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Heavy lifting: Local man aims for 725-pound press

What is 725 pounds?

May 29, 2012 | David Mitchell | Community sports


LCKC paddler Hornsby earns Olympic berth to Summer Games

Tim Hornsby's journey for the Olympics started in earnest in 2003. He saw it to fruition Sunday in Duisburg, Germany when he qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the one-man (K-1) 200-meter race at the World Cup No. 2.

May 27, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


College rowing championships underway at Lanier

It may be a lot of work, but the members of the Lake Lanier Rowing Club are already asking for more.

May 26, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Community sports


Local golf: Dale wins at Chattahoochee

The Dedicated Players Group played matches on Monday at Chattahoochee Golf Course, and Wednesday and Friday at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Terrence Dale finished in first place on Monday, followed by Martha Shell in second and Horace Smallwood in third. Doug Padgett finished in first place on Wednesday, Charley Kilby came in second, and Al Crego got third. Jerry Shell finished in first place on Friday, Norm Phillips came in second, and Terrence Dale and Steve Knowles tied for third.

May 26, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Harrison has a healthy outlook on life after battling illness

Bert Harrison learned a lot about what is important in life while confined to a hospital bed.

May 25, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Lanier Canoe and Kayak members embrace dragon boats

It wasn't much more than a year ago that 21-year-old Anna Crawford first decided to try out a dragon boat.

May 24, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Community sports


Local high school players join up on AAU team

For a handful of area basketball players, the season never ends.

May 23, 2012 | David Mitchell | Community sports


Local athlete wins Iron Girl triathlon

Flowery Branch resident Michelle McKenzie won the Athleta Iron Girl triathlon held Sunday at Lake Lanier Islands, besting a field of more than 1,000 athletes and topping second place Amanda Harpring of Atlanta by almost two minutes.

May 21, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Local golf: Sutton finishes 1st at Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played its monthly individual flighted strokes competition Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

May 19, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Local paddlers dominate US Canoe/Kayak Marathon Trials on Lanier

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club paddlers dominated in the opening day of the US Canoe/Kayak marathon trials event, held Saturday at Clark's Bridge Park.

May 19, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Marathon paddlers ready to battle it out on Lake Lanier

Marathon paddling is more a matter of survival of the fittest for Macy Dwyer than just water strategy.

May 18, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Pawlak wins at Drift Atlanta

For the second consecutive week, US driver Justin Pawlak is the winner at Formula Drift. On Saturday, he captured a win at the Road to the Championship event at Road Atlanta in South Hall. He survived a battle in the final against Fredric Aasbo to win the event and the 100 points to the victor, one month after winning the season opener at The Streets of Long Beach.

May 13, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Local golf: Scales Creek hosted CVB golf tournament

The Fairway Outdoor Advertising team won first place in the 13th Annual Banks County Chamber CVB Golf Tournament on April 26 at Scales Country Club in Homer.

May 12, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Road Atlanta ready to welcome back Formula Drift

Drifting isn't your average racing event.

May 10, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Local tennis pro earns education award

Local tennis director Charlie Fischer, a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, recently received an award for outstanding participation in the association's continuing education program.

May 09, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


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