Local schools field state tae kwon do champions

The American TaeKwonDo Association (ATA) recently released their final standings for the 2004-2005-tournament season. ATA’s Peachtree City Karate for Kids and Newnan ATA Black Belt Academy added two more Tae Kwon Do State Champions to their growing list. One student from PTC Karate for Kids and one student from the Newnan ATA Black Belt Academy have earned the title of Georgia State Champion in their divisions.

SCAT fields winners at Hurricane Classic

The Southern Crescent Aquatic Team scored big at the Hurricane Classic held in Columbus, Ga., Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

The 8 and under girls that scored big for the team were Alexandra Schmid, Samantha Schmid, and Claire Novelly. Austin Palmer was the eight and under high point winner along with Nicholas Palmer and Robby Blanchard scoring points. Jordan Schumacher and Missy Beall placed in the top 12 for the 9-10 girls. Robbie Scott won high point for the 9-10 boys along with Andrew Todd and Linus Schatte scoring points in their age group.

Winning combination

Wildcats rout Alpharetta, Chiefs defeat Woodward in OT

Last Friday saw some more mixed results for the local football teams. Whitewater and McIntosh picked up wins, while Fayette County, Sandy Creek and Our Lady of Mercy were handed region losses and Landmark Christian and Starr’s Mill each had bye weeks.

The second season begins

The area 2-AAAAA tournament title will be decided tomorrow night, while the area 4-AAAA and the area 3-AA/A tournaments will begin on Saturday. By this time next week, a number of local teams will have punched their tickets to the state playoffs in their classifications.

Four make state playoffs

Four local high school softball teams will be playing in the GHSA state playoffs starting this Friday. Starr’s Mill is the only one of the four to be a one seed in their classification’s sectionals but the other three teams have played well, especially down the stretch, and could be a tough opponent for some teams.

‘Classic’ day for a race

The 25th annual Peachtree City Classic was run on Saturday. The popular race had thousands of participants and was a successful run on a beautiful morning. Listed are the top runners in each age group for each race. The overall winner of the race will be marked with the symbol *.

Locals players on the gridiron

• Ryan Barr, a Starr’s Mill gradaute, got some playing time for Bloomsburg University in their 48-14 win over Cheyney.

Akins is a national champ

Fayette County resident Zack Akins, 15, a sophomore at Grace Christian Academy, competed in the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Skeet Championship over the summer. The team placed fourth overall but Akins won the Senior Novice National Championship by shooting his first career 100 and finishing with a score of 198 out of 200.

Lady Tigers earn trip to Tifton

The Fayette County Lady Tigers knew that if they were playing their best ball of the season as they entered the region tournament, they had just a good a chance as anyone to make the state tournament.

County championships featured a tight race in boys division

The Fayette County High School boys cross country team placed second in the county championship meet on Tuesday. The Tigers tied Our Lady of Mercy through their first five runners but Mercys sixth runner finished aead of Fayettes sixth runner.

Tonights football games

The McIntosh Chiefs looked good on offense a few weeks ago but things have slowed down in the past few weeks. Their defense on the other hand has had a strong season and held one of the states best offenses, Creekside, to only 14 points last week. It was the fewest number of points the Seminoles had scored all year. McIntosh needs to get their offense going though and, most importantly, needs to eliminate costly mistakes.

Seniors impact felt as regular season nears end

Seven McIntosh seniors played their final regular season home games before a large, spirited crowd last Thursday night. The Lady Chiefs, which are currently ranked second in AAAA, swept Chapel Hill and Decatur in four straight games, pausing between matches to recognize seven players who have enjoyed outstanding careers.

Lady Panthers are region champs

Three local teams have punched their ticket to the state softball tournament in their respective classifications and one of those teams, the Starrs Mill Lady Panthers, enter the tournament as a top seed and a region champion.

Tight races at the Fayette County Cross Country Championships

An enthusiastic crowd saw the 2005 Fayette County Cross Country Championships live up to their advance billing. The championship races at the Sandy Creek 5K (3.1mile) course were the most exciting cross country races every witnessed in Fayette County according to local coaches.

Girls earn top finishes at Hilton Head meet

The Gym South Gymnastics Team traveled to Hilton Head, SC the weekend of Oct. 1-2 to compete against many of the top teams in the Southeast. The level 5 girls team placed 2nd, while the level 6 girls team placed eighth. Individually, several girls took home first place trophies.

Teams pick up wins as area tournaments approach

Sandy Creeks season without seniors ended when senior, Britteny Howell returned to the line-up last Thursday evening after having a broken ankle. The young team defeated the hosting Dutchtown Bulldogs in three, losing the first game but coming back strong to finish the match (22-25, 25-17, 25-17). Their momentum continued when the Lady Patriots handed the undefeated Jonesboro Cardinals their first loss in two games (25-17, 25-16).

Locals playing on the college gridiron

Ryan Barr, a Starrs Mill gradaute, got some playing time for Bloomsburg University, in their 12-0 win over Kutztown University.

Several teams advance in first day of region tournaments

The region tournaments have begun and, for most of the local teams, the first day was a success. Starrs Mill picked up two wins in the region 4-AAAAA tournament at McCurry Park and earned a spot in the AAAAA state tournament next week, while McIntosh and Whitewater each picked up wins in the region 4-AAAA tournament at Redwine Park in Tyrone on Monday.

Patriots, Wildcats and War Eagles get wins on stormy night

It was a rainy night in Georgia last Friday and several of the local teams must have felt like it was raining all over the world.

Lady Tigers go 2-0 last Thursday

Lady Tigers go 2-0 last Thursday
On September 22, Fayette County hosted Eagles Landing and Newnan and won both matches.

Lance comes back to Georgia this week

Lance is coming back.

This time the seven time Tour de France winner will be riding from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. as part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope team. The Tour of Hope is a nine day, 3,300 mile cycling relay that starts in San Diego and concludes in Washington, D.C. Armstrong will join the ride at points along the way and one of these points will be Centennial Park in Atlanta at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5.

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