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East Paulding baseball off to fast start
Winning has become a tradition for the East Paulding baseball program which has made the state playoffs each of the past three seasons and seven of the past 10. The Raiders have begun the 2015 camp...
March 27, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spartans seek consistency in hunt for title
After winning seven contests last season, the most in a single campaign since a 13-win season in 2011, the South Paulding girls’ soccer team has been looking for consistent form this season, starti...
March 27, 2015 11:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County girls' soccer off to strong start
By E. Marcel Pourtout mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com After earning 14 wins and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Class 6A playoffs last season, the Douglas County girls’ soccer team has conti...
March 27, 2015 11:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cougars’ season beginning to find form
Last season, the Alexander baseball team made its mark in program history, earning a record-setting 25 wins en route to making its first appearance in the semifinals of the Class 4A playoffs before...
March 27, 2015 11:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot bats help Ola's early charge
Around this time last season, the Ola Mustangs were barely over the .500 mark but the same can’t be said this year due to improved production at the plate...
March 25, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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ECLA girls’ track team focused on repeating
With five more track and field meets before sectionals, ELCA coach Scott Queen said he is feeling optimistic about the final meets of the season...
March 25, 2015 04:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ultimate Frisbee offers unique thrills, character building for Northside athletes
By combining elements of traditional sports, a unique spring activity is adding value by exposing athletes at Ben Franklin Academy and Atlanta International to a new way of thinking both on and off...
March 24, 2015 12:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Gaurav Kunwar
Gaurav Kunwar is a fierce competitor who is an asset to the Riverwood tennis team both as a player and a person. Those assets have made him a tough customer for opponents and a leader for his teamm...
March 24, 2015 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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FIELD OF DREAMS: Northside girls' lacrosse teams prep for state title surge
As the weather heats up and the foliage regains its green lush hue, the fields are ripe for Northside’s girls’ lacrosse teams to make a run at a state title. Westminster coach Jay Watts said expect...
March 24, 2015 12:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton boys' soccer teams making moves
With spring just a few days away, the weather is turning just as the boys’ soccer season is getting into a groove. Over the next two months, teams will vie for the opportunity to make a run at a st...
March 20, 2015 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Owen Ferreira
After last season, Owen Ferreira decided he wanted to take a leadership role on his Chattahoochee soccer team. “He worked hard in the off season and got himself fit and healthy,” said coach Leslie ...
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Annika DuPree
Annika DuPree is the type of player who is an asset both on and off the court for John’s Creek girls’ tennis. Her value as a teammate is an example that makes her a great leader, said coach Carol M...
March 20, 2015 11:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Lindsey hired as new East Paulding football head coach
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    03.11.15 - 01:09 pm
  • Paulding alumni prepare for spring football
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    03.11.15 - 01:07 pm
  • Striking Cougars see undefeated start to season
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    03.11.15 - 01:04 pm
  • Jaguars embark on new season
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    03.11.15 - 01:02 pm
  • Union Grove baseball excels early
    Even though the Union Grove baseball team made the Class AAAAA playoffs last year and finished with a 16-12 record, the beginning of the 2014 season wasn’t something the Wolverines could be proud o...
    March 18, 2015 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Lady Wolfpack join lacrosse scene
    The Woodland girls’ lacrosse team is the next of its kind in Henry County and head coach Heather McCormick has the Lady Wolfpack doing things a little differently...
    March 18, 2015 02:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    South Paulding baseball fights through early challenges
    The early portion of the 2015 baseball season has brought several challenges to the South Paulding baseball team. Inclement weather has limited practice time for a squad that saw several top player...
    March 18, 2015 12:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Wolfpack finding success in girls’ lacrosse
    In its second season competing as a varsity program, the North Paulding girls’ lacrosse team has had a stellar start to its 2015 campaign, winning its last four contests including an 18-3 victory o...
    March 18, 2015 12:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Chapel Hill baseball fights through early challenges
    After making the second round of the Class 3A playoffs last season, the early portion of the 2015 baseball season has brought several challenges to the Chapel Hill baseball team, which has moved up...
    March 18, 2015 12:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Asia Durr named state player of the year
    St. Pius X girls’ basketball standout and Douglasville resident Asia Durr collected another award last week as the senior was named the Gatorade girls’ basketball player of the year for the second ...
    March 18, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Red Devils boys' soccer off to good start
    Last year, the start of the season wasn’t the greatest for the Druid Hills boys’ soccer team. But this year, things have started differently...
    March 17, 2015 05:56 PM | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sabrina Jiang
    Alpharetta tennis player Sabrina Jiang is a force to be reckoned with on the tennis court. As a junior she was named Most Fearsome Tennis Player and in each of her four years on the varsity team sh...
    March 17, 2015 10:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Nicky Piccapietra
    Mount Pisgah senior outfielder, Nicky Piccapietra has proven his value to his team is his high school career. Coach John O’Connor said not only does Piccapietra have an impact on the field, he is a...
    March 17, 2015 10:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Northside teams kick of boys' soccer season
    With spring just a few weeks away, the weather is turning just as the boys’ soccer season is getting into a groove. Over the next two months, teams will vie for the opportunity to make a run at a s...
    March 17, 2015 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sammy Tanenblatt
    Sammy Tanenblatt is an asset to the Pace boys’ lacrosse team both on and off the field. “Sammy never takes a play off,” said coach Grady Stevens. “He hustles and makes his own luck this way.” The s...
    March 17, 2015 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Asia Durr
    For the second consecutive year, St. Pius X Catholic High School senior wing Asia Durr has been named the Gatorade Georgia girls’ basketball player of the year. The award distinguishes Durr as Geor...
    March 17, 2015 10:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Local athletes named to All-Region basketball teams
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    03.04.15 - 01:57 pm
  • Patriots embarking on first part of season
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    03.04.15 - 01:54 pm
  • Nelson welcomed as new head coach
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    03.04.15 - 01:51 pm
  • Local Douglas athletes named to All-Region teams
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    03.04.15 - 01:48 pm