State hoops action begins

State hoops action begins

Local fans wanting to see games in the GHSA state basketball tournament have a myriad of options in Fayette this weekend. Six teams finished either first or second in their respective regions and earned the right to host their first-round matchup. Two other teams will be on the road but in the state playoffs nonetheless. […]

Staying on track

Staying on track

Former Whitewater track standout Lionel Jones III is running for Georgia Tech, continuing his success in the 4×400-meter relay for which he was part of a state championship team three years ago. Recently the Yellow Jackets competed in the Charlie Thomas Invitational hosted by Texas A&M in College Station, Tex. The distance medley relay team […]

State title, perfect season

State title, perfect season

Ian Darling went to the mat 32 times this season, and 32 times his arm was raised in victory. The Starr’s Mill wrestler capped off his year by winning the AAAAA state championship in the 170-pound division, and was a big reason the Panthers finished tenth as a team in their classification with 54 points. […]

Mills makes college choice

Mills makes college choice

Oglethorpe University in Atlanta has signed Zach Mills of Whitewater as part of its recruiting class of 2018. While playing varsity for WHS, Zach was known for his power hitting, reliable defensive skills at first base and his finesse on the mound while pitching. This spring he will play his senior year of high school eligibility […]

Sack signs college letter

Sack signs college letter

Ethan Sack of Starr’s Mill signed to play lacrosse at Lenoir Rhyne, a Division 2 school in North Carolina. For the Panthers he has been a four-year varsity starter and team captain, and he was the team’s offensive MVP as a junior. He is pictured with his parents, Frank and Ginger Sack. Photo/Submitted.

Fayette swimmers among best in state

Fayette swimmers among best in state

The Starr’s Mill girls swam to a second-place finish among teams in the AAAA and AAAAA classifications at the 2018 Georgia High School Association Swimming & Diving Championships last weekend at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center. The team’s 299 points trailed only Blessed Trinity’s 332, while Columbus finished third with 282 points, according to results […]

Little League signup underway

Little League signup underway

A new season of Peachtree City Little League baseball begins Mar. 10, only a few months after last year’s All-Star team reached the regional finals and came close to qualifying for the Little League World Series. Registration for ages 4 to 16 is open now through Jan. 31. Register online at www.ptcll.com. Walk-up registration will […]

Moving to the international stage

Moving to the international stage

Has the FIFA Women’s World Cup ever had two players at the same time, representing different nations, from the same high school? It could happen in 2019. College sophomore Dylan Patterson, who earned All-State honors and a state championship with Starr’s Mill before moving on to her current post at Winthrop University, was recently named […]

Soccer girls lend a hand

Soccer girls lend a hand

The 2009 AFC girls academy team volunteered Jan. 8 at the Midwest Food Bank. The girls cleaned, packed, and stacked over 6,500 cans of soda in record time. They “worked hard, displayed great teamwork, and leadership by assigning and completing key tasks,” according to a team spokesperson. Photo/Submitted.

FCHS to induct new Hall of Fame class

FCHS to induct new Hall of Fame class

The Fayette County High School Distinguished Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame’s 2018 induction ceremonies will be Jan. 26 and 27. The inductees will be introduced Friday night prior to the FCHS vs. Starr’s Mill boys basketball game at approximately 8 p.m. in the FCHS gymnasium. The recognition banquet is Saturday at 8 p.m. in […]

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