When Megan Poole took up competitive weight lifting as a freshman, it started as hobby. Four years later, the sport has changed the path of her early adulthood.
With a time of 5 minutes, 48.7 seconds, Virginia beat Michigan (5:49.5) to win the Men's Varsity Eight Grand race in the American Collegiate Rowing National Championships on Sunday on Lake Lanier.
Don Smallwood, Doug Van, Jerry Johns and Larry Cleek teamed up to take first place as the Luna's Tuesday Golf Group played at Chattahoochee Golf Course this week.
Brenau University softball players Tiffany Schandera and Jenny Shepherd have been named to the 2011 All-American first team, announced Friday by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Gainesville's Morgan House teamed with Pat Dolan, Luke Michael and Jake Michael to place third in their heat of the K-4, 1,000 meter race, fifth in their semifinal, to advance to today's B final at the Duisburg World Cup for the U.S.
Every national championship event is special, but one that takes place where the Olympics once tread is something else entirely.
For years, the Lake Lanier Rowing Club has had a reputation as a great tutoring facility for beginners, though it hasn't made much of a name for itself in terms of producing competitive champions.
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will hold its Grand Re-Opening, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Dawsonville. The hall is being reopened after the Dawsonville History Museum, Inc. took over operations.
RACICE, Czech Republic - Krisztina Zur (Costa Mesa, Calif.) claimed the gold medal for Team USA in the Women's K-1 1000m. Zur finished in 3:57.901, a quarter of a second ahead of the runner-up, Natalya Sergeyeva of Kazakhstan. National Team Coach Guy Wilding described Zur's performance as "all class." Also competing in the 1000m A Final, Ariel Farrar-Wellman (Bethesda, Md.) placed ninth.
Violet Reynolds, Peggy Hall and Nancy Negley took first place Tuesday as the Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a Texas scramble match at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
DAHLONEGA - The opening game of the NCAA Southeast Super Regional lived up to all the hype on Friday evening, as seven home runs left the park, but second-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne had the last punch and came out on top with a 9-7 victory over top-seeded North Georgia at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium.
When the ICF Sprint World Cup competitions open today in Ranice, Czech Republic, the presence of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will be felt, as four of its members will represent Team USA.
Clark Spratlin fired a 6-under-par 102 on Tuesday, giving him a two-day total of 16-under-par 200, to win the fourth annual Chicopee Woods Players Championships at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
BRASELTON - Standing before a crowd of nearly 100 drivers and race fans Tuesday evening, Lanier National Speedway owner Donnie Clack made an attempt at levity before laying out the track's bleak financial realities.
Fans are constantly clamoring for the opportunity to interact with their favorite school's coaching staff. For local fans of the University of Georgia, that chance is Tuesday at the Gainesville Civic Center when the UGA Athletic Association and Office of Alumni Relations is holding UGA Day in Gainesville.
Randy Bailey emerged the winner of the Chicopee Woods Golf Course Championship with a two-day total of 141 over the 36-hole tournament Sunday in Oakwood.
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.
The North Georgia Youth Football Association is taking strides toward making the sport safer for kids.
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