Approximately 60 runners participated Saturday in the 13th Annual Trinity Trot Race, a local 5K road race sponsored by McEver Road United Methodist Men as a fundraiser for its mission work. Weather, although windy at times, was nearly perfect for the race held at Gainesville State College.
North Hall High junior and 2006 overall champion Nolan Clark returned to defend his title and his 2006 record-setting time of 16:26. Clark held on to his title with a time of 16:54.
Two former Hall County basketball standouts led their college teams to victories over the weekend.
Gainesville High alum Brent Benson, now a junior at Texas State scored a career-high 21 points to lead his team over Jacksonville State, 86-83, in the consolation game of the 100 Club Classic at Kennesaw State University.
The Piedmont College volleyball team recently competed in the NCAA Division-III tournament at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
The Lady Lions (28-4) earned the spot in the national tournament by winning the Great South Athletic Conference title. The Lady Lions knocked off Maryville College 3-1 in the tournament final to claim the league title and the NCAA bid. Sarah Lane, a 2004 Johnson High graduate, was named the tournament's most valuable player.
Brenau basketball coach Gary Bays expects an improved Lady Tiger team to be more competitive in the Southern States Atlantic Conference this season. After two convincing wins in scrimmage games, the team travels to Sumter, S.C. today for the season opener against Morris College. According to Bays, the return of four starters from last year's 10-20 squad will lead to a more experienced team that should be in better position to win close games.
Lake Lanier is down 16.4 feet and is clear and 63 degrees.
There are lots of humps, rock piles, tree stumps and long points exposed lake wide with the lake down over 14 feet. Be careful running the lake. All the lakes ramps will go out of the water at 20 feet below full pool.
November 13, 2007|
By Ken Sturdivant
For The Times
The Piedmont College volleyball team claimed the 2007 Great South Athletic Conference Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Division-III National Tournament with a 3-1 (30-25, 30-23, 22-30, 30-28) win against top-seeded and five-time champion Maryville College on Saturday in Lagrange.