Madison County isn’t just replacing four seniors from 2018, Mattie Griffith is also no longer with the team. So, no Griffith and no Laney Bales means no returning catchers for the Red Raiders.
Any other program would be concerned about finding a replacement for a pitcher like Kinley Phillips. But not every program had a second option as good as junior Emma Strickland.
Losing four starting seniors from a championship season would curb the expectations of most fast pitch softball programs in the state. Not Madison County.
About 30 years ago, Rich McWhorter walked out of the Charlton County field house and spotted a player in a rec football game taking place on the high school’s football field.
In three seasons, Allan Bailey has transformed Apalachee High School’s baseball team into a playoff contender, leading the Wildcats to their first-ever postseason appearance this past spring.
In Lee Smoak’s first two seasons at the helm, the Winder-Barrow High School softball team has continued to reach the postseason, but has now gone five years without getting out of the first round of the state playoffs after a trip to the Elite Eight in 2013.
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After the Bethlehem Christian Academy softball team was resurrected in the spring of 2018, the Knights went on a dominant two-year run in the GICAA, going 29-3, including a 17-0 finish and a state championship this past spring.
Jackson Herald sports reporter Charles Phelps talks with Commerce head football coach Michael Brown about his time at Commerce as a student, time away from the field and motivation for his team.
Jackson Herald sports reporter Ben Munro talks with Jackson County athletic director Brad Hayes about the excitement surrounding Panther sports, summer grilling and the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
The installation of synthetic turf at W. Clair Harris Stadium at Winder-Barrow High School is nearing completion, and turf will be fully installed by “mid-August” at R. Harold Harrison Stadium at Apalachee High School, a Barrow County School System official said Monday, July 22.
A handful of Brad Akins YMCA Barracudas placed and scored points in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) state swim meet, held July 19-20 at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center in Canton.
After graduating several members from last year’s squad, the Banks County Leopard basketball team had new faces play during the summer action in the month of June.
When last basketball season ended, Banks County Lady Leopard head coach Steven Shedd, and the Banks County fans, knew his team was losing four of his five starters.
Jackson Herald sports reporter Ben Munro talks with Jefferson football coach Gene Cathcart, who discusses entering his third year with the Dragons, growing up a Clemson fan and the music that was playing in his car as a high schooler.
Apalachee High School girls’ soccer players Sarah Currey, Olivia Melville and Bailey Hope Arnold are among a large class of rising seniors who have been playing the sport since they were little and doing it together since sixth grade.
After mulling over his next move for the past month, former Winder-Barrow High School baseball standout center fielder Pat DeMarco decided it was time to move on to the next level.
Elihue Foskey has been involved with the Winder-Barrow High School track and field program for three decades, first as a shot put and discus thrower in the 1980s and for the last 16 years as the throwers’ coach for the Bulldoggs.
The Jefferson girls’ youth swimming team missed out on a state title by half a point last year, but they aim to break through that ceiling this weekend.
Samantha Davidson competed in four individual events during the first day of the North Georgia Swim League Championship meet. Her average finish was 1.25.
The Jackson County softball team and new coach Kristin Croteau spent the month of June getting ready for the season, and perhaps just as importantly, getting to know one another.
After navigating heavily-populated Cobb County the past several years, Jared Noblet was looking for a change of pace and, perhaps, a tighter-knit community. He believes he’s found that in his new job at Winder-Barrow High School.
Pat DeMarco said he had no extra adrenaline when he camped under a fly ball to secure the final out of the College World Series against Michigan last week.
Winder-Barrow High School rising junior baseball standout Brady House is continuing to turn scouts’ heads on the national scene and is now the top-ranked player for the class of 2021, according to Perfect Game Baseball.
The Barrow County School System’s third high school will offer a limited number of athletic programs when it opens at the start of the 2020-21 school year.
It’s not easy being in charge. That goes for a job inside the sports world (such as a coach or athletic director) or someone who makes a living in the business world.
Jefferson’s offseason — across the board — has coach Gene Cathcart pleased. But the Dragons are putting in good work, in particular, in the hot summer months.
New East Jackson baseball coach Scott Myers wants to drive up the program’s numbers and the support system around it as he gets started with the Eagles.
The Winder-Barrow High School football team has been putting work in every week this summer on its passing offense and defense, and last week, the Bulldoggs got a chance to measure their progress against opposing offenses and defenses.
Thursday afternoon, before a doctor’s appointment, Madison County High School graduate Olivia Montgomery receives a phone call from her now former high school head coach Ken Morgan.
Competitive weightlifter R. Garry Glenn, a Jefferson High School alum, returned from a two-year absence to set state and national records at the American Powerlifting Committee (APC) National Championships in Commerce Saturday.
New East Jackson girls’ basketball coach Cherrelle Pullen hasn’t been on the job long but is seeing the potential of the roster she’s inherited.
The orientation for the Jackson County girls’ basketball team under new coach Aaron Schuck started two weeks ago with two-a-day practices and continued in earnest last week with a full slate of scrimmages.
I drive by two local high school football stadiums on a regular basis and each time I do so it reminds me of how close we are to a new gridiron campaign.