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Tiger Baseball attracting the best

Skyler Weber was eager to jump on board with what the Tiger Baseball program had to offer. Weber, a rising senior catcher at Gainesville High, knew the long-term benefits that could come from playing under the direction of Tigers program director Shane Monahan, a former All-American at Clemson University and major league outfielder with the Seattle Mariners.

June 08, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Jefferson grad Beck selected by Chicago White Sox in 2nd round of draft

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University junior Chris Beck, a Jefferson High graduate, was selected No. 76 overall by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in the second round of the MLB First Year Player Draft.

June 05, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Special Olympics swimmers bring home gold

For the past six years, Bobbie Young has coached the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Masters contingent of the Special Olympics of Georgia.

June 05, 2012 | David Mitchell | Community sports


Local paddlers win medals in Germany

Last weekend, the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club sprint team raced at the Sprint Sachsen, Anhalt Offen and Magdeburg Regatta in Magdeburg, Germany. LCKC athletes won 16 medals overall, including two golds, seven silvers and seven bronzes.

June 04, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Local golf: Hollobaugh claims first in CLGA event

Ann Hollobaugh took first place in the low gross division and Mona White and Carolyn Palmer tied for second in the Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association's blind six event on Tuesday.

June 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Endurance team brings together local athletes

When Jack Haire was first approached by president Mike Mansfield to start a new endurance team at Mansfield Oil in Gainesville, he jumped at the opportunity.

May 29, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Community sports


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


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