State basketball tournament tips off Friday

This was the expected matchup as the Tigers and Panthers finished 1-2 in the region in the regular season. and both teams will host games this Saturday at 6 p.m. as the top two seeds from the region.

State basketball tournament tips off Friday

The GHSA state basketball playoffs are on tap after region tournaments wrapped up over the weekend with a thrilling intracounty game that decided one region championship. Fayette County downed Starr’s Mill 62-60 in the finals of the Region 3-AAAAA boys tournament. This was the expected matchup as the Tigers and Panthers finished 1-2 in the […]

First on the ice

First on the ice

The JC Booth Warriors celebrate their status as AARHO class AA state hockey champions. Photo/Twitter.

On to the next level

On to the next level

Joey Blount of Landmark, a Fayette County resident, recently signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Virginia. He is pictured here with his parents. Photo/Alma Stone.

Another season on the mat in the books

Another season on the mat in the books

Local athletes were on the mat right up to the final day of the 2016-2017 wrestling season, culminating with the Georgia High School Association state tournament last weekend. Top finishers in AAAAA included third place for Jacob Taylor of Fayette County (120) and Ian Darling of Starr’s Mill (170). Colin Kasler of Starr’s Mill (138) […]

Local athletes on all-region team

Local athletes on all-region team

Officials in Region 5-A recently announced its All-Region teams for the 2016-2017 basketball season and two local schools were represented. Collier Schultz of Landmark (Sharpsburg resident) was named to the Boys South first team, with teammates Micah McAllister and Walker Kessler (both Newnan residents) included on the second team. For the Girls South squad, Morgan […]

Soccer team helps food bank

Soccer team helps food bank

The AFC Lightning U9 girls team is getting ready to kick off another soccer season, but before that the players got together for a community service project. The team members donated their time at the Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City to pack food to be shipped to those in need. Currently ranked as the […]

Lady Panthers rule the pool

Lady Panthers rule the pool

Last weekend’s GHSA state swimming championships at Georgia Tech saw a number of exceptional performances from local athletes, highlighted by state titles in three events for the Starr’s Mill girls. Donna Blaum, a senior, won the state crown in the 50 freestyle for the third straight year. Her time of 22.86 was just behind the […]

State cheer champs visit Gold Dome

State cheer champs visit Gold Dome

McIntosh’s state champion competition cheerleaders were honored at the State Capitol recently by the Georgia House of Representatives with HR 30. On the front row, from left: Megan Schwinne, Maisy Mustic, Megan Deitrick. Second row: Kenna Barkoot, Abigail Hooper, Christina Littleton, Mckenzie Tatum. Third row: Abby Cunningham, Lauren Soriano, Claire Wilson, Aryssa Braxton, Nichole Baker. […]

Signing Day a busy one at Sandy Creek

Signing Day a busy one at Sandy Creek

By RUSSELL COOKS russell@TheCitizen.com A total of 14 athletes at Sandy Creek High School signed letters of intent this week on National Signing Day. Eleven of those were football players. It had been reported last month that there were 44 former Patriots on collegiate rosters around the country, one of the highest numbers in the […]

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