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Clay-court rivalry resumes after weather delay

Clay-court rivalry resumes after weather delay

Friday finally came around for the Apalachee and Winder-Barrow men’s tennis teams. These two teams had been schedule to play earlier in the week, but this past week’s excellent weather pushed them to Friday afternoon for the region rivalry meeting.

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Soccer hit hardest in recent days

The rather ugly weather in north Georgia this past week and a half has really done a lot to undermine the beautiful game.

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Soggy fields cripple schedules

For the second week in a row, bad weather has forced several event cancellations for Apalachee and Winder-Barrow High School sports. Unlike last week’s trip to Arrendelle, though, this week’s cancellations left the county’s sports all wet.

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Four Barrow hoop stars make All-Region teams

Four Barrow hoop stars make All-Region teams

Despite having just one team of four make the GHSA state playoffs this year, several Barrow athletes found a place on the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region basketball teams.

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Supposed rivals forge a special bond

Supposed rivals forge a special bond

One common trope in the annals of great love stories is that of the young going against the instincts embedded in them by feuding families. With great literature featuring feuds as powerful as the Montagues against the Capulets and the Jets versus the Sharks, perhaps the coupling of a couple Doggs and Cats should just fall in line with a time-honored tradition of bucking tradition. 

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State swimming full of Barrow athletes

Both Apalachee and Winder-Barrow were well represented at Saturday’s state swimming finals, held annually at Georgia Tech’s Olympic swimming facility in Atlanta.

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Region hoops tourney set to start Monday

After more than two months of basketball, the time to separate the competitors from the rest of the field has finally come. Starting Monday night, Winder-Barrow and Apalachee will embark on the Region 8-AAAAA basketball tournament for both the men’s and women’s teams with at least one team favored to make a repeat appearance in the state tournament.

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Winder-Barrow riflery shows off improvement in home win over Apalachee

The Winder-Barrow High School riflery team has made some excellent strides since last season, as evident by the 1,079-974 win over Apalachee Thursday afternoon in the Butler Building at Winder-Barrow.

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The beautiful game bounces back to Barrow

The air is still chilly and the grass still features that amber hue of winter stagnation, but soccer season is quickly upon Barrow County as both Apalachee and Winder-Barrow look to take to the field for their first games this Tuesday.

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Barrow wrestlers hit the mat at region tourney

Barrow wrestlers hit the mat at region tourney

The Region 8-AAAAA wrestling tournament took over Flowery Branch High School this past weekend, and it saw several Barrow wrestlers try to make one last push for state qualification.

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Lady Cats unable to match WB

Lady Cats unable to match WB

When the two teams first met back on Jan. 9, the Lady Bulldoggs won 35-32 at Apalachee in a game the Lady Wildcats felt like they should have won.

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Rivalry series still favors Cats

Rivalry series still favors Cats

Apalachee’s Kamar Baldwin came into Saturday night’s game at Winder-Barrow needing 17 points to break the career scoring record for the Wildcats.

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Barrow wrestlers meet at late-season matches

The Apalachee High School and Winder-Barrow wrestling teams made the trip to Alcovy High School over the weekend where the Doggs finished 14th with 61 points while Apalachee was 16th in 24 points.

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Morris, Cats hope to repeat

Morris, Cats hope to repeat

The first time around, Apalachee’s Wildcats shut down their rival Bulldoggs from Winder-Barrow with relative ease. The home-team Cats bested their rivals 82-63, but that 19-point gap is hardly indicative of how commanding Apalachee was in the second win of an impressive 5-0 start in the sub-region.

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Lady Cats seek revenge for rivalry loss

Lady Cats seek revenge for rivalry loss

In what has been one of the most exciting games of the season thus far, Winder-Barrow’s Lady Bulldoggs held off the Apalachee Lady Wildcats 35-32 by some crucial free throws and a single missed buzzer-beater three.

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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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Doggs best in Barrow once more

The Winder-Barrow wrestling team recorded four pins on Senior Night and defeated Apalachee 44-22 in the Battle of Barrow match Tuesday night at the Harrison Activities Building (the Dogghouse).

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Chee enjoying positive swing in Barrow hoops rivalry

Chee enjoying positive swing in Barrow hoops rivalry

By the time Apalachee and Winder-Barrow meet on the hardwood Friday night, it will have been 126 days since the Doggs beat the Cats on the turf at W. Clair Harris Stadium. 

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