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Wildcat track faces stiff competition at Parkview

Wildcat track faces stiff competition at Parkview

Destany McDaniel broke her own school record in the long jump for the Apalachee High School girls’ track team and Tyler Fragapane won his event for the boys’ team, but the Wildcats had a difficult time scoring in the Parkview Invitational meet Saturday at the Panther’s track.

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One goal the margin of Cats' loss

One goal the margin of Cats' loss

Despite a hat trick from Apalachee senior Kate Winegarner, Apalachee lost Tuesday’s non-region contest to Morgan County 4-3. 

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Late surge gives Chee the win

Late surge gives Chee the win

Tuesday evening’s soccer game between the men of Apalachee High School and Morgan County High School featured an astounding comeback in the final 15 minutes of play to see the Wildcats take the non-region game 4-1. 

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Sims gets settled in at Apalachee

After several months in stasis, the Apalachee football family finally has a new coach on-campus at Apalachee High School. 

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Lady Cats beat Loganville with timely PK goals

Lady Cats beat Loganville with timely PK goals

As several of Apalachee’s coaches said as they left the field Thursday night, there is never a dull moment when Apalachee and Loganville get together.

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Cats outlast Red Devils

Cats outlast Red Devils

Thursday evening’s Region 8-AAAAA soccer game between the Apalachee Wildcats came down to the last minute, but they were able to pull off a 3-1 win over Loganville in impressive fashion.

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Chee tennis earns big region victories

Chee tennis earns big region victories

Wildcat tennis started and ended the week with crucial Region 8-AAAAA contests, pulling down three wins between six total men’s and women’s matches.

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Wildcat track is in step at tri-meet

Apalachee’s girls took first place in eight events Wednesday and won a three-team track meet over host Walnut Grove and region foe Clarke Central.

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Diamond Cats struggle early, but see success

Wildcat baseball is getting off to a rough start this season after losing two of their last three games, but the individual efforts tell a better story than the overall record.

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Athletes trade gyms for books

Athletes trade gyms for books

Schools all across the country celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday Monday as part of the national Read Across America Day, and one group of local school children was visited by their sports heroes from Apalachee High School.

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Wheeler signs with Agnes Scott soccer

Wheeler signs with Agnes Scott soccer

The Apalachee Lady Wildcats soccer team must be doing something right, because Friday marked their third college signing this month. 

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Lady Cats drop hard loss Friday at Archer Tigers

Lady Cats drop hard loss Friday at Archer Tigers

The Lady Wildcats of Apalachee High School took their first loss of the season Friday night as they visited Class AAAAAA Archer High School for a 4-1 defeat. 

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Cats fight for a tie Friday night

Cats fight for a tie Friday night

One of the most common gripes against soccer in American culture is that the game can end in a tie, but there were no complaints coming from the Apalachee sideline Friday night when the Wildcats took a 1-1 tie against Class AAAAAA Archer.

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Playoff run ends with loss in Warner Robins

Though the accumulation of snow flurries Tuesday morning and the plummeting temperatures Tuesday evening may remind Barrow County that winter weather is still coming, one aspect of winter is now finished.

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Diamond Cats wait patiently

Apalachee baseball was held without a single hit or run Tuesday night. After all, it is nigh impossible to hit a baseball when the field is closed and the game is cancelled due to weather. 

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Gilmore to play soccer at ABAC

Gilmore to play soccer at ABAC

Apalachee’s Taylor Gilmore got to celebrate the pinnacle of more than a decade of hard work Friday afternoon when she signed her letter of intent to play soccer for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, colloquially known as ABAC.

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Cats get playoff victory

Cats get playoff victory

coach Kevin Morris look like a genius during Wednesday night’s 72-58 win on the road at Rome High School in the first round of the state playoffs.

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Wildcats have a major test ahead with Rome

The Apalachee men’s basketball team has quite the challenge ahead of them Wednesday evening when they travel to Rome for the first round of the 2015 GHSA Class-AAAAA men’s basketball state tournament. 

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Chee's best are true role models

Chee's best are true role models

With their recent run of success, the Apalachee men’s basketball team has garnered plenty of community support. Among all of their supporters gathered around right now, though, no batch of Apalachee basketball fans stands as tall as four young men who are always ready to show up for their heroes.

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Rifle Cats keep aiming true in win over Banks

Rifle Cats keep aiming true in win over Banks

The Rifle Cats of Apalachee High School made another step towards getting back to the top of their game earlier this week as they defeated Banks County 993-807. Though they were still seven points shy of that elusive four-digit score, the Apalachee marksmen had their best match of the season. 

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Cats split region games

Cats split region games

The Apalachee Wildcats had an eventful few days as they went from beating Clarke Central by 21 points Wednesday evening to losing a heartbreaker to Heritage 68-64 Friday evening in the Region 8-AAAAA semifinals.

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One last home win no problem for Lady Wildcats before elimination

One last home win no problem for Lady Wildcats before elimination

The Apalachee girls’ basketball team had four of its starting five players to score nine or more points Monday at the Apalachee gym as the Lady Wildcats defeated Lanier 48-43 in a Region 8-AAAAA North tournament play-in game.

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Wildcats name Norcross OC as new head football coach

Wildcats name Norcross OC as new head football coach

Apalachee’s gain is Norcross’ loss as the Wildcats pick up Steve Sims as their new head football coach. Sims has spent the last several seasons with the Class-AAAAAA Blue Devils as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and will make the jump to head coach next season looking to turn around a program that has gone 1-19 in the last two seasons.

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Winegarner to play in Spartanburg, SC

Most athletes look forward to signing a letter of intent to play their sport at college after a senior season. For Apalachee’s Kate Winegarner, her senior season will be more like a victory lap now that she has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of South Carolina-Upstate in Spartanburg.

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Top seed evades Cats with Big Red buzzer-beater win

Xavier Bledson has emerged as a reliable 3-point shooter for the Gainesville Red Elephants, even though the freshman’s most important basket of the season came much closer to the board.

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Lady Cats honor seniors with win

Lady Cats honor seniors with win

Apalachee’s girls’ basketball team trailed for most of the game Friday night in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game against Lanier on Senior Night at the Apalachee gym.

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Chee shocked by Horns

Chee shocked by Horns

Kamar Baldwin’s bucket with 6:33 left in the third quarter Friday night on Senior Night at the Apalachee gym gave the Wildcats a 33-31 lead, but that was the team’s last lead in a 67-61 loss to Lanier in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Wildcats squash Loganville soccer

Wildcats squash Loganville soccer

 

Monday night, the Loganville Red Devils (5-7, 2-3 Region 8-AAAAA) and the Apalachee Wildcats (3-7, 2-3 Region 8-AAAAA) played against each other in a game that had previously been postponed due to rain. Alan Oviedo led the Wildcats to a 4-1 victory, scoring two goals himself.

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Lady Wildcats take lumps in dire loss

Lady Wildcats take lumps in dire loss

 

After getting pushed to Monday night due to rain, the Lady Soccer Cats of Apalachee (6-4-1, 2-3 Region 8-AAAAA) fought a tough game, but came up short Monday night against the Loganville Lady Devils (11-2, 6-1 Region-AAAAA), losing by a final score of 2-1, with Apalachee’s lone goal coming from sophomore Kerrigan Ellington.

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