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Region track meet gets underway

Region track meet gets underway

One of the few events to actually keep on schedule Tuesday evening was the Region 8-AAAAA track meet, which is spread out over three days.

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Riflery duo brings state medals home

Riflery duo brings state medals home

Fort Benning hosted the 2013-14 GHSA Riflery State Finals this past weekend, and two Barrow County students came away winners.

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Messy weather and sloppy field conditions halt plans

Messy weather and sloppy field conditions halt plans

A veritable gully washer poured through north Georgia Monday evening and Tuesday morning, dropping as much as two inches of rain in some areas. With spring being the time of outdoor sports, that rain did not bode well for area athletics.

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Barrow golf ramps up for region run

Barrow golf ramps up for region run

With spring break looming, the high school spring sports season is coming to a swift and mild-weathered end.

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Apalachee storms back to claim a rivalry win in extras

Apalachee storms back to claim a rivalry win in extras

The Cats and Doggs played a game for the ages Friday night, with Apalachee winning over their county rival 3-2 in extras. It was the kind of game that makes you wish these teams met more than once per season.

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Apalachee



Wildcatcoach believes his team is ready for Flowery

Despite dropping their next-to-last game of the season 3-0 to Lilburn’s Parkview Panthers, Apalachee seems to think they are good and ready for the de facto play-in game against Flowery Branch on April 22.

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One more awaits Lady Soccer Cats

One more awaits Lady Soccer Cats

The Lady Wildcats have one more game to play, and it will be for all the marbles when they face Flowery Branch on April 22. Friday night, though, Apalachee took a trip to visit the defending state champions in the highest classification and came away feeling better than they could have with a 3-0 loss.

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Stud Falcon pitcher grabs a no-hitter in shutout of Chee

Stud Falcon pitcher grabs a no-hitter in shutout of Chee

Georgia Tech commit Jonathan Hughes fired a six-inning no-hitter at Apalachee Friday evening at the Wildcats’ field and struck out 12 batters to lead Flowery Branch to an 11-0 victory in a Region 8-AAAAA game.

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Wildcats open playoff push with ease

Wildcats open playoff push with ease

There was no shortage of offensive on Tuesday night when the Apalachee Wildcats hosted the Social Circle Redskins. When all was said and done ten different Wildcats had found the back of the net with two of them, Kevin Bonilla and David Santana, punching the ball in twice leading to a 12-3 victory over the visiting team.

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Lady Cats ease into backstretch before playoffs

Lady Cats ease into backstretch before playoffs

Seniors reigned supreme Tuesday night as the Apalachee Lady Wildcats faced off against non-region opponent, the Social Circle Redskins (3-5, 1-1 Region 8-AA). Varsity women’s soccer coach Scott Bates said that he wanted to "give the seniors some goal scoring opportunities."

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Bethlehem Christian Academy



BCA tennis keeps going

Bethlehem’s Knights keep outdoing themselves at the net with the men still holding an undefeated record and the women taking their first loss against a difficult schedule.

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Bethlehem blanks Curtis in five off Klein's no-hitter bid

Bethlehem blanks Curtis in five off Klein's no-hitter bid

The Crusaders never had a chance in Friday’s trip to the defending GISA Class A state champions, as Bethlehem’s PJ Klein kept Curtis Baptist out of the hits column in a 10-0 five inning win.

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BCA tennis is the class of the region in GISA

The Bethlehem Christian Academy tennis program is showing GISA what excellence looks like, as both the men’s and women’s teams are undefeated after the most recent week of play.

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Bethlehem hosts Peachtree qualifying road race after dark

Bethlehem hosts Peachtree qualifying road race after dark

Anyone who goes running at night is advised to wear reflective tape and bright colors.

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Bethlehem baseball sets to the task of defending a title

Bethlehem baseball sets to the task of defending a title

There were a lot of new faces, but the GISA Class A defending state champion Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball team had the same dominant look in Friday’s season opener, cruising by Killian Hill Christian 17-2 in three innings in Bethlehem.

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Winder-Barrow

Powder puff game delights students

Powder puff game delights students

Football made an early return to W. Clair Harris Stadium last Thursday night, but in a much more unique fashion.

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Gonzo one-hits Gladiators in victory

Gonzo one-hits Gladiators in victory

Junior right-hander Aaron Gonzalez pitched a complete-game one-hit shutout Thursday to lead the Winder-Barrow baseball team to a 6-0 victory over Clarke Central in a Region 8-AAAAA makeup game at the Charles W. Maddox Baseball/Softball Complex.

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Crucial loss leaves Doggs on the outside looking in

Crucial loss leaves Doggs on the outside looking in

The Clarke Central Gladiators would enter Tuesday’s contest at Winder-Barrow as the second-ranked team in Class-AAAAA. They would leave Tuesday’s game with little doubt as to their standing.

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Piedmont raids Soccer Doggs to replenish their future team

Piedmont raids Soccer Doggs to replenish their future team

Cason Dowdy and Sam Perry have been teammates and friends for a good many years. Now, they have the opportunity to keep that friendship alive in college.

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Dogg track resurrects old tradition

The Winder-Barrow track teams hosted a revival of sorts Saturday at W. Clair Harris Stadium, resurrecting the Cook Holliday Winder-Barrow Rotary Relays invitational meet.

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Other Schools

Region 8-AAAAA fails to step up in basketball

Region 8-AAAAA fails to step up in basketball

Region 8-AAAAA did not fare very well in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state tournaments last weekend, losing seven of the eight games, including all four of the men's contests.

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Bear Creel girls bring home title

Bear Creel girls bring home title

The Bear Creek Middle School Lady Grizzlies captured the Northeast Georgia League basketball championship for the 2014 season with a 36-30 win over the Westside Middle School Lady Huskies.

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Sports Columnists



The value of a team versus the value of solitude

What sport do you think contains the ultimate athlete? If we were to take every sport in the world of athletics and search them over for the absolute best athletes, where would we find them?

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Gone are the heroes of old

Earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves celebrated their home opener with a loss to the Mets.

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The shocking truth behind an unathletic sports director

 

I have often joked with you all about how profoundly unathletic I am. This was no deception.

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Let me tell you why I hate soccer

Now that I’ve reeled you all in with a great, click-bait title, let me clarify.

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Doing things the right way

Doing things the right way

This week’s unseasonably warm weather, which nobody is complaining about, has some people forgetting what time of year it actually is.

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Colleges

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 G-Day Spring Football Game

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 G-Day Spring Football Game

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Brenau fields locals on softball team

A couple of young women from the area are making a name for themselves at a nearby college, as Jenny Willis and Annie Ranus, both of Auburn, made the roster for Brenau University’s Golden Tigers softball team.

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Winder gymnast is recognized

Winder native and junior at Winder-Barrow High School Megan Gentry received a scholarship to Texas Women’s University to continue her gymnastics career.

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Parks & Recreation

Auburn gym brings home national championships

Auburn gym brings home national championships

Auburn is the home of champions.

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Barrow youth can play ball

Barrow youth can play ball

The Barrow County Parks and Recreation celebrated the opening of baseball season on Saturday, bringing more than 700 people out to Victor Lord Park.

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Winder athletes assemble in force

Winder athletes assemble in force

The Avengers have assembled in Winder, but not to save the world or stop any Norse gods.

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Senior golfers give away cash to lucky man

Senior golfers give away cash to lucky man

The Jug Tavern gentlemen have done it again, as Jerry Betts scored another hole-in-one at Pine Hills Golf Club while playing with the twice-weekly group. As such, he becomes the latest winner of the $500 prize and trophy awarded to each member who achieves such status.

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Apalachee coach puts on middle school volleyball

The Apalachee Volleycats finished their most successful season in program history in 2013, but no team lasts forever. In the interest of replenishing and reloading a talented team, Coach Joey Alfonso is working to organize a Middle School Spring Volleyball League in 2014.

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Outdoors

Local pro honored by PGA

Local pro honored by PGA

Sean Cain, the head golf professional at The Legends at Chateau Elan golf course, was recently named the 2013 Professional of the Year by the Georgia PGA North Chapter.

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Jug Tavern Seniors crown champions

Jug Tavern Seniors crown champions

The Jug Tavern Seniors met at Pine Hills Golf Course on Thursday afternoon once more as they have for quite some time now. The twice-weekly golf group teed off at 10 a.m. for what would be one of their main events of the year in their quarterly tournament.

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