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This week: Football practice gets underway for high schools

Football fans can take comfort that the season is quickly closing in. Just three days after the Atlanta Falcons opened up training camp in Flowery Branch, high school practice has also started. Also, the University of Georgia opens camp today, while defending ACC champion Georgia Tech opens practice Thursday.

August 01, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

Local golf: Four-man group wins at Achasta

The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega this week.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Community sports

Partrick moving forward with life

Grant Partrick can still deliver a serve across the net with a tremendous amount of force, and was clocked as high as 131 miles per hour last year as a senior on the tennis team at North Georgia College & State University. His forehand and backhand shots are also far ahead of the skill level of the average weekend warrior on the tennis court.

July 31, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

Espinoza on the road to recovery

There have been many times over the past year when Gilberto Espinoza thought his days on the gridiron were over.

July 31, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Community sports

Woods takes fifth at Junior Olympics

Flowery Branch High graduate Kiara Woods finished fifth in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 44.72 seconds at the US Junior Olympic Track and field championships on Saturday in Sacremento, Calif.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Community sports

Tie at City-County championship after first round

Jimmy Lloyd and Taylor Henson eached carded a 70 for a first-round tie atop the leaderboard of the City-County Championship Friday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Community sports

Kids can benefit from early weightlifting

Weight training is a vital element to any young athlete's development. It can improve strength, explosiveness and reduce the chances of injury. But what age should someone begin working out?

July 24, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Community sports

Sizzle of summer dangerous to athletes

With temperatures climbing into the upper 90s and sports teams holding summer practices, the risk of heat-related illnesses in young athletes is ever-present.

July 24, 2010 | James Wolfe | Community sports

Protecting the head in football

Michael Christmas remembers the circumstances of the crushing hit, but the remainder of the game is just a blur.

July 24, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Community sports

Technology helping make sports more safe

The participants in this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game had a noticeably different look.The uniforms were the same, the hats were the same, and although they looked cleaner, the cleats were the same too. But as some players stepped to the plate, a much larger helmet caught the viewer's eye just as much as the player's ability to hit an 0-2 curveball.

July 24, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Community sports

Minor's strong effort falls short for G-Braves

Mike Minor delivered a solid outing from the mound to keep the Gwinnett Braves in the game, but a lack of run support allowed the Louisville Bats to sneak out of Coolray Field with a 3-2 win on Saturday in Lawrenceville.

July 24, 2010 | | Community sports

Local golf: Lightfoot wins DPG outing

The DPG played matches Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Monday, Ken Lightfoot took first place with a score of +5, while Steve Knowles placed second with a +4.

July 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Community sports

Owings looking to make the most of stint in Triple-A

LAWRENCEVILLE - It may be a surprise to many the Cincinnati Reds were in first place of the National League's Central division heading into the All-Star break, but Micah Owings expected them to be where they are now - just a game behind division leaders St. Louis.

July 23, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Community sports

Lacrosse tournament comes to Hall County

Lacrosse is emerging as a popular sport among teens and adults in Georgia. To answer this rising trend, the Georgia Southern Shootout lacrosse tournament will be held this weekend, beginning at 8 a.m. today at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex and continuing into the Sunday championship face-offs, which begin at 10:30 a.m.

July 23, 2010 | James Wolfe | Community sports

G-Braves hold on, win 5-2

The Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees got the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night before Gwinnett Braves closer Craig Kimbrell slammed the door on a 5-2 win with back-to-back strike outs.

July 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Community sports

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Local golf: Chicopee Woods holds dogfight outing

The team of Wayne Groebli, Ken Dooley, Yoshi Keichii and Mike Tilson won the best three scores out of four dogfight event last Wednesday at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

September 20, 2014 | Times sports reports | Community sports

Clermont Cupcake Challenge 5K planned

The Clermont Cupcake Challenge 5K and 1K races are Sept. 20 in Clermont. Registration is $20. To sign-up, go to For more information, email Larry Duttweiler at

September 12, 2014 | Times sports reports | Community sports

Local golf: State Sen. Miller aces hole at Lake Lanier Islands

State Sen. Butch Miller scored a hole-in-one Wednesday at the Legacy Link course at Lake Lanier Islands.

September 06, 2014 | Times sports reports | Community sports


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