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East Hall grad Sterling Bailey to work out with Atlanta Falcons

East Hall High graduate and former University of Georgia defensive end Sterling Bailey will participate in a workout for the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday in Flowery Branch.

April 04, 2016 | Staff sports picks | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch wins again for weekend sweep at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kyle Busch finally figured out Martinsville Speedway in his truck victory on Saturday.

April 03, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Foursome earns dogfight victory

The Wednesday Dogfights at Chicopee Woods Golf Course first place team for the best three net scores was that of Ron Melin, Charlie Kilby, Phil Rothermel and Steve Noah (-29).

April 02, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Coker on 'business trip' with UNC at Final Four in Houston

Last summer, 2012 Flowery Branch High graduate Kanler Coker made a switch from playing football for the University of North Carolina to playing basketball for the Tar Heels.

April 01, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Lanierland Auburn Club to host offensive line coach, Tigers mascot

The Lanierland Auburn Club will host Auburn University offensive line coach Herb Hand and the Auburn Tigers mascot Aubieat its annual meeting on April 25 at Eagle Ranch in Chestnut Mountain.

March 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


UNC, Syracuse punch tickets to Final Four

PHILADELPHIA - Brice Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina to an 88-74 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday night, leaving the Tar Heels as the only No. 1 seed in the Final Four.

March 27, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bolstered by local talent, Piedmont College baseball team flirting with top 25 of D-III rankings

The day after Breck Davidson's freshman season at Piedmont College ended, coach Jim Peeples pulled his ball club together in the team's indoor facility and decided to make a lineup change.

March 23, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


NCAA Tournament roundup: Texas A&M wins in 2OT to reach Sweet 16

OKLAHOMA CITY - Alex Caruso scored 25 points as Texas A&M overcame a 10-point deficit with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation to come back for a 92-88 double overtime victory over Northern Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.

March 20, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson somehow saved his fastest lap for last, and Southern California's favorite racing son soared to another historic victory.

March 20, 2016 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Paul Powers wins with conference-record time in 50 freestyle in Big Ten swim meet

The reaction from Paul Powers conveyed pure joy after he touched the wall first in the Big Ten Conference's 50-yard freestyle championship race Feb. 25 at Purdue University.

March 14, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Georgia golfer, Habersham Central grad Lee McCoy finishes 4th at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Georgia senior Lee McCoy grew up at Innisbrook and lost track of the number of times he has played the Copperhead course.

March 13, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kansas, UNC, Virginia, Oregon earn No. 1 seeds for March Madness

A topsy-turvy season in college basketball delivered a few more twists when the brackets came out Sunday.

March 13, 2016 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kevin Harvick nips Carl Edwards in wild finish for 8th Phoenix win

AVONDALE, Ariz. - For the second time in a month, two cars crossed the finish line seemingly together and no one was sure who won.

March 13, 2016 | By Mike Cranston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brenau's Courtney Hayward shining in 'passionate' leadership role

Brenau University's swim team has been on a tear the last two years, winning the Appalachian Swimming Conference championship and placing third at the NAIA Swimming & Diving Championships in back-to-back seasons.

March 10, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Former Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood to serve as judge in N. Georgia All-Star Classic

The fifth annual North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic is scheduled for March 19 at Gainesville High. The day begins with a 3-point shootout at 1 p.m., followed by the slam dunk contest at 2. The girls' game will start at 3 p.m., with the boys' game to follow.

March 08, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


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Road to Rio: Fans encouraged to show support for Olympic bound Chestatee grad Jenny Arthur

Chestatee High graduate Jenny Arthur is headed to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to compete for the United States' weightlifting team.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Deshaun Watson picked as preseason ACC Player of Year

Clemson quarterback and 2014 Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year.

July 25, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Spencer Ralston shoots final-round 66, ties for 4th in Palmetto Amateur

Gainesville High grad Spencer Ralston finished tied for fourth at the 2016 Palmetto Amateur at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina.

July 24, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Chestatee High grad, Olympic qualifier Jenny Arthur to appear in CNN interview

Chestatee High graduate and Team USA weightlifter to the Rio Summer Olympics Jenny Arthur will be the subject of an interview to air on CNN ...

July 22, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson, Clemson aiming for ACC repeat in 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Clemson star quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson is driven by the goal of winning another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and ...

July 22, 2016 | Aaron Beard Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop qualifies for U.S. Amateur Golf Championship

Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop is moving on to compete for the U.S. Amateur Championship in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. after tying for second place ...

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


Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston places second at Georgia Amateur Golf Championship

Recent Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston finished second Sunday in the Georgia Amateur Golf Championship at the Brookhaven Course of Capital City Club in Atlanta ...

July 18, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Stenson closes strong to win battle against Mickelson for British Open title

TROON, Scotland - Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages.

July 17, 2016 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Clarkesville's McKenzie Coan earns spot on US Paralympic Team to swim in Rio Summer Games

Beginning in August, some of the greatest athletes on the planet will descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in attempt to bring home Olympic hardware ...

July 16, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston cards 2-under, advances in Ga. Amateur Golf Championship

Recent Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston earned a tie for seventh place after a two-day total of 138 (2-under par) at the Georgia State Amateur ...

July 13, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


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