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.
Saturday was a big day for powerlifters at Iron Beast Barbell gym in Gainesville.
Tommy Calhoun had a hole-in-one Wednesday on No. 4 at the Village Course at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. He used a TaylorMade 6 iron from 154 yards away, which was witnessed by Terry Clegg and Don Schrum.
Drew Exley and Sam Manzo get a thrill behind the steering wheel most kids their age can't relate to. Crunched down in the seat of their soap box derby cars, these rising high school freshman from Gainesville reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour as they fly downhill and let gravity take its course.
This weekend in Gainesville, two separate venues will host events of the 23rd Georgia Games - powerlifting and power soccer.
Taekwondo is a vehicle to become successful in life for Cameron Kayne. Having his mother Tracy at his side watching his success and also competing at a high level makes it even more special.
The American with Disablities Act will hold the ADA Memorial, a 1-mile and 5K run, at 8 a.m. July 23 on the square in downtown Gainesville.
The Lanier Running Club qualified several area track and field athletes for the national meet to be held in Wichita, Kan.
The Georgia Games comes to Gainesville this week.
Members of the Georgia IronDawgs are no strangers to world records and world championships in various associations. Now, an IronDawg can make a legitimate claim to being the best bench-presser in history for his weight class and division. Lifting in the single-ply, 132-pound Men's Junior Division at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters National Championships in Nashville, Tenn., Dahlonega's Eric Head, a Lumpkin County grad, set the all-time bench press record for his class with 501 pounds - almost four times his body weight.
The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a Par 4 Count Individual Low Gross, Low Net Event on June 28 at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
Since November, Morgan House will have spent a total of 22 weeks in Hawaii on and off by the time his current stint there ends in a few weeks.