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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


Clermont A's 8U team takes District 6 tourney

The 8-and-under Clermont A's finished a successful season on Monday in Barrow County with a 20-3 win over Dawson County for the Dizzy Dean baseball District 6 championship. With the win, the team ended the season with a 27-10 record.

June 28, 2012 | From staff reports | Community sports


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Robert Sapp Baseball Camp planned for June 12-16 in Flowery Branch

The 37thannual Robert Sapp Baseball Camp will be held June 12-16 at the Hog Mountain Baseball Complex in Flowery Branch. The camp is ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Community sports


Gainesville's Tim Moon bench presses 805 pounds to win national title in Illinois

Gainesville's Tim Moon captured another national championship in the bench press, locking out 805 pounds at the World United Amateur Powerlifters US Nationals on ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Community sports


Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club earns several top finishes on final day of National Team Trials

The Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club had seven competitors earn top finishes on the final day of the US Canoe & Kayak Flatwater National Team Trials on ...

May 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Community sports


Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club has solid showing on first day of National Team Trials

The US Canoe & Kayak Flatwater National Team Trials kicked off with a solid showing from athletes from the Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club on Saturday at ...

May 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Community sports


Local golf: Chattahoochee Golf Men's Group holds three-best-ball event

The team of Bill Adams, Bob Pyne, Carlyle Cox and Parvis Khosravi took first place in a net-strokes, three-best-ball competition for the Chattahoochee Men's ...

May 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Community sports


Top athletes looking to make US squad at Canoe and Kayak Nationals on Lake Lanier

There's a lot of work that goes into hosting an event at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, but the hardest part may be getting the ...

May 19, 2017 | By Layne Saliba For The Times | Community sports


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