sports
Lady Lions seeking postseason bid
With wins in five of its last seven contests through Jan. 18, the Lithia Springs’ girls’ basketball team has recovered from a slow start and finds itself only two games outside second place in the ...
January 21, 2015 01:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Alexander competes in state team duals
The Georgia High School Association hosted its team dual wrestling state championships at the Macon Coliseum last weekend and Douglas County was represented by Alexander in the Class 5A competition...
January 21, 2015 01:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Athlete of the Week: Deesha Brefford, New Manchester
After winning a total of only five games last year, the New Manchester girls’ basketball team already has won seven games this season including six region victories. The emergence of a young roster...
January 21, 2015 01:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Athlete of the Week: Qunta Bedford, Lithia Springs
On a seven-game winning streak through Jan. 13, the Lithia Springs boys’ basketball team has emerged as one of the top teams in Region 5AAAAA. Senior Qunta Bedford has been a strong performer for t...
January 21, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New Manchester adjusting to new system
First-year head coach James Bailey has seen his New Manchester boys’ basketball team experience the expected highs and lows of implementing a new system. The Jaguars have had three separate winning...
January 14, 2015 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Alexander preps for team wrestling duals
The prep wrestling season in Georgia will see its first set of state championships this week as the team duals take place Thursday through Saturday at the Centreplex in Macon. Unlike the traditiona...
January 14, 2015 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Athlete of the Week: Kiana Johnson, Lithia Springs
Guard Kiana Johnson of Lithia Springs has established herself as one of the top girls’ basketball players in Douglas County, averaging a team-high 14 points a contest along with over four rebounds ...
January 14, 2015 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Athlete of the Week: Chad Terrell, North Paulding
The North Paulding boys’ basketball team has won four of its last six contests through Jan. 12 and sports an overall winning record. The Wolfpack’s charge has been led by sophomore Chad Terrell, wh...
January 14, 2015 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Douglas County Scores and Schedule
Boys’ Basketball Tuesday, Jan. 6 Lithia Springs 67, Paulding County 53 South Paulding 83, New Manchester 82 Villa Rica 60, Alexander 57 Allatoona 61, Chapel Hill 58 Friday, Jan. 9 Alexander 69, Cha...
January 14, 2015 12:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Panthers rebound after a slow start
Two seasons ago, the Chapel Hill girls’ basketball team won a region championship and advanced to the semifinals of the state playoffs en route to a 27-win campaign. The Panthers won 22 contests la...
January 07, 2015 12:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cougars ready to peak this season
The Alexander boys’ basketball team reached unprecedented heights last season, winning a program-record 26 contests and advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs for the first time. This se...
January 07, 2015 12:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Athlete of the Week: D.J. Wakefield, East Paulding
After winning only one contest last season, the East Paulding boys’ basketball team has made marked improvements this year, earning four victories including a region win over Chapel Hill. The Raide...
January 07, 2015 11:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
  • Jaguars’ program continues building process
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.10.14 - 01:04 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Macey McBrayer, Hiram
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.10.14 - 01:01 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Yancy St. Germain, Paulding County
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.10.14 - 12:58 pm
  • Tigers primed for championship run
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.03.14 - 11:57 am
  • Athlete of the Week: Kelsi Fizer, South Paulding
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.03.14 - 11:52 am
  • Athlete of the Week: Jacob Giammarco, Alexander
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.03.14 - 11:49 am
  • Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    by Staff Reports
    12.03.14 - 11:46 am
  • Fall prep sports conclude in Douglas County
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:58 pm
  • Cougars embark on new season, class
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:56 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Jasmine Weber, East Paulding
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:54 pm
  • Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    Boys’ Basketball Dec. 29 Byrnes (S.C.) 63, Douglas County 58 New Manchester 65, Hapeville Charter 58 Dec. 30 Alexander 62, Savannah 55 Shaker Heights (Ohio) 76, Douglas Co. 64 New Manchester 59, Ke...
    January 07, 2015 11:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Douglas County Sports Year in Review
    Douglas high schools experienced another successful year in sports in 2014 with several programs winning region titles and athletes earning individual state championships. Alexander saw several of ...
    December 30, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    Scores Boys’ Basketball Thursday, Dec. 18 Lithia Springs 93, Central (Carrollton) 37 Friday, Dec. 19 Alexander 83, Hiram 76 Mill Creek 67, Chapel Hill 45 Lithia Springs 85, Bowdon 52 Saturday, Dec....
    December 30, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    County shines in all-region selections
    The high school football season officially concluded last week and All-Region teams within the Georgia High School Association have been announced with Douglas County prep athletes well represented...
    December 24, 2014 11:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Douglas grad win for Kennesaw State
    The Kennesaw State girls’ basketball team has won eight of its first 10 games this year for the program’s best start since the 2000-01 campaign when the Owls opened with a 13-2 record. Douglasville...
    December 24, 2014 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Athlete of the Week: Alexia Wallace, Chapel Hill
    ll girls’ basketball team has rebounded by winning seven of its last eight games. Sophomore point guard Alexia Wallace has been a key to the Panthers’ turnaround, averaging 10 points a game along w...
    December 24, 2014 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Athlete of the Week: K’Ja Johnson, Douglas County
    Coming into the season as one of the top teams in the state, the Douglas County High School boys’ basketball team has lived up to expectations, winning nine of its first 10 games and sitting undefe...
    December 24, 2014 11:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    Boys’ Basketball Friday, Dec. 12 Alexander 88, Douglass 56 (Tenn.) Paulding County 76, Chapel Hill 70 Douglas County 60, Langston Hughes 58 Allatoona 51, Lithia Springs 45 New Manchester 65, Villa ...
    December 24, 2014 11:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    New Manchester’s Jarrett wins county’s top honor
    New Manchester running back Omahri Jarrett has been awarded the 2014 Howard Thompson Trophy by the Douglas County School System. The award is annually given to the senior football player in Douglas...
    December 17, 2014 12:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Hawks embark on new season
    Prior to last season, the Harvester Christian Academy boys’ basketball team had won only one game combined in the previous three years. However, under head coach Jermal McCoy, the Hawks responded w...
    December 17, 2014 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Athlete of the Week: Atara McGhaw, Alexander
    Alexander freshman Atara McGhaw has had an immediate impact on the girls’ basketball team, which has already won four contests this season. The guard has been effective on both ends of the floor, s...
    December 17, 2014 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    Scores Boys’ Basketball Tuesday, Dec. 9 New Manchester 73, East Paulding 67 Allatoona 63, Alexander 57 Chapel Hill 65, Lithia Springs 63 Douglas County 53, Newnan 49 Friday, Dec. 12 Paulding County...
    December 17, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
  • Athlete of the Week: Baylor Whitfield, Alexander
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:49 pm
  • Douglas County Scores and Schedule
    by Staff Reports
    11.24.14 - 01:48 pm
  • Asia Durr signs with Louisville
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:45 pm
  • Area teams see playoff action
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 12:02 pm
  • Panthers ready for new classification
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 11:57 am
  • Athlete of the Week: Donovan Richardson, Douglas County
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 11:54 am
  • Athlete of the Week: Savannah Watkins, North Paulding
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 11:52 am
  • Five from county qualify in public, private leagues
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.12.14 - 01:03 pm
  • Douglas runners compete at Carrollton
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.12.14 - 01:02 pm
  • Athlete of the Week: Ashley Morgan, Chapel Hill
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.12.14 - 12:59 pm