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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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Apalachee



Playoff run ends with loss in Warner Robins

Though the accumulation of snow flurries Tuesday morning and the plummeting temperatures Tuesday evening may remind Barrow County that winter weather is still coming, one aspect of winter is now finished.

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Diamond Cats wait patiently

Apalachee baseball was held without a single hit or run Tuesday night. After all, it is nigh impossible to hit a baseball when the field is closed and the game is cancelled due to weather. 

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Gilmore to play soccer at ABAC

Gilmore to play soccer at ABAC

Apalachee’s Taylor Gilmore got to celebrate the pinnacle of more than a decade of hard work Friday afternoon when she signed her letter of intent to play soccer for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, colloquially known as ABAC.

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Cats get playoff victory

Cats get playoff victory

coach Kevin Morris look like a genius during Wednesday night’s 72-58 win on the road at Rome High School in the first round of the state playoffs.

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Wildcats have a major test ahead with Rome

The Apalachee men’s basketball team has quite the challenge ahead of them Wednesday evening when they travel to Rome for the first round of the 2015 GHSA Class-AAAAA men’s basketball state tournament. 

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Bethlehem Christian Academy

Hoops season over for BCA Knights

Hoops season over for BCA Knights

hed up their basketball season with an unfortunate 79-55 loss to Griffin Christian, one of the region’s best, Thursday night in a game that was originally scheduled for Tuesday. 

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BCA's Klein signs with LaGrange

BCA's Klein signs with LaGrange

Bethlehem Christian Academy’s PJ Klein already has two baseball state championship rings to his name, but Friday afternoon he acquired one more honor when he signed a letter of intent to play baseball for LaGrange College.

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Weber School gets revenge against Knights during OT thriller

Weber School gets revenge against Knights during OT thriller

The Weber School avenged an earlier buzzer-beater loss by defeating Bethlehem Christian's men in a 67-64 overtime game Tuesday evening.

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Lady Knights go out on top in Senior Night blowout win

Lady Knights go out on top in Senior Night blowout win

It took some time for the Bethlehem Christian Academy Lady Knights to get a handle on Tuesday evening's game, letting the Weber School open up with a good 10-0 run, but BCA's women turned things around and pulled off an excellent feat in their 46-29 win Tuesday evening.

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Surprise athlete leads Griffin to win over BCA

The Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy had a slightly tougher challenge than they were initially expecting at Griffin Christian in their 64-39 loss. While Coach Michael Elmankabady’s team had seen Griffin Christian already once this season, that team was short one very specific addition.

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Winder-Barrow



Winder's sophomore wrestling duo hit state

Gavin Pieniasek and Dalton Crowe represented Winder-Barrow High School this past weekend at the GHSA traditional state wrestling tournament in Macon with both doing their level best to advance the Winder-Barrow Mat Doggs.

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Thurmond's ordeal finally comes to a happy conclusion

Thurmond's ordeal finally comes to a happy conclusion

Precious few athletes get to have two signing ceremonies. Then again, very few athletes would want two signing ceremonies if they happen like Carlee Thurmond’s. 

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Mat Doggs advance two to upcoming state tournament in Macon

With just one week left in the wrestling season, Winder-Barrow still has two men in the hunt. Sophomore Mat Doggs Gavin Pieniasek and Dalton Crowe both wrestled well enough at sectionals to advance to the state tournament in Macon. 

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Cold shooting spell dooms Winder-Barrow

Cold shooting spell dooms Winder-Barrow

Winder-Barrow’s boys’ basketball team did some good things in the first half and stayed in the game for at least three quarters Monday night at the Apalachee gym.

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Lady Doggs fall short of state tournament bid with first-round loss to Salem

Lady Doggs fall short of state tournament bid with first-round loss to Salem

Despite a close effort against one of the best teams in the state, a Salem team that went to the Elite Eight last season, the Winder-Barrow Lady Doggs’ season ended Tuesday night with a 39-28 loss in the Region 8-AAAAA basketball tournament.

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Sports Columnists



Who is the greatest, iciest character ever?

If I ask most of you to tell me who your favorite fictional character associated with winter is, I'm sure I'll get more than enough bad Sean Bean impressions saying, "Winter is coming."

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Things to do on your Roman holiday

Things to do on your Roman holiday

With the Apalachee Wildcats taking their first-round state basketball playoffs trip to Rome this week, I thought it would be a great idea to give our readers a list of great things to do while in Rome.

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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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Colleges

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Parks & Recreation

Shooting Stars come in second

Shooting Stars come in second

The Bethlehem Shooting Stars archery team, competing under the National Archery in the Schools Program, earned second place at the NASP Region Tournament Saturday Jan. 31 at Loganville High School.

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