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Patriots on the mat

Several Sandy Creek wrestlers picked up wins in recent tournaments during December. Jake Lee (106) won his division at the South Metro tournament at Luella as well as the Wildcat Brawl at Whitewater, improving his season record to 28-0. Nick Martin placed fifth (132) at Luella and third (126) at Whitewater. Other Patriots placing at Whitewater were Antonio Trapp (sixth), Lawson Dial (seventh) and Dominic Minyon (eighth).

Several Sandy Creek wrestlers picked up wins in recent tournaments during December. Jake Lee (106) won his division at the South Metro tournament at Luella as well as the Wildcat Brawl at Whitewater, improving his season record to 28-0. Nick Martin placed fifth (132) at Luella and third (126) at Whitewater. Other Patriots placing at Whitewater were Antonio Trapp (sixth), Lawson Dial (seventh) and Dominic Minyon (eighth) Read More»

Annual 3-on-3 tourney Jan. 19

The Starr’s Mill High School Tip Off Club will host its 15th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament and skills competition Monday, Jan. 19. Cost is $60 per team.

Competition is for players in grades third through eighth, and format changes this year will allow teams to play with minimal wait time between games.

Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games, and finals in each age group will be refereed by coaches and/or adult volunteers.

Concessions will be available for purchase during the tournament at Rising Starr and Starr’s Mill gymnasiums. Read More»

McIntosh dance No.1 in jazz

The McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team recently traveled to Tennessee to compete in the UDA Smokey Mountain Championship. They competed against teams from Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Chiefettes brought home a 1st place trophy for their Jazz routine, and a 2nd place trophy for their Pom routine! The Chiefettes upcoming competitions include traveling to Birmingham on January 10, Nationals in Orlando on Jan. 31 and Feb.1, and the State Competition at McIntosh Feb. 7. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team recently traveled to Tennessee to compete in the UDA Smokey Mountain Championship. They competed against teams from Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Chiefettes brought home a 1st place trophy for their Jazz routine, and a 2nd place trophy for their Pom routine! The Chiefettes upcoming competitions include traveling to Birmingham on January 10, Nationals in Orlando on Jan. 31 and Feb.1, and the State Competition at McIntosh Feb. 7. Photo/Submitted.

PTC native dominates on the court, blindfolded

Blindfolded Amanda Dennis makes a block. Dennis was named the 2014 female disabled athlete of the year and honored at the Georgia Disability Sports Awards in November. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City native is competing on the international stage in a sport that many people may have never seen or heard of.

Amanda Dennis was named the 2014 female disabled athlete of the year by BlazeSports and was honored in November in Atlanta at the Georgia Disability Sports Awards
For several years the 20-year-old has been a member of the U.S. national goalball team, which reached the quarterfinals at the 2012 Paralympics in London and captured the gold at the International Blind Sport Association’s (IBSA) Goalball World Championships in July in Finland. Read More»

Atlanta Motor Speedway to host first NASCAR open team test ‘15

An open team test for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams Feb. 26 will kick off four consecutive days of on-track NASCAR action at Atlanta Motor Speedway leading into the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend. Read More»

Two local wrestlers win at South Metro tournament

Logan Wesolowski, one of the winners last weekend, holding the official tournament bracket showing his weight class which is traditionally presented to each winner. Photo/Submitted.

WHS and SCHS pin opponents

Two varsity wrestlers from Fayette won their respective weight classes last weekend at the annual South Metro tournament at Luella High School. Thirty teams competed in the event, which is Georgia’s longest-running high school wrestling tournament, having run annually since 1971.

Logan Wesolowski of Whitewater won the championship in the 145-pound division, going 5-0 in the tournament. Jake Lee of Sandy Creek won the 106-pound division, also going undefeated, and improved his season record to 23-0. Read More»

Bonding at the food bank

The Rising Starr Cheerleaders met in November to work at the Midwest Food bank along with two of the captains of the football squad, Hannah Defler and Kristen Decos. Each month, the team gets together for a bonding event and in the month of November they decided to give back. Photo/Submitted.

The Rising Starr Cheerleaders met in November to work at the Midwest Food bank along with two of the captains of the football squad, Hannah Defler and Kristen Decos.

Each month, the team gets together for a bonding event and in the month of November they decided to give back. Photo/Submitted.

Adams named All-American

Garrison Adams of Fayetteville, a defender at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., was named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-American first team, a week after his team won the national soccer championship. Photo/Special.

Garrison Adams of Fayetteville, a defender at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., was named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-American first team, a week after his team won the national soccer championship.

Adams attended Landmark Christian School and came up through the AFC Lightning academy program.

A sophomore, he came to Lee last year from Mississippi State and scored five goals this season for the Flames, who defeated Bethel College of Indiana 2-1 in the Dec. 6 championship in Kissimmee, Fla. Photo/Special.

Olympic gold medalist eyes two more

Olympic gold-medalist and Fayette County native Christian Taylor. Photo/Special.

One of Fayette County’s most successful international athletes is gearing up for another season, and perhaps a repeat of Olympic glory.

So far, Christian Taylor’s biggest moment during his track and field career was when he stepped on the platform at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to receive the gold medal for the triple jump.

While the Olympics is by far the most visible venue in which he competes, he stays busy in between Olympic competitions.
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Landmark senior signs with Stanford baseball

Ben Baggett, a senior at Landmark Christian School, signed a baseball scholarship with Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., during the early signing period in November. Photo/Submitted.

Ben Baggett, a senior at Landmark Christian School, signed a baseball scholarship with Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., during the early signing period in November.

So far in his prep career he has been named a Perfect Game third-team All-American, team MVP at Landmark and preseason All-State selection.

Last year he broke the school’s single-season and career strikeout records.

He also trained at Explosive Mechanics with Jared Bidne and played summer baseball with Esteban Maldonado and Lloyd Thompson with Home Plate. Photo/Submitted.

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