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North Oconee girls basketball takes second in region tournament

The North Oconee girls basketball team lost a nail-biter in the final game of the region tournament, falling to Chestatee 69-65. However, that result doesn’t define the Titans’ run in the tournament. At one point in the championship game, they trailed by 19 points, and the team showed excellent resolve to get back into the…

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Athens Academy boys soccer beats Social Circle 4-3

  The Athens Academy boys soccer team defeated Social Circle 4-3 last Friday, picking up its first win of the season in the process. It was a big win for the Spartans, who had lost their first game of the season to Tallulah Falls. Head coach Stefan Billmayer said the win was huge for his…

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ACAD girls soccer falls 5-2 against Social Circle

The Athens Academy girls soccer team suffered a tough 5-2 loss to Social Circle last Friday. The Spartans came out strong, mostly controlling the game in the first half. They built up a 2-0 lead going into the break thanks to goals from Katherine Parker DeMent and Nina Rutledge. In the second half, the script…

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Short-handed Warriors girls secure close win against Franklin County

The Oconee County girls basketball team defeated Franklin County 60-55 last Friday in a tightly contested game. The Warriors showed impressive resilience, battling with Franklin County while down multiple key players. Juniors Elizabeth Wynn and Hannah Wiggins were unavailable for the game due to illness, and freshman Megan Miller was not cleared to play. Wynn…

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Oconee boys fall to Franklin County on Senior Night

Oconee County boys basketball came up just short after a valiant comeback effort against Franklin County, falling 57-54. The Warriors showed excellent fight once again, coming back from deficits of 11 in the first quarter and 13 at the end of the third quarter to make it a one possession game down the stretch.  The…

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Spartan boys steamroll Union County 75-45

The Athens Academy boys rolled to a 75-45 victory over Union County on Friday, picking up their fifth win in a row.  “It was just a big win for this group of kids,” Athens Academy coach Don Hurlburt said. “It was a big win for the school, and for the basketball program here at Athens…

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