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Warren moves into top-10 all-time Big Sky scoring list

Jamarco Warren, a Gainesville High graduate and current member of the Charleston Southern University men's basketball team, moved into ninth place in Big South Conference history for most career points on Jan. 22.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Super Bowl matchup set between Steelers and Packers

Get ready for a hair-raisin' Super Bowl in Big D.

January 23, 2011 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State to play Houston in 2011

The Georgia State University football team will face its second Football Bowl Subdivision opponent next fall as the Panthers play at Houston, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick and head football coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


AP source: NASCAR may scrap points system

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR is considering scrapping the points system it has used since 1975 in favor of a simpler method that awards points per finishing position, The Associated Press has learned.

January 17, 2011 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Gainesville plays 2 top-10 teams

After a week of high school basketball teams went stir crazy without getting to play, this week resumes a normal schedule across the area. For Gainesville, this will be a particularly challenging week. On Monday, the Red Elephants' boys face Class AAA's No. 4-ranked Carrollton (8-1) in Gainesville. Then on Friday, the Red Elephants face Class AAA's No. 3-ranked Monroe Area in Monroe.

January 16, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Auburn takes BCS championship

January 11, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


Big bowls highlight busy week

Three weeks into bowl season, and there's still plenty of football left to play.

January 02, 2011 | Brent Holloway | Staff sports picks


Home For the Holidays: Ashley Razey

With continued controversy centering around sports in college, it's nice to see one collegiate athlete who is trying to blend her love of sports with her education.

January 02, 2011 | James Wolfe | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Korentheus Bailey and Kiante Young

While Kiante Young and Korentheus Bailey share a similar background, they are having a vastly different college experience.

January 01, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


A look back at the top sports stories of 2010

When people look back at the past year in sports, the headlines are going to have just as much to do with those in charge as the games that were played.

December 31, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Blake Sims

After one semester at the University of Alabama, Blake Sims has grown as a football player, but more importantly, he's grown as a man.

December 31, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Former Lady Knight playing big for Piedmont

Laura Simmons, a graduate of Johnson High and current senior on the Piedmont College women's basketball team, has been named the Great South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, announced on Dec. 23.

December 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Ralston Cash

Ogden, Utah was a little slice of Heaven for Ralston Cash this fall.

December 27, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Ty McCormack

It's safe to say Ty McCormack ended his cross country career at North Hall High on a bitter note. The same can't be said about how he started his career at Clemson University.

December 25, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Jaybo Shaw

If he had his way, Jaybo Shaw would probably not be home for the holidays.

December 24, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


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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


Watson tosses 2 TDs, Clemson defeats South Carolina 35-17

CLEMSON, S.C. - No. 23 Clemson stopped the countdown on its losing streak to South Carolina. Now, the Tigers are looking to a new countdown to how many more Palmetto Bowl victories they might achieve behind freshmen Deshaun Watson, tailback Wayne Gallman and receiver Artavis Scott.

November 29, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tiger star anchored by his Gainesville roots

November 25, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


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