It was another chapter of David vs. Goliath on the football field at R. Harold Harrison Stadium on Friday, Oct. 18.
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.
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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.
Several athletes from Apalachee and Winder-Barrow high schools made the all-GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA soccer and tennis teams, which were announced recently.
Apalachee boys’ soccer coach Chad Hooper knew it would take a flawless effort for the Wildcats to have a shot at top-ranked Dalton in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs Thursday.
The Apalachee girls’ soccer team entered its GHSA Class AAAAAA second-round playoff match at Harrison on Wednesday with an upset on its mind, but the second-ranked Lady Hoyas showed quickly why they’re one of the top programs in the state.
The Apalachee boys’ soccer team had to navigate a difficult GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA slate throughout the regular season to reach the state playoffs, and that experience paid big dividends Friday.
The Apalachee girls' soccer team picked up a 1-0 road win Thursday at Northgate in Newnan in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs.
DOUGLASVILLE — A day after a miraculous comeback win that forced a third and deciding game in its GHSA Class AAAAAA first-round playoff series at Alexander, the Apalachee baseball team looked for a minute like it might have another one in store Thursday.
The Apalachee baseball team had its back firmly up against the wall in an elimination game Wednesday night, but the Wildcats proved New York Yankee great Yogi Berra's adage, "It ain't over, till it's over," true.
The Apalachee and Winder-Barrow track and field teams qualified 16 athletes apiece for state sectionals as the Wildcats boys and the girls finished third overall, the Lady Bulldoggs took fourth and the Bulldogg boys finished fifth overall out of six teams in the GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA meet at …
The Apalachee High School baseball team made history Wednesday, winning 7-6 at Dacula and clinching its first-ever state playoff berth.
The Apalachee boys tennis team went on the road Tuesday and pushed Douglas County to the limit, but the Wildcats ultimately fell 3-2 to the Tigers in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs.
The Apalachee baseball team did not go away gently Monday night and nearly erased a five-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning. But Dacula center fielder Zach Devries made a diving catch on a line drive off the bat of AJ Forbing with a man on base for the final out, preserving a 5-…
Apalachee senior right-hander Alex Cook dominated Wednesday night, throwing a complete-game no-hitter and homering, as the Wildcats defeated Lanier 5-0 at home in the second of a three-game GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA series.
The Apalachee High School baseball team put up some offensive fireworks early and then relied on a gutsy pitching performance from Hunter Parks on Tuesday to pick up a 6-3 win at Lanier in the first of a critical three-game GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA series this week.
Apalachee’s boys soccer team didn’t need to win Thursday’s match at Winder-Barrow to clinch a playoff spot, but Wildcats coach Chad Hooper was pleased to see his team fight back from an early deficit to pull out a win over its archrival as it readies for postseason action.
The Apalachee girls soccer team got all it could handle on the road Thursday from an inspired Winder-Barrow team that has had a disappointing season.
The Apalachee baseball team won its second straight game Wednesday, in blowout fashion, routing Gainesville 12-0 in five innings on the road in the second of a three-game GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA series this week.