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Former Atlanta Falcon Todd Weiner hosting USA Football Fundamentals clinic

Former Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Todd Weiner will be hosting a USA Football Fundamentals clinic for children ages 6-15.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Robert Sapp Baseball Camp coming to Flowery Branch in June

The 36th annual Robert Sapp Baseball Camp will be held June 20-24 at Hog Mountain Baseball Complex in Flowery Branch.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Clemson QB Deshaun Watson says he’s not great yet, but working on it

NEW ORLEANS - Clemson quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson wasn't expecting any revelations about what he could have done differently to lead the Tigers to a national championship last season.

May 17, 2016 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Semi-pro Georgia Wolves advance to National Development Football League championship with 12-0 win

The Georgia Wolves defeated the Columbus Truth 12-0 in the National Development Football League semifinals Saturday.

May 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth holds off Kyle Larson for thrilling NASCAR victory at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Matt Kenseth held off Kyle Larson in a thrilling run down the stretch to win a wreck-filled race Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

May 15, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch sails away from Harvick after wreck, finally earns first Sprint Cup win at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kyle Busch has seemingly dozens of reasons to despise Kansas Speedway, from the two times he crashed out of Chase races to the innumerable misfortunes in other series.

May 07, 2016 | By Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Nyquist stays undefeated with Kentucky Derby victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday, improving to 8-0 in his career as the fourth consecutive favorite to win the race.

May 07, 2016 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Formula Drift invades Road Atlanta this weekend

BRASELTON - If you see a cloud of smoke over Braselton today, don't fret, they're just burning rubber at Drift Atlanta.

May 07, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


Keselowski avoids crash-filled finish to win at Talladega

Brad Keselowski won a demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway, where multiple wrecks caused two cars to go airborne and led to millions of dollars in damage to race teams.

May 01, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Ben Hefner, Tim Hornsby qualify for Pan American Games

In the biggest race of his career, nothing was going right for Gainesville's Ben Hefner.

April 30, 2016 | By David Purdum For The Times | Staff sports picks


Dawsonville native Chase Elliott wins pole at Talladega 30 years after his dad

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Chase Elliott wasn't born yet when his father turned a record-setting lap to win the pole at Talladega Superspeedway.

April 30, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Carl Edwards passes Kyle Busch on last lap to win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond International Raceway.

April 24, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brenau outdoor track & field team secures fourth consecutive SSAC championship

Brenau University's outdoor track & field team picked up its fourth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23 in Mobile, Alabama.

April 23, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Drivers excited for daytime racing at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Denny Hamlin has gotten accustomed to having Sundays off when NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series comes to Richmond International Raceway, where the premier series has traditionally raced under the lights on Saturday night.

April 23, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former East Hall standout Frank Davis recognized as one of nation's top assistant coaches

On the rare occasions where Frank Davis gets to come back home, he can't stay long.

April 22, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


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Lakeview Academy grad Ralston Cash flourishing since call up to pitch for Triple-A Dodgers

Ralston Cash received some of the best news of his life as a pro baseball player in an unforgettable manner. The 24-year-old Lakeview Academy graduate ...

July 26, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Road to Rio: Fans encouraged to show support for Olympic bound Chestatee grad Jenny Arthur

Chestatee High graduate Jenny Arthur is headed to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to compete for the United States' weightlifting team.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Deshaun Watson picked as preseason ACC Player of Year

Clemson quarterback and 2014 Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year.

July 25, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Spencer Ralston shoots final-round 66, ties for 4th in Palmetto Amateur

Gainesville High grad Spencer Ralston finished tied for fourth at the 2016 Palmetto Amateur at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina.

July 24, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Chestatee High grad, Olympic qualifier Jenny Arthur to appear in CNN interview

Chestatee High graduate and Team USA weightlifter to the Rio Summer Olympics Jenny Arthur will be the subject of an interview to air on CNN ...

July 22, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson, Clemson aiming for ACC repeat in 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Clemson star quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson is driven by the goal of winning another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and ...

July 22, 2016 | Aaron Beard Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop qualifies for U.S. Amateur Golf Championship

Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop is moving on to compete for the U.S. Amateur Championship in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. after tying for second place ...

July 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston places second at Georgia Amateur Golf Championship

Recent Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston finished second Sunday in the Georgia Amateur Golf Championship at the Brookhaven Course of Capital City Club in Atlanta ...

July 18, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Stenson closes strong to win battle against Mickelson for British Open title

TROON, Scotland - Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages.

July 17, 2016 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Clarkesville's McKenzie Coan earns spot on US Paralympic Team to swim in Rio Summer Games

Beginning in August, some of the greatest athletes on the planet will descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in attempt to bring home Olympic hardware ...

July 16, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston cards 2-under, advances in Ga. Amateur Golf Championship

Recent Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston earned a tie for seventh place after a two-day total of 138 (2-under par) at the Georgia State Amateur ...

July 13, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


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