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Schools host summer hoops league

Schools host summer hoops league

June was a busy month for Barrow’s high school basketball teams, despite the fact that the regular season is still five months or so away, as Apalachee and Winder-Barrow were two of the three schools hosting a summer basketball league this past week.

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Tennis stars honored by Region 8 coaches

Tennis stars honored by Region 8 coaches

Earlier this month, the coaches from Region 8-AAAAA voted on the All-Region tennis teams for the 2015 season with several Barrow County student-athletes making the cut.

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Shooting Stars show up big at Nationals

Shooting Stars show up big at Nationals

Bethlehem’s Shooting Stars archery team finished ninth at the National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this month in just their third year of competition.

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State golf match sees locals play

State golf match sees locals play

Barrow County was represented in both the men’s and women’s GHSA Class-AAAAA golf state championships on Monday as Apalachee’s Michael Cook and the entire Winder-Barrow women’s team made it to the highest round of competition possible.

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Barrow wraps Georgia Olympics on Thursday

Barrow wraps Georgia Olympics on Thursday

JEFFERSON – Barrow County went well represented at this week’s annual Georgia Olympics, the GHSA men’s state track and field championships for all classifications, as five local athletes went head-to-head with the best in the state.

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Apalachee

Lady Cats working toward title repeat

Lady Cats working toward title repeat

After three straight Area 8-AAAAA titles and a five-year streak of making the state playoffs, the Apalachee High School Volleycats have made quite a name for themselves.

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Wildcats sweep tourney for camp victory

Wildcats sweep tourney for camp victory

Apalachee High School’s Wildcats basketball team recently made their annual trip to Chattanooga for the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga Campus team basketball camp, but this time they returned home with more than just additional skills.

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Cats tee up between the hedges

Cats tee up between the hedges

ATHENS – Apalachee’s Wildcats were in the company of Bulldogs all afternoon Thursday as they got the chance to play between the hedges of Sanford Stadium.

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Lady Wildcats influence  next generation of athletes

Lady Wildcats influence next generation of athletes

Just a week after Apalachee High School hosted their boys’ sports camps, the Lady Wildcats in softball and basketball took their turn to show the children of Barrow County just what they are all about.

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Put me in, Coach

Put me in, Coach

As part of the annual youth sports camp at Apalachee High School, first-year head baseball coach Clint Harrison just wrapped up his first experience directing the youth baseball camp for the future Wildcats.

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Bethlehem Christian Academy

Coach exits BCA on good terms

Coach exits BCA on good terms

After two immensely successful seasons, Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball coach Colby May is stepping down to pursue his academic and career dreams as a graduate assistant baseball coach at Valdosta State College in Valdosta. 

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Semifinals the end for Knights

Semifinals the end for Knights

The Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights had the tying or the go-ahead run up to bat in each of the last four innings of Sunday’s finale with Valwood, but they were unable to bring those runs across in what turned out to be their final game of the season as Valwood won the game 8-6 and the series 2-1. 

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Knights host first spring game

Knights host first spring game

For Bethlehem’s football team, the grass is greenest on the home field for the first time in history as the Knights got to play their inaugural spring football game Friday night.

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Football back on BCA's mind as spring practices commence

Football back on BCA's mind as spring practices commence

Bethlehem Christian Academy struggled through the 2014 football season, their first in GISA Class-AAA, but they are back to work this spring with hardy goals of improving on last year’s missteps.

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Parker's walkoff lifts Knights

Parker's walkoff lifts Knights

Baseball is a strange game whose fans are given over to wild mood swings based entirely on the outcome of what happens on the field. No single game has ever displayed that truth as much as the decisive Game Three of Bethlehem Christian Academy’s second round in the GISA Class-AAA baseball playoffs.

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Winder-Barrow

Winder-Barrow alum ascends as UGA tennis coach

Winder-Barrow alum ascends as UGA tennis coach

Earlier this month, Winder-Barrow alum Drake Bernstein was named the associate head coach for women’s tennis at the University of Georgia.

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Winder-Barrow’s Hayes headed to Georgia Regents

Winder-Barrow’s Hayes headed to Georgia Regents

Winder-Barrow graduate Macy Hayes has finally settled the question of where she is going to college, and she did so in grand fashion last week with a signing ceremony.

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Winder football hosts youth, college camps

Winder football hosts youth, college camps

Winder-Barrow’s W. Clair Harris Stadium has played host to both ends of the football spectrum this week as the Bulldoggs hosted their annual youth football camp Monday through Wednesday and the Reinhardt University prospect camp for all of Northeast Georgia on Friday morning.

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Softball teams prep with summer play

Softball teams prep with summer play

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Greeson Open raises funds for Doggs

Greeson Open raises funds for Doggs

The Winder-Barrow Touchdown Club put on their cleats and hit the turf earlier this week, but the green grass beneath their feet was not for football as Wednesday saw the 34th Annual Greeson Open take place at Winder’s own Pine Hills Golf Course.

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Sports Columnists

An ode to the dishonesty of organized sports

An ode to the dishonesty of organized sports

In case you missed it, the US government came down pretty hard on FIFA, the international organization that governs professional soccer, this past week.

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Senior letter to the Class of 2015

Senior letter to the Class of 2015

So I recently underwent a very strange experience. You see, I'm just 26, but I was recently asked to write a senior letter for a young man that I once taught in AWANAs at church.

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How fickle, the cries for sportsmanship

How fickle, the cries for sportsmanship

Let me give all the sports fans reading this column a little advice. 

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The real benefit of having a home field advantage

The real benefit of having a home field advantage

My wife and I recently bought a house. I say recently, it was back in November that we bought it and January when we moved in, but I suppose that's recent on a geological time scale, right?

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A Culture of bad sportsmanship

A Culture of bad sportsmanship

So I've learned something about myself that I never would have known were I not working in this position.

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Colleges

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Parks & Recreation

Fort Yargo excellent option for recreation

Fort Yargo excellent option for recreation

Of the nearly 50 state parks in the state of Georgia, one of the finest is right here in Barrow County.

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Boys and Girls Clubs honor basketball champions

Boys and Girls Clubs honor basketball champions

On May 12, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winder-Barrow concluded the final basketball league of the season.

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Corne stands up to the challenge in May

Corne stands up to the challenge in May

On May 11, Nathanael Corne became the second Winder Dixie Youth ball player to answer the Kidz Academy homerun challenge this year. 

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Barrow youth track takes on the state's best

After another successful season, the Barrow Youth Track Team participated in the GRPA State Track and Field Championship Meet at Jefferson High School earlier this month with several participants getting medals and a moment to shine on the podium. 

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