Two teams entered, and exited, the All-Star break as the unlikely leaders of their respective divisions, and those two clubs meet up this week at Turner Field.
As recently as 20 to 30 years ago, when an athlete heard the doctor say "torn anterior cruciate ligament," those words were followed with more bad news like, "you'll be rehabbing for the next 12 to 18 months."
As the horn sounded to signal the end of an AAU game prior to her junior year at Gainesville High, Kiana Glasper walked off the court, took off her sneakers and headed home.
Mitch Jones had a two-run home run in the sixth inning for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves in a 4-3 loss to the Buffalo Bisons on Saturday night in Buffalo, N.Y. Freddie Freeman (2-for-4) had a solo home run for Gwinnett in the first inning.
The numbers were somewhat down, but the meet was deemed a success by all other counts according to the participants and officials at the 20th Annual Georgia Games Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships on Saturday at Iron Beast in Gainesville.
The DPG played matches Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Tai-ler Jones, a Gainesville High graduate, was one of 11 student-athletes arrested for misdemeanor charges of underage drinking at a party Friday night.
It won't be in the same venue, but the Georgia Games Powerlifting competition returns to Gainesville for the second consecutive year today.
Jordan Schafer hit an RBI double in the top of the 10th inning to give the Gwinnett Braves an 8-7 win over the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday at Coca-Cola Field.
Kirsty Smith, a native of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, has agreed to become a member of the Brenau University soccer team this fall, as announced by coach Mike Lochstampfor on Thursday.
Georgia State rising senior Alan Fowler, a North Hall graduate, has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar as announced by the Golf Coaches Associate of America. Joining Fowler is recent Georgia State graduate Tom Sherreard.
Swapping pins is a big deal with Little League baseball players as they break the ice around new people.
With equal time spent dodging rain and fighting the heat, North Hall's Matt McCormack carded an 82 on Monday to win the Club Boys 15-18 year-old division in the Atlanta Junior Golf Association Summer Series event at Chattahoochee Golf Club.
The Atlanta Braves surprisingly head into the All-Star break with an four-game lead in the National League's East division after an 3-0 loss to New York on Sunday, which capped a three-game road series against the Mets.