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Athlete of the Week
Malik Oliver--DOUGLAS COUNTY

With his ability to run and pass, Douglas County senior quarterback Malik Oliver wants to not only lead the Tigers back to the postseason but past the first round...
August 26, 2015 03:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chapel Hill softball continues solid play
After advancing all the way to Columbus last year, the Chapel Hill Lady Panthers are continuing to play some good softball...
August 26, 2015 02:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lithia Springs hosts Landmark Christian in season opener
This Friday, Lithia Springs joins the competition that started a week ago on numerous football fields and hosts Landmark Christian in its 2015 opener at Lions Stadium...
August 26, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander readies for another playoff push
After winning eight contests and advancing to the state playoffs last season, the Alexander football team has returned to the practice field preparing for its 2015 campaign. The Cougars have expect...
August 20, 2015 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County ready to build off postseason berth
Last season, the Douglas County High School football team achieved its best season in nearly a decade, winning five contests and reaching the state playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Tiger...
August 20, 2015 12:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manchester continues growth from playoff campaign
Fresh off its first postseason appearance in program history last season, the New Manchester football team has returned to the practice field for fall camp this August. The Jaguars’ success last se...
August 20, 2015 12:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chapel Hill seeks improvements in 2015 campaign
After winning five games and making the state playoffs in 2013, the Chapel Hill football team went into last season in a new classification, moving up from 3A to 5A, and new head coach with Justin ...
August 20, 2015 12:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lithia Springs seeks winning season
Coming into last season, the Lithia Springs football program was welcoming in a new head coach, former Lovejoy assistant Craig Chatman, and had not won a football contest since October 2012. The Li...
August 20, 2015 12:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local squad ready for new season
Led by head coach Chy Thompson, the Colonial Hills Christian School saw its volleyball team earn a spot in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association state playoffs last season. The Ram...
August 12, 2015 11:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Offseason continues to shorten for local programs
With the start of the prep football regular season in Georgia less than two weeks away, the offseason continues to become shorter over time. A typical regular season for a team begins in August and...
August 12, 2015 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colonial Hills Christian football prepares for new season
With its season opener less than three weeks away, the Colonial Hills Christian School football team has returned to the field for its training camp hoping to build on last season’s campaign, which...
August 05, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cougars ready for 2015 campaign
Last season, the Alexander softball team fell one game short of advancing to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs and a trip to Columbus for the Elite Eight, dropping its best-of-three playof...
August 05, 2015 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Chapel Hill basketball getting ready for new season
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    06.24.15 - 01:31 pm
  • Volleyball club training area youth
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    06.17.15 - 02:07 pm
  • Lions go to work in summer session
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    06.17.15 - 02:01 pm
  • Durr named national player of the year
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    06.17.15 - 01:59 pm
  • Douglas County ready to build off postseason berth
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    06.10.15 - 02:55 pm
  • Douglas County baseball players named to All-Region teams
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    06.10.15 - 02:54 pm
  • Douglas has banner year in fall and winter sports
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    06.03.15 - 01:48 pm
  • Spring season concludes for Douglas County
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    06.03.15 - 01:39 pm
  • Carter shone on and off the field for New Manchester
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    05.27.15 - 11:10 am
  • Panthers conclude season with play in state tournament
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    05.27.15 - 11:03 am
  • Upgrading facilities impacting programs on and off field
    Over the past two seasons, construction crews throughout Douglas and Paulding Counties have been active upgrading athletic facilities at the public high schools. In May of 2014, Paulding County vot...
    August 05, 2015 11:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Harvester Christian enters campaign with new head coach
    When Dutch Nelson took over as head coach of the Harvester Christian Academy football team last March, he still had to make coaching adjustments despite being the area director for the Douglas Coun...
    July 29, 2015 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alexander’s Jake Pratt shines on baseball diamond
    Alexander High School junior Jake Pratt has had an active summer on the baseball field as the left-handed pitcher has been selected to participate in several showcases in the past two months. Pratt...
    July 29, 2015 03:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Area grapplers participate in national wrestling meet
    Several top prep wrestlers from Douglas and Paulding Counties participated at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior and Cadet Nationals in Fargo, N. D. from July 18 to 25 under the Team Georgia banner. The Team...
    July 29, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cougars’ volleyball continues summer workouts
    Last season, the Alexander volleyball team won nine contests and made the state playoffs in its first year as a Class 5A program. This summer, the Cougars are already back on the court preparing fo...
    July 22, 2015 10:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Area athletes prep for national meet
    The largest prep wrestling tournament in the U.S. began this week with the opening of the Cadet/Junior National Championships in Fargo, N.D. starting last Sunday and concluding Saturday. Locally, f...
    July 22, 2015 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Camp Blaze continues for area youth
    Last week, club volleyball program Push 1 Volleyball continued its summer activities with another edition of Camp Blaze, this session as a week-long camp at King’s Way Christian School in Douglasvi...
    July 22, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cougars return to field for summer workouts
    After winning eight contests and advancing to the state playoffs last season, the Alexander football team has returned to the practice field this week preparing for its 2015 campaign. The Cougars h...
    July 15, 2015 11:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DH Hoops brings summer camps for kids to Douglasville
    DH Hoops, a youth basketball training organization founded by Douglas County resident Darrell Hairston 15 years ago, recently hosted a skills camp at Jessie Davis Park Recreation Center in Douglasv...
    July 15, 2015 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglasville Bulls represents Douglas County on southern stage
    The Douglasville Bulls have been a mainstay in the Douglasville community for 22 years and the team has returned to action this summer in the Sunbelt League. Behind the efforts of former Major Leag...
    July 08, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New Manchester returns to practice field for summer workouts
    Fresh off its first postseason appearance in program history last season, the New Manchester football team has returned to the practice field for summer workouts. The Jaguars’ success last season w...
    July 01, 2015 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Douglasville center trains community through instructional summer camps
    This summer, Douglasville Gymnastics has once again opened its doors to the Douglas County community, serving as a congregation center for young athletes in gymnastics, tumbling and competitive che...
    July 01, 2015 12:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Athlete of the Week: Shyla Crenshaw, Paulding County
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.27.15 - 10:59 am
  • Athlete of the Week: Dakota Morrell, East Paulding
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.27.15 - 10:54 am
  • Area athletes represent at state meets
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.20.15 - 12:52 pm
  • Spring postseason comes to a close
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.20.15 - 12:49 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Kayla Alexander, Chapel Hill
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.20.15 - 12:46 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Aeneas Williams, Alexander
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.20.15 - 12:42 pm
  • Postseason continues for area programs
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.13.15 - 01:46 pm
  • Panthers prepare for state tournament
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    05.13.15 - 01:43 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Abi Waldman, North Paulding
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.13.15 - 01:39 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Lasheon Strozier, Lithia Springs
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
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    05.13.15 - 01:36 pm