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Clay-court rivalry resumes after weather delay

Clay-court rivalry resumes after weather delay

Friday finally came around for the Apalachee and Winder-Barrow men’s tennis teams. These two teams had been schedule to play earlier in the week, but this past week’s excellent weather pushed them to Friday afternoon for the region rivalry meeting.

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Soccer hit hardest in recent days

The rather ugly weather in north Georgia this past week and a half has really done a lot to undermine the beautiful game.

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Soggy fields cripple schedules

For the second week in a row, bad weather has forced several event cancellations for Apalachee and Winder-Barrow High School sports. Unlike last week’s trip to Arrendelle, though, this week’s cancellations left the county’s sports all wet.

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Four Barrow hoop stars make All-Region teams

Four Barrow hoop stars make All-Region teams

Despite having just one team of four make the GHSA state playoffs this year, several Barrow athletes found a place on the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region basketball teams.

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Supposed rivals forge a special bond

Supposed rivals forge a special bond

One common trope in the annals of great love stories is that of the young going against the instincts embedded in them by feuding families. With great literature featuring feuds as powerful as the Montagues against the Capulets and the Jets versus the Sharks, perhaps the coupling of a couple Doggs and Cats should just fall in line with a time-honored tradition of bucking tradition. 

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Apalachee

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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Bethlehem Christian Academy

Hoops season over for BCA Knights

Hoops season over for BCA Knights

hed up their basketball season with an unfortunate 79-55 loss to Griffin Christian, one of the region’s best, Thursday night in a game that was originally scheduled for Tuesday. 

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BCA's Klein signs with LaGrange

BCA's Klein signs with LaGrange

Bethlehem Christian Academy’s PJ Klein already has two baseball state championship rings to his name, but Friday afternoon he acquired one more honor when he signed a letter of intent to play baseball for LaGrange College.

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Weber School gets revenge against Knights during OT thriller

Weber School gets revenge against Knights during OT thriller

The Weber School avenged an earlier buzzer-beater loss by defeating Bethlehem Christian's men in a 67-64 overtime game Tuesday evening.

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Lady Knights go out on top in Senior Night blowout win

Lady Knights go out on top in Senior Night blowout win

It took some time for the Bethlehem Christian Academy Lady Knights to get a handle on Tuesday evening's game, letting the Weber School open up with a good 10-0 run, but BCA's women turned things around and pulled off an excellent feat in their 46-29 win Tuesday evening.

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Surprise athlete leads Griffin to win over BCA

The Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy had a slightly tougher challenge than they were initially expecting at Griffin Christian in their 64-39 loss. While Coach Michael Elmankabady’s team had seen Griffin Christian already once this season, that team was short one very specific addition.

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Winder-Barrow



Diamond Doggs hit brutal pre-region schedule head on

Winder-Barrow High School’s Diamond Doggs are still two weeks away from starting their region schedule, but they have already put their hand to the fire with a brutal non-region schedule.

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Midfield too strong for Winder-Barrow

Midfield too strong for Winder-Barrow

Wet conditions at Archer High School made Tuesday night’s women’s soccer game between Winder-Barrow and the Lady Tigers a slippery affair as both teams had trouble staying on their feet. 

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Doggs lose after first-minute goal

Doggs lose after first-minute goal

Winder-Barrow had the lead almost from the word go, but it was the Archer Tigers that would have the final word Tuesday in their 3-1 win over the Bulldoggs. 

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Winder's sophomore wrestling duo hit state

Gavin Pieniasek and Dalton Crowe represented Winder-Barrow High School this past weekend at the GHSA traditional state wrestling tournament in Macon with both doing their level best to advance the Winder-Barrow Mat Doggs.

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Thurmond's ordeal finally comes to a happy conclusion

Thurmond's ordeal finally comes to a happy conclusion

Precious few athletes get to have two signing ceremonies. Then again, very few athletes would want two signing ceremonies if they happen like Carlee Thurmond’s. 

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Sports Columnists

Let's just stop lying to ourselves

Let's just stop lying to ourselves

I have to confess that I am hurting this week. 

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Who is the greatest, iciest character ever?

If I ask most of you to tell me who your favorite fictional character associated with winter is, I'm sure I'll get more than enough bad Sean Bean impressions saying, "Winter is coming."

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Things to do on your Roman holiday

Things to do on your Roman holiday

With the Apalachee Wildcats taking their first-round state basketball playoffs trip to Rome this week, I thought it would be a great idea to give our readers a list of great things to do while in Rome.

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Whenever you can, succeed today

Whenever you can, succeed today

Let me start by saying thank you. Thank you to all of the coaches and readers who have been so understanding in the last week, not to mention my coworkers for their immense help.

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Coaching athletes or raising young men?

Coaching athletes or raising young men?

There is little doubt that Barrow County has several talented athletes to be proud of. 

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Colleges

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Parks & Recreation

Shooting Stars come in second

Shooting Stars come in second

The Bethlehem Shooting Stars archery team, competing under the National Archery in the Schools Program, earned second place at the NASP Region Tournament Saturday Jan. 31 at Loganville High School.

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