The Georgia IronDawgs powerlifting and bench press teams got the 2012 season off to a successful start as they successfully defended their Georgia state championships at the 11th annual American Powerlifting Committee Georgia Open Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships on Saturday in Athens.
The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a Lauderdale Event on Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course to open their season.
Jerry Shell finished in first place on Monday in the first of three matches this week for the Dedicated Players Group at the Chicopee Woods Golf Club. Dennis Jones came in second on Monday and Dwight Miller and Jim Julian tied for third. Miller finished first on Wednesday, Doug Padgett came in second and Denis Jordan finished third. Bob Kidd came in first place on Friday, and Julian finished second.
Matt Savage shot a 5-under 66 to take a one shot lead at 7-under over Augusta State alumni Major Manning in the second round of the NGA Tour's Milton Martin Honda Classic at Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.
The National Golf Association's Tour is making the Chattahoochee Golf Course a staple of its yearly schedule. For the third consecutive season, professional golf's third-highest ranked circuit will be playing at the Gainesville course in this year's Milton Martin Honda Classic.
Glen Whitmire (64) finished in first place in this week's Wednesday Dogfight at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Eli Buffington (65) came in a close second, Tommy Calhoun (66) finished third.
Local resident Caleb Williams defended his national weightlifting title at the Olympic Weightlifting National Championships held in conjuction with the Arnold Classic from March 1-4 in Columbus, Ohio.
Dennis Jones finished in first place for the Dedicated Players Group on Monday and Wednesday. The group played matches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week at Chicopee Woods Golf Club. Denis Jordan finished in second on Monday, Terrence Dale finished in second on Wednesday and Friday, and Charley Kilby finished first on Friday.
Gainesville High sophomores Jackson Bishop and Grant Lasseter both finished in the top four in the All-American Junior Golf Tour's Bear's Best Atlanta Classic this weekend at the Bear's Best Golf Club in Suwanee.
The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Chattahoochee this week.
For two local residents about to become members of the next class of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, it all started in Cornelia.
A pair of Gainesville High golfers finished 1-2 in the freshman/sophomore division of the Winternational Junior Series of Golf in Pinehurst, N.C.
Bill Adams took first place in the White Tee Flight with the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association on Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
Gainesville High graduate Elizabeth Lykins was hired as the University of North Carolina-Asheville's women's swimming coach earlier this wsdfseek.
Greg Lee, Jeff Frasier, Gayle Gibson, Roger Stapp and Karl Stiegle, Geoff Archibald, Terry McFarland and Vince Jonte' (21 under par) tied for first place for team results in Wednesday's Dogfight at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Chris Jones, Paul Gibson, Terry Clegg, Darrel Pinner (19 under par) finished in third place.
After the first round of the Gainesville City Golf Championship, Morgan Nix holds a three-shot lead after firing a 2-under-par 70 on Friday in the three-day event at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. Tied for second are 2013 Champion Stuart Moore and Ricky Brown, both at 1-over par.
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