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This week: Area traditionals on tap for local wrestlers

After an exciting finish to the Hall County duals championships on Saturday, area wrestling teams will hit the mats again, this time for area traditionals tournaments.

January 29, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


This week: Big subregion games on tap for local teams

The Gainesville boys have Tuesday's game against Walnut Grove (17-3, 7-1 Region 8-AAA South) circled on the calendar.

January 22, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno dies

January 22, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad named All-American

Gainesville High graduate A.J. Johnson was named to the Freshman All-America Team by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) after recording 80 tackles and starting 10 games as a freshman linebacker for the University of Tennessee this season.

January 10, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Tide rolls: 'Bama beats LSU, 21-0, for BCS title

NEW ORLEANS - Turns out, Alabama was the better team all along.

January 10, 2012 | By Blair Kerkhoff McClatchy Newspapers | Staff sports picks


No. 10 South Carolina beats No. 21 Nebraska 30-13

ORLANDO, Fla. - Flowery Branch grad and University of South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw threw for 230 yards and, along with a stingy defense that shut out No. 21 Nebraska in the final three quarters, led the Gamecoacks to a 30-13 win at the Capital One Bowl on Monday.

January 02, 2012 | By Kyle Hightower Associated Press | Staff sports picks


The Times sports stories of the year

As we turn the calendar to 2012, we can look back on all the local sports storylines that were on the radar prominently last year.

December 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: North Hall grad Mancin stays busy at Columbus State

Mary Mancin deserves a break.

December 28, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Chestatee grad leading the way at North Florida

When Parker Smith, a former basketball star at Chestatee High, went to Tennessee State, he was hoping for an opportunity to further his athletic career.

December 27, 2011 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Shaw builds on family's legacy

When the Shaw family gets together, they try not to talk exclusively about football.

December 26, 2011 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: No rest from running for Flowery Branch grad Rucker

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Erika Rucker, the challenge lies ahead.

December 25, 2011 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Home for the holidays: North Hall grad McCormack has big goals for running career

Ty McCormack is the kind of guy who doesn't dwell too long on his accomplishments. After a successful sophomore cross country season at Clemson University, the North Hall High graduate is already thinking ahead to the list of many goals he'd like to meet during the spring indoor and outdoor track and field seasons with the Tigers.

December 24, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Burnette brothers chasing baseball dreams

Chase Burnette and his younger brother Jake are busy climbing the ladder to becoming major league baseball players.

December 23, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern taken down in FCS semifinals

FARGO, N.D. - Wide receiver Warren Holloway scored twice to help North Dakota State defeat Georgia Southern 35-7 Saturday in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.

December 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern looks to attack North Dakota State with option

FARGO, N.D. - Dale Lennon built his career around stopping the option and he says North Dakota State will have a tough task this weekend in its playoff game against Georgia Southern, led by Flowery Branch grad Jaybo Shaw at quarterback and Buford grad Dominique Swope at running back.

December 14, 2011 | Dave Kolpack 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


McIlroy roars into PGA Championship lead through 2 rounds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?"

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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