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New Manchester returns to practice field for summer workouts
Fresh off its first postseason appearance in program history last season, the New Manchester football team has returned to the practice field for summer workouts. The Jaguars’ success last season w...
July 01, 2015 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville center trains community through instructional summer camps
This summer, Douglasville Gymnastics has once again opened its doors to the Douglas County community, serving as a congregation center for young athletes in gymnastics, tumbling and competitive che...
July 01, 2015 12:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lithia Springs football returns to field for summer workouts
Coming into last season, the Lithia Springs football program was welcoming a new head coach, former Lovejoy assistant coach Craig Chatman, and hadn’t won a football contest since October 2012. The ...
June 24, 2015 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chapel Hill basketball getting ready for new season
Last season, the Chapel Hill girls’ basketball team won 15 contests and finished third in the Region 5-AAAAA standings. However, after a first-round loss in the region tournament to Lithia Springs,...
June 24, 2015 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volleyball club training area youth
The sport of indoor volleyball has emerged as one of the fastest growing sports among prep athletes in Douglas County. Leading the charge has been the club team Push 1 Volleyball and its annual sum...
June 17, 2015 02:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lions go to work in summer session
The Lithia Springs girls’ basketball team returned to the court last week for summer practices looking to build on its postseason campaign last season. The Lions had an inconsistent run at the star...
June 17, 2015 02:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Durr named national player of the year
Douglasville resident and former St. Pius X girls’ basketball standout Asia Durr was named the Parade Magazine national player of the year May 29. Durr, who will continue her career at the Universi...
June 17, 2015 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County ready to build off postseason berth
Last season, the Douglas County High School football team achieved its best season in nearly a decade, winning five contests and reaching the state playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Tiger...
June 10, 2015 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County baseball players named to All-Region teams
The conclusion of the spring sports season has led to the announcement of the All-Region baseball teams with Douglas County athletes receiving numerous honors in Georgia High School Association (GH...
June 10, 2015 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas has banner year in fall and winter sports
With the official conclusion of the academic year in Georgia for all counties last week, Douglas County can reflect on a successful fall and winter season for its prep athletes. Alexander programs ...
June 03, 2015 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spring season concludes for Douglas County
Douglas County concluded its spring season last week with several programs and individuals enjoying successful campaigns. The Alexander baseball team advanced to the second round of the state playo...
June 03, 2015 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carter shone on and off the field for New Manchester
Four years ago, New Manchester High School welcomed in its first freshman class which included Anika Carter. The graduating senior has taken full advantage of her opportunities on and off the field...
May 27, 2015 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Area teams enter home stretch of season
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.06.15 - 10:48 am
  • Athlete of the Week: Jonathan Mays, New Manchester
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.06.15 - 10:41 am
  • Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    by Staff Reports
    05.06.15 - 10:40 am
  • Area teams enter title tourney
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.29.15 - 12:15 pm
  • Area teams enter state title tournament
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.29.15 - 12:12 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Joseph Stout, South Paulding
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.29.15 - 12:05 pm
  • Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    by Staff Reports
    04.29.15 - 12:04 pm
  • Teams make postseason push
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.22.15 - 12:17 pm
  • Chapel Hill alum shines for Kennesaw State
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.22.15 - 12:12 pm
  • Panthers conclude season with play in state tournament
    The Chapel Hill girls’ golf team concluded its season at the Class 5A Georgia High School Association State Championships at the Maple Ridge Golf Course in Columbus on May 18. The Panthers placed 1...
    May 27, 2015 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Athlete of the Week: Shyla Crenshaw, Paulding County
    Shyla Crenshaw has had an active career on and off the field at Paulding County High School. The senior was a member of four varsity teams as a Patriot in cross country, basketball, soccer and voll...
    May 27, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Athlete of the Week: Dakota Morrell, East Paulding
    The East Paulding baseball team won 23 contests this season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs behind the efforts of two-way player Dakota Morrell. The senior won eight cont...
    May 27, 2015 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Area athletes represent at state meets
    The prep track and field season concluded last week at the Georgia High School Association Boys’ State Meet at Jefferson Memorial Stadium in Jefferson from May 14 through 16. Lithia Springs LaSheon...
    May 20, 2015 12:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Spring postseason comes to a close
    The postseason in prep spring sports in Georgia concluded this week with the Chapel Hill girls’ golf participating in the Class 5A State Championship at the Maple Ridge Golf Course in Columbus on M...
    May 20, 2015 12:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Athlete of the Week: Kayla Alexander, Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill freshman track and field sprinter Kayla Alexander made history on May 9 as she won the Class 5A 100-meters hurdles race at the Georgia High School Association Girls State Meet at Hugh M...
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    Athlete of the Week: Aeneas Williams, Alexander
    Behind the efforts of senior outfielder Aeneas Williams, the Alexander baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs this past season en route to an 18-win campaign. Williams ...
    May 20, 2015 12:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Postseason continues for area programs
    The state playoffs in prep sports in Georgia continued last week and several Douglas County programs saw their seasons conclude. The Alexander baseball team was eliminated from the Class 5A playoff...
    May 13, 2015 01:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Panthers prepare for state tournament
    The Chapel Hill girls’ golf team has begun preparations for the Class 5A Georgia High School Association State Championships which will be held at the Maple Ridge Golf Course in Columbus on May 18....
    May 13, 2015 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Athlete of the Week: Abi Waldman, North Paulding
    The North Paulding girls’ tennis team enjoyed its most successful campaign in program history this season, advancing to the semifinals of the GHSA Class 6A playoffs. The Wolfpack were led by sophom...
    May 13, 2015 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Athlete of the Week: Lasheon Strozier, Lithia Springs
    Lithia Springs track and field senior athlete Lasheon Strozier has had another strong campaign this season after winning the state championship in the triple jump last year. Strozier won the triple...
    May 13, 2015 01:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    Baseball State Playoffs Wednesday, May 6 South Effingham 10, Alexander 0 Alexander 4, South Effingham 3 South Effingham 5, Alexander 2 Boys’ Soccer State Playoffs Wednesday, May 6 Lithia Springs 5,...
    May 13, 2015 01:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Athlete of the Week: Gabby Stewart, Paulding County
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.22.15 - 12:06 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Christopher Battle, Lithia Springs
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.22.15 - 11:57 am
  • Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    by Staff Reports
    04.22.15 - 11:56 am
  • New Manchester preps for tourney
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.15.15 - 02:57 pm
  • Spring sports enter home stretch of season
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    04.15.15 - 02:53 pm
  • Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    by Staff Reports
    04.15.15 - 02:51 pm
  • Lithia Springs boys' soccer primed for postseason run
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.08.15 - 10:48 am
  • Tigers look for growth in second half
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.08.15 - 10:45 am
  • Athlete of the Week: Paris Habersham, Lithia Springs
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.08.15 - 10:43 am
  • Athlete of the Week: Brandon Leggett, New Manchester
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    04.08.15 - 10:41 am