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Local golf: Wechsler, Johns, Lowery, Van claim first place at Luna's

The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Chattahoochee Golf Course this week. First place went to the team of Gene Weschler, Jerry Johns, Tommy Lowery and Doug Van. Second place was the team of Daryl Dunckel, Joe Roberts, Karl Steigele and Don Rogers.

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


Brenau's Courtney Hayward earns National Swimmer of the Week honor

Brenau University junior Courtney Hayward has been named a National Swimmer of the Week by College Swimming following her performance at last week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christianburg, Va.

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


Gainesville grad, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson accepts Davey O’Brien Award

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is on schedule to have his communications degree in hand by this time a year from now, after his junior season.

February 16, 2016 | By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Dawsonville's Chase Elliott wins pole position for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dawsonville's Chase Elliott kept the No. 24 Chevrolet on the pole for the second straight Daytona 500, becoming the youngest driver to land the top spot in NASCAR's biggest race.

February 14, 2016 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brenau swim team captures conference title

The Brenau University Swim Team captured the Appalachian Swimming Conference title Saturday night in Christiansburg, Va.

February 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Denver Broncos defense dominates Carolina Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

February 07, 2016 | By Barry Wilner Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Semi-pro Georgia Wolves football team providing 'second chance' for avid athletes

Second chances in sports are hard to come by.

January 30, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Harlem Legends to play celebrity basketball game against Hall County All-Stars in March

The Harlem Legends show basketball team will play a celebrity basketball game against a Hall County All-Star team March 19 at Riverside Military Academy.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Deshaun Watson will entertain leaving Clemson after 2016 for the NFL Draft

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, a 2014 Gainesville High graduate, has his eye on the NFL and says he could leave a season early next year if the circumstances are right.

January 27, 2016 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Ty McCormack warms up for Olympic Trials with third-place at Miami Half Marathon

During Sunday's Miami Half Marathon, Ty McCormack was forced to make a strategic decision he's never encountered in his many years of elite distance running. About eight miles into the race, the North Hall High graduate and Olympic Trials qualifier, noticed his shoelace was untied.

January 25, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Swinney, Watson already eyeing return to championship

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Almost before the gold-tinted confetti stopped falling, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and quarterback Deshaun Watson were prepping for another run at the national title next year.

January 12, 2016 | By Pete Iocabelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Watson throws for 4 TDs, but Clemson falls to Alabama in national title game

GLENDALE, Arizona - Deshaun Watson certainly did his share for Clemson. The top-ranked Tigers, though, needed even more against powerhouse Alabama.

January 12, 2016 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson’s fans laud quarterback’s ‘celebrity’ status

Deshaun Watson's fan base continues to grow by the minute.

January 11, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson has robust support from other sports greats in Hall County

Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson has the full admiration from a gallery of sports greats right here in Hall County.

January 10, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson, Clemson Tigers had early ambition for 15-0 season in 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, a 2014 Gainesville High graduate, had nearly wrapped up asummertime appearance when someone asked if the Tigers could win a national championship.

January 09, 2016 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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VIDEO: 'We have to try': Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club seeking to recruit, retain more female paddlers

Farran Smith's first introduction to paddle sports wasn't her idea - for the most part, she was just watching her older brother Emerson glide ...

May 26, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Braves give up decisive run in 13th inning of 3-2 loss to Brewers

ATLANTA - Jonathan Villar's run-scoring single in the 13th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 victory over the Braves, sending Atlanta to another home ...

May 26, 2016 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall ...

May 25, 2016 | By Steve Reed Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Olympic Park to host ACRA National Championship Regatta this weekend

The 2016 American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championship Regatta will be held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Saturday and Sunday.

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Area paddlers seek Olympic berths through this weekend's Pan American Championships

Claudiu Ciur believes that the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club has its best chance in recent memory to place multiple local athletes in the upcoming ...

May 18, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


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 ...

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


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