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Barrow County hosts, dominates Region 8-AAAAA softball banquet

Barrow County hosts, dominates Region 8-AAAAA softball banquet

Barrow County did more than play host to the Region 8-AAAAA softball banquet held Thursday night at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Barrow County cleaned up.

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Barrow schools qualify for state cheerleading competition

Barrow schools qualify for state cheerleading competition

As has become common, both of Barrow County's public high schools have qualified their coed competition cheerleading squads for this coming weekend's state competition.

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Hulsey honored with area cheer competition

Winder-Barrow hosted the Jerrie Hulsey Invitational cheerleading competition this past weekend for teams of every division from all across the state as one of the last opportunities for teams to get scores in before sectionals.

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Several Barrow athletes break school records

Several Barrow athletes break school records

Friday night was historic for Winder-Barrow with their first ever win over Clarke Central High School, but that victory was far from the only history made. Between Winder-Barrow and Apalachee, more than 10 individual school records were broken or tied in one night.

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Barrow schools prepare to start Class-AAAAA state softball playoffs

For the second time in as many years, both Winder-Barrow and Apalachee High Schools will be headed to the GHSA Class-AAAAA state playoffs in softball.

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Apalachee

Wildcats get back to the hardwood

Wildcats get back to the hardwood

After a lengthy offseason to celebrate their many accomplishments, the Apalachee Wildcat men’s basketball team is finally ready to get back on the court. 

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Apalachee softball honored as region champs with banquet

Senior Savannah Clark got plenty of exercise Sunday evening at the Apalachee High School cafeteria as the Lady Wildcats held their season-ending awards banquet.

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Wildcats match last season's state meet results in Carrollton

Apalachee’s boys’ cross country team entered the 2014 season with hopes of improving upon last year's first ever state meet appearance. The Wildcats did the next best thing to improving on  last season as they equaled their 2013 finish by coming in 20th at the state Class AAAAA meet held Saturday at Carrollton High School’s course.

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Coach Shane Davis announces resignation as Apalachee head football coach

Coach Shane Davis announces resignation as Apalachee head football coach

After 10 seasons with the Apalachee Wildcats, including a 10-0 regular season and region championship in 2009, Apalachee High School football coach Shane Davis announced his resignation as head football coach Monday morning.

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Horns end perfect season at Chee

Horns end perfect season at Chee

Another difficult season came to a close for Apalachee on Friday night as the Wildcats fell to undefeated region champion Lanier 55-17. 

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Bethlehem Christian Academy



BCA loses basketball road test

A white-out accompanied last Friday’s home victory for the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights, but the road crowd at Gatewood was much less hospitable in Bethlehem’s first loss of the season. BCA fell 91-61 against Gatewood in Eatonton Tuesday night.

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Lady Knights open season with new coach in home loss

Lady Knights open season with new coach in home loss

Friday night saw a 42-22 loss for the Bethlehem Christian Academy Lady Knights’ first basketball game of the season and first game with new head coach Karen Parker.

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Knights ready for new hoop season with new head coach

Knights ready for new hoop season with new head coach

The Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy have been steadily building a basketball program to be proud of, and they hope to continue that tradition into the 2014-15 season.

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Season ends on sour note for BCA

Season ends on sour note for BCA

Senior Night was a far cry from celebratory for the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights football team as they lost their final game of the season to the Loganville Christian Lions 50-20. 

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Knights have one last Friday to prove they can win

The Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights have one more shot at redemption this Friday night after dropping a winnable contest against Griffin Christian Friday night.

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Winder-Barrow

Offense returns to Winder hoops

Offense returns to Winder hoops

Although the official start of the Winder-Barrow men’s basketball season is Saturday afternoon, the Doggs opened the 2014-15 season on something of a high note in Tuesday night’s 84-82 scrimmage win over White County High School.

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Lady Doggs avenge 2013 scrimmage loss

Lady Doggs avenge 2013 scrimmage loss

Winder-Barrow’s Lady Doggs did something Tuesday night that they struggled to do most of last season. In a 50-46 win over White County, the Lady Doggs put up solid points.

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Cheer Doggs win sixth state title

Cheer Doggs win sixth state title

After winning five state titles in 20 years, the Winder-Barrow Cheer Doggs have enough rings to fill up an entire left hand. So what do they do after that? They win a sixth state championship and start working on the right.

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Winder's miracle season ends at Kell High School

Winder's miracle season ends at Kell High School

When the clock hit zero and fans started leaving the bitter cold Stockyard at Kell High School, Winder-Barrow football’s miracle season had come to an end. Taking a 31-7 defeat at Kell in the first round of the state playoffs may have put an end to Winder-Barrow’s run, but the Bulldoggs walked off the field with a certain pride in what they had accomplished so far.

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Lady Distance Doggs compete at state meet

Lady Distance Doggs compete at state meet

Micah Weathers placed 24th individually to lead the Winder-Barrow girls’ cross country team to a 14th-place finish among 32 scoring teams in the Class AAAAA state meet Saturday at the Carrollton High School course, which has been the site of the state meet for many years.

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Other Schools

HCA finally volleyball champs

HCA finally volleyball champs

After coming painfully close last season, the Hebron Christian Academy Lions volleyball team has finally won their state championship.

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Barrow native is an asset for Lady Lions

Barrow native is an asset for Lady Lions

Athena Hawkins, a lifelong native of Barrow County, has made quite a name for herself on the Hebron Christian Academy softball team.

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Burdette shows grace in competition

Burdette shows grace in competition

To many at Haymon Morris Middle School, Cody Burdette is a true Wildcat.

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Sports Columnists

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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So who exactly do the sports belong to?

So who exactly do the sports belong to?

Let me vent a little frustration here real quick. Is that okay? Good.

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So who exactly do the sports belong to?

So who exactly do the sports belong to?

Let me vent a little frustration here real quick. Is that okay? Good.

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Don't ever take sides with anyone against the family

Don't ever take sides with anyone against the family

I'm going to let all of you in on a little bit of a newspaper insider secret. 

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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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Colleges

Georgia Bulldogs overcome question at quarterback to earn Homecoming win over Vanderbilt

Georgia Bulldogs overcome question at quarterback to earn Homecoming win over Vanderbilt

Despite a solid start to the season, some fans voiced concerns that Mason should sit in favor of another quarterback. With talks of a rotation, few people would have expected Heisman hopeful Todd Gurley to be that other option, but his presence as a wildcat quarterback gave the Georgia Bulldogs a shot in the arm on offense on their way to a 44-17 SEC win over Vanderbilt.

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Parks & Recreation



Barrow youth enjoy playoff football games

As the football season quickly comes to an end and Winder-Barrow High School will be extending their season into the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade, a couple of the Barrow County youth football teams have already seen a taste of playoff action.

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