FCYBA team qualifies for YBOA National Championship

South Metro Mustangs

The 15U South Metro Mustangs, one of the Advanced Program League teams under the direction of the Fayette County Youth Basketball Association, has qualified to participate in the YBOA National Championship. The team recently competed in the YBOA Division II State Championship and finished 3rd in the State. The team will now move on to the National Championship to be held in Orlando later this month.

Roller hockey players from PTC to represent Georgia

Roller Hockey State Wars

Twenty-two players from the Peachtree City Roller Hockey Association will represent the city on various State Teams at the 4th State Wars tournament to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio this summer.

U-10 soccer champs

Team Reading PTCYSA

Team Reading is the Under 10 boys soccer champions for the spring season of Peachtree City Youth Soccer.

Eagles edge Renegades for PTC Little League tournament title

PTCLL Eagles and Renegades

The Eagles are Peachtree City Little League’s Majors American Tournament Champions, they are pictured along with the Runner-up, the Renegades.

6U Dodgers win USSSA tournament

Dodgers 6U in Newnan

The 6-under Fayette County Dodgers played in the USSSA baseball tournament in Newnan this weekend. The Dodgers played the Coweta County Cubs (who were undefeated during the regular season) on Sunday June 8 for the championship. The Dodgers won the 2008 USSSA tournament championship game by a score of 21-13. In the front row, from left, are Coach Derrick Wyckoff, Kaleb Gardner, Tyson Bridges, Nathan Kearns, II, Christian Warmack, Daniel Courtney, Ethan Sapp, Jacob Smith, Coach Bobby Warmack. In the back row are Coach Rich Riggins, Jack Haley, Owen Mikoy, Georgia Dalman, Liam, Dylan Wyckoff, Coach Nathan Kearns. Not pictured are Coach John Haley & Coach Paul Dalman. Photo/Special.

Starr's Mill grad Lewis helps power Bulldogs to College World Series

Joey Lewis, a Starr’s Mill graduate and designated hitter for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, was 1-for-2 with a two run home run in the decisive third game against the NC State Wolfpack in last weekend’s super regionals. Lewis also homered in the first game against NC State and drove in a run in the second game, giving him five RBIs for the series.

Former Starr's Mill star Brian Fletcher accepts invite to USA Baseball's National Team Trials

What an offseason its has been for former Starr’s Mill baseball standout Brian Fletcher.

Fletcher, a freshman outfielder at Auburn, recently accepted an invitation to attend USA Baseball's 2008 National Team Trials.

Inline hockey helps ice hockey players

Recently an article written by Scott Hill was printed in the USA Hockey magazine with information taken from the National Inline Hockey Association Web site on how playing Inline/Roller Hockey is great for those that play ice hockey.

Tyrone 8U Giants win area tournament

Tyrone Giants win area

The 8U Tyrone Giants Champions won the USSSA area tournament at Handley Park in Tyrone, Georgia last weekend.

Pioneers run well at district meet

The SouthSide Pioneers competed at the 2008 AAU Georgia District Championships at Our of Lady of Mercy Catholic High School last weekend and did very well.

Top finishes for locals at Thursday Thunder

The first week of the 2008 Thursday Thunder racing series took place at Atlanta Motor Speedway last week and local racers did very well.

My Great Wall Story

By Dr. John Thomas
Special to The Citizen

Editor’s note: Dr. John N. Thomas, “The Running Doctor,” is an avid runner who has competed in a number of races in the region and the nation. As someone who has run in triathlons before and also competed in a marathon, Dr. Thomas, head of Allied Healthcare Clinics, is always looking for a challenge. Allied Healthcare is a healthcare and wellness center that targets the running and triathlon community of Fayette County.

Fayette County brings back youth track program

As the saying goes, “Good things come to those that wait.”

That could certainly apply to the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Youth Track & Field Program. After nine years of a hiatus with no youth track and field program, earlier this year the organization embarked upon changing that record. The new program was jumpstarted after over 85 youth between the ages of 5 – 14 years old registered in February 2008.

Three locals drafted in MLB 2008 draft

With the 328th pick overall, Sandy Creek graduate Blake Brewer was selected by the Florida Marlins. Brewer is a right handed pitcher. His brother, Brent, was drafted several years ago by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Former Starr's Mill standout Brian Fletcher named to Louisvile Slugger Freshman All-American team

The accolades continue to pour in for former Starr’s Mill baseball standout Brian Fletcher.

Fletcher, an outfielder at Auburn, was recently named a 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American as chosen by Collegiate Baseball.

McIntosh to host football camp

McIntosh High School will be hosting its first annual football camp June 9-12, 2008, for any young man grades 3-8.

The camp will concentrate on the basic fundamentals of the game. Topics to be covered include: quarterback play, running backs play, lineman skills and defensive back techniques. Campers will also receive instruction on other areas of the game such as weight training, proper nutrition and proper practice habits.

Artful Dodgers

5/6 Dodgers

The Fayette County 5/6 Dodgers are the National League Champions. They beat the Red Sox on Saturday, May 17, 2008 by a score of 26/25. In the front row, from left, are Dylan Wyckoff, Jack Haley, Remington Riggins, Cade Edwards, Carson Culbertson and Ethan Sapp. In the back row are Tyson Bridges, Christian Warmack, Daniel Courtney, Eric Dohmann, Jacob Smith, Georgia Dalman and Lane Pino. Photo/Special

Top dogs

7U chili dogs

The 7u PTB HomePlate Chili Dogs won the USSSA Director's Cup Challenge for the second year in a row.

Pioneers start their track season

The SouthSide Pioneers track team competed at the 2008 Mark Trail Invitational held at Landmark Christian School May 24-25 to kick-off its 2008 summer track season.

Free basketball and soccer camps for elementary children

As part of a summer mission project, Fayetteville First Baptist Church is offering free basketball and soccer camps to elementary aged children for the week of June 9-13.

Enjoy 'Burgers and Buckets' with the Tigers this Saturday

The Fayette County High School Touchdown Club will host “Burgers and Buckets," a cookout fund raiser on Saturday, June 7 from 3-7 p.m.

Taylor honored by Atlanta Track Club for stellar season

Christian Taylor awards

At their Annual All-Metro High School Track & Field Awards Banquet, held at Westminster Schools, the Atlanta Track Club honored Christian Taylor, presenting him with several awards for his commanding track and field performances during the 2007/2008 school year.

Lazers ‘94 Girls Premier are 2008 President’s Cup Champs

The Lazers ’94 Girls Premier team played strong over the May 10-11 weekend, and it gave their mothers excellent appreciation gifts – a win in the Georgia Soccer President’s Cup State Championship tournament. As champions the team will represent Georgia against champions from 12 other states at the Regional President’s Cup the weekend of June 13.

Local Special Olympics athlete going to World Winter Games

Special Olympian Sarah Fodor

When Sarah Fodor strapped on her first snow skis just a few months ago, she could not have imagined those skis would take her somewhere many people just dream about – an international sports competition.

Say it ain't so: Pacelli defeats Landmark to win Class A state title

The Rossi brothers, Matt and Charles, will always be remembered for their special place in Pacelli High School sports history following the Vikings’ 10-5 victory Saturday over Landmark Christian in Game 3 of a best-of-three series that clinched Pacelli’s first-ever Class A state baseball championship.

Landmark one win away from first state baseball title

The Landmark Christian War Eagles had a chance to sweep visiting Pacelli and win the Class A state championship Friday, but Charles Rossi had other ideas.

2008 Readers and Writers Sports Poll

How did the readers poll come out and where do Mike and Kevin stand on the topics?

2008 All-Citizen boys soccer team

• Player of the year - Kyle Adams - Whitewater - Adams, who will play for Wake Forest University in the fall, was the Region 2-AAAA player of the year and the DiVarsity Student-Athlete of the Year. He scored five goals and recorded nine assists as a defender and made the first-team all-region team and the Class AAAA all-star team.

2008 All-Citizen girls soccer team

• Player of the year - Erin Emerson - Whitewater - Although she dazzled us with her speed as a freshman, assisting Whitewater to a state soccer title, Emerson excelled in her sophomore season with 27 goals and three assists. She is a tenacious player and extremely fun to watch.

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