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Barrow wraps Georgia Olympics on Thursday

Barrow wraps Georgia Olympics on Thursday

JEFFERSON – Barrow County went well represented at this week’s annual Georgia Olympics, the GHSA men’s state track and field championships for all classifications, as five local athletes went head-to-head with the best in the state.

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Barrow schools see 14 student-athletes receive All-Region soccer honors

Region 8-AAAAA coaches released their selections for the 2015 All-Region teams last week with eight of Barrow’s young women and six young men received honors.

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Local track women show out at state meet

Both Apalachee High School and Winder-Barrow sent their best women track and field athletes to the state meet in Albany this week with most of the local competitors finishing up either Thursday or Friday of the three-day event. 

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Loganville sectional picks state contenders

Loganville sectional picks state contenders

Four girls and four boys from Winder-Barrow and two girls and one boy from Apalachee qualified for state track meets Saturday at the Sectional B meet held at Red Devil Stadium near the campus of host Loganville High School.

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Barrow's best female track stars off to sectionals

Barrow's best female track stars off to sectionals

LOGANVILLE — Winder-Barrow won individual Region 8-AAAAA titles in four events and qualified six individuals for sectionals this week as the Lady Bulldoggs ended up fourth as a team for the second straight year in the region meet at the Red Devils Stadium track.

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Apalachee

Lady Cats warm up with spring scrimmage

Lady Cats warm up with spring scrimmage

The 2014 Region 8-AAAAA champion Apalachee Lady Wildcats softball team is gone. As of Friday, the 2015 team got back to work in a big way with a scrimmage at their home complex. 

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McDaniel worked her way to a Piedmont track and field scholarship

McDaniel worked her way to a Piedmont track and field scholarship

Apalachee track and field athlete Destany McDaniel signed a scholarship to continue her athletic career at Piedmont next year as the result of intense hard work and dedication.

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Wildcats show off new pride, defensive power in spring scrimmage

Wildcats show off new pride, defensive power in spring scrimmage

First-year Apalachee football coach Steve Sims concluded his inaugural spring practice with his inaugural spring football game Friday night, and he is exceedingly proud of the way his men came out and played.

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Chee coach excited for football

Chee coach excited for football

After months of speculation, a coaching search and several weeks of preparation, the Apalachee Wildcat football team can finally get things done where they want to get them done: on the football field.

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State qualifiers take a ride

State qualifiers take a ride

Four Apalachee Wildcats will get the opportunity to honor their school in state competitions this spring, and the school wanted to make sure they honored those students properly. 

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Bethlehem Christian Academy

Football back on BCA's mind as spring practices commence

Football back on BCA's mind as spring practices commence

Bethlehem Christian Academy struggled through the 2014 football season, their first in GISA Class-AAA, but they are back to work this spring with hardy goals of improving on last year’s missteps.

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Parker's walkoff lifts Knights

Parker's walkoff lifts Knights

Baseball is a strange game whose fans are given over to wild mood swings based entirely on the outcome of what happens on the field. No single game has ever displayed that truth as much as the decisive Game Three of Bethlehem Christian Academy’s second round in the GISA Class-AAA baseball playoffs.

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Knights cruise to round two with 13-0 win in Game Three

Knights cruise to round two with 13-0 win in Game Three

As stressful as the opening double header for Bethlehem Christian Academy’s first-round series against Westminster may have been, the decisive third game went without any of the earlier drama as the Knights cruised to a 13-0 five-inning victory.

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Knights split first round series

Knights split first round series

The Bethlehem Knights nearly outscored their opponents, the Westminster Schools of Augusta Wildcats, four times over in two games today, but they still managed to split the series and force a third game in the opening round of the GISA Class-AAA state baseball playoffs.

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Knights blast Hawks, win region title

Knights blast Hawks, win region title

Despite a few mental errors and some missed connections on the bases, Bethlehem Christian Academy wrapped up their fourth consecutive region title with a bizarre 18-9 win over the Heritage School. 

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Winder-Barrow

Baggett follows WB tradition

Baggett follows WB tradition

Winder-Barrow baseball celebrated two signees Monday afternoon with one of those young men headed to a familiar destination as Cole Baggett will play baseball for Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama. 

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Positive attitude nets Cruce a college letter

Positive attitude nets Cruce a college letter

Most high school seniors who sign letters of intent with a college sports program will do so as an athlete. For Winder-Barrow’s Kyle Cruce, that dream came about in a slightly different way as he is headed to Southern Miss as a baseball manager.

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Webb challenges team do better in spring practice

Webb challenges team do better in spring practice

At Winder-Barrow’s 2014 spring football game, fans saw what could be considered the breakout performance for CeCe Green as he ran for more than 280 yards with four touchdowns.

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Cheer Dogg sees opportunity in college admission

Cheer Dogg sees opportunity in college admission

In the span of a few months, Winder-Barrow senior Cheer Dogg Madison Stidham went from finishing her high school cheer career with a state championship team to thinking her career was over. 

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Howard is excited to join Wesleyan soccer

Howard is excited to join Wesleyan soccer

The past couple weeks have been quite eventful for Winder-Barrow senior soccer player Paige Howard as she signed her letter of intent to play college soccer at Wesleyan on Friday, just a few days before being named to the Region 8-AAAAA All-Region team.

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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

How fickle, the cries for sportsmanship

How fickle, the cries for sportsmanship

Let me give all the sports fans reading this column a little advice. 

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The real benefit of having a home field advantage

The real benefit of having a home field advantage

My wife and I recently bought a house. I say recently, it was back in November that we bought it and January when we moved in, but I suppose that's recent on a geological time scale, right?

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A Culture of bad sportsmanship

A Culture of bad sportsmanship

So I've learned something about myself that I never would have known were I not working in this position.

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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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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 track qualifies for state

Barrow youth track qualifies for state

While several of Barrow’s high school students are working towards making the state track and field competitions in May, their younger counterparts were busy this past weekend at Jackson County High School trying to qualify for the youth track and field state meet. 

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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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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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