Golf tourney set for April 24

Golf tourney set for April 24

Golfers may register now to play golf in the Third Annual Peachtree City Invitational scheduled for Monday, April 24, at Flat Creek Golf Course. The event will raise funds to support Operation Homefront pro- grams serving America’s – and the region’s – military families. Register online at www.operationhomefront.org/peachtree. There will be a shotgun start at […]

First batter of the season

First batter of the season

Andrew Toles of the Los Angeles Dodgers heads to the plate in the first inning of the team’s April 3 season opener against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. The Sandy Creek High grad was the team’s leadoff hitter and scored a run in the Dodgers’ 14-3 win. Photo/Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers.

Vena wins state, national awards

Vena wins state, national awards

The Georgia Athletic Directors Association has named Whitewater High School athletic director Mike Vena the 2017 Georgia Overall Athletic Director of the Year. In addition to taking the overall award, Vena was also selected as the Georgia Region 3-AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year. Vena’s selection by the GADA for both awards is in recognition […]

FCHS gets lacrosse win

FCHS gets lacrosse win

The Fayette County Lady Tigers lacrosse team came back from a tough first half to defeat the Locust Grove Wildcats 14-11 last week, with three goals each by juniors Jocelyn Arnold, Trinity Brown, and Alyssa Klinger (who also made some key saves for the team during the first half as goalie). Also scoring were junior […]

Fayette rivals meet on college diamond

Fayette rivals meet on college diamond

Two former Fayette baseball standouts faced each other recently at the college level. Mercer, with former Whitewater High School first baseman Hunter Bening, swept a two-game series in Macon against FAMU, whose roster includes former Sandy Creek pitcher Rodney Randers, Jr. “It is a great series win for the Mercer University baseball program, especially since […]

Closing out a stellar college hoops career

Closing out a stellar college hoops career

College athletic programs and student-athletes talk frequently about the importance of education with varying degrees of seriousness. Safiya Martin is downright excited about her education. Having just wrapped up her collegiate basketball career at Temple University, the former Sandy Creek High star is now focused totally on graduate school and beyond. The 6-foot-4 center was […]

Garvin tapped to lead Patriots this fall

Garvin tapped to lead Patriots this fall

By RUSSELL COOKS russell@TheCitizen.com Sandy Creek didn’t have to look far to find a new head football coach. A few weeks after Chip Walker stepped down to take the same position at Newnan, assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Brett Garvin was named head coach for the Patriots. Garvin served 16 years under Walker, whose […]

Booth takes 2 county titles

Booth takes 2 county titles

It was a clean sweep for the J.C. Booth Middle School eighth-grade girls and boys basketball teams, as both won the Fayette County middle school basketball championship for the 2016-2017 season. The girls defeated Rising Starr 39-23 and the boys defeated Flat Rock 48-33. Both games took place Feb. 16. The last time both Warrior teams […]

Local teams fall in semifinals

Local teams fall in semifinals

The 2016-2017 high school basketball season in Fayette County has officially come to an end. The final three teams in the GHSA state tournament each reached the semifinal round before suffering season-ending losses. All three games took place Saturday in Augusta and Columbus. The Fayette County Tigers concluded their season with a 23-8 record after […]

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 […]