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…
A pair of local senior high school softball players garnered all-state recognition and will be competing in all-star games later this month.
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MOUNT AIRY — In yet another classic contest with postseason implications between the two teams, Winder-Barrow and Habersham Central matched each other score for score on Friday, Nov. 1. But it was the kicking game that made all the difference.
The Winder-Barrow High School football team will venture to scenic Mt. Airy on Friday, Nov. 1, but the Bulldoggs will not have sightseeing on their minds.
The Winder-Barrow offense was dormant in the first half before erupting in the second half Friday, Oct. 25, against Gainesville and bringing the crowd at W. Clair Harris Stadium to life.
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.
Winder-Barrow’s offense struggled mightily against a highly-touted Lanier defense in a 27-7 loss Friday, Oct. 18, and the road won’t get much easier this week.
Winder-Barrow volleyball coach David Rows hoped a tough strength of schedule during the regular season would translate to postseason success. But a late-season injury bug amid a well-balanced GHSA Area 8-AAAAAA took its toll in the area tournament Thursday, Oct. 10, as the Bulldoggs lost a p…
A long season filled with key injuries and illness at inopportune times came to a disappointing end for the Winder-Barrow softball team Tuesday, Oct. 8, as the Bulldoggs were swept handily at River Ridge in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs.
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.
WATKINSVILLE — For almost three quarters Friday, Sept. 27, Winder-Barrow kept Oconee County’s explosive offense largely at bay and found itself clinging to a six-point lead late in the third quarter on the strength of an inspired defensive effort.
After a disappointing 2-8 finish in 2018, Winder-Barrow entered this season with the goal of being the most improved team in the state.
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.
LOGANVILLE — In the hectic and jubilant aftermath of Winder-Barrow’s second-half come-from-behind victory at Loganville on Friday, Sept. 20, the Bulldoggs ran to the marching band, which was coming onto the field to play its regular halftime show — a performance that was delayed so Loganvill…
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.
The Winder-Barrow High School football team went through an unusual experience last week and hopes things will return to normal when it takes the field again on Friday, Sept. 20, in Loganville.
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.
The loss in the season opener for the Winder-Barrow High School football team was by eight points, while the setback in game two came in four overtimes.
The 50th anniversary of football inside the confines of W. Clair Harris Stadium on Aug. 30 was worthy of the price of admission and then some.
There were bright spots in the Aug. 24 season opener for the Winder-Barrow High School football team, but there were also areas which can be improved upon.
With its top runners back from last season, the Winder-Barrow High School boys’ cross country team has the potential to have a special season, coach Charlie Sparks believes, and so far the Bulldoggs are off to a promising start.
ATHENS — Clarke Central appeared to have salted things away against Winder-Barrow at Billy Henderson Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 24, after taking a three-score lead halfway through the fourth quarter.
Winder-Barrow coach Ed Dudley believes that anyone who makes the trip to Billy Henderson Stadium in Athens on Friday, Aug. 23, to see the Bulldoggs take on Clarke Central will “get their money’s worth.”
Winder-Barrow head coach Ed Dudley won’t sugarcoat it: the Bulldoggs did not play up to expectations in 2018.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
In six years as athletic director at Winder-Barrow High School, Rob McFerrin has seen several sports teams at the school flourish. Now, he is moving on to another chapter in life, as he has resigned from Winder-Barrow to take an assistant principal position at Jefferson High School.
Eight Winder-Barrow baseball players and one from Apalachee have earned GHSA Class AAAAAA all-state recognition from the Georgia Dugout Preview magazine.
The Winder-Barrow High School baseball team ran away this spring with its third consecutive GHSA Region 8-AAAAAA crown, going undefeated in region play, and swept the top region awards, which were released this week.
While Jackson County scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns in the junior varsity portion of Thursday’s spring scrimmage at Winder-Barrow to win 32-21, Bulldoggs coach Ed Dudley was pleased with how his team made a pair of defensive stands in the third quarter to preserve a 21-20 victory…
Winder-Barrow girls’ pole vaulters Brianna Bailey and Ticia King say they feed off each other — if one is having a rough day, the other one probably will, and if one is having a strong day, so will the other.
The top-ranked Winder-Barrow baseball team entered its GHSA Class AAAAAA quarterfinal series with Effingham County on Wednesday winners of 20 straight games and feeling confident about its chances — playing at home against a club it had beaten once already this season.
The Winder-Barrow baseball team had waited a year for this, the chance to erase the rough memories of a pair of blowout losses to River Ridge in last season’s GHSA Class AAAAAA Sweet Sixteen. The Bulldoggs found themselves Thursday in the same round, against the same opponent, at home again,…
Despite being on spring break this week, the Winder-Barrow baseball team kept its same routine — showing up at the school at 11 a.m. to lift weights and practicing at the same time of day.
A strong season for the Winder-Barrow girls’ tennis team came to an end on the road Monday as the Lady Bulldoggs dropped a 3-0 decision to Cambridge in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA playoffs.