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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


Falcons secure playoff berth with Eagles' victory

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - DeSean Jackson scored on a 65-yard punt return on the final play of the game and the Philadelphia Eagles scored 28 points in the final 7:28 to stun the New York Giants 38-31 Sunday and take over first place in the NFC East. With the Philadelphia win, the Atlanta Falcons secured a playoff berth in the NFC.

December 19, 2010 | By Tom Canavan The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McNabb benched in favor of Grossman

Donovan McNabb to second-string. Then to third-string. Then no guarantee that he'll be back next season.

December 17, 2010 | By Joseph White The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jersey back where it belongs

Gainesville resident Mike McWhorter is a diehard baseball fan and collects memorabilia whenever he gets the chance. Nearly 20 years ago, a friend of his sister, who worked at the Astrodome in Houston, came across a vintage Astros jersey while the dome was undergoing renovations.

December 16, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Hall of Fame pitcher Feller dead at 92

CLEVELAND - Bob Feller, the Iowa farm boy whose powerful right arm earned him the nickname "Rapid Robert" and made him one of baseball's greatest pitchers during a Hall of Fame career with the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 92.

December 15, 2010 | By Tom Withers The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cliff Lee to sign with Phillies

NEW YORK - Cliff Lee is returning to the Philadelphia Phillies, the team that traded him nearly one year ago.

December 14, 2010 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Area hoops teams tuning up for Lanierland

This week is big for local high school basketball programs as they tune up for the upcoming Lanierland tournament. Chestatee, Johnson and West Hall will out play out-of-county matchups before the Hall County-based Lanierland begins on Dec. 20.

December 13, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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Ashway: Never too late to set a world record

It's never too late to set a world record.

July 29, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Ralston falls by 1 hole in U.S. Junior Amateur match play

WOODLANDS, Texas - Gainesville golfer Spencer Ralston lost his match in the round of 64 by one hole at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Ralston advances to U.S. Junior Amateur match play

WOODLANDS, Texas - Gainesville's Spencer Ralston has qualified for the round of 64 match play in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus Course).

July 22, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


North Georgia installing turf on sports fields at Dahlonega campus

The University of North Georgia plans to install turf on sports fields on the Dahlonega Campus, allowing the facilities to be used for both athletics and intramural sports.

July 22, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Rory dominated defenseless Royal Liverpool

Rory McIlroy's come a long way in the past three months.

July 22, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Nix cruises to Gainesville City Championship

Morgan Nix shot a blistering 5-under par 67 in the final round of the 2014 Gainesville City Championship on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course to finish the tournament with a 7-stroke victory.

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Elliott wins 3rd NASCAR Nationwide race of season

JOLIET, Ill. - Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 20, 2014 | By Jay Cohen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: Nix maintains City Championship lead

The second round of the 2014 Gainesville City Championship was completed on Saturday at Chattahoochee Golf Club. The second round was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., but the start was delayed until 1:30 p.m. due to heavy rains.

July 19, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


IronDawgs make strong showing in Georgia Games

It was a good day for members of the Georgia IronDawgs Powerlifting team Saturday at the 2014 edition of the Georgia Games in Gainesville. The IronDawgs came away with a number of gold medals as well as some of the best performances of the day in the meet held at their home gym, the Iron Beast.

July 19, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Rory roars late to lead by 6 at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looks as if he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy shoots 66, remains in lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy, Woods deliver in Round 1 of British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


5 to watch at British Open (not named Tiger, Phil or Rory)

As the British Open starts super early Thursday morning, the chase for another major championship commences.

July 16, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


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