partlycloudy
Saturday August 1st, 2015 2:14PM

More than 2,500 expected in Gainesville for soccer tournament this weekend

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Allen Creek Soccer Complex is hosting a portion of the Publix Atlanta Cup, the largest soccer tournament in the Southeast, this weekend. Allen Creek is one of 12 venues throughout the metro Atlanta area hosting the three-day youth tournament, which begins Saturday and continues through Monday.<br /> <br /> "The Publix Atlanta Cup is Georgia Soccer's annual kick-off to the fall soccer season," said Tournament Director Sharron Safriet. "The tournament brings teams from across the Southeast, and this year from as far away as Louisiana, to play competitive matches throughout the Metro Atlanta area over Labor Day weekend. We invite fans to come out and enjoy some great soccer at the Publix Atlanta Cup!"<br /> <br /> Hall County Parks & Leisure Director Mike Little said Allen Creek is expected to play host to approximately 50 teams with over 2,500 players, coaches, referees and spectators. <br /> <br /> "We are expecting male and female athletes, ranging from nine to 19 years old, from Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana and Alabama," he said.<br /> <br /> This is the 13th consecutive year Allen Creek Soccer Complex has hosted a portion of the event.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
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
11:55PM ( 7 months ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 7 months ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 7 months ago )
Sports
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 7 months ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 7 months ago )
Business News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 7 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 7 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 7 months ago )
Local/State News
VIDEO: Prep football's version of 'Midnight Madness' signals that season is almost here
Today, the state's teams took one more giant step closer to real games, as they were allowed to don pands in practice for the first time, as "fall" practice got underway...
11:58PM ( 9 hours from now )
Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp
Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his first Atlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.
4:25PM ( 2 hours from now )
Fourth straight win would put Kyle Busch in exclusive company
Should Kyle Busch win Sunday’s Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, he would join an exclusive club reserved primarily for NASCAR Hall of Fame members.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
8:35AM ( 5 hours ago )
Brown, Howard lead Phillies over Braves 9-3
Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night.
8:22AM ( 5 hours ago )
McReynolds wins, Davis third in K&N East/West race at Iowa
If it were up to Brandon McReynolds, every race would take place in Iowa.
By James Hallas-NASCAR Media
2:31AM ( 11 hours ago )