The Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball team made school history last spring by winning the GISA Class A state championship.
The Knights are set to begin the 2014 campaign Friday, but there will be some new faces along with a new head coach as BCA attempts another postseason run. BCA will host Killian Hill Friday at 4 p.m.
Colby May, a former player at the University of Georgia, is now guiding the Knights, taking over for former coach Nick Pou, who is now coaching Islands High School. May said the team has been working hard in preparation for the new season. [Full Story »]
One final opponent stood between Matt Moore and an undefeated season Saturday in Loganville.
As it turned out, this opponent didn’t stand much of a chance, but then again no one else did this season against the Mat Wildcat standout. Moore capped his undefeated season with a state championship at 220 lbs., pinning Arius Ofum of Rome High School in the first period of the championship match.
Moore finishes his high school career with two state championship medals (he also won as a sophomore) and a state runner-up showing as a junior. Most of his victories this season were by pin, with the most being in the first period of matches. Just what was going through Moore’s mind as he prepared for that final match?
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The buzz created by the Apalachee High School boys basketball team this season was the direct result of a group of talented players who participated in an exciting brand of basketball.
The record-setting season drew to a close Saturday in a six-point loss to M.L. King High School, but not before the Wildcats once again gave their fans plenty to cheer for.
Sophomore Kamar Baldwin did his usual damage with 26 points. Alantae Billings, Wright Patterson and Joey German joined Baldwin in making 3-pointers. The action was fast-paced as both teams put on a display of athleticism that won’t be soon forgotten.
When the final buzzer sounded, the visiting MLK Lions had 70 points to 64 for the home Wildcats. It was disappointing for AHS players, coaches and fans, but it was obvious the season was appreciated. As the home team left the court for the final time in 2013-2014, their fans stood and cheered, letting each player know their efforts were noticed.
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The Winder-Barrow High School baseball team was looking to gain experience against quality opposition during its trip to Augusta last weekend.
That mission was accomplished.
The Diamond Doggs (2-2 overall) defeated Lakeside Evans 8-7 Friday before returning to the field for two games Saturday, a 7-1 loss to Effingham County and a 7-0 setback to Evans.
“Overall, it was a good trip for getting to know what we have,” WBHS coach Brian Smith said. “We were tested by some good teams. We saw some areas where we need to get better at. It was a good team bonding trip and a baseball experience. We had a lot of fun with it.”
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