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Barrow middle school runners excel at home

Three of four Barrow County middle schools had teams participating in the Winder-Barrow Invitational 3,000-meter cross country meet Saturday at Bramlett Elementary School’s course, the home course of the Winder-Barrow varsity teams.

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Wildcats have historic day at NGTC cross country race

CLARKESVILLE—Apalachee’s men’s cross country team placed four of its top five runners in the top 30 finishers Saturday as the Wildcats finished fourth in the North Georgia Technical College Mountain Eagle High School Invitational.

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Winder women continue strong cross country season

CLARKESVILLE—Sophomore Micah Weathers finished fourth in the individual race Saturday to help the Winder-Barrow women’s cross country team to a fourth-place standing in the North Georgia Technical College Mountain Eagle High School Invitational.

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Doggs progress, but Cats win

Doggs progress, but Cats win

Winder-Barrow’s Lady Bulldoggs volleyball team has certainly made some great strides in just one season, but they still have a ways to go if they hope to topple Area 8-AAAAA rival Apalachee. 

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Lady Cats get revenge, region win

Lady Cats get revenge, region win

Savannah Clark  went 3-for-4, including a bases-empty home run, and drove in three runs, one of them the winning run in the seventh inning, to lead Apalachee’s varsity softball team to a 5-4 Region 8-AAAAA victory over cross-county rival Winder-Barrow Thursday evening at the Lady Bulldoggs’ Spratlin Field.

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Apalachee



Senior night breezy for Lady Wildcats

The Lady Wildcats of Apalachee High School have met and exceeded expectations in Matt Allen’s first season as head coach with a likely second place finish or better in the highly competitive Region 8-AAAAA softball landscape.

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Miller gets milestone win versus Chee

Coach Shane Davis and his Apalachee Wildcats hoped to celebrate their home opener in style. In the end, it was another celebration that became the story of the night as Gainesville quickly jumped on top of Apalachee en route to a 48-7 win in order to secure the monumental victory for head coach Bruce Miller.

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Second place likely finish for Lady Cats

Second place likely finish for Lady Cats

Becca Meade fired a six-hit shutout Monday and made three early runs stand up as the Apalachee varsity softball team recorded a 3-0 victory over Class AAA Jefferson at the Lady Wildcats’ home field.

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Local race good for Wildcats

Apalachee High School’s varsity cross country teams finished fifth (girls) and seventh (boys) in the Winder-Barrow Invitational meet Saturday at the Bramlett Elementary School course.

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Gainesville looms large on the Apalachee football schedule

The Salem Seminoles had more to offer Friday night than previously expected as they upended Apalachee’s Wildcats 35-6. With that little inconvenience out of the way, Apalachee can look forward to facing a serious region contender as they get to host the Gainesville Red Elephants this Friday night.

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Bethlehem Christian Academy



Knights hope to rebound from region-opening loss

The Knights had their first taste of GISA Region 1-AAA last week in the 52-9 loss against Dominion Christian School, and they nearly walked away successful.

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Knights lose 1-AAA open

Knights lose 1-AAA open

In a game that was delayed nearly two hours due to lightning, and a game in which Bethlehem Christian Academy had their first halftime lead of the season, the visiting Knights of Dominion Christian School walked away with a 52-9 win about six minutes after midnight.

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Knights begin region seeking first win in the 2014 season

Bethlehem Christian Academy has had a rough go so far this season as they enter Week Four still looking for their first win.

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Knights struggle at John Milledge in difficult loss

No team can expect to win after giving up two safeties in a football game and the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights are no exception. The Knights made the trip to Milledgeville to face the John Milledge Academy Trojans and lost by a final score of 52-0. 

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Knights hope to get past Friday's debacle

If not for the fact that Bethlehem Christian Academy faces perennial state semifinalist and GISA powerhouse John Milledge Academy this Friday night, the hardest challenge awaiting the Knights could be getting past last week’s severely disheartening 77-0 loss.

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Winder-Barrow



Wall of Fame inductees pick a good night

The Winder-Barrow High School Wall of Fame inductions for 2013—yes, 2013—are now complete with the recognition of Tommy Dickens and Dr. Garey Huff Sr.

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Sloppy game bounces Winder's way

Hallie Evans and Carlee Thurmond drove in runs to key a five-run fifth inning Thursday at Spratlin Field and lead the Winder-Barrow softball team to an 11-9 Region 8-AAAAA victory over Lanier in a sloppily-played game which lasted 2 hours, 32 minutes.

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Bulldoggs blast Devils

Noah Chapman tormented the Loganville Red Devil defense all night long as his Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs scorched the visitors to the tune of a 46-7 victory.

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Distance Doggs come home

Distance Doggs come home

Both Winder-Barrow varsity cross country teams placed second Saturday in the 40th Winder-Barrow Invitational cross country meet held at Bramlett Elementary School, the Bulldoggs’ and Lady Bulldoggs’ home course.

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Loganville provides a unique challenge for the Doggs

The Bulldoggs rode a train of enthusiasm into Friday’s game at Gainesville after getting the big rivalry win over Apalachee, but Winder-Barrow football saw that they still have a lot of learning to do before they can compete with the best in Region 8-AAAAA in the 46-6 loss.

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Other Schools



Parris makes a jump across the region to Devils

For the last 25 years, Loganville High School has known just two varsity head football coaches in Tommy Stringer and Eric Godfree.

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Coach Early gets defensive with Heritage

The Heritage Patriots will start the 2014 football season with their third coach in as many years on Aug. 22 when they face off against in-county rival Rockdale County.

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Sports Columnists

The final authority on real manhood

The final authority on real manhood

Real men play football.

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Do the right thing...the first time

Do the right thing...the first time

You know how cars are supposed to crank when you turn the key? Well my wife’s car wasn’t doing that the other day.

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What's wrong with the Crystal Football?

What's wrong with the Crystal Football?

The new football season is here, and we're right in the middle of our slow rollout that starts with Friday nights and ends on Sundays.

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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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The joys and the pains of anticipatience

The joys and the pains of anticipatience

Let me once again confess my nerdiness.

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Colleges

Barrow alumni meet in Atlanta

Barrow alumni meet in Atlanta

A couple of Barrow County kids got to square off on the turf of the Georgia Dome Saturday as Apalachee alum Jon Lee and Winder-Barrow grad Chandon Sullivan suited up for the Air Force Falcons and Georgia State Panthers football teams respectively. Lee’s Falcons came out on top with the highly offensive 48-38 win, and getting a win in his home state was all the reason the former Wildcat needed to celebrate.

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Parks & Recreation

Local gym lifts to serve family hit with cancer

Local gym lifts to serve family hit with cancer

Members of Winder’s Pump’N Iron Gym came together to help one family tragically afflicted family with their first annual We’re Pulling For You charity dead lifting competition.

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Atlanta Falcons Friday Night Lights

Atlanta Falcons Friday Night Lights

The 2014-15 Atlanta Falcons are coming off of a 4-12 season last year as they open preparation for the new year with the annual Friday Night Lights event at a local high school. This year's venue was nearby Archer High School. 

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Local twirlers rewarded at Nationals

Local twirlers rewarded at Nationals

For a first-year program, the Star Academy Twirlers have already made quite a name for themselves in the world of baton twirling.

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Barracudas find state success

Barracudas find state success

The Brad Akins YMCA Barracudas recently returned from the Georgia Recreation and Parks state championship swimming meet with quite a few medals to show for their efforts.

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Outdoors



Jug Tavern Seniors win big in quarterly medal play tourney

The Jug Tavern Senior Golfer’s Association hosted their quarterly medal play tournament this past Thursday at Pine Hills Golf Course in Winder.

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Winder road race a great, fun tradition

Winder road race a great, fun tradition

Early Saturday morning, the streets of Winder will be overtaken by people in mesh shorts and athletic shirts partaking in the Summer’s End Road Race, sponsored by the Brad Akins YMCA.

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