Teams move on in volleyball playoffs

McIntosh is moving on in the playoffs. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Five local teams are rolling into the round of 16 in the GHSA state volleyball playoffs after strong outings this week.
In AAAAA action, Starr’s Mill swept three straight games Wednesday against Hiram while McIntosh did the same against Alexander.

The AAAA bracket saw Sandy Creek win three in a row over Arabia Mountain and Whitewater pick up a road win against Grady by winning three out of five.
In the A classification, Landmark moves on by virtue of a sweep over Whitfield Academy. Our Lady of Mercy fell to Mt. Paran Christian in three straight. Read More»

Top county runners

Top county runners

The McIntosh Lady Chiefs took first place in the girls’ division of last week’s county cross-country championships hosted by Sandy Creek. Photo/Submitted.

Pickleball coming to PTC

Pickleball coming to PTC

Never heard of it?

The game has actually been around nearly 50 years. It was invented in 1965 by a man in the state of Washington who named it after his dog, Pickles.

A cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors. According to those who already play, the rules are simple and can be learned in a few minutes. Read More»

A successful run

Pictured, from left,Jacob Rideout and Jackson Routon. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh High School cross country team had a great showing at the third annual Nike Panther XC Invitational.  The varsity girls took second, led by Alyssa LeClaire.  The varsity boys took fourth, led by Conner Reynolds. The junior varsity girls and boys both took first and were led by Maddie Smith and Justin Brown.

Meet winners

Meet winners

The Landmark middle school boys cross-country team took first place at the Battle of Atlanta at Nash Farm in Henry County. Colton Wooster was the individual winner with a time of 10:33. Other team members include Andy Bonner, David Foreman, Andrew Goodwin, Jacob McCann, John Nygren, Nathan Orr, Ryan Redick, Jake Stubbs, Gavin Thompson, Zachary Truitt and Noah Wilson. Photo/Submitted.

Whitewater 43, Starr's Mill 21

Whitewater's Christian Wafford scores the first touchdown of the night against Starr's Mill. The Wildcats defeated the Panthers 43-21. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The Whitewater Wildcats may have moved down to the AAAA classification for the 2014 season, but they showed that they can still play with AAAAA squads.

The Wildcats jumped out to a big early lead on the road against county rival Starr’s Mill and held on for a 43-21 victory in the season opener for both teams.

The game began with an exchange of punts, but Whitewater got the first break of the game by recovering a fumble inside the Starr’s Mill 30. Shortly thereafter, Christian Wafford scored on a 17-yard run to give the Wildcats the early lead midway through the first quarter. Read More»

Fayette County falls to Drew in Thursday night action

It was Thursday night football in Clayton County this week, and the Fayette County Tigers traveled to Riverdale to face Drew in a high-scoring contest where the home team prevailed 44-27.

After a scoreless first quarter, Drew got on the board first with an interception return for a touchdown. The Tigers stormed back, however, as Daveion Nash ran for a score and threw a touchdown pass to Desmond Fletcher to give Fayette County a 14-7 lead.

Drew took a one-point lead into the locker room at halftime thanks to a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Read More»

Friday night drama: McIntosh 28, Fayette County 25

Josh Ange of McIntosh, who scored four touchdowns, carries the ball during Friday night's 28-25 win over Fayette County. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The blazing 90-degree heat of August gave way Friday night to the start of another high school football season, and as the 2014 schedule would have it, the two oldest high schools in Fayette County squared off in the season’s first game.

It was the visiting team, the McIntosh Chiefs, getting the first win of 2014 with a come-from-behind 28-25 victory over the Fayette County Tigers.

As one might expect in a season opener, there were plenty of penalties and turnovers, at least far more than the coaches want to see. But the opening minutes produced some big plays as well. Read More»

PTC native makes it to Wimbledon

Kevin King and partner Ryan Harrison on the storied courts of Wimbledon. Photo/Special.

King, partner Harrison exit in first round of doubles play

A Peachtree City native has reached the biggest stage in professional tennis, taking to the court at the All-England Club for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Kevin King, who has recently climbed to a ranking of 329 in singles and 132 in doubles, teamed with fellow American Ryan Harrison in the men’s doubles draw. The duo lost their first-round match to Eric Butorac of the United States and Raven Klaasen of South Africa (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4). Read More»

Riverfest makes a splash in downtown Newnan

Who would have thought that a tug-of-war featuring participants in canoes would ever happen in downtown Newnan? But that is what happened June 25 when 400 participants in the Paddle Georgia 2014 trip down the Chattahoochee River spent time off the river and were honored at the RiverFest event on the courthouse square. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Downtown Newnan was awash Wednesday evening with a water-themed event that included a tug-of-war contest between canoes in a 60-foot by 20-foot pool. “Riverfest” was a way for Newnan to provide the 400-strong 2014 Paddle Georgia group traveling 110 miles of the Chattahoochee River a place to step out of the river and enjoy the city.

Paddle Georgia 2014 is a project of the Georgia River Network. This year’s river trip by canoe and kayak included 400 people who began the journey in Buford on June 21 and ended in Franklin some 110 miles to the south on June 27. Read More»

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