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Barrow riflery brings out the big guns

Barrow riflery brings out the big guns

Most people know that basketball is in season and that baseball and soccer are coming around the bend, but both Barrow County public high schools have just kicked off their riflery seasons with home matches against quality opponents.

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Statham Elementary goes to the pros

Statham Elementary goes to the pros

Basketball graced the gymnasium at Statham Elementary Friday morning, and the competition was fierce. Among the athletes taking the court were several professional competitors and a host of heavily excited children.

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Chee blurs past Doggs

Chee blurs past Doggs

Apalachee’s boys’ basketball team scored the first 13 points of the game, led 33-8 at the end of the first quarter and was up 55-24 at the half as the Wildcats cruised to an 82-63 victory over cross-county rival Winder-Barrow in a subregion 8-AAAAA North game Friday night at the Apalachee gym.

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Winder win comes down to the buzzer

Winder win comes down to the buzzer

Tiera Mayweather and Hannah Easterling hit a couple of 3-point baskets in the last 43.6 seconds of the third quarter Friday night at the Apalachee gym that propelled the Winder-Barrow girls’ basketball team to a 35-32 victory over the Lady Wildcats in a subregion 8-AAAAA North game.

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Lady Doggs hope to win fourth in a row in rivalry

The Lady Doggs of Winder-Barrow High School faced their rival Lady Cats of Apalachee an unprecedented three times last season due to a Christmas tournament pairing, and they managed to capture wins in all three meetings. 

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Apalachee

Lady Cats falter late in difficult contest

Lady Cats falter late in difficult contest

Apalachee’s girls’ basketball team faded in the second half once again Friday night at the Lady Wildcats’ gym and dropped a 69-31 decision to Flowery Branch in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Branch no match for surging Cats

Branch no match for surging Cats

Apalachee’s boys’ basketball team finished the first quarter on a 9-0 run and never looked back Friday night at the Wildcats’ gym in a 66-35 romp past Flowery Branch in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Cats wrestle with Titans

Cats wrestle with Titans

WATKINSVILLE – Georgia Military College had to forfeit several matches against Apalachee Tuesday night and let the Wildcats walk away with a relatively simple 34-29 victory. 

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Johnson loss a mild annoyance for Chee

The Apalachee Wildcats took their second shot at Johnson Saturday night, but they came up short 82-76 against the still-undefeated Knights despite a heavy first-half lead and 46 points from star junior Kamar Baldwin.

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Chee coaching search still on

Chee coaching search still on

For the second time in as many years, one of Barrow County’s football programs is in the hunt for a new commander. 

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Bethlehem Christian Academy

Lady Knights show improved effort in defeat

Lady Knights show improved effort in defeat

For more than 24 hours, the Lady Knights had a winning streak.

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Revenge not in the cards for Knights

Revenge not in the cards for Knights

In slightly more than 24 hours, the Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy experienced the heights of winning by 17 points to the lows of taking a 45-point loss. 

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Lady Knights are on a late-season roll

Lady Knights are on a late-season roll

The Lady Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy are playing some of the best basketball of the last couple seasons right now, even if they are sitting with just two wins on the season. 

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Buzzer-beater propels Knights over region foe

Buzzer-beater propels Knights over region foe

After what has been something of a trying season for the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights, Thursday’s 60-59 buzzer-beater finale over the Weber School was pretty special and exceedingly important.

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Late rally just a little too late

Late rally just a little too late

Bethlehem’s Knights made a valiant attempt at a comeback in the final quarter of Tuesday’s home loss, but the 24-point hole they dug for themselves through the first three quarters made that a task too large. Heritage took advantage of an outstanding first-half shot percentage to down the Knights 62-49 despite being outscored 19-10 in the final eight minutes of the game.

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Winder-Barrow



Swim meet showcases local Bulldogg talent

Winder-Barrow’s Swim Doggs enjoyed great success at their second and final meet on-campus at the University of Georgia with more than 10 swimmers capturing personal bests and another ten swimmers earning top 10 finishes. 

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Weekend heartbreaker preludes Tuesday blowout

Weekend heartbreaker preludes Tuesday blowout

Gainesville’s boys’ basketball team sank eight 3-point baskets and had six dunks Tuesday night at the Harrison Activities Building (the Dogghouse) and crushed the Winder-Barrow boys 67-32 in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Comeback bid short for Lady Doggs

Comeback bid short for Lady Doggs

Winder-Barrow’s girls’ basketball team got too far behind early in the game Tuesday night at the Harrison Activities Building (the Dogghouse) and, though the Lady Bulldoggs made a late run to narrow the gap, they ended up losing to Gainesville 48-37 in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Doggs miss opportunity

It seems like the Winder-Barrow boys’ basketball team solves one problem and another one rises up to bite the Bulldoggs.

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Lady Falcons flex their muscles

Flowery Branch’s girls’ basketball team utilized a balanced attack and an 8-0 third-quarter run Tuesday night to defeat Winder-Barrow 49-38 in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game at the Harrison Activities Building (the Dogghouse).

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Other Schools

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Sports Columnists

My sports Christmas wishlist; Your sports Christmas wishlist

My sports Christmas wishlist; Your sports Christmas wishlist

I like sports. Don't you?

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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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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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Colleges

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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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Alumni

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Outdoors

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