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Local golfers look for bragging rights at annual City Golf Championship

A tradition that goes back to 1962 resumes at 2 p.m. today with the start of the 51st annual City Championship golf tournament at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville.

July 19, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Community sports


Teaching the basics at Chicopee youth golf clinic

When the alarm goes off each morning, most youth would roll over and hit snooze, hoping for just five more minutes of restful sleep, especially in the summer. For youth golfers attending Chicopee Woods Golf Course's annual junior clinics, however, that alarm signals the beginning of an exciting morning full of opportunities to better their game or simply learn the basics.

July 19, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Community sports


City Championship golf tourney starts Friday

The 2012 City Championship will be held Friday through Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Club. The cost is $50 per player in addition to applicable green fees and cart fees. The tournament is open to any golfer with an established USGA handicap and will be flighted based on handicap indexes.

July 18, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Pruett honored for achievements

Lakeview Academy graduate David Pruett, a rising senior on the Lander University basketball team, was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court this week. The Honors Court recognizes student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.

July 13, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Rucker places 3rd at Jr. World Championships

Flowery Branch High graduate and University of South Carolina rising sophomore Erika Rucker earned her first international medal and hit a personal best twice in two days after taking bronze in the 400-meter dash at the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships held at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

July 13, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Former GHS coach Vickery inducted into Sunbelt Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Gainesville High baseball coach Wayne Vickery was inducted into the National Sunbelt Classic Baseball Hall of Fame this year.

July 13, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Northeast Georgia tennis championships planned for August

The Northeast Georgia Championships Tennis Tournament will be held Aug. 14-19 at Longwood Tennis Center in Gainesville. Play will begin at 6 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

July 12, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Cochran, Pearson are basketball teammates like no other

Brad Cochran knows what a blessing it is to be able to go back out and play college basketball once again. His playing arrangement makes the story all the more interesting.

July 08, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Local golf: Chattahoochee Men's Association played Independence Day scramble

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played an Independence Day themed scramble format game on Thursday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course. Players alternated between red, white and blue tees over the 18 holes.

July 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Moon aiming for bench record at Georgia Games

Gainesville's Tim Moon is gunning for an American record.

July 06, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


This week: McCormack hoping for repeat at Peachtree

Ty McCormack has set the bar high for himself in the Peachtree Road Race, even though it's not a race he trains for specifically. McCormack, a North Hall High grad, was the top finisher out of about 35,000 runners from Georgia in the 2011 Fourth of July race and the largest 10 kilometer race in the nation.

July 01, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Local golf: Luna's group plays Chestatee

The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Chestatee Golf Course in Dawsonville this week. First place went to the team of Randy Gordy, Richard Strickland, Tommy Lowery, and Chad Pierce. Royce Deaton, Jerry Johns, Stan Davidson Jr, and Jim Cornett came in second place, and Gene Weschler, Ken Chahoy, Tom Sexton, and Doug Van finished in third place. Closest to the pin winners were Bud Black (No. 3), Deaton (No. 7), Larry Miller (No. 11), Gordy (No. 15), and Sexton (No. 17).

June 30, 2012 | | Community sports


Gainesville American Little League falls to Athens in district championship

The Gainesville American 10-11 year old Little League All Star team fell to Athens 10-0 in the District 10 championship game Friday at Lanier Point Park. Gainesville finished the season second in the district.

June 29, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Gainesville Little League teams fall in District 10 tourney

The Gainesville American 10-11 Little League All-Stars lost 6-5 on Thursday night to Athens in the District 10 tournament, forcing a deciding game to crown the champion at 6:30 tonight at Lanier Point in Gainesville. The winner advances to the state tournament starting July 14 in Savannah.

June 28, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Georgia Mountain YMCA U14 team headed to nationals

The Georgia Mountain YMCA Under-14 boys soccer team will be heading to Sacramento, California July 12-15 to represent Region III in the President's Cup Nationals.

June 28, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


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Gainesville High's Hogan 4 strokes off lead at Atlanta Junior Golf Grand Championship

Gainesville High golfer Ryan Hogan sits four strokes off the lead after the second day of the Atlanta Junior Golf Grand Championship at TPC Sugarloaf ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community sports


Gainesville High grad Spencer Ralston qualifies for US Amateur golf tournament

Gainesville High graduate and University of Georgia freshman Spencer Ralston earned a spot in the 2016 United States Amateur on Tuesday at the United States ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community sports


Clermont Cupcake Challenge scheduled for Sept. 17

The North Hall Lions Club Cupcake Challenge 5-kilometer road race and 1K run are Sept. 17, starting at W R Strickland & Sons Funeral Home at ...

July 25, 2016 | Times sports reports | Community sports


Local golf: Wednesday Dogfight group plays Stableford scoring event at Chicopee Woods

The Wednesday Dogfights played a Stableford scoring game at Chicopee Woods Golf Course this week. The 'A' Flight winner was Roger Stapp with +7 individual ...

July 24, 2016 | Times sports reports | Community sports


Weightlifting: Four area lifters win gold at Georgia Games

Northeast Georgia athletes took home four gold medals in the bench press-only categories Saturday at the 2016 Georgia Games event at Iron Beast gym in ...

July 24, 2016 | Times sports reports | Community sports


Gainesville High youth baseball camp scheduled for July 25-28

The Gainesville High baseball camp for ages 5-14 is 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday at Ivey-Watson Field. The camp is instructed by Red Elephants ...

July 22, 2016 | Times sports reports | Community sports


Gainesville High grad Acton named women's basketball assistant coach at North Georgia

Gainesville High grad Jaymee Acton, whose last name was Carnes before marrying, has been named assistant coach for the University of North Georgia's women ...

July 20, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Community sports


Road to Rio: Send your support to Chestatee High grad Jenny Arthur before 2016 Summer Olympics

Starting Aug. 1, The Times will run a week-long series about Chestatee High graduate Jenny Arthur and her journey from homegrown weightlifter to fulfilling a ...

July 18, 2016 | Times sports reports | Community sports


Nathan Williams closes with 1-under par to win City Golf Championship at Chattahoochee

Gainesville High graduate Nathan Williams fired a final-round 1-under par to capture the City Golf Championship on Sunday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. He finished ...

July 17, 2016 | Times sports reports | Community sports


Spencer Ralston leads semifinal match in Ga. Amateur Championship

Recent Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston was 2 up through 15 holes against Georgia Tech signee Luke Schneiderjans before rain brought play to a halt ...

July 16, 2016 | Times sports reports | Community sports


Local golf: Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Group plays Lauderdale Scramble

The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a team Lauderdale Scramble on Tuesday. First place went to the team of Mona White.

July 16, 2016 | Times sports reports | Community sports


Hogan holds 1-stroke lead after Day 1 of City Championship

The Gainesville City Championship wrapped up its first 18 holes on Friday with Ryan Hogan's 73 leading the way.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community sports


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