Minter to receive new HOF award

Minter to receive new HOF award

Jim Minter will receive the Erk Russell Spirit Award at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame’s annual awards banquet next month. The GSHF has announced the recipients of its annual achievement awards and the establishment of a new award in honor of GSHF member Taz Anderson, who passed away in September of 2016. Minter will […]

Club makes waves in inaugural season

Club makes waves in inaugural season

The Peachtree City Rowing Club is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization established in August 2015 to encourage and further the instruction, improvement and competition in and enjoyment of the art of rowing. Located within Lake McIntosh Park in Peachtree City, PTCRC is the only rowing program on the south side of Atlanta and one of three […]

Busy time for Chiefettes

Busy time for Chiefettes

The Chiefettes, McIntosh High School’s competitive dance team coached by Carmen Yarbrough and Adrienne Scasny, are gearing up for a busy few weeks. First on the schedule is the UDA Alabama Dance Championship Jan. 28 in Hoover, Ala. The following weekend, Feb. 3-5, the team is scheduled to be in Orlando for the UDA National […]

Jordan receives national honor

Jordan receives national honor

Savannah Jordan, a Whitewater High graduate and a senior at the University of Florida, was named last week to the Academic All-America women’s soccer team named by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She was a first-team selection. Jordan is only the second player in UF history to earn All-Southeastern Conference first team honors […]

Dennis cited for Rio achievement

Dennis cited for Rio achievement

BlazeSports America hosted its annual Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards Nov. 13 and recognized 20 individuals from across the state for their work and changing the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through adaptive and Paralympic sport. Winners included athletes, coaches and organizations from across the Atlanta area and ages ranging from […]

Turner welcomed at UGA game

Turner welcomed at UGA game

Christian Turner, freshman point guard at Gardner-Webb University, was greeted by more than 40 friends, fans, former coaches and family members when his team arrived at the Stegeman Coliseum to face the Georgia Bulldogs. Gardner-Webb is a mid-major basketball program in Boiling Springs, North Carolina from the Big South Conference. Turner is one the most […]

SCFA team finishes second

SCFA team finishes second

The Sandy Creek Youth Football Association 8u team came up short in their quest of winning three Super Bowls in four years. However, they did make it to the Super Bowl for a fourth consecutive time and they won it two of the four times. This year’s final score was 19-6 in favor of the […]

Four local teams still alive

Four local teams still alive

Here is where local teams stand in the GHSA state football playoffs. East Coweta (8-3) lost 35-34 to Woodstock in the AAAAAAA bracket. Northgate (9-2) defeated Centennial 20-16 and will play at Valdosta in the second round of the AAAAAA bracket. Starr’s Mill (7-4) defeated Veterans 38-17 and will host Kell in the second round […]

HOF welcomes new inductees

HOF welcomes new inductees

The newest inductees in McIntosh High School’s Hall of Fame were honored last month at the sixth annual Hall of Fame celebration. From left: Patrick Murray (‘05), soccer All-American and state player of the year; Nichole O’Brien Martin (‘02), Chiefette six-time team state champion; distinguished two-time STAR teacher Joan Noble Houghton (taught at MHS 1981-1997); […]

Players enjoy jr. camp

Players enjoy jr. camp

The goal of the recent Jr. Patriot Basketball Camp, according Sandy Creek High School head boys basketball coach Anthony McKissic, “is to expose the youth in our community to the fundamentals of basketball and give back to the community. It is also an opportunity for the youth to bond with the varsity players.” Based on […]