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Vince Johnson: 5 lists of 5 things heading into The 2016 Masters

Whether your weekend consists of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Augusta National, a long stint in front of the television, or sporadic tournament check-ins for a nice conversation piece, here are a few things that might help you in your journey through Masters week.

April 06, 2016 | By Vince Johnson Forsyth County News | Staff sports picks


Masters: Day ranked No. 1 heading into the first major of the year, but no shortage of challengers

AUGUSTA - Jason Day was lurking just outside Augusta National Golf Club, wondering if he wanted to go in.

April 06, 2016 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Masters: Taylor's improbable journey from spectator to inside the ropes is one even he didn't expect

AUGUSTA - The last time Vaughn Taylor was at Augusta National he needed a ticket to get through the gates.

April 05, 2016 | by Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kris Jenkins nails buzzer-beating trey, lifts Villanova to national title over North Carolina, 77-74

HOUSTON - One good shot deserved another.

April 05, 2016 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall grad Sterling Bailey to work out with Atlanta Falcons

East Hall High graduate and former University of Georgia defensive end Sterling Bailey will participate in a workout for the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday in Flowery Branch.

April 04, 2016 | Staff sports picks | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch wins again for weekend sweep at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kyle Busch finally figured out Martinsville Speedway in his truck victory on Saturday.

April 03, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Foursome earns dogfight victory

The Wednesday Dogfights at Chicopee Woods Golf Course first place team for the best three net scores was that of Ron Melin, Charlie Kilby, Phil Rothermel and Steve Noah (-29).

April 02, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Coker on 'business trip' with UNC at Final Four in Houston

Last summer, 2012 Flowery Branch High graduate Kanler Coker made a switch from playing football for the University of North Carolina to playing basketball for the Tar Heels.

April 01, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Lanierland Auburn Club to host offensive line coach, Tigers mascot

The Lanierland Auburn Club will host Auburn University offensive line coach Herb Hand and the Auburn Tigers mascot Aubieat its annual meeting on April 25 at Eagle Ranch in Chestnut Mountain.

March 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


UNC, Syracuse punch tickets to Final Four

PHILADELPHIA - Brice Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina to an 88-74 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday night, leaving the Tar Heels as the only No. 1 seed in the Final Four.

March 27, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bolstered by local talent, Piedmont College baseball team flirting with top 25 of D-III rankings

The day after Breck Davidson's freshman season at Piedmont College ended, coach Jim Peeples pulled his ball club together in the team's indoor facility and decided to make a lineup change.

March 23, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


NCAA Tournament roundup: Texas A&M wins in 2OT to reach Sweet 16

OKLAHOMA CITY - Alex Caruso scored 25 points as Texas A&M overcame a 10-point deficit with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation to come back for a 92-88 double overtime victory over Northern Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.

March 20, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson somehow saved his fastest lap for last, and Southern California's favorite racing son soared to another historic victory.

March 20, 2016 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Paul Powers wins with conference-record time in 50 freestyle in Big Ten swim meet

The reaction from Paul Powers conveyed pure joy after he touched the wall first in the Big Ten Conference's 50-yard freestyle championship race Feb. 25 at Purdue University.

March 14, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Georgia golfer, Habersham Central grad Lee McCoy finishes 4th at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Georgia senior Lee McCoy grew up at Innisbrook and lost track of the number of times he has played the Copperhead course.

March 13, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Three pitchers for Triple-A Gwinnett Braves combine for no-hitter of Louisville

Rob Wooten, Matt Marksberry and Jose Ramirez combined to pitch a no-hitter, leading the Gwinnett Braves to a 3-0 victory over the Louisville Bats on ...

June 30, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cleveland Browns waive QB, Flowery Branch High grad Connor Shaw

CLEVELAND - The Browns have waived quarterback Connor Shaw, who started Cleveland's 2014 season finale.

June 30, 2016 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in DI history, died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local basketball fans remember Tennessee coach Pat Summitt as ‘role model for women’

Local residents are remembering Pat Summitt for her pursuit of women's equality both on and off the basketball court and her public battle with ...

June 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Dustin Johnson wins US Open at Oakmont for first major title

OAKMONT, Pa. - All the chaos and confusion couldn't stop Dustin Johnson from proving he had the head to be a U.S. Open champion.

June 19, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Two-time Atlanta Marathon winner Wes Wessley brings 40 years of running expertise to the community

Twelve years ago, the Lanier Running Club was running on fumes.

June 17, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


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