When Lanier National Speedway ceased weekly events in 2011, racing fans were left with sparse days on the calendar to get a glimpse of the sport's future stars on a local short track.
The Georgia IronDawgs, a Gainesville-based powerlifting team, won first place in the 2013 American Powerlifting Committee National Championships on Sunday in Athens.
Georgia IronDawg Bench Press team member Tim Moon of Gainesville was not even in the state of Georgia early Friday morning. Moon had been on a mission trip to a reservation in South Dakota and got stuck at an airport in Minnesota, waiting on a connecting flight.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Over 145 youth attended the Robert Sapp Baseball Camp in Flowery Branch this week, the fourth stop in a six-week traveling camp throughout the state.
When Trent Jarrett was cut from the University of Iowa men's gymnastics team in 2011, it wasn't the first time he had faced adversity in his life.
Gainesville High golfer Grant Lasseter shot a 75 on Tuesday to finish tied for ninth after two rounds of the Georgia State Golf Association Junior Championship at The Farm golf course in Rocky Face.
Gainesville High grad Pep Brown sits at 1-under par through seven of the second round's 18 holes at the Southern Junior Championship on Thursday on the Tuckahoe Course at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond.
Hall County powerlifter Tim Moon took first place in the 44-49 Master's Men's and Open classes of the bench press with a record lift of 756.18 pounds at the World United Amateur Powerlifting's United States Bench Press and Powerlifting National Championships on Sunday in Peoria, Ill.
With one very heavy push, Tim Moon can become a champion once again.
It has been almost 17 years since the 1996 Olympic Games brought rowing to the area, but the Lake Lanier Rowing Club continues to shine for some of the sport's biggest events.
Luke James, Roger Stapp, Henry Komoto and Yoshi finished at 32-under par to take first place in the Wednesday Dogfight event last week at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
Reunion Senior Men's Golf Association member Jon Summerville made a hole-in-one on the No. 3 Pawley's Plantation course on Pawley's Island, S.C. last week on the group's annual golf trip.
Don Schrum made a hole-in-one on the No. 5 at the Mill Course at the Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
BRASELTON - Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas raced to a dominant victory Saturday in the Grand Prix of Atlanta, the first Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series event at Road Atlanta.
Bill Wittel and Eddie Johnson won the 15th annual Futrell Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday at the Apple Mountain Golf Course in Clarkesville.
The Clermont Cupcake Challenge 5K and 1K races are Sept. 20 in Clermont. Registration is $20. To sign-up, go to www.runnersfit.com. For more information, email Larry Duttweiler at email@example.com.
State Sen. Butch Miller scored a hole-in-one Wednesday at the Legacy Link course at Lake Lanier Islands.
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