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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.

November 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


College basketball: Brenau wins season opener

The Brenau University basketball team opened its 2007-08 season with a 74-64 win at Morris College in Sumter, S.C. on Saturday.

November 17, 2007 | | Sports


West honored by USTA

Mary Ann West was named Female Captain of the Year recently by the United States Tennis Association of Georgia.

November 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Local college roundup: Brenau set for tipoff

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.

November 14, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Outdoors: Lake still dropping

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 | Sports


Piedmont College wins conference

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.

November 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


College softball: Brenau lands recruit from Trion High

Brenau University softball coach Devon Thomas has landed an early recruit for next season, signing Jessie Bryant from Trion High School. Bryant is a two-time All Region, All Area and All State performer.

November 10, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Johnson donates winnings

Race winner Jimmie Johnson, who grew up in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego, donated his race winnings to the American Red Cross' relief efforts for the California wildfires. Johnson's hometown has been in the epicenter of the fires.

November 02, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Sports


Closing in on the Cup

HAMPTON - Jimmie Johnson didn't have the best car Sunday. But he had the best luck.

November 02, 2007 | By Stephen Gurr The Times | Sports


Glenn wins world title

Nothing seems to come easy for Oakwood resident Garry Glenn.

November 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Tennis tip: Don't play in no man's land

"No man's land" is a term from World War I; it was the dangerous area between the safe trenches.

November 01, 2007 | By Gary Sherby For The Times | Sports


Kahne visits Lanier track

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne (center, next to the car) visited Lanier National Speedway on Saturday while in town on a special promotion for Vitamin Water, one of his associate sponsors. Kahne took 30 fans around the track for three laps each while visting. The track was closed to the public for Kahne's visit.

November 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Local golf: White, Smith take Tuesday wins

The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a low-gross, low-net game Tuesday as Mona White won the low gross and Sally Smith won the low net.

November 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Rodriquez makes decision about baseball future

DENVER - Alex Rodriguez opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees on Sunday in what appears to be the end of his career with New York.

November 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local bowling scores

Sunday Night Mixed, Oct. 14

November 01, 2007 | | Sports


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