Tigers top Chiefs with late rally, 8-6

The Fayette County Tigers have struggled in the beginning of the 2008 season, but with an 8-6 win over their rivals, the McIntosh Chiefs, the Tigers are now 1-0 in the sub-region.

Friday night football scores

Fayette County - 8 McIntosh - 6

Sandy Creek - 24 Whitewater - 14

Starr’s Mill - 3 Northgate - 7

Landmark - 20 Whitefield Academy - 21

Starr's Mill cheerleaders win first competition of season

Starr's Mill cheerleaders at Sandy Creek

The Starr's Mill High School varsity competition cheerleaders won their first cheerleading competition last Saturday at Sandy Creek High School.

Creek defeats Whitewater 5-4, secures top seed in region tournament

Sandy Creek coach Lisa Pearce feels her six-player senior class is one of the most special she has ever coached.

Her talented senior class, as a whole, turned in one of its best performances in perhaps 10th-ranked Creek’s most important game of the year, a 5-4 victory over top-ranked Whitewater in a Region 5A-AAAA game on Senior Night in Tyrone that sealed the No 1 seed in next week’s region tournament.

East Coweta wins fourth straight, 10-0 over Westlake

One of Westlake’s goals Friday against East Coweta was to prevent standout running back Tay Willis from scoring.

The Lions kept Willis away from the end zone, but they couldn’t contain Jeric Woodall, who caught a touchdown pass and had an interception, to lead East Coweta to its fourth consecutive victory, 10-0 in Atlanta.

Ezell-led East Coweta shuts out Newnan

Christina Ezell received quite a scare during East Coweta’s practice Monday, taking a line drive off her face that broke a bone and knocked out one of her teeth.

Fayette County Swimmers of the Year named

Swimming is a “life sport” that is enjoyed by over two million people of all ages and abilities. As the premier masters swim team in the south metro Atlanta area, and as leaders swimming community, the Southside Seals actively promote swimming at all levels. The Southside Seals sponsor an annual award to recognize outstanding accomplishments in swimming by members of the Fayette County swimming community.

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On this week's episode of The Citizen Sports Blitz, Kevin Wandra fills in for an ailing Mike Boylan and talks to FCHS basketball player and recent USC signee Noel Johnson and Whitewater football players Davis Knowles and Jack Grove.

Click here to watch this week's episode.

28th annual PTC Classic attracts able and disabled world class athletes alike

Fresh off his win at the Akron Marathon in Ohio on September 27th, Birhanu Wukaw of Ethiopia is looking forward to extending his winning streak at the Peachtree City Classic 15K race on Saturday, Oct. 18. Birhanu ran a 2:23:12 to defeat his next closest competitor by over three minutes. His teammate on the Foot Solutions Elite Racing Team, Sergey Kaledin from Russia, was the Men’s Masters winner and fourth overall in a time of 2:32:40. These two elite racers will be toeing the line when the gun signals the start of the first of three races come Oct. 18.

Football preview: Some big region games as teams return from the bye week

Following a bye week last week, the five 5A-AAAA teams from across the county — Fayette County, McIntosh, Sandy Creek, Starr’s Mill, Whitewater — are gearing up for their first region games of the season.

Creek wins Blessed Trinity tournament; Whitewater wins Conyers Classic

The Sandy Creek Patriots volleyball team won another major Atlanta tournament this past weekend, this one hosted by Blessed Trinity High School. The Patriots were the only undefeated team in the tournament, posting an 8-0 record for the tournament win.

Numerous local teams run at Mill Run; Fayette County runs at Mercer

Our Lady of Mercy’s boys placed fifth in the varsity division of the Mill Run, follwed by Starr’s Mill in eighth and Whitewater in ninth.

Fayette County's Noel Johnson chooses USC

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Bobcats can't stop Chargers, fall 28-0

The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats hosted Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy last Friday and played the Chargers tight, trailing 7-0 after three quarters, but ELCA lit it up in the fourth quarter and won 28-0. 

Landmark wallops Fellowship Christian for fourth straight win, 35-0

If you look up the word “difference-maker” in the dictionary, you might find the faces of three Landmark Christian football players, Blake Wyatt, Tanner Bryant and Andrew Glaize.

Indians win and Bobcats lose

On a light night of football in the area, East Coweta has defeated Westlake 10-0 and Our Lady of Mercy fell to Eagle's Landing Christian Academy 26-0.

Online exclusive: Week 5 football preview

Landmark Christian War Eagles (3-1) vs. Fellowship Christian Paladins (2-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Landmark and Fellowship are tied with Whitefield Academy for first place in Region 5-A. Both Landmark and Fellowship are on winning streaks; Landmark has won three straight games, Fellowship two.

Time change for FCHS softball game today

The game against Tri-Cities, Fayette County's final home game of the season, will now start at 6 p.m instead of 5 p.m. as originally scheduled.

Awbrey's game-winning hit leads Creek past Northgate 6-5

In her first four at-bats Wednesday against Northgate Vikings pitcher Ashley Anderson, Sandy Creek’s Kayla Awbrey failed to get a hit.

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In the fourth episode of the new school year, sports editor Michael Boylan and staff writer Kevin Wandra talk about the latest results of all the fall sports and preview this Friday's football games.

Their guests in this week's episode are Whitewater head softball coach Stacey Smith and Landmark Christian School quarterback Tanner Bryant.

Click here to watch this week's episode.

Lady 'Cats and Lady Pats play well in tournament; Starr's Mill rides winning streak

Whitewater and Sandy Creek’s varsity softball teams played in the Brookwood tournament over the weekend.

The Lady Wildcats, ranked first in Class AAAA, went 4-2. The tournament started with a 3-2 loss in five innings to Parkview, but Whitewater bounced back with wins over Collins Hill, ranked eighth in Class AAAAA, 3-2, Wesleyan, 6-0, Mill Creek, ranked second in Class AAAAA, 5-4 in eight innings and Apalachee, 7-2, before losing to Central, Carroll, ranked ninth in Class AAA, 4-2.

Luella’s fourth-quarter flurry finishes off Fayette, 31-6.

Through the first half of their game Friday, neither Fayette nor Luella was able to score.

Fayette took the first lead of the game on a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jensen Floyd on the opening drive of the second half.

Starr's Mill teams win varsity division of Sandy Creek Fall Classic

Starr’s Mill’s boys and girls won the varsity division of the Sandy Creek Fall Classic this past weekend.
The top five runners for the boys were:

Sprayberry knocks off Starr's Mill 23-14

Starr’s Mill is perhaps best known for its winning football program throughout the years.

It has been a different type of season thus far for Starr’s Mill, which suffered its fourth consecutive loss Friday, 23-14 to host Sprayberry.

Creek remains undefeated, clobbers Osborne 42-7

Fourth-ranked Sandy Creek’s offense arguably features the largest collection of skill position talent in the area.

The leader of Creek’s offense is quarterback Rio Johnson, who played a significant role in his team’s record-setting passing performance and 42-7 victory Friday over the host Osborne Cardinals.

Whitewater loses another heartbreaker, 24-23 to Carrollton

The last two weeks have been heartbreaking for the Whitewater Wildcats, who lost their second straight close game Friday, 24-23 to the Carrollton Trojans.

McIntosh matches last season's win total, downs Northside, Columbus 24-7

Freshman quarterback Brennan Morgan probably never could have imagined that he would make much of an impact in his first year of playing football at the high school level.

Landmark runs to 47-13 win over Mercy

Tanner Bryant got things started for Landmark Christian in their 47-13 win over Our Lady of Mercy with a 17 yard touchdown run. Andrew Glaize had three touchdown runs in the first half for the War Eagles who rolled to their third straight win. He finished with 185 yards on 19 carries, while Bryant chipped in 98 yards on 10 carries.

Football scores

Landmark Christian - 47 Our Lady of Mercy - 13

McIntosh - 24 Northside, Columbus - 7

East Coweta - 28 Creekside - 21

Online exclusive: Week 4 football preview

Fayette County Tigers (0-3) vs. Luella Lions (2-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m.

It doesn’t get any easier this week for the winless Tigers. Fayette faces an undefeated Luella team that is averaging a whopping 40.5 points per game. Running back Richard Barnes, who is drawing interest from Memphis and Eastern Kentucky, among others, and quarterback Kyle Dickey have provided the sparks for Luella’s high-scoring offense.

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