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Barrow wrestlers meet at late-season matches

The Apalachee High School and Winder-Barrow wrestling teams made the trip to Alcovy High School over the weekend where the Doggs finished 14th with 61 points while Apalachee was 16th in 24 points.

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Morris, Cats hope to repeat

Morris, Cats hope to repeat

The first time around, Apalachee’s Wildcats shut down their rival Bulldoggs from Winder-Barrow with relative ease. The home-team Cats bested their rivals 82-63, but that 19-point gap is hardly indicative of how commanding Apalachee was in the second win of an impressive 5-0 start in the sub-region.

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Lady Cats seek revenge for rivalry loss

Lady Cats seek revenge for rivalry loss

In what has been one of the most exciting games of the season thus far, Winder-Barrow’s Lady Bulldoggs held off the Apalachee Lady Wildcats 35-32 by some crucial free throws and a single missed buzzer-beater three.

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Barrow riflery brings out the big guns

Barrow riflery brings out the big guns

Most people know that basketball is in season and that baseball and soccer are coming around the bend, but both Barrow County public high schools have just kicked off their riflery seasons with home matches against quality opponents.

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Statham Elementary goes to the pros

Statham Elementary goes to the pros

Basketball graced the gymnasium at Statham Elementary Friday morning, and the competition was fierce. Among the athletes taking the court were several professional competitors and a host of heavily excited children.

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Apalachee

Lady Cats honor seniors with win

Lady Cats honor seniors with win

Apalachee’s girls’ basketball team trailed for most of the game Friday night in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game against Lanier on Senior Night at the Apalachee gym.

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Chee shocked by Horns

Chee shocked by Horns

Kamar Baldwin’s bucket with 6:33 left in the third quarter Friday night on Senior Night at the Apalachee gym gave the Wildcats a 33-31 lead, but that was the team’s last lead in a 67-61 loss to Lanier in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Lady Cats falter late in difficult contest

Lady Cats falter late in difficult contest

Apalachee’s girls’ basketball team faded in the second half once again Friday night at the Lady Wildcats’ gym and dropped a 69-31 decision to Flowery Branch in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Branch no match for surging Cats

Branch no match for surging Cats

Apalachee’s boys’ basketball team finished the first quarter on a 9-0 run and never looked back Friday night at the Wildcats’ gym in a 66-35 romp past Flowery Branch in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Cats wrestle with Titans

Cats wrestle with Titans

WATKINSVILLE – Georgia Military College had to forfeit several matches against Apalachee Tuesday night and let the Wildcats walk away with a relatively simple 34-29 victory. 

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Bethlehem Christian Academy



Surprise athlete leads Griffin to win over BCA

The Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy had a slightly tougher challenge than they were initially expecting at Griffin Christian in their 64-39 loss. While Coach Michael Elmankabady’s team had seen Griffin Christian already once this season, that team was short one very specific addition.

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Knights stun Sharpsburg in upset victory

Despite hitting a 10-game skid through much of the season, Bethlehem Christian Academy’s Knights seem to have found their stride winning three of the last four games. The most recent victory came in a 47-38 upset win over Trinity Christian out of Sharpsburg Tuesday night.

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Parker sees improvement despite Lady Knights loss

Tuesday night’s road loss for the BCA Lady Knights was tough for the team to take, but Bethlehem Christian Academy’s women’s basketball team continues to showcase their improved squad game after game.

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Lady Knights show improved effort in defeat

Lady Knights show improved effort in defeat

For more than 24 hours, the Lady Knights had a winning streak.

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Revenge not in the cards for Knights

Revenge not in the cards for Knights

In slightly more than 24 hours, the Knights of Bethlehem Christian Academy experienced the heights of winning by 17 points to the lows of taking a 45-point loss. 

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Winder-Barrow



Doggs fall to Flowery Branch in rout

FLOWERY BRANCH BOYS 62, WINDER-BARROW 45: To John Mills, shooting seven 3-pointers against Winder-Barrow on Friday night just felt “natural.” His game-high 29 points, including five treys in the first quarter alone, helped the Falcons (12-1, 5-7 in Region 8-AAAAA) rout the visiting Bulldoggs.

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Early lead not enough for Lady Doggs

Early lead not enough for Lady Doggs

FLOWERY BRANCH — Dominated on the glass, fruitless from the field and nearing early foul trouble, the Flowery Branch Lady Falcons had little rhythm entering the second half down by four to Winder-Barrow. 

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Swim meet showcases local Bulldogg talent

Winder-Barrow’s Swim Doggs enjoyed great success at their second and final meet on-campus at the University of Georgia with more than 10 swimmers capturing personal bests and another ten swimmers earning top 10 finishes. 

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Weekend heartbreaker preludes Tuesday blowout

Weekend heartbreaker preludes Tuesday blowout

Gainesville’s boys’ basketball team sank eight 3-point baskets and had six dunks Tuesday night at the Harrison Activities Building (the Dogghouse) and crushed the Winder-Barrow boys 67-32 in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Comeback bid short for Lady Doggs

Comeback bid short for Lady Doggs

Winder-Barrow’s girls’ basketball team got too far behind early in the game Tuesday night at the Harrison Activities Building (the Dogghouse) and, though the Lady Bulldoggs made a late run to narrow the gap, they ended up losing to Gainesville 48-37 in a sub-region 8-AAAAA North game.

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Sports Columnists

My sports Christmas wishlist; Your sports Christmas wishlist

My sports Christmas wishlist; Your sports Christmas wishlist

I like sports. Don't you?

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Whenever you can, succeed today

Whenever you can, succeed today

Let me start by saying thank you. Thank you to all of the coaches and readers who have been so understanding in the last week, not to mention my coworkers for their immense help.

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Coaching athletes or raising young men?

Coaching athletes or raising young men?

There is little doubt that Barrow County has several talented athletes to be proud of. 

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Holiday memories come in all shades

Holiday memories come in all shades

Thursday will be my 27th Thanksgiving on this planet, not that I've celebrated the holiday on any other planets.

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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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