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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


Flowery Branch grad named top SEC freshman

University of South Carolina sprinter Erika Rucker has been selected as the Southeastern Conference 2012 Indoor Freshman Runner of the Year the league announced Thursday.

March 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Kenseth wins Daytona race marred by fire, rain

February 28, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


NASCAR postpones Daytona 500 for first time ever

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona 500 has been postponed for the first time in its 54-year history.

February 26, 2012 | By Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ga. State studies possible move to FBS

ATLANTA - Georgia State is studying a possible move to the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, just two seasons after launching its program.

February 21, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Carr named to SEC All-Academic Honor Roll

Gainesville graduate Daunte Carr has been named to the Southeastern Conference All-Academic Honor Roll while majoring in Kinesiology. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above, be on scholarship or a letterwinners, have completed 24 semester hours and have been a member of a varsity squad for the entire year.

February 20, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Stewart, Brewster lead Truett-McConnell baseball to wins

The Truett-McConnell College baseball team won the opening game of their three-game series Friday night at Clearwater Christian College by a final score of 6-4.

February 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Chestatee grad earns conference honors

North Florida University guard and former Chestatee standout Parker Smith was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

February 09, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Manning, Giants rally past Patriots to win Super Bowl

February 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville resident and former coach reflects on Super Bowl appearance

It was Jan. 25, 1981, and Gainesville resident Chuck Clausen was coaching in the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad McCormack wins two events in New York

North Hall grad and Clemson University sophomore Ty McCormack won a pair of races at the New Balance Invitational in New York on Friday and Saturday.

February 04, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville star Owings agrees to $1M deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO - Former Gainesville star Micah Owings and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.

February 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Padres GM says team talking with Owings

General manager Josh Byrnes says the Padres are talking with reliever Micah Owings, a Gainesville High graduate.

February 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Ashway: Translating SEC coachspeak

SEC Media Days? That's a misnomer.

August 20, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Luna's Tuesday event held at Crystal Falls

Bud Black, Sam McGee, Frank Waggoner and Don Rogers won last week's Luna's Tuesday golf group's match at Crystal Falls Golf Course.

August 19, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Fishing report: Bass anglers must be willing to adapt

Lake Lanier's water level has barely dropped at 1,070.06 or .94 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Water temperature are also lower than normal for August in the lower 80s, which has helped the fishing. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks.

August 14, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


McIlroy wins thrilling PGA Championship on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.

August 10, 2014 | John Kekis Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after hitting, killing driver at dirt track

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: 2 groups tie for Chattahoochee Men top honors

Two groups tied for first in last Wednesday's Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association event at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

August 10, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


McIlroy has company heading to Sunday at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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