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Train with the pros for multisport event

Get ready for FCA endurance weekend

Cyclists, runners and swimmers of all abilities and all ages can get free advice and instruction on Jan. 31 from world-class athletes who support the FCA Endurance MultiSport Weekend.

Two-time Olympic Marathoner Ryan Hall and three-time Ironman Champion Chris Lieto, both supporters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) endurance weekend, will be at the First Baptist Church, 208 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m for a free training program. Read More»

Thai student is finding his niche on wrestling team

Clockwise from upper left are Boonsiri Nonthapan (with glasses); Tanachai Eckley, a sophomore at McIntosh; Sugeera Eckley, a graduate student in California; and Areya Eckley, a freshman at McIntosh. Photo/Submitted.

Fitting in at a new school is never easy. When you’re 10,000 miles away from your old school it can be a bit tougher than usual.

Boonsiri Nonthapan came to Peachtree City from Thailand at the beginning of the school year to live with the Eckley family and attend McIntosh High. According to Geno Eckley, the host family thought having a Thai student would make the transition easier since Eckley’s wife Sukanya is from Thailand.

“Our kids, although mixed, appear Asian,” said Eckley. “We also eat food that he was already accustomed to.” Read More»

MHS Chiefs still unbeaten as region playoffs loom

The McIntosh Chiefs ran their record to 21-0 over the weekend with two big region wins and have a handful of games left before the Region 4-AAAAA tournament begins. The Chiefs traveled cross-city to Starr’s Mill Friday night and won 62-50 before a sellout crowd Read More»

National ambassadors set for MultiSport Weekend

Three national ambassadors have been confirmed to support the FCA Endurance MultiSport Weekend, the first nationally-branded triathlon and multi-discipline sports event to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

National ambassadors for FCA Endurance MultiSport Weekend include Chris Lieto, three-time Ironman champion; Ryan Hall, two-time U.S. Olympic marathoner; and David Pollack, three-time All-American in football at the University of Georgia. Read More»

McIntosh on the rise as region hoops heat up

McIntosh’s Jordan Lyons (driving with ball) helped propel the Chiefs to a 68-63 win over cross-county rival Whitewater Saturday. The win moved the Chiefs to 13-0 and kept them ranked second in the state. Photo/Taylor Trebotte.

More than a month after the season officially began, varsity basketball teams in Fayette and elsewhere are moving full steam ahead into the heart of their region schedules this month.

Fayette County, Sandy Creek and Whitewater began Region 5-AAAA play last night, while Region 4-AAAAA squads from McIntosh and Starr’s Mill already have several conference games under their belts.
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The Citizen Sports Calendar — Jan. 9–Feb. 14

The Citizen Sports Calendar — Jan. 9–Feb. 14

Friday, Jan. 9

Basketball: Fayette County at Sandy Creek; Elite Scholars Academy at Landmark; Woodland at McIntosh; OLM at Mt. Vernon; Stockbridge at Starr’s Mill; Carrollton at Whitewater.

Swimming: Landmark at Forsyth Winter Invitational; Whitewater vs. McIntosh (Kedron).



Saturday, Jan. 10

Basketball: W.D. Mohammed at Landmark; ELCA at OLM; Forest Park at Starr’s Mill.

Wrestling: A area duals at ELCA; AAAA area duals at Whitewater; AAAAA area duals at Hardaway.
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Bump, set, spike: Tyrone resident dominates New England scene

Tyrone resident and 2011 Our Lady of Mercy graduate Nicole Gagnier sets the volleyball. Photo/Submitted.

Tyrone resident, OLM grad guided No. 14 offense in country and voted MVP

Nicole Gagnier, a Tyrone resident and 2011 graduate of Our Lady of Mercy, has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC ) Volleyball Athlete of the Year as a senior setter for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) team.

Gagnier received the honor by a vote of the league’s coaches.

She led the conference in assists per set (10.58) and assists (1,291) while ranking No. 16 and No. 23 in the nation in those categories.
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$30,000 to Coweta teachers

White Oak Elementary School teacher Paula Marie Corley with her $1,500 check for “iRobot, Do You?” Photo/Submitted.

Twelve Coweta County school teachers were surprised with goodie bags, supplies and Bright Ideas checks ranging from $442 to $1,500 when a group of Operation Round Up representatives showed up Oct. 22-23 to announce the 2014 winners in classrooms across the county.

Every year, Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Operation Round Up iniative gives educators the opportunity to apply for grants dedicated to special teaching projects not often available in tightly-budgeted school systems. Read More»

War Eagles win tournament

The War Eagles of Landmark Christian School went into the Christmas holiday with an 11-2 record and an eight-game winning streak after picking up three straight wins in the Mountain Top Classic tournament hosted by Fannin County. Photo/Submitted.

Landmark’s eight-game winning streak

The War Eagles of Landmark Christian School went into the Christmas holiday with an 11-2 record and an eight-game winning streak after picking up three straight wins in the Mountain Top Classic tournament hosted by Fannin County.

The team downed Cumberland County (Tenn.) 108-67, took care of the host team by a 72-43 score, and won the tournament championship game 67-57 over Excel Christian. Zack Allen, Jackson Schultz and Eddie Windsor were named to the All-Tournament Team. Photo/Submitted.

Introduction to pickleball Jan. 8, Kedron Fieldhouse

A free demonstration of Peachtree City’s new pickleball program is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. To find out more about the event, contact PTCpickleball@aol.com. Photo/Submitted.

City’s new program hosts free event for ‘hands-on experience’

A free demonstration of Peachtree City’s new pickleball program is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center.

“[This event] will allow participants to get hands-on experience and learn just how great this game is for all ages,” a pickleball spokesperson said.

Members of the PTC Pickleball Club will provide the equipment and their expertise to get attendees quickly into the swing of the game.

The game itself is quite simple. Players use paddles and a whiffle ball on badminton-size courts with a slightly lowered tennis net. Read More»

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