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This week: Hall County championships tee off Monday

The tournament's official name, and what's engraved on the trophy, is the Royal Lakes Invitational, but area high schoolgolf teams refer to it as the Hall County championships.

March 13, 2011 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


OSU, KU, Pitt and Duke get top seeds for tourney

Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and defending champion Duke have been awarded the top seeds in this year's NCAA tournament, an expanded version of March Madness that will include 68 teams.

March 13, 2011 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins at Kobalt Tools 400

Carl Edwards believed he should have opened the season with two wins, and the disappointment of missing Victory Lane carried with him into Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 06, 2011 | Jenna Fryer The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brogdon makes rifle national championships

Dawsonville native Mattie Brogdon has been named a competitor in the NCAA Rifle Championship to be held March 11-12 in Columbus.

February 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


20-year-old Bayne wins the Daytona 500

February 20, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


Son of 'Wild Bill' signs racing deal

Hendrick Motorsports has signed 15-year old Chase Elliott to a multi-year driver agreement.

February 16, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Staff sports picks


Georgia State football to open 2011 at the Dome

ATLANTA - A Thursday night season opener, games against two 2010 playoff teams and two trips to Texas highlight Georgia State's 2011 football schedule, announced Wednesday by the school.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Packers win Super Bowl, 31-25

ARLINGTON, Texas - Aaron Rodgers has turned the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions once again.

February 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford backs highlight Ga. Southern class

STATESBORO - Jeff Monken has added four running backs, including two from Buford High School, among his 25 signees for Georgia Southern.

February 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State adds 8 signees for second season

ATLANTA - Georgia State, which had no scholarship seniors on its inaugural 2010 team, has added eight signees.

February 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Warren moves into top-10 all-time Big Sky scoring list

Jamarco Warren, a Gainesville High graduate and current member of the Charleston Southern University men's basketball team, moved into ninth place in Big South Conference history for most career points on Jan. 22.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Super Bowl matchup set between Steelers and Packers

Get ready for a hair-raisin' Super Bowl in Big D.

January 23, 2011 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State to play Houston in 2011

The Georgia State University football team will face its second Football Bowl Subdivision opponent next fall as the Panthers play at Houston, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick and head football coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


AP source: NASCAR may scrap points system

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR is considering scrapping the points system it has used since 1975 in favor of a simpler method that awards points per finishing position, The Associated Press has learned.

January 17, 2011 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Gainesville plays 2 top-10 teams

After a week of high school basketball teams went stir crazy without getting to play, this week resumes a normal schedule across the area. For Gainesville, this will be a particularly challenging week. On Monday, the Red Elephants' boys face Class AAA's No. 4-ranked Carrollton (8-1) in Gainesville. Then on Friday, the Red Elephants face Class AAA's No. 3-ranked Monroe Area in Monroe.

January 16, 2011 | 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


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