Gainesville resident Sophie McLeod recently won the 2014 Georgia Water Ski Championships. <br />
The competition took place at Cauble Park on Lake Acworth, July 12-13. <br />
A rising eighth-grade student at Lakeview Academy, McLeod skis in the Girls 2 division. <br />
McLeod, who has trained in the sport for years, is a member of Crow's Lake Ski Club in Jefferson and the Mountain View Ski Club in Toccoa.
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn