Lena Johnson aims her sword toward the Olympics

Lena Johnson gloves up for fencing in the Ivy League. Photo/Serge Timacheff.

Lena Johnson aims her sword toward the Olympics

Every day Lena Johnson picks up her books and goes to her classes at Columbia University in Manhattan, where she is a junior. Then, when her studies are over, she picks up her sword. The Peachtree City native has achieved international success as a fencer, competing across the globe since her early teens and now […]

Former FCHS Principal Phillips ousted as head of GHSA

Gary Phillips

Former FCHS Principal Phillips ousted as head of GHSA

Former longtime Fayette County High Principal Gary Phillips has been forced out as executive director of the Georgia High School Association, the organization that makes and enforces the rules for high school sports and other academic competitions throughout the state. The official action was confirmed Monday morning during a special called meeting of the organization’s […]

3 bound for Elite 8

3 bound for Elite 8

The quarterfinals of the GHSA state basketball tournament will include three teams from Fayette County. Action in the third round of the playoffs is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Wednesday, March 1. Both varsity teams from Sandy Creek are alive and kicking in the AAAA bracket after second-round wins. The Patriots downed Westover 84-73 […]

Brooking tapped for HOF

Brooking tapped for HOF

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Honors Court has selected Keith Brooking for induction into the state’s athletic Hall of Fame. Brooking was chosen from a starting pool of over 150 nominees through a three round screening process. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, at Macon City Auditorium. A graduate of East […]

MOBA youth program unveiled

MOBA youth program unveiled

MOBA Soccer Academy recently announced its plan to start girls’ and boys’ youth teams for the U16, U17, and U18/19 age groups. “We are very excited about the addition of our own youth teams at the MOBA Soccer Academy,” said owner Volker Harms. “We will create new teams to compete in the state league and […]

Arlington wins state title

Arlington wins state title

Arlington Christian School’s varsity boys basketball team defeated Heirway Christian School 75-69 win for the GICAA Division II A-AA state championship. Coach Mike Cerezola believed his team would play hard and refuse to go home defeated. “It was a hard-fought game,” said Cerezola. “We trailed Heirway most of the game, but our team never gave […]

Local runner joins ATC elite group

Local runner joins ATC elite group

In a huge step toward the goal of qualifying at least one athlete for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Atlanta Track Club announced the addition of seven athletes to Atlanta Track Club Elite’s Olympic Development Team, coached by 2008 Olympian Amy Begley and Andrew Begley with sponsorship from Mizuno Running USA. One of these […]

State basketball tournament tips off Friday

This was the expected matchup as the Tigers and Panthers finished 1-2 in the region in the regular season. and both teams will host games this Saturday at 6 p.m. as the top two seeds from the region.

State basketball tournament tips off Friday

The GHSA state basketball playoffs are on tap after region tournaments wrapped up over the weekend with a thrilling intracounty game that decided one region championship. Fayette County downed Starr’s Mill 62-60 in the finals of the Region 3-AAAAA boys tournament. This was the expected matchup as the Tigers and Panthers finished 1-2 in the […]

First on the ice

First on the ice

The JC Booth Warriors celebrate their status as AARHO class AA state hockey champions. Photo/Twitter.

On to the next level

On to the next level

Joey Blount of Landmark, a Fayette County resident, recently signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Virginia. He is pictured here with his parents. Photo/Alma Stone.