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Lanier National Speedway to host final race on schedule Saturday

The Lanier National Speedway will host its final race for the foreseeable future Saturday with the 2012 Ice Cold Shriners Bowl, track owner Donnie Clack said.

March 30, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


This Week: East Hall senior to compete in 3-point contest

East Hall senior Jasmine Jenkins will compete in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-point Championship at 8 p.m. March 30 at the Alario Center in New Orleans.

March 25, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Stewart wins rain-shortened race in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Tony Stewart got his second NASCAR victory of the season Sunday when rain shortened the race at Auto Club Speedway by 71 laps.

March 25, 2012 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bracket Bust 2012: Follow The Times' contest here

March 23, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Brad Keselowski dominates to win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brad Keselowski used Bristol Motor Speedway last fall to cement his spot in NASCAR's championship race.

March 18, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: GHSA to meet in Macon today

The Georgia High School Association will meet today in Macon for its March state executive committee meeting.

March 18, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Milton Martin Honda Classic canceled due to weather

The NGA Tour was forced to cancel the Milton Martin Honda Classic on Sunday due to numerous weather delays and unplayable course conditions at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.

March 18, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gibson grabs individual, team wins at Chicopee Woods

Gayle Gibson finished first individually, as well as in team results in Wednesday's Dogfight at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

March 17, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Savage maintains slim lead at Chattahoochee

Former Florida State University standout Matt Savage holds the clubhouse lead at 7-under par at the Milton Martin Honda Classic at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville after inclement weather caused the tournament to be delayed for the third consecutive day.

March 17, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Alexander leads at Chattahoochee after shortened Day 1

Tyson Alexander recorded seven birdies in his opening round on Thursday en route to an early lead at the Milton Martin Honda Classic at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville.

March 15, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: Hall County Golf Championships start today

With the high school basketball season in the books, it's time again for the spring sports to take center stage.

March 12, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Stewart uses bold move late to win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Timing the restart perfectly, Tony Stewart dove to the edge of the apron and ducked under the two cars in front of him.

March 12, 2012 | By John Marshall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad gets NCAA bid

Flowery Branch graduate Erika Rucker earned an invitation to the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships Monday night from the Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee as part of the South Carolina Gamecocks track and field program.

March 05, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: North Hall, Buford girls headed to Macon

Two area girls basketball teams are headed to Macon this week for the state tournament semifinals.

March 04, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Hamlin holds off Harvick to win in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Denny Hamlin spent nearly two months of the offseason in the Scottsdale area, hoping to get away from racing for a while, reinvigorate himself for the 2012 season.

March 04, 2012 | By John Marshall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Tiger star anchored by his Gainesville roots

November 25, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Lanier Olympic Venue to host 2016 Pan American Championship event

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue has attracted yet another major international event.

November 25, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Moon, Murphy, other IronDawgs excel in competitions

Weightlifters from the Georgia IronDawgs earned five more world championships in meets on opposite sides of the globe.

November 24, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR should Chase truer title fight

It's been a week since the NASCAR Sprint Cup season ended with a dramatic finish as Kevin Harvick earned his first championship in NASCAR's top series.

November 22, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Adams wins CMGA Stableford points game

Scott Adams won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

November 22, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Injured Clemson QB Watson ruled out this week

CLEMSON, S.C. - Injured Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson won't return this week.

November 20, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Georgia continues to baffle

Those baffling Bulldogs surprised us again Saturday night in Athens, delivering another stunning performance.

November 18, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Clemson QB Watson has no major damage to knee

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says starting quarterback Deshaun Watson has no major damage in his injured left knee and could play again this season.

November 16, 2014 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Harvick wins Homestead, claims first NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts. As he aggressively chased the victory and his first Sprint Cup title, it was clear that winning did indeed matter most in NASCAR's new championship formula.

November 16, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Elliott celebrates Nationwide title after Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Chase Elliott could let Matt Kenseth take a spin with the checkered flag. Even without the win, Elliott had a championship celebration waiting for him in Victory Lane.

November 15, 2014 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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