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All-Region football team features locals

The Region 8-AAAAA All-Region team was announced late last week with Barrow County featuring rather heavily in the top honors.

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Region 8 still struggles in post-season play

The top four teams from each region get a shot at the state championship at the end of football season. It can be considered a successful postseason if a region gets two or three teams out of the first round, but Region 8-AAAAA has been unable to do that for the last three seasons now.

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Region 8-AAAAA football season brought several surprises

Region 8-AAAAA football season brought several surprises

The 2014 football season is wrapping up with two more weeks of playoff action to go before seven new state champions are crowned. 

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FCA names area All-Stars

Despite the football season ending for Barrow County in mid-November, several local athletes will get the opportunity to hit the field one last time in the second annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area All-Star Game on Dec. 19.

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Barrow County hosts, dominates Region 8-AAAAA softball banquet

Barrow County hosts, dominates Region 8-AAAAA softball banquet

Barrow County did more than play host to the Region 8-AAAAA softball banquet held Thursday night at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Barrow County cleaned up.

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Apalachee

Johnson offense proves too much for Cats

Johnson offense proves too much for Cats

The Johnson High School Knights brought an undefeated record into Apalachee Monday night, and they would leave with the same after defeating the Wildcats 70-63.

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Lady Cats finally break streak

Lady Cats finally break streak

It took them a few tries, but the Apalachee Lady Wildcats found a way to win Monday night, and they did so in a big way. In a game that was never really in question, the Lady Cats of Apalachee High School defeated the Johnson Lady Knights 50-28. 

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Apalachee opens round robin tourney with flurry of matches

Apalachee opens round robin tourney with flurry of matches

The Apalachee High School wrestling team hosted the Wildcat Round Robin Tournament that began Friday evening and was scheduled to run through Saturday afternoon. Cross-county rivals, the Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs, were among the other eight teams invited to compete.

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Despite effort, Lady Cats fall shy of victory

Despite effort, Lady Cats fall shy of victory

The Lady Wildcats of Apalachee lost their fourth straight game to start the season Friday night as they dropped a 60-25 region game at Clarke Central.

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Glads get the last word

Glads get the last word

For the second time this week, the Wildcats of Apalachee High School lost a nail-biter to a school from Athens in which they scored more than 75 points, this time coming at the hands of Clarke Central. The Gladiators outlasted Apalachee to the tune of an 82-78 defeat Friday night after the Wildcats led for most of the second half.

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Bethlehem Christian Academy

Knights’ rally falls short in loss

Knights’ rally falls short in loss

Bethlehem – The Bethlehem Christian Academy boys basketball team rallied late against Griffin Christian High on Friday night, but eventually fell short, 65-58.

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BCA women's hoops team defeated by region foe

BCA women's hoops team defeated by region foe

Bethlehem – The Bethlehem Christian Academy Lady Knights were unable to rally Friday as they fell to the Lady Crusaders of Griffin Christian High.

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Lady Knights fall hard in loss to Loganville Christian

Lady Knights fall hard in loss to Loganville Christian

The first quarter proved to be more than enough for Bethlehem Christian Academy’s Lady Knights as they dropped a decisive 63-12 loss at Loganville Christian Academy’s Lady Lions Thursday night. 

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Defense the key for Lions in rivalry win over Bethlehem

Defense the key for Lions in rivalry win over Bethlehem

Loganville Christian Academy’s Lions proved their mettle as 2013 GISA-AAA state men’s basketball champs by defeating the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights 65-45 Thursday evening. 

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Knights fly in indicative home hoops victory

Knights fly in indicative home hoops victory

In their second home game of the season, the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights treated the home crowd to a show in their 68-53 dismantling of Brandon Hall’s Panthers.

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Winder-Barrow



Poor shooting hurts Doggs in home loss to Monroe's 'Canes

A 3-point basket by Drezdin Williams with 6:57 left in the first quarter Saturday night at the Dogghouse, the Harrison Activities Building, got the Winder-Barrow boys’ basketball team within one point, but that was as close as the Bulldoggs came in a 67-42 loss to archrival Monroe Area in a non-region game.

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Stoudenmires wrestle cancer

Stoudenmires wrestle cancer

Jim Stoudenmire, who died from a brain tumor in 2000, has a legacy as being one of the most loved and respected coaches in north Georgia, and nobody upholds that legacy better than his three sons who are still coaching in the area to this day.

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Freshmen big factor for Lady Doggs in win over Monroe Area

Winder-Barrow’s girls’ basketball team scored the last 16 points of the second quarter Saturday night at the Dogghouse, the Harrison Activities Building, broke open a close game and went on to defeat Monroe Area 49-25 in a non-region game.

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Lady Doggs back to winning

Winder-Barrow’s girls’ basketball team had three players to score in double figures and just missed having a fourth as the Lady Bulldoggs of Coach Brandon Thomas came from behind and led throughout the fourth quarter Friday night at the Dogghouse in a 51-42 victory over Cedar Shoals in a Region 8-AAAAA crossover game.

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Doggs upended by visiting Jags of Cedar Shoals

Winder-Barrow’s boys’ basketball team was shut out in the first quarter Friday night at the Dogghouse, the Harrison Activities Building, a sign of things to come in an 84-36 loss to visiting Cedar Shoals in a Region 8-AAAAA crossover game.

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Other Schools

HCA finally volleyball champs

HCA finally volleyball champs

After coming painfully close last season, the Hebron Christian Academy Lions volleyball team has finally won their state championship.

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Barrow native is an asset for Lady Lions

Barrow native is an asset for Lady Lions

Athena Hawkins, a lifelong native of Barrow County, has made quite a name for herself on the Hebron Christian Academy softball team.

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Sports Columnists

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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Holiday memories come in all shades

Holiday memories come in all shades

Thursday will be my 27th Thanksgiving on this planet, not that I've celebrated the holiday on any other planets.

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The needle in our moral compass is off

The needle in our moral compass is off

Somebody made a good point on Twitter the other night.

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So who exactly do the sports belong to?

So who exactly do the sports belong to?

Let me vent a little frustration here real quick. Is that okay? Good.

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Colleges

Charleston Southern provides a fine tune-up game for Georgia Bulldogs

Charleston Southern provides a fine tune-up game for Georgia Bulldogs

The Georgia Bulldogs defeated Charleston Southern 55-9 in Saturday's tune-up game before the annual battle with in-state rival Georgia Tech.

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Parks & Recreation

Jug Tavern men tee off despite bitter cold temperatures

Jug Tavern men tee off despite bitter cold temperatures

The Jug Tavern Senior Men’s Golf Association held their regular tournament last week amidst the frozen conditions of Nov. 20. With the low temperatures dipping into and below the freezing point, and a biting wind testing the intrepid athletes’ abilities, four men split the tournament’s three tiers.

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Barrow youth enjoy playoff football games

As the football season quickly comes to an end and Winder-Barrow High School will be extending their season into the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade, a couple of the Barrow County youth football teams have already seen a taste of playoff action.

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