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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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North Oconee girls soccer opens season with high aspirations

After finishing as the runner-up for the 2023 GHSA Class 4A state championship, the North Oconee girls soccer team is itching for another shot at the title. “The goal every year is to go the whole way,” said Ben Grassmyer, who’s coached the Titans since 2016. “We want to prep ourselves and compare ourselves to…

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OCHS, NOHS battle in early season test for tennis teams

The Oconee County High School varsity tennis team had its first meet on Tuesday, coming away from the event with mixed results.  Junior Cadence Keese took a 1-6, 2-6 victory in her match with North Oconee’s Mary Grace Segars, while senior Brinley Bartlett won in straight sets over Victoria Leopold.  “We got it done,” Bartlett…

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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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Second-half surge gives Prince girls region win over Social Circle

Things were close early in last Friday’s girls basketball game between Prince Avenue Christian and Social Circle.  By the end of the game, however, the Lady Wolverines celebrated a definitive, 61-37 region victory. That loss snapped a three-game losing streak and gave the Lady Wolverines an exciting home victory.  It was exactly the type of…

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Wolverine boys drop heartbreaker against Social Circle

All J.D. Powell could do at the end of last Friday’s Prince Avenue Christian boys basketball game against Social Circle was look on with exasperation.  Powell, head coach of the Prince Avenue Christian boys, had just watched as the Wolverines sank a shot with about 3 seconds left on the clock. Powell tried calling a…

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