Some kids compete to win trophies. Others play to make their parents proud. And some just want to be on a team with their friends.
Georgia IronDawgs weightlifters Tim Moon and C.J. Allen of Gainesville set personal records and qualified for the Southern Powerlifting Federation World Championships by winning their classes on Sunday at the SPF National Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Allen squatted 720 and 760 before finishing with a personal record of 800 pounds.
The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a low-net, blind-partner event on Thursday Chattahoochee Golf Course. The team of Susan Prather and Nancy Negley finished in first place, Peggy Hall and Ann Hollobaugh came in second, and Beulah Land and Carolyn Palmer were third. Closest to the pin winners were Prather (No. 3), and Mona White (No. 17).
Walter Hope will never forget that tee shot on No. 17 at the Standard Club last month. It couldn't have occurred at a more important moment. At the same time, it's also the closest he's been to a hole-in-one.
Drew Adams is used to being the underdog. In high school he played for East Hall, and never finished with a winning record in his four-year career. Entering the Junior College World Series last month in Grand Junction, Colo., he led Gordon College, the tournament's lowest seed, to a surprising third-place finish to cap a historic run for the team from Barnesville. He doesn't take winning for granted. "As a freshman (at Gordon) we won ...
Seth McCain, a PGA apprentice at Jennings Mill Country Club in Bogart, won the Yamaha Atlanta Open on Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville.
Russ Davis, PGA Director of Instruction at the Cherokee Town & Country Club, made six birdies against two bogies and went on to fire a 4-under par 68 to pace the field in the first round of the Yamaha Atlanta Open at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville.
Three local athletes won events at the USA Track & Field Georgia Association Junior Olympic preliminary meet in Douglasville this weekend.
Less than a week after winning his class at the APC Nationals, Kevin Eubanks of Bogart finished second in the 200-pound Masters' class at the Georgia's Strongest Man competition at the Fitness Depot in Douglasville on Saturday. With that finish, Eubanks qualified for the North American Strongman Nationals.
More than 175 tennis players and spectators convened May 18-20 in Flowery Branch for Sterling on the Lake's Fourth Annual Member-Guest Tennis Tournament .
The annual Summer in the City tennis tournament, put on by Gainesville Parks and Recreation, opens Tuesday night at Longwood Park in Gainesville.
Steve Blair and Danny Power won the Royal Lakes 2012 Member-Member tournament Sunday, besting a field of 40 two-man teams competing in five flights. The winners of each flight advanced to a shootout, where Blair and Power outlasted Andy Todd and Tony Weyenberg.
In the opening round of the Member-Member golf tournament at Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club in Flowery Branch, the team of Greg Smith and Dannie Dingess led the way in the first flight, followed by the teams of Grant Cagle/Steve Garner and Jared Cagle/Randy Bailey in second and David Wilder/Greg Hurley and Michael Stephens/David Tewksbury in third.
Dylan Kwasniewski is part of the future generation of NASCAR. He's a young and eager driver who's willing to cut his teeth by going from track to track during the summer on the NASCAR K&N East Pro Series, which is racing at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson tonight.
Skyler Weber was eager to jump on board with what the Tiger Baseball program had to offer. Weber, a rising senior catcher at Gainesville High, knew the long-term benefits that could come from playing under the direction of Tigers program director Shane Monahan, a former All-American at Clemson University and major league outfielder with the Seattle Mariners.
Luke James, Roger Stapp, Henry Komoto and Yoshi finished at 32-under par to take first place in the Wednesday Dogfight event last week at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
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