Some of the nation's top paddlers and canoe teams will convene on Lake Lanier starting Thursday for the US Canoe and Kayak Sprint Nationals. The Lake Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will be competing against clubs from Hawaii, Seattle, Oklahoma City, San Diego and Washington, D.C., among others. The LCKC is the defending national champions in the Sprint Nationals.
The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a Texas Scramble event on Tuesday. Winning first place was the team of Norma Remmlinger, Carolyn Palmer and Jeanne Tompkins.
Lanier National Speedway would appear to be on its final leg. Track owner Donnie Clack held a meeting in May in which he outlined the grim financial prospects brought on by fewer drivers and low attendance. The 2011 schedule was trimmed and, in some cases, the prize money was reduced.
Will Peeples fired a final round 2-under par 70 to win the 20011 City Championship by five strokes over runner-up Pep Brown on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.
The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Chattahoochee Golf Course this week. First place went to the team of Stan Davidson Jr, Nelson Wright, Richard Strickland and Doug Van.
After a second-round 75, Will Peeples held on to his one-shot lead with a two-day total of 147 in the City Championship on Saturday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
The Gainesville Parks and Recreation 9-10 year-old All-Stars lost to Columbus 6-4 in the state championship game Friday night in Toccoa.
Will Peeples is leading the City Championship after the first round, which started Friday at the Chatahoochee Golf Course.
Training to be a triathlete is challenging in and of itself. Throw a wrench into that process and, depending on how you look at it, you're at a disadvantage.
Lake temperatures remain in the upper 80s and the lake is clear to stained on main lake and slightly stained in the rivers. The lake level is right around 4 feet below full pool at 1,066.9 (full pool is 1,071). Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.
Former North Hall Trojan and recent Georgia State graduate, Alan Fowler has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar. This is the second consecutive year Fowler has received the honor.
At the beginning of August, Jonathan Hughes will get an opportunity most kids only dream of.
Gainesville High graduate Daunte Carr was named to the Southeastern Conference first year Academic Honor Roll. Carr, who plays safety, is a redshirt freshman on the University of Arkansas football team and is majoring in kinesiology.
The North Georgia Screamin' Eagles power soccer team won the second annual Georgia Games on Sunday, defeating the Atlanta Tigers 4-3 and the Charlotte/Carrolton Powernators 3-0.
Though they will be playing more than 4,700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, there is still piqued interest in Gainesville for the Women's National Soccer Team playing for the World Cup title.
The Chris Gaunt 5K Run/Walk Over Parkinson's is 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Gainesville. The cost to participate is $25 through Aug. 31 and $30 after.
Herb Sckerl, Paul Payne, Geoff Derryberry and Bud Clegg teamed up to win the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's three-best-ball, Stableford points event last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
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