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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


Chestatee grad leading the way at North Florida

When Parker Smith, a former basketball star at Chestatee High, went to Tennessee State, he was hoping for an opportunity to further his athletic career.

December 27, 2011 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Shaw builds on family's legacy

When the Shaw family gets together, they try not to talk exclusively about football.

December 26, 2011 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


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Gainesville's Niles making major defensive impact at Central Florida

Thomas Niles is carving out quite a legacy at the University of Central Florida.

December 22, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Local golf: CMGA holds 2 best ball event

Gene Weschler, Bob Pyne, Gary Moses and Johnny Little won the Chattahochee Men's Golf Association's two best ball, net points game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

December 22, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Looking for NASCAR's next top sponsor

The announcement came Tuesday. Sprint will be the premier sponsor of NASCAR's top series through 2016, and then it's leaving.

December 16, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local lifters strong in Loganville

LOGANVILLE - Iron Beast Gym co-owner Marcel of Allen of Gainesville assembled an all-star push/pull (benchpress and deadlift) team of powerlifters, bench press specialists, a strongman competitor and a novice lifter under the title of "Team 1%" to take the team championship against 11 other squads containing other elite lifters at the Body By George Southern Powerlifting Federation Championships held at the Covenant Christian Academy Gym over the weekend in Loganville.

December 15, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Clemson's Watson scheduled for surgery, will miss bowl game

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson will have surgery Friday and miss the Tigers' upcoming bowl game.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Paul Johnson Love Fest in full swing

The Paul Johnson Love Fest continued last week.

December 09, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Oregon QB Mariota headlines Heisman finalists

NEW YORK - The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense.

December 08, 2014 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: College Football Playoff a step forward

The inaugural College Football Playoff is here. Plenty of people are mad. It turns out that the more things change in college football, the more they stay the same.

December 07, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Alabama, Oregon, FSU and Ohio St. in 1st college playoff

GRAPEVINE, Texas - Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.

December 07, 2014 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Sims steers No. 1 Alabama to Southeastern Conference title

ATLANTA - Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee.

December 06, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall Elite Hitting Camp feature Red Sox's Hyers

North Hall High is hosting its Elite Hitting Camp this Saturday and Sunday. Boston Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator Tim Hyers is leading the camp.

December 03, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


SEC Banter: Missouri the classic underdog in SEC Championship

The twenty-third edition of college football's original conference championship game takes place this Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

December 03, 2014 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Yellow Jackets' win vs. Georgia was crazy

Paul Johnson won't ever be accused of being loquacious. But quite often the taciturn Tech coach says a lot without saying much.

December 03, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Frogs' leap to No. 3 doesn't make sense

The College Football Playoff rankings are getting downright laughable. How else can you explain the latest installment released Tuesday night?

December 03, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Foursome takes group match victory

Joe Roberts, Al Raynes, Tommy Lowery and Johnny Nix won the Luna's Tuesday golf group's match last week at Chattahoochee Golf Course.

November 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


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