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College golf tourney coming to Achasta

The Hooters Women's Collegiate Team Championship is set to begin today at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega. Fifty-five two-person teams will be competing at the event, with each team consisting of players from the same university in a 54-hole stroke play tournament which concludes Thursday.

August 02, 2010 | James Wolfe | Community sports


Malquist takes gold at Junior Olympics

Gainesville High graduate Paul Malquist won a US Track & Field Junior Olympics National Championship with the Lanier Running Club in the pole vault with a height of 15-feet, 9-inches on Sunday in Sacramento, Calif. Earlier in the week, Malquist won a bronze in the decathlon.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Community sports


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


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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


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