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After spending the last decade at the collegiate level, there has been a change of pace for first-year Bethlehem Christian Academy head boys’ basketball coach Kevin Hall. And as he begins a fresh start, he’s inheriting a young team with plenty of new faces who will be looking to replace the …

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First-year Bethlehem Christian Academy head girls’ varsity basketball coach Jason Smith will have a mostly young and inexperienced team to start off the season, but he believes there is potential for the team to improve steadily, and he’s hoping that his familiarity with most of the players …

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Winder-Barrow won the North Georgia Youth Football Association 8U Super Bowl on Nov. 21, defeating Gainesville 24-21 at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park in Gainesville for the league championship. Team members include Wayne Heard III, Logan Looney, Grayson Cash, Jaden King, Aidan Newsome, Jake…

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Winder-Barrow knew one of its tallest tasks coming into this season would be replacing Harlin Brown, who had been one of the top kicking specialists in north Georgia over the previous three years. And the Bulldoggs have indeed been a work in progress throughout the fall, trying out a handful…

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The win-loss record didn’t tell the whole story of the growth Apalachee girls’ basketball coach Derrick Allen saw from his team last winter in his first season with the program, and he’ll be counting on that same type of development this year from a Wildcat squat that is even younger after l…

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Bethlehem Christian Academy hung around tightly with Westfield School for most of the first three quarters in its final home game of the year Friday night, Nov. 13, before the Hornets pulled away for a 48-24 victory in a GISA Region 4-AAA matchup in Bethlehem.

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Apalachee had been able to avoid any major, costly mistakes — and thus picked up much-needed victories — in its previous two outings, and Wildcats coach Tony Lotti had said earlier in the week his team would need to do the same to have a chance in Friday night’s critical GHSA Region 8-AAAAA …

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The Apalachee High School softball team held a college signing ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, for its three seniors that helped the Wildcats have a historic season this fall with a 28-8 record and GHSA Class 5A Final Four appearance in Columbus. Pitcher Emily Hodnett signed with Georgia State,…

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The Apalachee football team appears to be starting to click at the ideal time and finds itself right in the thick of the state playoff picture with just two weeks to play in the regular season. And with a win in their upcoming likely home finale Friday, Nov. 13, against Loganville, the Wildc…

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Despite neither team qualifying for the state meet, Apalachee cross country coach Jennifer Fancher came away from last week’s GHSA Region 8-AAAAA championship meet in Helen optimistic about the program’s future and proud of the runners for battling against some tough obstacles.

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The Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA) Blazer cross country program finished its inaugural season on a high note Saturday, Oct. 31, as both the girls’ and boys’ teams took first place in the GHSA Region 8-A junior-varsity championship meets at Social Circle High School.

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Winder-Barrow head coach Ed Dudley may not have had any hair to pull from his head Friday night, Oct. 23, in a tight and critical game with Shiloh at W. Clair Harris Stadium. But as the final horn sounded, he could breathe easily — knowing the night belonged to the Bulldoggs and him in more …

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Apalachee volleyball coach Joey Alfonso didn’t have to remind his team, during the timeout huddle, of the position the Wildcats had been in three straight years in the state playoffs: holding a commanding 2-0 lead in either the first or second round before losing three straight sets to fall …

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As Winder-Barrow coach Ed Dudley put it, the 24-hour window of “pouting” after a heartbreaking loss has come and gone, and the Bulldoggs have their eyes firmly set on doing something that no other team in GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA has been able to do over the last four-plus seasons: beat Dacula.

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The Apalachee volleyball team has clinched another state playoff berth, and while the road wasn’t quite as smooth as the past two seasons when the Wildcats won a combined 97 matches and back-to-back region titles, head coach Joey Alfonso hopes his team has another strong run in them in the c…

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The Winder-Barrow softball team is spending this week getting in what first-year head coach Jordan Najafi said is some much-needed practice time as the Bulldoggs make their final preparations for the first round of the GHSA Class 6A playoffs next week.

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Former Winder-Barrow High School standout football player Chandon Sullivan became the latest member of the WBHS Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 9, when he was inducted during the Bulldoggs' game against Habersham Central. Sullivan, a cornerback who went on to have a standout career at…

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Costly mistakes on offense and on special teams at inopportune times had factored heavily into Winder-Barrow’s two consecutive losses heading into its game with Habersham Central on Friday night, Oct. 9, at W. Clair Harris Stadium. And in a heartbreaking turn of events, that streak of misfor…

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Apalachee’s bid to upset Eastside on the road Thursday night, Oct. 8, got off to a promising start with a defensive touchdown in the first minute of the game. But the Wildcats’ offense was kept in check throughout the night, and the early momentum gave way to the Sincere Johnson show as the …

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Local group Christ Flight Ministries, which serves in Barrow County and throughout central America, will host a Fly 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 24, by the National Guard armory at the Barrow County Airport, 841 Ronald Wood Rd., Winder.

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Bethlehem Christian Academy senior running back Chad Norwood had a career night Friday — rushing for five first-half touchdowns and adding a kickoff return for a score in the second half — as the Knights routed Augusta Prep 42-12 in Martinez for the first victory of the season and the Bruce …

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The first bye week of the season came at an ideal time last week for Bethlehem Christian Academy as the Knights used the extra few days to get healed up physically, give some more players down the depth chart some extra snaps and to try to address some of the miscues that have played factors…