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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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Barrow schools qualify for state cheerleading competition

Barrow schools qualify for state cheerleading competition

As has become common, both of Barrow County's public high schools have qualified their coed competition cheerleading squads for this coming weekend's state competition.

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Apalachee

Lady Cats fall to 0-2 with loss

Lady Cats fall to 0-2 with loss

Apalachee’s Lady Wildcats held strong with the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs for a time Monday afternoon, but the competition would prove to be too much in the 46-32 loss as part of Winder-Barrow’s Thanksgiving Tipoff Tournament.

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Wildcats dominate final quarter to overcome Forsyth Central

Wildcats dominate final quarter to overcome Forsyth Central

The Apalachee High School Wildcats entered the fourth quarter looking like they were in for a fight, but the local fellows showed their dominance in full form for the final quarter of a 78-64 win over Forsyth Central’s Bulldogs.

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Senior pitcher Meade signs college letter

Senior pitcher Meade signs college letter

Just a day after her teammate signed a college letter of intent, Region 8-AAAAA Pitcher of the Year Becca Meade officially agreed to play softball at Georgia Highlands College.

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Medlam decides on Young Harris for college softball

Medlam decides on Young Harris for college softball

The last month or so has been something special for Apalachee Lady Wildcat Hannah Medlam, what with being named Region 8-AAAAA softball’s Co-player of the Year and being a key component in helping the Apalachee High School softball team capture their first ever region title.

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Wildcats get back to the hardwood

Wildcats get back to the hardwood

After a lengthy offseason to celebrate their many accomplishments, the Apalachee Wildcat men’s basketball team is finally ready to get back on the court. 

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Bethlehem Christian Academy

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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Hesitance to shoot hurts Lady Knights

Another slow start held back the Lady Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy in their 45-14 loss to the Brandon Hall Lady Panthers Thursday night.

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BCA loses basketball road test

A white-out accompanied last Friday’s home victory for the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights, but the road crowd at Gatewood was much less hospitable in Bethlehem’s first loss of the season. BCA fell 91-61 against Gatewood in Eatonton Tuesday night.

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Lady Knights open season with new coach in home loss

Lady Knights open season with new coach in home loss

Friday night saw a 42-22 loss for the Bethlehem Christian Academy Lady Knights’ first basketball game of the season and first game with new head coach Karen Parker.

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Knights ready for new hoop season with new head coach

Knights ready for new hoop season with new head coach

The Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy have been steadily building a basketball program to be proud of, and they hope to continue that tradition into the 2014-15 season.

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Winder-Barrow

Lady Doggs' first loss a last-minute letdown

Lady Doggs' first loss a last-minute letdown

The Lady Bulldoggs thought they had a good shot at winning Monday’s tournament contest against the Berkmar Lady Patriots, but a couple of late mistakes gave Berkmar the 45-43 win.

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Late surge dooms Bulldoggs

Late surge dooms Bulldoggs

Winder-Barrow had a lead in the final ten seconds or so of Monday’s game, and they nearly made a final comeback despite the towering odds against them, but the Clarkston Angoras held on for a 49-48 finish to cap off the Winder-Barrow Thanksgiving Tipoff Tournament.

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Cold weather not enough to keep Doggs dry

The Winder-Barrow High School Swim Doggs are just two meets into the season, but they are already poised to make it a special one. With just two competitions out of the way, the Swim Doggs have already qualified 11 times for the state competition at the end of the season.

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Offense returns to Winder hoops

Offense returns to Winder hoops

Although the official start of the Winder-Barrow men’s basketball season is Saturday afternoon, the Doggs opened the 2014-15 season on something of a high note in Tuesday night’s 84-82 scrimmage win over White County High School.

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Lady Doggs avenge 2013 scrimmage loss

Lady Doggs avenge 2013 scrimmage loss

Winder-Barrow’s Lady Doggs did something Tuesday night that they struggled to do most of last season. In a 50-46 win over White County, the Lady Doggs put up solid points.

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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

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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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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Have ye no faith, Sports?

Have ye no faith, Sports?

Well this sure has been an interesting week.

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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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Georgia Bulldogs overcome question at quarterback to earn Homecoming win over Vanderbilt

Georgia Bulldogs overcome question at quarterback to earn Homecoming win over Vanderbilt

Despite a solid start to the season, some fans voiced concerns that Mason should sit in favor of another quarterback. With talks of a rotation, few people would have expected Heisman hopeful Todd Gurley to be that other option, but his presence as a wildcat quarterback gave the Georgia Bulldogs a shot in the arm on offense on their way to a 44-17 SEC win over Vanderbilt.

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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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