Winning back-to-back state championships in girls’ competition doesn’t go unnoticed. Nor do overall titles at both the league and district last year. So when the Jefferson Sea Dragon youth swim team arrives at the pool, people tend to know it.
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The Bethlehem Shooting Stars Archery team placed ninth in the NASP National Tournament held in Louisville, Ky.
This is the third year the team has been competing and the first time it has made it to the national event. The Shooting Stars finished ninth in the nation out of 148 elementary schools competing in the tournament.
The National Tournament featured a total of 541 schools competing in three divisions (elementary, middle and high school) representing 35 states with a total of 12,044 archers.
The Shooting Stars posted a score of 3,166 which was their best score in program history.
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The Barrow County Cheerleading Association (BCCA) is holding registration for its new season until June 9. The BCCA is open to cheerleaders ages 4-13. The group has various events planned for the upcoming season including a community pep rally Sept. 29.
For more information, contact Amber Boone, BCCA secretary and events coordinator, at 770-815-3106 or at BCCAevents@yahoo.com.
Tee Ball player Dominic Lordo recently connected for a homerun and if that accomplishment wasn’t enough to get excited about, the young player also earned $100 for his effort.
Lordo won the $100 as part of a challenge for Winder Dixie Youth players presented by Kidz Academy.
Any player which hits a home run over the fence where the Kidz Academy homerun challenge sign is located will also win $100. The homerun challenge sign is placed in left center field because that’s the location of where Billy and Tina Maynard’s son, Will, had his first
homerun. The homerun has to go over that area of the field.
The Maynards, owners of Kidz Academy, are park sponsors for Winder Dixie Youth baseball. Lordo is a player for the Blue Jays and connected for his homerun during an April 6 game.
The Bethlehem Shooting Stars archery team competed for the third year on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Loganville High School in the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) Regional Tournament.
The Shooting Stars had their best tournament finishing in second place with 2,991 points. That makes three straight years of improvement for the shooting stars, coaches said.
The team is comprised of fourth and fifth graders from Bethlehem Elementary School. The team was lead by Sam Owens, who received the award for the best overall shooter in the elementary division with 278 points, breaking his personal best record from last year where he shot a 273 in the national tournament held in Louisville, Ky.
Other shooters also scored their personal best to help lead the team to their second place finish, including Conyer Smith, Colby Eck, Case Wages, Emma Stratton, Markese White, Haley Russell, Kohl Cato, Jordan Wilson, Colby Sikes, Braydon Butler, Kade Greeson and Collin Lancaster. Special thanks to the parents and administrators for allowing the archery team the opportunity to compete in the tournament and to Coaches Ronney Miller and Brandi Duke.