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Wheeler takes commanding lead on Lake Lanier in Forrest Wood Cup

DULUTH - Before the crowd at the Gwinnett Arena heard the total of Jacob Wheeler's five best bass on Thursday, he knew it was something special after a great day fishing on Lake Lanier. As the fish flopped in the bag on the scale, Wheeler anticipated the announcer standing by his side on stage to call the weight on the first day of the Forrest Wood Cup.

August 09, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Anglers looking to reel in the big prize at the Forrest Wood Cup

Jay Yelas is hungry for a win at the Forrest Wood Cup. Already one of professional bass fishing's top anglers on the Walmart FLW Tour, Yelas knows that a win in the sport's largest event this weekend on Lake Lanier would satisfy one of the biggest voids in his career.

August 07, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Snellville's Fricke wins Georgia Open

Jonathan Fricke of Snellville shot a final round of two-under par 70 for a tournament total of five-under par 283 to win the 59th annual Georgia Open on sunday at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton.

August 05, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Gainesville golfer Ralston finishes 3rd at Florida tourney

Gainesville freshman Spencer Ralston shot a final round 4-under par 68 on Thursday to finish in a tie for third place in the American Junior Golf Association's Junior All-Star tournament at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, FL. Ralston had a three day total of 1-under par 215 and finished two shots behind winner Ben Albin, who completed the 54 hole Championship with a score of 3-under par 213.

August 04, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Georgia Open: Hull, Fricke tied at Chateau Elan

Jeff Hull of Watkinsville, the 2007 Georgia Open champion, and mini-tour professional Jonathan Fricke of Snellville, are the co-leaders after the third round of the 59th annual Georgia Open presented by Club Car at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton.

August 04, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Local golf: Baileys win Royal Lakes Invitational

The team of Randy and Robbie Bailey survived a six-team shootout to win the annual Royal Lakes Invitational on Saturday at Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club in Flowery Branch.

August 04, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Gainesville's Smith connects on double eagle on No. 18 at Reunion

Longtime Hall County resident and Gainesville native Don Smith carded a double eagle 2 on the Par-5 18th hole at Reunion Country Club on July 26. Don used a 3 wood and 6 hybrid to accomplish this remarkable feat.

August 01, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Pair of IronDawgs break records, win titles

Members of local powerlifting team the Georgia IronDawgs, Joey Murphy of Mount Airy and R. Garry Glenn of Oakwood won state titles and eclipsed their own world records on Saturday at the Southern Powerlifting Federation Georgia State Championships in Buford.

July 29, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


North Georgia Elite finds success at national level

For Sydney Cleveland, winning a national championship is an honor that no one can ever take away.

July 24, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Community sports


Hulsey wins fifth City Championship at Chattahoochee

Sam Hulsey claimed his fifth City Golf Championship with a 36-hole total of 140 on Sunday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville. Hulsey fired a 70 each round for a 4-under par for the tournament.

July 22, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


Local golf: Shrader wins CMGA event this week

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played its monthly individual flighted strokes competition last

July 21, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


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


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Local golf: Shubert connects on ace at Chicopee Woods

Granny Shubert hit a hole in one on Tuesday at Chicopee Woods Golf Course in Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | From staff reports | Community sports


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