Articles in the ‘Athlete on the Move’ Category


A Triple Threat at OCHS

March 22nd, 2015 | By Gary No Comments

Amongst high school students, Alyssa Beckstead is what I would call a ‘triple threat’ (to borrow a term from musical theater). As a senior at Oconee County High School, Alyssa excels in athletics,…


Always Running

December 21st, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

Dawson Frey likes to run and he does it a lot. The 13-year-old eighth grader at Oglethorpe Middle School basically runs all year. He runs on the cross country courses in the fall,…


Keeping it Positive and Exciting

October 27th, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

Volleyball doesn’t attract the big crowds like football and basketball, but that doesn’t discourage the captains of the North Oconee Girls Volleyball team. Senior Sadie Binkley and junior Lizzie Aldrich play volleyball because…

Orlando Maximus Green: Chasing World Records

August 24th, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

If you saw Orlando Maximus Green in the weight room at the Athens YMCA, you might think that he is just a very big guy who pumps a lot of iron.  You probably…


Up, Up, and Over!

May 18th, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

Imagine picking up a 15’ metal pole from one end, holding it up in front of you while your run as fast as you can for more than 130 feet, sticking the far…


Susanna Conine-Nakano

April 5th, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

  Susanna Conine-Nakano didn’t grow up playing golf and never dreamed of playing on the varsity team at Clarke Central High School. When she was 14, Susanna and her little sister watched their father…


Kristen Randolph : Black Belt – Check

October 9th, 2013 | By Marjie No Comments

Not many kids set ambitious goals when they are young and then work really hard to achieve them by the time they turn 10 years old, but that is exactly what Kristen Randolph…