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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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Soccer stars show up in offseason

Soccer stars show up in offseason

While both Winder-Barrow and Apalachee’s women’s soccer teams finished the regular season without realizing their goal of capturing a spot in the state playoffs, the Lady Cats and the Lady Doggs took a second shot at glory with their weekend participation in the Oconee 7v7 Soccer Cup tournament, with Apalachee bringing home the title of champions.

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Schools turn up the A/C for some summer hoops

Schools turn up the A/C for some summer hoops

While the Spurs are having trouble keeping their fans going, Apalachee and Winder-Barrow are getting ready to turn the air up on full blast for some mid-summer basketball camps.

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Barrow's youth have a ball at camps

Barrow's youth have a ball at camps

School is out for the summer and desperate parents, just a month in, are already at a loss for what to do with their children. Fortunately, many of the county’s coaches have done their best to answer that question for at least one week.

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Apalachee

Volleyball gets back in swing for Apalachee

Volleyball gets back in swing for Apalachee

After two straight years as the Region 8-AAAAA champs and the first 40-win season in program history, Apalachee’s Volleycats are getting ready to put the finishing touches on the offseason and jump head-first into their much anticipated follow-up season.

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Apalachee grad hopes to compete on world stage

Apalachee grad hopes to compete on world stage

Every athlete dreams of being the best at what they do. For one Apalachee alumnus, that pursuit drives him towards being one of the best in the world and proving it on a world stage.

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Apalachee community meets coach

Apalachee community meets coach

Though the dew was fresh on the ground and the ink barely dry on the paperwork, Apalachee’s brand new baseball coach, Clint Harrison, wasted no time meeting the Wildcat community and making an impression Wednesday evening at a parent meeting.

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Coach Allen and the Lady Cats get prepped for softball season

Coach Allen and the Lady Cats get prepped for softball season

With the first day of school quickly approaching and the fall sports season just around the bend, Apalachee softball wasted no time in naming Matt Allen as the new head coach. In the first month of his tenure at the helm of the Lady Wildcats, Allen is already making waves and getting his team ready for the road ahead.

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Apalachee baseball vacancy filled by former Southern Polytechnic assistant

Apalachee baseball vacancy filled by former Southern Polytechnic assistant

It may take two men to do the job that used to be filled by one, but Apalachee High School now has a head baseball coach just about a month after hiring a softball coach.

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Bethlehem Christian Academy

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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BCA AD Mark Barth resigns post

BCA AD Mark Barth resigns post

The forefather and founder of Bethlehem Christian Academy athletics, Mark Barth, announced his resignation from BCA earlier this week. 

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Homefield advantage coming soon to Bethlehem football

Homefield advantage coming soon to Bethlehem football

On a warm summer evening in Bethlehem, workers placed the final square of sod on a project that has been a long time coming for one local football team. In August, that work may come full circle as the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights should get to host their first ever true home game.

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Kamm ready for college ball

Kamm ready for college ball

Although the Bethlehem Christian Academy football program is young, they have already achieved a mark that many programs would be fond of. After just two full varsity seasons, the Knights sent a player to college.

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Determination is the fuel of a champ

Determination is the fuel of a champ

Three sport stand-out Kevin Green had a banner career in athletics at Bethlehem Christian Academy. He was part of the first football team at Bethlehem. Green also helped lead the Knights’ basketball team to the second round of the GISA Class-A state tournament.

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Winder-Barrow

Xiong is one of the guys

Xiong is one of the guys

Meet Neng Xiong. Neng is a recent graduate of Winder-Barrow High School’s special education program. He had two brothers at Winder with him this past year. Neng attended classes and walked the halls of Winder-Barrow just like everybody else, but there was something that set him apart from his classmates.

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Doggs get camp going for new year

Doggs get camp going for new year

Now that the formality of Dead Week is out of the way and the players and staff are back from a restful week of vacation, Winder-Barrow football looks to be taking a little camping trip.

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Winder football star impresses at Georgia State, looks to play early

Winder football star impresses at Georgia State, looks to play early

One Winder-Barrow Bulldogg has traded in his red and black for Georgia State blue as Chandon Sullivan’s career as a college football player is already underway.

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Lady Doggs end summer with victory

It’s all over but the relaxing for Winder-Barrow High School’s Lady Bulldoggs softball team, as head coach Monty McClure’s bunch rounded up the summer with a two-win sweep of Loganville schools Thursday evening.

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Winder Soccer Dogg looks ahead

Winder Soccer Dogg looks ahead

Despite the Winder-Barrow Soccer Doggs finishing their most recent season one spot shy of the playoffs, it was still a memorable year for the team and for one member in particular.

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Other Schools



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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Big Red adjusts to departing stars

Big Red adjusts to departing stars

The Gainesville Red Elephants are one of the oldest, most respected football traditions in the state of Georgia, but the past is not the only fond memory Gainesville has. Under Bruce Miller, the Red Elephants have enjoyed one of the most consistently successful periods of any football team in Georgia history, rivaled only by Parkview’s dominance in the late 90’s and West Rome’s excellent early and mid 80’s. 

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Sports Columnists

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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A double dose of what's wrong and right in sports today

A double dose of what's wrong and right in sports today

For today’s exercise in quality journalism, we’re going to look at two entirely different subjects and attempt to reconcile those differences with a common theme in the final paragraph or two. If that doesn’t work, we’ll leave on a big musical number to commemorate the events that have transpired.

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In which we praise the merits of soccer's stoppage time

In which we praise the merits of soccer's stoppage time

It was a rough weekend for fans of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team. After carrying a 2-1 lead into the 90’ minute of Sunday evening’s World Cup game, which would have propelled a victorious US team into the knock-out round, Portugal received a breath of life in the form of four minutes of stoppage time. 

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The cost of greatness

The cost of greatness

The NBA Finals this past weekend saw the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat, thus ending the Big Three's bid for their own big three trophies, and I could not have been happier.

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Colleges

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Parks & Recreation

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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Hardcore 4 riflery team wins big in first sseason

Hardcore 4 riflery team wins big in first sseason

With miniature cameras and laser targeting boxes set up on the wall, Al Bowen’s basement looks more like the setting to a grand heist film than anything else, but the high-tech set-up serves an even more important purpose than just serving as a great conversation piece.

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Auburn team earns World Series chance

Auburn team earns World Series chance

One impressive group of young men have done what no other team from this area has done before, as the Auburn Dixie Youth pre-majors baseball team has advanced to the World Series in Chipley, Fl.

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Barracudas send 16 to state meet

The Brad Akins YMCA swim team, the Barracudas, has much to be proud of this season as they will send 16 athletes to the state championships in Tifton this weekend. 

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Outdoors

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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