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McIntosh, Starr’s Mill at top of AAAAA standings

McIntosh, Starr’s Mill at top of AAAAA standings

With last week’s baseball finals closing the book on high school sports for the 2013-14 school year, the final standing were released by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association for the annual Directors Cup, with McIntosh and Starr’s Mill the top two for girls’ sports in AAAAA and in the top three overall.

The two Fayette schools were extremely close to each other in all three listings, with both in the top five in boys’ sports as well. Read More»

Off to college

Off to college

Creekside Christian Academy’s Koby Hill signed a letter of commitment to play basketball for Erskine College in South Carolina. Hill helped lead his team to the GICAA 2AA state championship and a region championship. 

He led the Cougars in scoring (13.3 ppg) and was an All-State and All-Region Selection. Hill is pictured with his teammates, Asst. Coach J.J. Hines, brother, mother, father and Head Coach Burton Urarow. Hill is a resident of Fayette County. Photo/Special

Veteran coaches join forces at Mercy

From left; Glenn Griffin, Mike Earwood and Clint Wade. Photo/Special.

All high schools dream of having a successful head football coach.

This fall Our Lady of Mercy will have three proven veterans on the same staff.

Going into his fifth season at OLM, Mike Earwood has taken a program that won ten games in ten years and now is coming off consecutive winning seasons and state playoff appearances. He joined the Bobcats after a very successful stint at Starr’s Mill, where he started the Panthers’ football program and had eight winning seasons and as many trips to the state playoffs in 12 years. Read More»

Trinity captures GISA region title

The girls track team from Trinity Christian School celebrates its region title. Photo/Special.

Trinity Christian School’s track team has made huge strides in only its second season.

The girls won the GISA’s 1-AAA region championship April 16. Andrea Campbell and Dee Cowan finished first and second in the 100 and 200 meters and Ashley Caldwell won the 100-meter hurdles. Cowan was the top individual scorer due in part to her performances in the long jump and as part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Read More»

Summer track series on the way this week

Participants from last year’s track series. Photo/Special.

The Peachtree City Running Club has announced the schedule for its 2014 summer track series, which is open to runners of all ages and abilities.

Meets will take place Wednesday evenings from June 4 to July 2 at Riley Field adjacent to Peachtree City Elementary School. Registration begins at 6 p.m. with the first event at 6:30 p.m.

Participation is free for all runners and spectators. Read More»

’Cats fall short in state title quest

The Whitewater Wildcats came up two runs short in their quest for the AAAAA state baseball championship.

Playing as the visiting team in their own ballpark, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead in the third game of the championship series, but they couldn’t hold off the Houston County Bears’ bats and fell 8-6 Tuesday afternoon before an overflow crowd of passionate baseball fans.

Whitewater led 3-0 before the opposition even came up to bat, as Jacob Wilkinson led off the game with a walk, Brandon Bell singled and Nick Fuerstenau blasted a three-run homer. Read More»

Wildcats finish second in state

The Whitewater Wildcats came up two runs short in their quest for the AAAAA state baseball championship.

Playing as the visiting team in their own ballpark, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead in the third game of the championship series, but they couldn’t hold off the Houston County Bears’ bats and fell 8-6 Tuesday afternoon before an overflow crowd of passionate baseball fans.

Whitewater led 3-0 before the opposition even came up to bat, as Jacob Wilkinson led off the game with a walk, Brandon Bell singled and Nick Fuerstenau blasted a three-run homer. Read More»

Wildcats' series pushed to limit

It took a full day of baseball Monday for the Whitewater Wildcats and Houston County Bears to achieve a doubleheader split in the AAAAA state championship series, and the two teams return to the field Tuesday for a deciding third game.

Game 1 could not have ended in more dramatic fashion, as the Wildcats’ Taylor Turner hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh for an 8-6 win. Read More»

The Campus wins GICAA state baseball title

The Campus wins GICAA state baseball title

The Campus United Gryphons won the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association state baseball championship with a May 16 doubleheader sweep of Praise Academy's Lions from Douglasville, winning 13-1 and 12-2.

"I could not be prouder of my guys for exemplifying what our school stands for and taking our team to the top," said head baseball coach KC Lorow.

The team captured the crown in front of its home fans at "The Chuck," or Home Plate Baseball in Peachtree City. Read More»

Panthers fourth, Chiefs eighth in AAAAA golf

The Starr's Mill Panthers finished fourth in boys' golf and the McIntosh Chiefs were eighth in the AAAAA state tournament Monday.

A story that ran in Wednesday's edition of the Citizen reported results from golfstatresults.com that were incorrect and incomplete. The results below are updated and complete, and can also be found at a link from the Georgia High School Association's web site. Read More»

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