The 18U Hawks of the Walton County Parks and Recreation summer basketball league went undefeated this summer, finishing with a 10-0 record. The team was coached by Butch Harris of Winder and had four players from Barrow County, two from Walton County and two from Gwinnett County. Pictured, f…
Local high school football fans will have a chance to catch a live game Friday, Aug. 6, as Apalachee plays host to Commerce in a preseason scrimmage, two weeks ahead of both teams’ regular season openers.
Chandler Pentecost is adjusting to her new role as a head high school softball coach for the first time, but it’s one she’s embracing fully as she takes over at Bethlehem Christian Academy, a program she’s already plenty familiar with.
With back-to-back trips to Columbus, including a GHSA Class 5A Final Four berth last season, the Apalachee softball team has elevated its expectations over the last two years. And the Wildcats aren’t shying away from those entering this fall despite the graduation of one of the state’s best …
With eight consecutive state playoff appearances under its belt, the Winder-Barrow softball team is a postseason regular, though most of those stays have been short. Since reaching the Elite Eight in Columbus in 2013, the Bulldoggs have been ousted in the first round seven straight years, in…
A little more than two weeks after being drafted 11th overall by the Washington Nationals in the first round of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft, recent Winder-Barrow High School graduate Brady House officially joined the organization last week and is preparing to begin his pro career.
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Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center recently recognized Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball and football player Caleb Craft as its last Athlete of the Month, a program that recognizes one high school student-athlete each month for his/her demonstrated perseverance through an athletic in…
Anyone who has ever watched Brady House play baseball knows he has the ability to completely take over a game — either with his bat, arm, legs, or any combination of the three. Close followers of the sport and those closest to him constantly praise his “baseball IQ” and his feel for the game…
All eyes of Winder-Barrow baseball fans will be following the 2021 Major League Baseball amateur draft much more closely Sunday, July 11, with the likelihood that recent WBHS graduate Brady House will hear his name called at some point during the first round.
Here are the MainStreet Newspapers all-area golf teams. Selections were based on coaches' nominations. The MainStreet Newspapers' coverage area comprises Banks, Barrow, Jackson and Madison counties.
Here are the MainStreet Newspapers’ all-area track and field teams. The MainStreet Newspapers’ coverage area comprises Banks, Barrow, Jackson and Madison counties.
Here are the MainStreet Newspapers’ all-area soccer teams. The MainStreet coverage area comprises Banks, Barrow, Jackson and Madison counties. All selections were based on coaches’ nominations.
Here are the MainStreet Newspapers' all-area tennis teams. All selections were based on coaches' nominations. The MainStreet Newspapers' coverage area comprises Jackson, Madison, Barrow and Banks counties.
Winder-Barrow seniors Brady House and Andrew Lewis and Apalachee junior Manning West earned all-state recognition from the Georgia Dugout Preview magazine, and several other Bulldoggs and Wildcats were named to their respective all-region teams recently.
Ask Brady House about the Major League Baseball draft on any given day, and chances are he’s already been asked about it.
Winder-Barrow twins Dre and Andrew Lewis — separated by about two minutes in age — have been on the baseball diamond together ever since they were three and a half.
The MainStreet Newspapers' coverage area comprises Banks, Barrow, Jackson and Madison counties. All selections were based on coaches' nominations.
The journey to signing a Division I scholarship had been at least three years in the making for Isaiah Nelson-Ododa — and actually longer, considering that he comes from a family with strong basketball genes.
Apalachee High School senior Zane Smith signed Tuesday, May 25, to continue running track at Piedmont University. Smith had a solid senior season for the Wildcats and was part of the school's 4x800-meter relay team that finished third in the GHSA Region 8-AAAAA championship meet and advanced…
Standing on the home sideline of W. Clair Harris Stadium Thursday night, May 20, during the second quarter of his high school alma mater’s spring scrimmage game against Jackson County, Chandon Sullivan leaned in and gave some claps of encouragement to the Winder-Barrow defense to come up wit…
In the early going, Winder-Barrow head football coach Ed Dudley’s impression is that his 2021 squad will have more balance on offense, and having a more seasoned quarterback and a settled situation at that position is undoubtedly a key factor in that determination.
The Winder-Barrow football team faced off against Jackson County in a spring scrimmage Thursday, May 20, at W. Clair Harris Stadium. The Bulldoggs won the three-quarter varsity portion of the contest 28-17 and then tacked on two more touchdowns in the junior-varsity fourth quarter for a 42-1…
Coming off the podium Saturday afternoon, May 15, after his second runner-up finish of the day at the GHSA Class 5A state track and field meet at Carrollton High School, Apalachee senior Tauheed Ferguson wasn’t 100-percent thrilled or satisfied. But he also wasn’t lacking in perspective, eit…
Apalachee head football coach Tony Lotti wanted to play a lot of players and, more importantly for him, assess several younger players in certain situations, during the Wildcats’ spring scrimmage Wednesday, May 12.
Bethlehem Christian Academy held a signing ceremony at the school Monday, May 10, for four senior athletes who will be taking their talents to the collegiate level. From left, Autumn Shepherd (track and field at Truett McConnell University of the NAIA), Mason Massengale (basketball at Bridge…
With only two spring practice sessions in when he spoke this week about his team’s early outlook for the 2021 season and a whole summer of preparation still ahead, Winder-Barrow head football coach Ed Dudley said there were few “firm conclusions” to draw about the open spots on the team’s tw…
Apalachee’s track and field team will send five male and four female athletes to the GHSA Class 5A championship meet this week at Carrollton High School, and at least a couple are within striking distance of an individual state title.
Bethlehem Christian Academy’s baseball team stood at the door of a Final Four berth after a win in Game 1 of its GISA Class AAA quarterfinal series against Tiftarea Academy in Chula on Friday, May 7. But unfortunately for the Knights, the day belonged to the Panthers on Saturday, May 8.
Bryce Peppers hit a game-tying, two-run double and Ty Whiting drove in the eventual winning run as the Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball team rallied to stun Tiftarea Academy 5-4 Friday, May 7, in Game 1 of a GISA Class AAA quarterfinal series in Chula.
Winder-Barrow’s hopes of a second straight Elite Eight berth and third in five seasons came to an end Thursday, May 6, as Allatoona swept the Bulldoggs in the second round of the GHSA Class 6A playoffs.
With all the disruption that 2020 brought and with COVID-19 still around, Apalachee head coach Tony Lotti was delighted just to get a full football calendar in 2021, and he was extra-jazzed last week when the Wildcats hit the field to start their two-week spring practice period after the pan…
The Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball team didn’t let a last-minute change in location for its first-round GISA Class AAA playoff series against Valwood School throw it off.
No. 9 hitter Brady Logan had three hits and drove in two runs, and Bryce Peppers went 2-for-3 with an RBI, as the Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball team topped Valwood School 10-6 Monday, May 3, in Game 1 of a GISA Class AAA first-round playoff series in Hahira, just north of Valdosta.
Abigail Lapp notched a pair of top-four finishes, and four male runners combined for 10 points in the relay races to lead the Bethlehem Christian Academy track and field team last week in the GISA Class AAA state meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
The Winder-Barrow baseball team swept South Paulding in a doubleheader Thursday, April 29, in the first round of the GHSA Class 6A playoffs.
In baseball, one play can change the trajectory of a game and even an entire postseason series. Thanks to its star player, Winder-Barrow was on the pleasant end of one of those shifts Thursday, April 29, in Game 1 of its GHSA Class 6A first-round home playoff series against South Paulding.
The Apalachee track and field teams competed in the GHSA Region 8-AAAAA championship meet Tuesday, April 27, at R. Harold Harrison Stadium on the campus of AHS. The AHS girls finished second overall, while the Wildcat boys finished fourth.
A pair of senior Apalachee boys’ track and field athletes won two individual titles apiece Tuesday, April 27, and the AHS girls’ team finished second overall in the GHSA Region 8-AAAAA championship meet at R. Harold Harrison Stadium.
Several Winder-Barrow track and field athletes notched top-four finishes Friday and Monday, April 23 and 26, in the GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA championship meet at Habersham Central to qualify for next month’s state sectionals in Rome.
Winder-Barrow’s baseball team once again has navigated a difficult schedule this spring en route to yet another 20-plus-win season, the latest successful run for a strongly consistent program under head coach Brian Smith.
Winder-Barrow’s boys’ soccer team stood toe-to-toe with defending state champion Dalton for a half Friday, April 23, in the first round of the GHSA Class 6A playoffs, but the undefeated Catamounts asserted their dominance in the second half.
Apalachee’s boys’ soccer team had a tough showing in the first round of the GHSA Class 5A playoffs Wednesday, April 21, falling 6-0 at Decatur High School.
Hampered by injuries that sidelined him for most of the early part of his high school career, Wyatt Fricks wasn’t sure whether he wanted to continue playing basketball and pursuing a chance to compete at the collegiate level. But in the end, his passion for the game won out over that uncerta…
The Winder-Barrow boys’ golf team placed fourth in the GHSA Area 2-AAAAAA tournament Monday, April 19, at Apple Mountain Golf Course in Clarkesville, qualifying for the upcoming state sectionals next month on Jekyll Island.
Sixth-ranked Winder-Barrow faced a tougher-than-expected challenge from Shiloh on Monday, April 19, but the Bulldoggs did just enough to pick up a 5-4 home win in nine innings over the Generals for their 20th victory of the season.
Phil Jones won 213 games in 37 seasons as a head football coach at the high school and college levels. But as Gary Whitlock, one of his former assistants at Winder-Barrow High School, summed it up, Jones didn’t stress “wins and the scoreboard” as much as the relationships he developed, foste…
For the first time in three seasons, the Winder-Barrow boys’ soccer team found itself on the winning side of the “Battle of Barrow” against crosstown rival Apalachee. But, more importantly for Bulldoggs coach Levi Karas, he hopes his team can use the momentum from its solid play over the las…
The Apalachee and Winder-Barrow boys' soccer teams faced off Friday, April 16, at W. Clair Harris Stadium in both teams' final regular-season match. The Bulldoggs prevailed 3-1.
The Apalachee and Winder-Barrow girls' soccer teams faced off Friday, April 16, at W. Clair Harris Stadium, playing to a 1-1 draw in both sides' 2021 season finale.
Top-ranked Buford scored seven times in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday, April 14, and never looked back, defeating Winder-Barrow 10-0 in five innings to claim the GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA championship and denying the Bulldoggs a fourth-straight region title.
Ace pitcher Manning West had another impressive outing, but it wasn’t enough to lead Apalachee to an upset over Greenbrier on Tuesday, April 13.
Bethlehem Christian Academy’s baseball team exploded for seven runs in the top of the first inning Tuesday, April 13, and never looked back en route to an 11-1 victory in six innings over Westminster School of Augusta.
With his team down 5-0 midway through the first game of a pivotal region series against top-ranked Buford on Monday, April 12, Winder-Barrow coach Brian Smith turned around to remind his players that there two more meetings remaining between the sides this week and that the goal was to “get …
Apalachee snapped its six-game losing streak Wednesday, April 7, with a late-inning offensive outburst at Clarke Central. The Wildcats scored four runs in the top of the fifth to grab an 8-7 lead and then added 11 more runs over their final two at-bats for a 19-8 win in GHSA Region 8-AAAAA action.
Peachtree Ridge overcame an early 4-0 deficit Tuesday, April 6, rallying past the Winder-Barrow baseball team for a 6-4 home victory to snap the third-ranked Bulldoggs’ 13-game winning streak.
Apalachee’s track and field teams rolled through their meet at George Walton Academy on Thursday, April 1, besting 11 other schools to win first place overall.