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.
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.
The Apalachee boys' basketball team got the season off to a solid start Tuesday, Nov. 12, throttling Flowery Branch 58-37 at home.
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.
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A pair of local senior high school softball players garnered all-state recognition and will be competing in all-star games later this month.
The Apalachee High School football team has two region games remaining on the 2019 schedule and will need wins in both to have a chance at the postseason.
The 2019 softball season came to an end for Apalachee High School in Columbus with a pair of disappointing one-run setbacks in the GHSA Class AAAAAA Elite Eight.
The Apalachee High School Wildcats put up a fight but the visiting Lanier High School Longhorns remained undefeated with a 45-13 win at R. Harold Harrison Stadium on Friday, Oct. 25.
The Apalachee softball team's season came to a disappointing end Friday afternoon in Columbus as the Wildcats dropped an elimination game 3-2 to Northgate in the GHSA Class AAAAAA Elite Eight tournament.
The Apalachee girls’ cross country team will have one more run together this season when the Wildcats compete in the GHSA Class AAAAAA state meet in Carrollton.
It was an all too familiar feeling of disappointment for the Apalachee volleyball team on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Apalachee head softball coach Allan Bailey knew his team would have its hands full on the road with Effingham County in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs. But because the Wildcats had been battle-tested by a difficult schedule throughout the season, he liked their chances al…
The Apalachee High School football team was off on Friday, Oct. 11, but thoughts were already on its upcoming contest on Friday, Oct. 18.
The Apalachee and Effingham County softball teams split the first two games of their GHSA Class AAAAAA second-round playoff series Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Springfield.
Apalachee volleyball coach Joey Alfonso said the word of the 2019-2020 school year among students is “perseverance,” and his team showed plenty of that at home Saturday, Oct. 12, in the GHSA Area 8-AAAAAA tournament.
Apalachee High School head softball coach Allan Bailey has preached the motto, “Whatever it takes,” this season. And on Wednesday, Oct. 9 — when the Wildcats started with a runner automatically at second base in the bottom of the 10th inning of a tied third and decisive game of their first-r…
The Apalachee High School football team was certainly disappointed in the outcome of the Battle of Barrow matchup on Friday, Oct. 4, but the Wildcats don’t have the luxury of dwelling on it at this point.
With their backs against the wall and their season on the brink, the Apalachee High School Wildcats answered the bell on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
A year ago, Harlin Brown and Winder-Barrow came up on the short end of the “Battle of Barrow” when the normally sure-footed kicking specialist’s rare missed extra-point attempt opened the door for a 7-6 win by Apalachee in overtime.
There will be two things on the line Friday, Oct. 4, when county rivals Apalachee and Winder-Barrow square off at W. Clair Harris Stadium in the 16th rendition of the “Battle of Barrow” at 7:30 p.m.
The Winder-Barrow boys and Apalachee girls both finished fifth overall Saturday, Sept. 28, in the annual Anthony “Apple” Hawkins Invite at Apalachee High School.
Apalachee knocked off top-ranked Dacula on the road, and Winder-Barrow claimed the No. 3 seed in GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA as the teams wrapped up their regular season Tuesday, Oct. 1, and will now get set for the state playoffs.
The Bethlehem Christian Academy softball team scored early and often and rode a strong pitching performance Tuesday, Sept. 24, as the Knights picked up a 13-0 win in four innings at home over Loganville Christian Academy in a GISA Region 1-AAA contest.
WALNUT GROVE — There were no weather-related delays this week, but Apalachee’s Friday, Sept. 20 game against Walnut Grove proved tougher than some may have expected.
Apalachee junior pitcher Emily Hodnett was perfect in the circle and got plenty of run support early Tuesday, Sept. 17, as the Wildcats routed Lanier 10-0 in five innings on the road.
With the memory of a gut-wrenching loss to Madison County still fresh on their minds, the Apalachee High School Wildcats went back to work this week and will welcome Jackson County Comprehensive High School on Friday, Sept. 13.
Winder-Barrow’s softball team will be at Apalachee at 6 p.m. Thursday in the second of three scheduled meetings between the two squads this year as the Bulldoggs will seek to avenge a 9-1, five-inning loss at home on Aug. 20.
Apalachee coach Tony Lotti’s summary of the Wildcats’ 41-7 blowout loss to North Oconee in their home opener Aug. 30 was pretty straightforward: his team couldn’t get out of its own way.
Members of the Apalachee High School football team, which went 12-1 and won the school's only football region championship to date and reached the GHSA Class AAAA quarterfinals, were honored before the Wildcats' 2019 home opener at R. Harold Harrison Stadium on Friday, Aug. 30. Pictured is f…
Apalachee came into its 2019 home opener Friday, Aug. 30, hoping to slow down a potent North Oconee offense and produce more points of their own. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they weren’t able to accomplish either.
Despite an 18-7 season-opening loss at Monroe Area last week, Apalachee coach Tony Lotti was pleased with the effort of his team, particularly on the defensive end.
After boys’ coach Kevin Johnson left for a head coaching position at George Walton Academy, Jennifer Fancher is officially at the helm of both Apalachee High School cross country teams this year.
Dacula and Apalachee have been the top two teams in GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA the past three seasons, and their ace pitchers have been the key to that the last two years.
Any “L” stings, but Apalachee head coach Tony Lotti saw a physicality in his Wildcats in a season-opening 18-7 setback to Monroe Area on Friday, Aug. 23, that made him proud.
As Tony Lotti gets ready to officially kick off his second season as Apalachee’s head football coach on Friday, Aug. 23, he likes the growth he has seen in the program as the roster has ballooned from 43 varsity players at the end of the 2017 season — a few months before he was hired — to 11…
First-year Apalachee softball head coach Allan Bailey knew coming into this season that along with several returning players from last year’s region championship team, he had a few new faces that would make an impact.
The Apalachee softball team’s quest to repeat as GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA champions got off to an ideal start Tuesday, Aug. 13 in their region opener.
Both the Winder-Barrow and Apalachee football teams are looking for better results in 2019 in year two under their respective head coaches after missing the playoffs last fall, and they’ll each get a tune-up contest Friday, Aug. 16, before the regular season kicks off next week.
Apalachee volleyball coach Joey Alfonso said coming into the season it would be a tall order for the Wildcats to repeat last year’s performance when they finished 53-4, but the Wildcats are off to a good start in pursuit of that.
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.
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 losing some significant production in the backfield from AJ Millbrooks and Alex Stephenson last fall to graduation, the Apalachee football team will need some new running backs to step up and fill that gap in 2019.
Apalachee High School sent nine athletes to last week’s GHSA Class AAAAAA state track and field meet at Carrollton High School, and four logged top-five finishes, capping another successful year for head coach David Seawright’s program.
After a long offseason, Apalachee and Winder-Barrow head football coaches Tony Lotti and Ed Dudley were thrilled to get back on the field last week as the Wildcats and Bulldoggs began their two-week spring practices — the first step toward the goal of improving on tough seasons last fall tha…
Nine athletes from Apalachee and five from Winder-Barrow will be competing in this week’s GHSA Class AAAAAA state meet at Carrollton High School after placing in the top eight of their events in the state sectionals at Grovetown High School on Saturday.