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Spring football back in Barrow

Spring football back in Barrow

It may always be football season in Georgia, and that is rarely more obvious than when spring practices get people talking about pigskin long before the leaves start changing colors.

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Rain forces schedule changes

Rain forces schedule changes

After five straight days of rain, the residents of Barrow County are ready for some much-needed sunshine. Unfortunately, the clear skies come too late for the sports teams in the area as several high school events were postponed due to the poor weather.

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GHSA to adopt several new guidelines that may affect Barrow sports

Football obviously took center stage at the recent GHSA executive committee meeting held in Macon, but the group also discussed several other proposals that could have far-reaching consequences for Barrow sports.

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Football contact now regulated by GHSA

The Georgia High School Association discussed several decisions that will affect Barrow County athletics in the near future at this week’s executive committee meeting in Macon, including proposed limits on full-contact practice days in football. 

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Lady Wildcats best Winder

Lady Wildcats best Winder

The Wildcats and the Bulldoggs split Thursday evening’s Best of Barrow track meet with the Winder men winning their portion and the Apalachee women winning the lady’s portion.

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Apalachee

Harrison's Cats drop another late-inning region loss

Harrison's Cats drop another late-inning region loss

Despite holding a lead entering the sixth inning, the Apalachee Wildcats lost at Lanier 10-3 Tuesday in a make-up game from last week when the Longhorns managed to get nine runs across the plate in just one inning. 

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Convoluted scenarios needed to determine Lady Cats' playoff fate

Convoluted scenarios needed to determine Lady Cats' playoff fate

A 1-0 loss to Gainesville likely derailed Apalachee’s women’s soccer team from making their playoff dreams come true, but they are not yet out of the conversation.

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Wildcats off to golf sectionals

Wildcats off to golf sectionals

After a couple of unfortunate delays and one inconvenient hail storm, the Apalachee men’s golf team managed to qualify for sectionals for the first time in school history after coming in under the minimum score at Monday’s Region 8-AAAAA golf tournament held at local Chateau Elan.

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Wildcats finish third in tennis

Wildcats finish third in tennis

The Apalachee Wildcats had already wrapped up a spot in the state tournament with their win over Lanier earlier in the week, but there was still a little bit more work to do. 

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Wildcat tennis headed to state

Wildcat tennis headed to state

The Apalachee men’s tennis team defeated Lanier 3-1 Tuesday afternoon in a rare home match as part of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament, thus giving the Wildcats their first berth in the state tournament since 2008. 

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Bethlehem Christian Academy



State champs and region runners-up represent Bethlehem on the GISA stage

► Golf

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BCA bounces back with two big wins

BCA bounces back with two big wins

With the pending threat of rain, it was a good thing Bethlehem’s Knights found a way to end Thursday’s baseball game against Weber early. BCA wrapped up play with a six-inning 10-0 lead to force the mercy rule after racking up 15 hits.

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Too many missed chances doom BCA

Too many missed chances doom BCA

LOGANVILLE — It looked like baseball would be Bethlehem Christian Academy’s best chance to beat local rival Loganville Christian this season after taking lumps in football and basketball, but the Lions used a fifth inning home run to come out on top 2-1 in the GISA region contest. 

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Stills' slide lifts Knights to win

Stills' slide lifts Knights to win

Bethlehem trailed late in Tuesday’s pitcher’s duel, but one fateful slide into home with one away in the sixth inning gave the Knights a 4-2 region win over Dominion Christian Academy. 

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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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Winder-Barrow

Doggs complete Falcon sweep, nearly lock up playoff spot

Doggs complete Falcon sweep, nearly lock up playoff spot

Cole Baggett’s run-scoring double with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday evening at the Charles W. Maddox Baseball/Softball Complex ended Winder-Barrow’s Region 8-AAAAA game with Flowery Branch with a 12-2 score. 

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Region golf title goes to Winder's Lady Doggs

Region golf title goes to Winder's Lady Doggs

The Lady Doggs of Winder-Barrow did something that seemed impossible at the start of the season, but they managed to unseat the dynasty of Gainesville women’s golf at Monday’s Region 8-AAAAA tournament held at Chateau Elan. 

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Last-minute comeback lifts Doggs over the Branch

Last-minute comeback lifts Doggs over the Branch

After his team lost three of the last four games they were involved in, Winder-Barrow head baseball coach Brian Smith was all smiles after his Bulldoggs took their first lead of the game with two outs in the top of the seventh at Flowery Branch High School Tuesday night.

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Gainesville completes sweep of Winder-Barrow with 7-0 rout

Gainesville completes sweep of Winder-Barrow with 7-0 rout

A blister on his left hand made pitching less comfortable for Jonathan Gettys, but didn’t negatively impact his swing at the plate at all Friday against Winder-Barrow.

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One run not enough to lead Doggs over Big Red

One run not enough to lead Doggs over Big Red

Beau Hanna’s long single off the right-centerfield wall scored Winder-Barrow’s only run Wednesday at the Charles W. Maddox Baseball/Softball Complex and cut Gainesville’s lead to 2-1, but the Red Elephants went on to take a 7-1 victory in the Region 8-AAAAA game.

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Other Schools

Hebron Christian cuts ribbon on new facilities

Hebron Christian cuts ribbon on new facilities

Football fields and baseball fields and new gymnasiums are all great additions to any sports program, but often one of the most overlooked necessities is that of the tennis court. 

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Sports Columnists

Here's to the team and the teammates

Here's to the team and the teammates

Here's to the team.

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The Dilemma of a Braves fan

The Dilemma of a Braves fan

Back in 2005 when the Atlanta Braves lost their 30th consecutive Division series, I promised myself that I would become a Kansas City Royals fan just so that I would know to always expect disappointment. 

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Subtraction by subtraction

Subtraction by subtraction

It may be true that you can often improve something by figuring out what's wrong with that something and then removing the suspect element.

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A treatise against change artists

A treatise against change artists

I have often said that one of the hardest things for a coach or for anyone to do is to know when something should be changed and when "if it ain't broke..." applies. 

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Balancing discipline and punishment

Balancing discipline and punishment

Starting this August, several college football teams will fight for the Crystal Football, one of the most prestigious and most beautiful awards in all of sports.

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Colleges

UGA football coach inspires players, children

UGA football coach inspires players, children

ATHENS — The University of Georgia's new offensive coordinator has some big shoes to fill, and he got started in a big way at UGA's G-Day spring game last weekend. 

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University of Georgia Football Photo Gallery

University of Georgia Football Photo Gallery

The University of Georgia held its annual spring football game Saturday as part of the 2015 G-Day festivities. 

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Parks & Recreation

Barrow youth hits a fortuitous home run

Barrow youth hits a fortuitous home run

One strong young man stepped up to the plate and met the challenge quite literally in Winder Dixie Youth Baseball this season when Dominic Lordo hit the first and, so far, only home run of the year. 

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Local shooters get a chance at their Olympic dream

Six local athletes have the opportunity to pursue their dreams through Barrow-based Hardcore 4 competitive shooting team.

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Local gymnast earns state titles

Local gymnast earns state titles

Georgia Elite Gymnastics, on the back of Winder-native Megan Gentry, recently won the Level 10 State Championship at last month’s 2015 Georgia State Gymnastics Meet in Suwanee. 

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Shooting Stars go national

Shooting Stars go national

 The Bethlehem Elementary School Shooting Stars archery team is right on target this year after a school-best performance at the state tournament, earning an automatic bid to the national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Barrow youth track opens new season

Barrow’s youth track team hosted the first meet of the 2015 season, and they featured some quality scoring performances right out of the gate.

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Outdoors

Jug Tavern tourney crowns five victors

Jug Tavern tourney crowns five victors

Winder’s Jug Tavern Senior Men’s Golf Association held their quarterly medal play tournament on Thursday and crowned five winners in three class groups.

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