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Athens Academy boys basketball makes deep playoff run

With three minutes remaining in the Athens Academy boys’ first game of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs, the Spartans were trailing by 60-53 against Towers High School.  The game went to timeout, and Athens Academy coach Don Hurlburt addressed his team in the huddle. The Spartans had been outscored 14-7 in the fourth quarter…

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OCHS girls basketball season ends in second round of playoffs

Oconee County had an excellent season, the team’s first under new head coach Katie David. The relatively young group, led by juniors Julie Azeltine and Elizabeth Wynn, grew in leaps and bounds throughout the season, improving and learning to win as a team. After finishing the 2022-23 season 11-17 and losing to Lumpkin County in…

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Wolverines baseball focused on new season as title defense begins

The defending champs are back in action. Prince Avenue Christian School’s baseball team started its 2024 season last Thursday against Gainesville. The Wolverines notched a 6-4 win over the Red Elephants, giving themselves a successful start to a season in which they will defend their status as state champions.  They were happy to get a…

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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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