Andre Jones, the father of former Gainesville High wide receiver Tai-ler Jones, died Wednesday after suffering a brain aneurysm in Atlanta. He was 42.
As far as Houston Smith and Chase Elliott are concerned, the future of racing is now. Both are just 15 and climbing the ranks with the same dreams anyone who gets behind the wheel of a race car hopes to realize - competing at the NASCAR Sprint Cup level. They are well on their way. Dawsonville resident Elliott, the son of former NASCAR driver Bill Elliott, is the youngest driver on NASCAR's K&N Pro Series. ...
Habersham Central graduate Corey Mote finished third in the MuscleMania Universe & Expo competition on Saturday in Miami.
Tuesday kicked off one of Gainesville's favorite traditions amongst kids - free golf.
Gainesville High's Sara Hayes won the state title in the pentathlon for the Lanier Running Club during the state Junior Olympic Championships last weekend in Fayetteville. The Lanier Running Club placed 13 athletes in the Top 5 and qualified for the region competition.
Dannie Dingess and Greg Smith won the first flight of the Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club's member-member championships and then won in a shootout against the winners of the other three flights to emerge as the overall champion Monday in Flowery Branch. Dingess and Smith carded a 64 on the first 18, followed by a 61 during the final round to win the title with a 125.
In the past couple of months, Justin Roper has been on quite an emotional roller coaster, and the worst part of it all is he still knows he has no control over his football future.
The Allen Creek Soccer Complex has hosted numerous tournaments throughout its history, but few are as prestigious and important as this weekend's United States Adult Soccer Association's Under-23 Region III National Cup Championships.
Last September in St. Albans, Herts, Habersham Central High graduate and Demorest resident Corey Mote won the MuscleMania 2010 Fitness Britain National Championships.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- For years, Paul Irby had to travel to Grayson if he wanted his son Chris to participate in sports.
For the second week in a row, Ann Hollobaugh took first place in the low gross of the first flight as the Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played at the Chattahoochee Golf Course on Tuesday. Peggy Hall took first place in low net.
There was a time when Lanier Speedway saw its bleachers packed, parking lot full and big-time NASCAR races gracing its tracks. But those days are long gone. Now, track owner Donnie Clack is struggling just to keep the place operating, and is on the verge of having to sell the speedway due to poor attendance.
A handful of runners from Team Endurance are certainly going to help the group live up to its name this weekend.
Although it has had offices and personnel there since 2007, the Skip Barber Racing School is finally ready to call Road Atlanta home.
Ann Hollobaugh took first place in low gross and Violet Reynolds was first in low net score when the Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played an individual low gross, low net event Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
A pair of teams carded 12-under par scores to finish in first place in the Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
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