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.
Terry Clegg carded a 63 to win the individual competition during the Wednesday Dogfight at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
The Skip Barber Racing School is moving its offices from Connecticut to Braselton, Georgia governor Nathan Deal announced Monday.
The DPG Golf Group played matches at Chicopee Woods Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week. On Monday, Denis Jordan won with a (+9), and Norm Phillips placed second (+6). Jerry Pearson won on Wednesday (+5) and Dave Jetter finished second (+4). Then on Friday, Phillips won with a (+2), and Jetter was second at even.
Lake temperatures have cooled a little into the mid 60s but look for them to rise back into the low 70s with this weekend's warmer weather. Lake Lanier is just under full at 1,070.7 feet and is clear to slightly stained on main lake and slightly stained in the creeks and rivers.
Drift Atlanta, the second event of the 2011 Formula Drift Championship, will be held from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. May 6-7 at Road Atlanta in Braselton.
Ann Hollobaugh took first place Tuesday as the Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a Par-3/Par-5 contest at the Chattahoochee Golf Course. Carolyn Palmer and Ann White tied for second, with Sue Cronmiller placing fourth. Closest to the pin winners were White on No. 3 and Palmer on No. 17.
Martha Shell and Steven Knowles tied at +6 to take first place as the DPG played the first of three matches this week at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Horace Smallwood (+5) was second, while Jerry Pearson and Dave Jetter tied for third at +4.
Former University of Georgia football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will headline a reception and silent auction to benefit the United Way of Lumpkin County from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Achasta Clubhouse on Birch River Drive in Dahlonega.
Martha Shell recorded her second hole-in-one in the past year on Tuesday at Chattahoochee Golf Club.
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