The Citizen Sports Blitz returns

Sports editor Michael Boylan and staff writer Kevin Wandra have moved their award-winning program to Fayetteville's Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. In the first episode of the new school year, the pair talk about the latest results of all the fall sports, sit down for an interview with FCHS head football coach Tommy Webb and preview this Friday's football games.

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Online exclusive: week two football preview

Fayette County Tigers (0-1) vs. Houston County Bears (1-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Coming off their first loss since 2006, Fayette faces a Houston County squad that crushed Groves 41-0 in its season opener last week. It was a sign of progress for Houston County, which won only one game last season. But Fayette should pose a stiffer challenge this week for Houston County, which is under the direction of a new head coach, Greg Robinson. Fayette features one of the top running backs in the area in Tim Pettaway and a defense that has seven returning starters, including active linebacker Evan Reid.

Instant impact: McIntosh wins first game under new coach, 28-7 over Forsyth Central

Glenn Griffin’s first game as a head coach was one he will not soon forget.

Sophomore quarterback Cam Porter completed 12 of 20 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions, in his first career varsity start to lead the McIntosh Chiefs to a 28-7 victory Friday over the Forsyth Central Bulldogs in the teams’ season opener in Peachtree City.

Fayette drops season opener to Stockbridge, 27-14

An undefeated regular season will not be happening for the Fayette County Tigers this year.

Stockbridge scored 13 unanswered points in the second half to defeat visiting Fayette County 27-14 Friday in the teams’ season opener.

Whitewater handles Douglas County, 42-17

Although Douglas County led Whitewater 17-15 at the half, the Wildcats put forth a tremendous second half effort that produced 27 more points on offense and refused to allow another point from a potent Douglas County team to win their season opener 42-17 Friday in Fayetteville.

Landmark falls to Brookstone 34-14

The Landmark Christian School War Eagles started sophomore Carson Barnett at quarterback in the season’s first game and the opening exchange did not go well. The play resulted in a fumble and Brookstone capitalized, running back the fumble for a touchdown.

Overtime thriller: Sandy Creek defeats East Coweta 24-17

There is an old adage that big-time players make big plays when their teams need them most.

That was the case Friday for the Sandy Creek Patriots, who relied on five upperclassmen to make game-changing plays in a 24-17 overtime victory over the East Coweta Indians in the teams' season-opening non-region game at The Battlefield in Tyrone.

Football scores - Friday, Aug. 30

Final scores

Sandy Creek - 24 East Coweta - 17 OT

McIntosh - 28 Forsyth Central - 7

Whitewater - 42 Douglas County - 17

McIntosh Lady Chiefs, Whitewater Lady Wildcats pound out blowout victories

McIntosh's Linsey Hearn Photo/Michael Boylan.

The young and inexperienced McIntosh Lady Chiefs proved that you don’t need experience to put together a high-scoring game.

U-11 Concorde South team wins championship

U-11 Concordesoccer team Photo/Special.

The U-11 Concorde South girls soccer team from Fayetteville, Georgia, won the Charlotte Invitational Soccer Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently. Front Row L-R: Conli Schwarz, Mikella Rodriguez, Alyssa Taylor, Meg Everritt, Haley Roberts, Alyssa Jordan and Madison McPeters. Back Row L-R: Emily Macuga, Bella Millians, Bridget Frame, Peyton Lee and Carson Lamberth. In the Back is Coach Wayne Simmons.

PTC's Adlington USTA team wins state championship

USTAGA champs Photo/Special.

Kathy Adlington’s USTA 7.0 Mixed Doubles team recently won the Georgia State Championship.

Etowah crushes Starr's Mill at the Dome, 47-24

The Boykin surname is one that has haunted the Starr’s Mill Panthers in the past.

Brandon Boykin, a former standout quarterback/cornerback at Fayette County who is now playing at Georgia, helped lead his team to a 28-14 victory over Starr’s Mill last season.

Sandy Creek defeats Salem 14-7 in scrimmage

It was only a scrimmage, but the Sandy Creek Patriots looked impressive Friday, defeating the Salem Seminoles 14-7 at The Battlefield in Tyrone.

Sitton, Dunn and Folds lead Sandy Creek past Starr's Mill, 9-1

Sandy Creek pitcher Kayla Folds Photo/Kevin Wandra.

With the way Sandy Creek hit and Kayla Folds pitched Thursday, the Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers didn’t have much of a chance.

Scrimmages abound across the county

Whitewater football Chase Penland Photo/Stan Prophitt/

Whitewater, Sandy Creek shine in Up the Creek Tournament

The Up the Creek Tournament was held over the weekend at McCurry Park in Fayetteville, and three local teams finished among the top three finishers in the Diamond Division: Whitewater took second place, and Sandy Creek finished third.

Whitewater stands out at Sequoyah Tournament

The Whitewater Wildcats turned in an impressive showing at the Sequoyah Classic Saturday, finishing in third place with a 5-2 record.

Whitewater cheerleaders receive prestigious honor

Whitewater cheerleading champs Photo/Special.

Of the 411 high schools in Georgia, there are an estimated 2,000 senior cheerleaders in the state. Hundreds of these were nominated last summer by their coaches because of their exemplary cheerleading skills. Of those nominated, 40 athletes were selected by review of application and recommendations, to try-out spot on the prestigious Top 16 in the State. Whitewater High School’s cheerleading coaches Kelly Stanford and Kelly Garner nominated five young ladies who met a minimum requirement of a 3.85 GPA along with exceptional leadership and cheerleading skills. All five of the nominees completed the application process, made the top 40, and also made the Top 16. No other school in the program’s history has ever had such a strong representation.

Starr's Mill loses to East Coweta in scrimmage, 22-13

Starr's Mill's Dan Ellis Photo/Stan Prophitt/

If their scrimmage Thursday against East Coweta is any indication, the Starr’s Mill Panthers still have a considerable amount of work to do before their season opener against Etowah next Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

Fraker survives early penalty in first round, finishes sixth overall

Benn Fraker (Peachtree City, Georgia) shook off an early penalty in his first run to come back with a faster and totally clean run to finish 10th in C-1 yesterday and continue his quest for an Olympic medal.

Wojcik wins silver at Junior Olympics

Derek Wojcik, 16, completed one of the best summers any competitor could ask for.

Wojcik, first won the 2008 National Kyu tournament held in San Francisco, Calif. going 5-0 all by Ippon (instant win) in the sport of Judo. Next, Wojcik took silver at the U.S open in which over 30 countries represented the world in the sport of Judo. Over the weekend of July 25-26, Wojcik took his assault to Orlando, Fla. to compete at the Junior Olympics. He fell just short of his goal of gold as he reeled off four wins but lost in the finals.

Registration for Fayette County Youth softball set for this weekend

The Fayette County Youth Softball Association will hold registration for fall ball at McCurry Park Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 10 from 1-4 p.m. You can also register during the week at the Recreation Department on Redwine Road. For more information, visit

SouthSide Pioneers wrap up summer track season with a bang

Despite team injuries of some of its elite athletes such as Johnathan Ross (Sandy Creek), Brandon Collins (Whitewater), Jared Cooper (Our Lady of Mercy), and  Hughston Taylor, recent Mcintosh HS grad headed to Mars Hill College, the SouthSide Pioneers Track and Field finished a challenging season at the 2008 Georgia Games( Marietta HS) , the USATF National Junior Olympics (Omaha, Nebraska), and the AAU National Junior Olympics Championships (Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI).

Summer series concludes with championship races

The Peachtree Running Club held the championship meet for their summer track series last week and there were some outstanding performances across the age groups of both genders.

PTC's Huse signs with Lee University

Golfer Taylor Huse

Taylor Huse has only been playing competitive golf for the past two years, but his rapid improvement and strong showings against some outstanding opponents over the past year was all the proof Lee University golf coach John Maupin needed to offer Huse a spot on the 2008-09 golf team.

McIntosh grad Mann heats up defense for professional team overseas in Iceland

Christa Mann

Christa Mann had her career plan all mapped out — graduate from Georgia State University and work in journalism, preferably as a sports broadcaster.

Local all stars are District 4 Big League champs

District 4 Big League Champs

The local All Star Team representing Georgia District 4 Big League Baseball completed a run in the tournament by winning the District Championship against West Point, Georgia in a best of three series. They followed that up by winning the Georgia State Championship, defeating Georgia District 7 by a score of 21 – 5 in the finals.

Dugout Club Hurricanes win USSSA World Series

12U Dugout Club Hurricanes Pictured are: Front row L-R: Austin Jenkins, Andrew Richardson, Billy Magill, Cameron Chambers, Joseph Cearbaugh; second row L-R: Grant Krug, Brian Floyd, Adam Weisheit, Austin O’Farrell, Alex Dwyer, Brooks Hardy; and back row L-R: Coaches Gary Cearbaugh, Travis Jenkins and Keith Richardson. (Not pictured: Jakob Robinson and Liam Malone). Photo/Special.

UGA offers guaranteed Gameday parking on campus for $120

University of Georgia Parking Services is selling season-long parking permits for all six home football games in the North Campus and Carlton Street parking decks.

Lehmann, 9, top of his division in water skiing

Garett Lehmann, Water Skier

Last weekend, Garrett Lehman of Peachtree City competed in the 2008 Georgia State Water Ski Championships held at Whitestone Lakes near Talking Rock, Ga.

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