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Lady Doggs shutout Chee in softball series opener

Lady Doggs shutout Chee in softball series opener

Winder-Barrow scored six unearned runs and sophomore Cathleen Nugue threw a four-hit shutout Tuesday evening as the Lady Bulldoggs’ softball team beat cross-county rival Apalachee 6-0 in a non-region game at the Lady Wildcats’ field.

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Summer sets are good prep

Summer sets are good prep

Coaches David Rows at Winder-Barrow and Joey Alfonso at Apalachee constantly try to get their volleyball teams as much exposure and practice as possible during the offseason, but that can be a difficult and occasionally expensive venture when travel and other arrangements factor in.

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Dead week ends, sports come back

The summer heat has finally ramped up a notch to what Georgians are used to, and it came at the perfect time for local athletes as the fields have been bare for a full week now.

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Apalachee

Lady Cats snag first season victory

Lady Cats snag first season victory

The Apalachee Wildcats softball team took to the diamond against the Dacula Falcons on a pleasant Friday night in a tournament hosted by Flowery Branch where the Lady Cats toppled the Lady Falcons 3-1.

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Victory returns for Wildcats

Victory returns for Wildcats

The Wildcat faithful had been waiting more than a year to celebrate the way they did Friday night at R. Harold Harrison Stadium, but the Apalachee High School football team made it all worth their while with a 17-10 scrimmage win over Monroe Area High School.

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Chee defines positions in time for football season start

Chee defines positions in time for football season start

Shane Davis was proud of what his team did Friday night against Morgan County. The Bulldogs of Madison were an honest challenge for the Apalachee Wildcats, and the Wildcats stood up to that challenge well.

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Lady Cats softball struggles to score in scrimmage

Lady Cats softball struggles to score in scrimmage

Rain could not hold off first-year head coach Matt Allen and the Lady Wildcats softball team as they promptly rescheduled Friday’s scrimmage against Union Grove to Monday evening at 5:55 p.m.

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Apalachee scrimmage makes coach proud

Apalachee scrimmage makes coach proud

For what started out a rainy Friday night in Georgia, the Apalachee Wildcats had a perfect evening to scrimmage the Morgan County Bulldogs in Madison.

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Bethlehem Christian Academy

Third time not the charm for Knights

Third time not the charm for Knights

The Bethlehem Christian Knights lost a tough scrimmage Wednesday night against the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars out of Louisville by a score of 46-6. 

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Knights football prepares for Jaguars

Knights football prepares for Jaguars

Bethlehem Christian Academy gets a little bit of an early start on their season this week with a Wednesday night scrimmage as part of the Hancock Kickoff Classic in Sparta where the Knights will face their former region foe Thomas Jefferson Academy.

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Knights ready to work after camp

Knights ready to work after camp

Bethlehem’s Knights have made great strides in a short amount of time, with the football program going from inception to competition in a relatively short amount of time. 

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Fendley warms to new job

Fendley warms to new job

For high school football coaches, the season never ends. 

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Walls hopes to lead Knights in the future

Walls hopes to lead Knights in the future

Bethlehem Christian Academy basketball wrapped up a dream season in the winter of 2014, reaching the second-round of the state playoffs for the first time in school history. 

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Winder-Barrow

Lady Doggs rely on late heroics to beat Vikings

Lady Doggs rely on late heroics to beat Vikings

Winder-Barrow’s softball team squared off against the First Presbyterian Day School (Macon, Ga.) Friday night in a tournament hosted by Flowery Branch. The Lady Bulldoggs fought off a late surge by the Lady Vikings to earn the win 4-2.

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Late rally brings Bulldoggs a win

Late rally brings Bulldoggs a win

CUMMING-- While the summer heat still lingers, the calendar is beginning to edge ever closer to the end of August and the start of the football season. Winder-Barrow took a big step forward towards their season opener with a 29-28 win over South Forsyth in their final scrimmage of the pre-season Friday night. 

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Bulldoggs take on War Eagles to show readiness

The Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs have spent plenty of time practicing against each other and working on schemes and strategies, but now they get to put all of that preparation to work in their first game-speed event of the 2014-15 scholastic calendar.

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Winder softball pulls off rally win in home opener

Winder-Barrow’s women’s softball team erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday at Spratlin Field, capped by a three-run home run by freshman Jikayla Sullivan, and went on to defeat visiting Jefferson 8-4 in the season-opener for both schools.

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Rain drowns plans for season opening games

Rain drowns plans for season opening games

Both the Lady Diamond Doggs of Winder-Barrow High School and the Lady Wildcats of Apalachee High School were supposed to be partaking of some softball action Friday night. 

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Other Schools



Parris makes a jump across the region to Devils

For the last 25 years, Loganville High School has known just two varsity head football coaches in Tommy Stringer and Eric Godfree.

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Coach Early gets defensive with Heritage

The Heritage Patriots will start the 2014 football season with their third coach in as many years on Aug. 22 when they face off against in-county rival Rockdale County.

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Clarke looks to build on history

Clarke looks to build on history

As one of the oldest and winningest programs in Georgia high school football, Clarke Central has quite the reputation to uphold. 

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Lanier understands challenge of moving to AAAAA

For a team in just their third season of full varsity football, the Lanier Longhorns have undergone some significant changes in such a short amount of time.

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Salem Seminoles hoping growth yields more wins

Salem Seminoles hoping growth yields more wins

Salem’s Seminoles have struggled for prominence throughout their 22 year history no matter what division they might occupy at any given time. With a 93-128 record heading into 2014, and with just 14 wins over the last four seasons, the ‘Noles seem to be entering this upcoming year in rather familiar territory.

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Sports Columnists

Have ye no faith, Sports?

Have ye no faith, Sports?

Well this sure has been an interesting week.

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The joys and the pains of anticipatience

The joys and the pains of anticipatience

Let me once again confess my nerdiness.

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Too much exposition

Too much exposition

Perhaps the worst mistake I've ever made is telling people I'm a writer.

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But I want to watch it now!

But I want to watch it now!

My wife and I love watching movies together.

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The family that plays together...

The family that plays together...

There is an age old tradition of families playing sports together at holiday happenings. 

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Colleges

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Parks & Recreation

Local gym lifts to serve family hit with cancer

Local gym lifts to serve family hit with cancer

Members of Winder’s Pump’N Iron Gym came together to help one family tragically afflicted family with their first annual We’re Pulling For You charity dead lifting competition.

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Atlanta Falcons Friday Night Lights

Atlanta Falcons Friday Night Lights

The 2014-15 Atlanta Falcons are coming off of a 4-12 season last year as they open preparation for the new year with the annual Friday Night Lights event at a local high school. This year's venue was nearby Archer High School. 

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Local twirlers rewarded at Nationals

Local twirlers rewarded at Nationals

For a first-year program, the Star Academy Twirlers have already made quite a name for themselves in the world of baton twirling.

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Barracudas find state success

Barracudas find state success

The Brad Akins YMCA Barracudas recently returned from the Georgia Recreation and Parks state championship swimming meet with quite a few medals to show for their efforts.

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Jug Tavern holds summer tourney

Jug Tavern holds summer tourney

The Jug Tavern Seniors Golfing Association completed their quarterly tournament for the summer months Thursday afternoon with nearly full participation.

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Alumni

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Outdoors

Winder road race a great, fun tradition

Winder road race a great, fun tradition

Early Saturday morning, the streets of Winder will be overtaken by people in mesh shorts and athletic shirts partaking in the Summer’s End Road Race, sponsored by the Brad Akins YMCA.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Barrow Runs the Peachtree

PHOTO GALLERY: Barrow Runs the Peachtree

Nearly 60,000 people gathered in downton Atlanta on Friday, July 4 to participate in the annual 10K Peachtree Road Race. 

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