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Lady Doggs shutout Chee in softball series opener

Lady Doggs shutout Chee in softball series opener

Winder-Barrow scored six unearned runs and sophomore Cathleen Nugue threw a four-hit shutout Tuesday evening as the Lady Bulldoggs’ softball team beat cross-county rival Apalachee 6-0 in a non-region game at the Lady Wildcats’ field.

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Summer sets are good prep

Summer sets are good prep

Coaches David Rows at Winder-Barrow and Joey Alfonso at Apalachee constantly try to get their volleyball teams as much exposure and practice as possible during the offseason, but that can be a difficult and occasionally expensive venture when travel and other arrangements factor in.

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Dead week ends, sports come back

The summer heat has finally ramped up a notch to what Georgians are used to, and it came at the perfect time for local athletes as the fields have been bare for a full week now.

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Apalachee

Lady Wildcats beat defending champs

Lady Wildcats beat defending champs

Becca Meade pitched a four-hit shutout and Apalachee’s softball team scored its runs early to defeat Region 8-AAAAA opponent, and defending region champion, Heritage 4-0 Thursday evening at the Lady Wildcats’ field.

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Wildcat football season starts sour

Wildcat football season starts sour

After building plenty of momentum in the preseason and summer workouts, Apalachee football hit an early season speed bump by dropping Friday’s regular season opener 48-26 at Woodland in Stockbridge.

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Chee poised for Woodland

Chee poised for Woodland

The Apalachee Wildcats took advantage of dual scrimmages this preseason, and Friday night will show how much that work paid off as they travel to Stockbridge for their season opener against the Woodland Wolfpack this Friday night.

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Loganville extends win streak

Loganville extends win streak

The Lady Wildcats of Apalachee High School dropped a vital region game to Loganville Tuesday afternoon 5-1 at Loganville’s Lady Red Devils.

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Wildcats run well in first race

The Wildcat cross country team from Apalachee High School made a statement last season by advancing to the state race for the first time in program history, and they look poised to repeat after Saturday’s Saucony Cross Country Kickoff in Savannah.

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Bethlehem Christian Academy



Piedmont beats BCA handily in road game rout

If the second half of Bethlehem’s first game gave the Knights any optimism about the coming season, Friday night’s 77-0 beating at the hands of Piedmont Academy in Monticello did a fine job of making them forget it. 

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Knights to take on AA Piedmont

Bethlehem Christian Academy’s Knights fought through a difficult loss Friday night when they opened their season with a 62-32 defeat at the hands of Macon’s Windsor Academy, but last week’s loss is just that: last week’s problem.

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Third time not the charm for Knights

Third time not the charm for Knights

The Bethlehem Christian Knights lost a tough scrimmage Wednesday night against the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars out of Louisville by a score of 46-6. 

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Knights football prepares for Jaguars

Knights football prepares for Jaguars

Bethlehem Christian Academy gets a little bit of an early start on their season this week with a Wednesday night scrimmage as part of the Hancock Kickoff Classic in Sparta where the Knights will face their former region foe Thomas Jefferson Academy.

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Knights ready to work after camp

Knights ready to work after camp

Bethlehem’s Knights have made great strides in a short amount of time, with the football program going from inception to competition in a relatively short amount of time. 

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Winder-Barrow



Winder volleyball shows improvement this season

The Winder-Barrow Lady Bulldoggs volleyball team is riding a seven-game winning streak after putting away Heritage and Monroe in Thursday’s home matches.

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Winder opens with loss

Winder opens with loss

With the star-studded duo of TJ Skelton and Evan Shirreffs on the field for Jefferson, a productive and powerful offense was expected. What was not expected was how the Dragons utilized almost everybody but Skelton on their way to a 41-7 win over the Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs at W. Clair Harris Stadium in Winder.

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Bulldoggs ready to get new era football started

The Heath Webb era officially starts at W. Clair Harris Stadium this Friday night as the Bulldoggs will hope to get this new chapter started on the right page with a win over Jefferson High School.

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Winder softball adds two more wins early

Winder-Barrow’s varsity softball team celebrated its first home game in more than two weeks with a 15-0, three-inning romp past Region 8-AAAAA opponent Cedar Shoals Tuesday evening at Spratlin Field.

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Distance Doggs impress early

The Saucony Cross Country Kickoff, held in Savannah this past Saturday, gave Winder-Barrow an opportunity to give both varsity squads an early season challenge against other top programs from around the state. 

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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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Clarke looks to build on history

Clarke looks to build on history

As one of the oldest and winningest programs in Georgia high school football, Clarke Central has quite the reputation to uphold. 

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Lanier understands challenge of moving to AAAAA

For a team in just their third season of full varsity football, the Lanier Longhorns have undergone some significant changes in such a short amount of time.

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Sports Columnists

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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Too much exposition

Too much exposition

Perhaps the worst mistake I've ever made is telling people I'm a writer.

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But I want to watch it now!

But I want to watch it now!

My wife and I love watching movies together.

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Colleges

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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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Jug Tavern holds summer tourney

Jug Tavern holds summer tourney

The Jug Tavern Seniors Golfing Association completed their quarterly tournament for the summer months Thursday afternoon with nearly full participation.

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Alumni

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Outdoors

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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PHOTO GALLERY: Barrow Runs the Peachtree

PHOTO GALLERY: Barrow Runs the Peachtree

Nearly 60,000 people gathered in downton Atlanta on Friday, July 4 to participate in the annual 10K Peachtree Road Race. 

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