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Milton Martin Honda Classic canceled due to weather

The NGA Tour was forced to cancel the Milton Martin Honda Classic on Sunday due to numerous weather delays and unplayable course conditions at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.

March 18, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gibson grabs individual, team wins at Chicopee Woods

Gayle Gibson finished first individually, as well as in team results in Wednesday's Dogfight at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

March 17, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Savage maintains slim lead at Chattahoochee

Former Florida State University standout Matt Savage holds the clubhouse lead at 7-under par at the Milton Martin Honda Classic at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville after inclement weather caused the tournament to be delayed for the third consecutive day.

March 17, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Alexander leads at Chattahoochee after shortened Day 1

Tyson Alexander recorded seven birdies in his opening round on Thursday en route to an early lead at the Milton Martin Honda Classic at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville.

March 15, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: Hall County Golf Championships start today

With the high school basketball season in the books, it's time again for the spring sports to take center stage.

March 12, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Stewart uses bold move late to win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Timing the restart perfectly, Tony Stewart dove to the edge of the apron and ducked under the two cars in front of him.

March 12, 2012 | By John Marshall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad gets NCAA bid

Flowery Branch graduate Erika Rucker earned an invitation to the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships Monday night from the Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee as part of the South Carolina Gamecocks track and field program.

March 05, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: North Hall, Buford girls headed to Macon

Two area girls basketball teams are headed to Macon this week for the state tournament semifinals.

March 04, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Hamlin holds off Harvick to win in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Denny Hamlin spent nearly two months of the offseason in the Scottsdale area, hoping to get away from racing for a while, reinvigorate himself for the 2012 season.

March 04, 2012 | By John Marshall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad named top SEC freshman

University of South Carolina sprinter Erika Rucker has been selected as the Southeastern Conference 2012 Indoor Freshman Runner of the Year the league announced Thursday.

March 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Kenseth wins Daytona race marred by fire, rain

February 28, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


NASCAR postpones Daytona 500 for first time ever

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona 500 has been postponed for the first time in its 54-year history.

February 26, 2012 | By Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ga. State studies possible move to FBS

ATLANTA - Georgia State is studying a possible move to the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, just two seasons after launching its program.

February 21, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Carr named to SEC All-Academic Honor Roll

Gainesville graduate Daunte Carr has been named to the Southeastern Conference All-Academic Honor Roll while majoring in Kinesiology. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above, be on scholarship or a letterwinners, have completed 24 semester hours and have been a member of a varsity squad for the entire year.

February 20, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Stewart, Brewster lead Truett-McConnell baseball to wins

The Truett-McConnell College baseball team won the opening game of their three-game series Friday night at Clearwater Christian College by a final score of 6-4.

February 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


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Matt Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

April 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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