier Jr, and Gayle Gibson won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods.

September 27, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass reacting to cooler temperatures

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.23 or 2.77 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures have dropped into the upper 70s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

September 25, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Johnson soaking in his final season at Tennessee

A.J. Johnson is embracing his senior season at Tennessee with the same fervor that led him to become one of the nation's most talented middle linebackers in his first three seasons.

September 24, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Logano picks up 4th win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.

September 21, 2014 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


IronDawgs find out awards from previous meet

It took a couple of weeks to figure it out, but the Georgia IronDawgs, headquartered in Gainesville, had quite a showing in the recent America's Cup Powerlifting Meet in Kennesaw.

September 21, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Clemson's Watson leads Tigers in near-upset vs. Florida State

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris said after the Tigers' opening loss at Georgia in August that the moment wasn't too big for true freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson.

September 21, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Shorter days trigger fish into action

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.53 or 2.47 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures remain in the low 80s except up where the rivers feed into main lake, where the water may be slightly cooler. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

September 18, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Prevost: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 17, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


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