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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's Headline News on Saturday.

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 returning to the College Football Playoff's title game.

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 in a qualifier at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell on Wednesday.

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. The runner-up finish was Ralston's highest spot in the event of the top amateur golfers in the state.

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 for their home country. For nearly two weeks in September, the best para-athletes from across the world will, too, compete in Rio as the Paralympics takes place Sept. 7-18.

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 Golf Championship Wednesday at the Capital City Club-Crabapple Course in Woodstock.

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


Buford High grad Brandon Marsh agrees to terms in MLB deal with LA Angels

Recent Buford High grad Brandon Marsh agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Angels late Friday night after being selected June 9 by the club in the second round, 60th overall, in the MLB draft.

July 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston tied for third on leaderboard at Players' Amateur

Recent Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston sits in a three-player tie for third place after shooting 4-under par (68) Friday during the opening round of The Player Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C.

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


North Hall High grad Ty McCormack takes top spot from Georgia, 12th overall at Peachtree

Every year, the Peachtree Road Race presents a new challenge for Ty McCormack. On Monday, it was the unusually excessive morning heat - almost 80 degrees - for the 10-kilometer Independence Day race through the streets of Atlanta.

July 04, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Olympics-bound Chestatee High graduate Jenny Arthur headed to nation's capital

U.S. Olympic weightlifting qualifier Jenny Arthur, a Chestatee High graduate, will be one of the athletes who is headed for the 2016 Summer Games on hand for 'A Capitol Fourth' on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on Monday.

July 02, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch graduate Connor Shaw picked up off waivers by Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have been awarded quarterback Connor Shaw, a Flowery Branch High graduate, off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.

July 02, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Three pitchers for Triple-A Gwinnett Braves combine for no-hitter of Louisville

Rob Wooten, Matt Marksberry and Jose Ramirez combined to pitch a no-hitter, leading the Gwinnett Braves to a 3-0 victory over the Louisville Bats on Thursday.

June 30, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cleveland Browns waive QB, Flowery Branch High grad Connor Shaw

CLEVELAND - The Browns have waived quarterback Connor Shaw, who started Cleveland's 2014 season finale.

June 30, 2016 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in DI history, died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on her way to becoming the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.

June 28, 2016 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Gainesville native Deshaun Watson among more than 100 college players entering NFL draft early

NEW YORK - For the second straight year, more than 100 players are giving up college eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

January 20, 2017 | Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Thousands turn out for Clemson football parade, celebration

CLEMSON, S.C. - Around 70,000 smiling, cheering football fans turned out for the biggest party Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has thrown yet at Death ...

January 14, 2017 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


West Hall graduate Anthony Lotti already primed for success at Wisconsin

Anthony Lotti left home prepared. He knew it was going to take some acclimation after graduating from West Hall High and going on to kick ...

January 13, 2017 | Sarah Woodall | Staff sports picks


Clemson QB, Gainesville High grad Deshaun Watson repeats as Manning Award winner

Clemson quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson has been named the first repeat winner of the Manning Award, which is presented by the Sugar ...

January 12, 2017 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson leaves Clemson, Swinney on solid ground

TAMPA, Fla. - Standing on college football's biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared the ...

January 10, 2017 | Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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