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Winder-Barrow coach Ed Dudley saw vast defensive improvement from his team Friday night as the Bulldoggs came up with four turnovers and had a chance to pull out a win over visiting Glynn Academy at W. Clair Harris Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

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Long-time high school football coach Bruce Lane and his wife had long targeted the Athens area as a landing spot with family nearby. So when the head coach opening at Bethlehem Christian Academy came up earlier this year, Lane jumped at the opportunity to come to a school he was already fami…

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After qualifying for and finishing 26th in the state meet as a freshman last fall, Winder-Barrow sophomore cross country runner Matilee Rogers got her sophomore season off to a strong start as she placed third out of 87 runners in the Wildcat Country Season Opener at Apalachee High School on…

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Swimmer Peyton Gober from Winder competed in the 54th AAU Junior Olympic Swimming Championships last week at the Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center in Florida and won five medals. Gober, 10, was the silver medalist in her age group in the 25-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle.…

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The Winder-Barrow High School baseball team recently recognized its class of 2020 graduating seniors with a small senior day ceremony with (from left) CJ Harrison, Jhaydon Sullivan, Trevor Maddox and Blake Friend in attendance. Hunter Marsh (a Chattanooga Valley Community College signee) and…

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The Georgia High School Association’s board of trustees voted Monday, July 20 to postpone the start of football season by two weeks, from Aug. 21 to Sept. 4, amid the coronavirus pandemic which has led several school districts around the state to delay the start of their school year.

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Winder-Barrow High School senior standout defensive end Jacob Merrifield has made his college decision. The 6-foot-3 265-pounder announced recently that he has committed to Florida Atlantic University, picking the Owls over several other Division I FBS and FCS offers. Merrifield, who has bee…

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Winder-Barrow senior forward Allison Richardson (12), seen here in action against Gainesville earlier this season, recently signed with Georgia Military College and will begin playing there in the fall. Richardson will join her Winder-Barrow teammate Jenny Gomez at the school, while Apalache…

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With all Georgia public schools ordered closed through the end of March by Gov. Brian Kemp, and most private schools closed as well, spring sports around the state are on hold amid the coronavirus epidemic.

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A solid crowd turned out Friday, March 13, at R. Harold Harrison Stadium to watch the Apalachee and Winder-Barrow soccer teams battle in what were the last high school sports contests in Barrow County for at least the next four weeks as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues its spread a…

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While last Friday evening, March 6, did not exactly feel like spring as I covered local high school soccer matches, my mind did think about just how many offerings our local schools have this time of year.

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The Apalachee High School girls' soccer team has not had a ton of good fortune against Lanier High School in recent seasons, but that changed during a match at R. Harold Harrison Stadium on Friday, March 6.

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The Apalachee High School boys’ soccer team blanked visiting Lanier High School 1-0 on Friday, March 6, but then suffered their first region loss at Habersham Central, 3-1, on Tuesday, March 10. 

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Apalachee High School senior soccer player Sarah Currey signed with Truett McConnell University of Friday, March 6. Currey is a four-year varsity starter and has scored 50-plus goals during her career. She’s one of the most versatile players the program has seen, AHS coach Paul Thornton said…