Apalachee High School senior volleyball player Logan Butchart signed on Jan. 14 to play at Truett McConnell University next fall. Butchart, a middle and right side hitter, had 109 kills, 45 aces and 38 blocks last fall in helping lead the Wildcats to a 44-8 record and a second straight regio…
Winder-Barrow boys’ basketball coach Travis McDaniel has praised his team’s senior leadership and ability to handle adversity throughout the year — big reasons, he says, that the Bulldoggs have been able to avoid any losing streaks longer than two games.
The 2019 college football season officially ended Monday night, Jan. 13, and while we probably shouldn’t close the book on the latest campaign so fast, it’s difficult to not already be looking ahead to next season.
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The Winder-Barrow High School boys’ basketball team needed a GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA victory on Tuesday, Jan. 14, and for a while it appeared it would be easy.
The coaches of the Bethlehem Christian Academy basketball teams packed their non-region schedules this season with a slate of GHSA opponents, and that preparation against tougher competition showed Friday, Jan. 10.
First-year Winder-Barrow head coach Travis McDaniel believes that two of the key factors to his team’s fast start this season have been a tougher resilience and the confidence that it can win any time it steps on the floor.
From championships to leadership changes, 2019 was an eventful year for high school sports in Barrow County. Here is a look back at the top 10 local sports stories of the year.
Despite the end-of-season departures from the main coaches who recruited him, Nate Hodnett didn’t waver from his commitment to Tennessee Tech, and the program’s head coach reassured him he was still very much wanted on campus.
Several Apalachee and Winder-Barrow football players earned recognition on the all-GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA team that was released last week, and two of them were among the top honorees.
Madison County did its best to keep Apalachee in the game Tuesday night, Dec. 10, but a near quadruple-double by Kayla McPherson prevented the Red Raiders from succumbing to their mistakes.
With football season now in the rearview mirror and all of his wrestlers out on the mat, Winder-Barrow coach Matt Patton expects to have a full squad for the rest of the season. And at the same time, he’s been encouraged by the performance of his team to this point as the Bulldoggs return se…
The Madison County boys’ basketball team had a knack for playing close games with more athletic teams. But Apalachee had more advantages than just athleticism.
The undersized and inexperienced Madison County girls’ basketball team was no match for Winder-Barrow’s bigger lineup Tuesday night, Dec. 3.
Apalachee junior wrestler Bryson Ferguson, a two-time reigning area champion at 138 pounds, continued his strong start to the season at 152 pounds on Saturday, Nov. 30.
The Apalachee High School Lady Wildcats scored the first basket in their home game with Walnut Grove on Tuesday, Dec. 3, but would never lead again.
One of Apalachee wrestling coach Randy Hill’s top goals the last few years has been to grow the program’s numbers, and he is starting to see that pay off this year.
The Winder-Barrow boys' basketball team finished a point short of winning the annual Tabo's Tip-Off Classic at Jefferson High School, losing 44-43 to Greater Atlanta Christian in the tournament championship game on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
First-year Bethlehem Christian Academy girls’ basketball head coach Lashon Steele said she is “competitive in everything I do,” and she wants that to be reflected in her team’s performance as the Lady Knights are setting their goals high this season.
Winder-Barrow High School Lady Bulldoggs basketball coach Kimberly Garren said she could handle her team’s loss on Tuesday, Nov. 19, as long as her players learn from it.
The Georgia High School Association heard appeals Tuesday, Nov. 19, for its region realignment for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, and one decision had an effect local region.
KENNESAW — Harrison standout senior running back David Roberts had been quiet most of the night Friday, Nov. 15, but that all changed in the fourth quarter.
Two years ago, Winder-Barrow’s best season in a quarter-century ended with a 45-17 second-round playoff loss at Harrison High School as, even without star quarterback Justin Fields, the Hoyas proved to be too much for the Bulldoggs to contain.
Winder-Barrow will be staying put and Apalachee will be dropping down a class under the GHSA’s reclassification for the next two school years, while Barrow County’s new high school has tentatively been placed in the lowest classification.
When long-time Winder-Barrow boys' basketball coach Ron Garren retired in February with more than 400 wins in 32 seasons (including 19 split across two separate stints with the Bulldoggs), the school turned to a young face to try to turn the program’s recent fortunes around.
The Winder-Barrow girls’ basketball team has lost its fair share of generational talent the last couple years, including the program’s all-time leading scorer who graduated after last season. But Kimberly Garren, who is entering her third year as the Lady Bulldoggs’ head coach isn’t lowering…
The Bethlehem Christian Academy softball team was well-represented on the GISA Region 1-AAA all-region team as seven players earned recognition, while Knights coach Michael Clarke was named the region's coach of the year.
The Apalachee boys' basketball team got the season off to a solid start Tuesday, Nov. 12, throttling Flowery Branch 58-37 at home.
Bethlehem Christian Academy made a strong push in the third quarter, but the Knights came up short, falling to Trinity Christian School 48-32 in Dublin in their regular-season finale Friday, Nov. 8.
With his team’s postseason hopes gone, Apalachee coach Tony Lotti wanted the Wildcats to treat their season finale at home against Habersham Central on Friday, Nov. 8, like a playoff game and give the senior class one last chance to ring the victory bell in the end zone.
A pair of local senior high school softball players garnered all-state recognition and will be competing in all-star games later this month.