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About halfway through the second quarter of Apalachee’s homecoming game against Johnson-Gainesville on Friday, Oct. 15, Wildcat running back Colby Sikes trotted back to the huddle after a holding penalty negated what would have been a 44-yard touchdown run by him. Moments later, on the very …

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Like most other head football coaches, Winder-Barrow’s Ed Dudley often says execution in all three phases — offense, defense, special teams — is the key to winning games. And for the Bulldoggs, the goal this week and going forward over the final three regular season games is simple: they hav…

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Winder-Barrow had high hopes Friday, Oct. 1, of knocking off Dacula for the first time in the six years that the two teams have been GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA foes. But six turnovers on the night by the Bulldoggs — three of which were returned by the Falcons for scores and another that led to a t…

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Until two-time reigning state champion Buford joined GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA last season, Dacula had been the kings of the region since 2016 — the team that the other region mainstays, including Winder-Barrow, have been chasing to no avail.

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As far as “signature wins” go, Apalachee’s stunning come-from-behind victory at home last week over Eastside may top the list to this point in head coach Tony Lotti’s tenure with the Wildcats that started in 2018. And it may very well fit the bill if it eventually helps spur the Wildcats to …

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Russell Middle School's Brandon Gomez (12) and Zack James (8) stop Malcolm Bridge Middle School's Patrick Elliott on a play during the teams' game Sept. 23 at RMS. The Dogpack dropped the game 39-0 but will look to bounce back Thursday, Sept. 30, when they host Jackson County Middle School a…

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Scenes from Bethlehem Christian Academy's home game against Towns County on Friday, Sept. 24. The visiting Indians held on late for a 14-11 win over the Knights. 

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The Barrow News-Journal is seeking help with its weekly sports coverage in Barrow County and is asking those interested in freelance writing and stringing to contact us.

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With second-ranked and defending GHSA Class 6A state champion Buford considered a heavy favorite to repeat as champs in Region 8-AAAAAA, that would leave the other six teams, including Winder-Barrow, fighting for the other three playoff spots over the next seven weeks.

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As an undefeated Bethlehem Christian Academy got set this week to finally play its 2021 home opener after going through five consecutive road games to open the season, Knights head coach Bruce Lane reached back to the 1939 classic film “The Wizard of Oz” to describe the feeling and mood arou…

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Apalachee walked out of Billy Henderson Stadium in Athens last week on the short end of the scoreboard following its 31-17 loss to Clarke Central in its GHSA Region 8-AAAAA opener, but the final tally perhaps didn’t do the down-to-the-wire nature of the contest full justice.

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Apalachee and Clarke Central faced off Friday, Sept. 17, in both teams' GHSA Region 8-AAAAA opener at Billy Henderson Stadium in Athens. The Gladiators rallied in the second half for a 31-17 victry. 

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ATHENS — According to the popular Georgia High School Football Daily email newsletter, the Maxwell Ratings computer system anointed Clarke Central a 28-point favorite over Apalachee heading into the teams’ GHSA Region 8-AAAAA showdown Friday, Sept. 17, at Billy Henderson Stadium.

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Quarterback Ben Reed’s 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter Friday, Sept. 10, gave Bethlehem Christian Academy the lead, and a missed extra point by Augusta Prep late proved to be the difference, as the Knights knocked off the Cavaliers 28-27 on the road to remain unbeaten at 4-0.

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Scenes from Game 1 of a GHSA Region 8-AAAAA doubleheader between Apalachee and Jackson County on Thursday, Sept. 9. The Wildcats won the game 3-2 before the Panthers bounced back in Game 2 with a 9-8 win in eight innings. 

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After being sidelined all of last week due to COVID-19-related quarantines, the Apalachee softball team couldn’t have asked for a much better return to the diamond Tuesday, Sept. 7, in a home GHSA Region 8-AAAAA game against Greenbrier.

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After getting gashed repeatedly on the ground by for nearly three quarters by Madison County’s triple-option offense Friday, Sept. 3, Apalachee’s defense rose to the occasion twice, forcing a pair of turnovers and giving the Wildcats’ offense — down just five points — a chance to take the le…

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In its season opener against Strong Rock Christian, Bethlehem Christian Academy used a potent offensive attack that produced 38 points to win. Last week, it was the defense that propelled the Knights toward a 3-0 shutout victory over rival Loganville Christian Academy.

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Brady Logan's 27-yard field goal at the end of the third quarter was all Bethlehem Christian Academy needed Friday, Aug. 27, as the Knights picked up a 3-0 win on the road at traditional rival Loganville Christian Academy to improve to 2-0 on the season. 

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With single-rider transports gaining popularity during the coronavirus pandemic, earlier this year The Georgia Club in Statham became the first golf club in the state to introduce Finn Scooters. The single-rider electric golf carts, aimed at increasing pace of play, were designed by Rick Rei…

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Coaches: Rob Simpson, head coach; Corey Roper, assistant coach. It’s the school’s — and the program’s — second year of existence, and the first for the cross country teams at the varsity level. Soccer and swimming are the other team sports at BASA slated to make the move up to varsity compet…