Tennis center to get USTA grant

Tennis center to get USTA grant

The United States Tennis Association announced July 10, through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, that it has awarded a $10,000 grant to Peachtree City Tennis Center. The grant will be used for the resurfacing of six existing 78-foot indoor tennis courts, complete with the installation of blended 36-foot and 60-foot tennis playing lines, and sidewalk […]

Running with the elites

Running with the elites

The Peachtree City Running Club had a strong showing at the 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest 10K, with two charter buses full of runners making the early morning July 4 trip up to Atlanta along with numerous families and individuals taking their own cars. McIntosh senior Vladimir Zander-Velloso, pictured […]

Former Panther signs minor league deal

Former Panther signs minor league deal

It has been a whirlwind month for Artemis Kadkhodaian. The former Starr’s Mill baseball standout, who graduated in the spring from the University of West Georgia, signed a minor league contract June 30 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as an undrafted free agent. The signing took place at the Angels’ minor league facility […]

Dragon boat practice returns July 15

Dragon boat practice returns July 15

In conjunction with the Peachtree City Rotary Club Dragon Boat Races and International Festival in September, officials have scheduled Saturday crew lessons and practices for July 15, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. The boats will be loading at 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. for about an hour on the water. The public is […]

Rising Starr student is equestrian national champion

Rising Starr student is equestrian national champion

Sam Rumpel of Peachtree City, a rising seventh-grader at Rising Starr Middle School, recently returned from the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Western National Finals in Oklahoma City, where her team (King Show Horses middle school equestrian team based in Snellville) competed and was subsequently crowned national champions. The team competing at nationals was comprised of […]

Malasek named to All-America team

Malasek named to All-America team

Taylor Malasek, a forward at McIntosh, has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s 2016-2017 Girls High School Scholar All-America team. She is one of 49 girls selected nationwide and has a 4.14 grade point average. Recently graduated and bound for UNG this fall, she was also chosen for the 2017 NSCAA […]

Bachkosky wins Fla. golf tourney

Bachkosky wins Fla. golf tourney

Kyle Bachkosky of Peachtree City, GA won the boys 11-13 championship at the Hurricane Junior Gold Tour’s Summer Classic the last weekend of June at the Eagle Creek golf course in Lake Nona, Fla. Bachkosky finished with a two-day total of 142 (74-68) for a three-shot victory.

New HOF class announced

New HOF class announced

The 2017 inductees in the McIntosh High School Hall of Fame have been announced in advance of the seventh annual induction weekend, scheduled for Oct. 13-14. This year’s Distinguished Alumni is Brycen Counts (1992) — Jr. Olympian during high school in gymnastics; member of Cal Berkeley’s 1996 NCAA runner-up men’s gymnastics team; currently working in […]

Working to find the words

Working to find the words

In August of 2016, Rick Davison, the director of junior and youth competition for the United States Tennis Association, had multiple strokes. He started working with Jennifer Douglas, a speech pathologist, while he was a patient at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and has worked with her as an outpatient since last fall. Since his strokes, Rick […]

McIntosh dance, cheer camps set

McIntosh dance, cheer camps set

The 2017 McIntosh Chiefettes Summer Mini Dance Camp and Mini Cheer Camp are scheduled for July 24-27 in the McIntosh High gym for pre-K through eighth grade. The Mini Dance Camp is 9 a.m.-noon and open to students who are interested in jazz, ballet and hip hop. The Mini Cheer Camp is 12:30-3:30 p.m. Participants […]