Articles in the ‘Sports’ Category

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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,…

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Do you know someone with “different abilities”?

December 21st, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

One of the major changes in the area of human services right now is to try to get people to start thinking of people with “different abilities” instead of “disabilities.” After all, people…

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Football is like a Family at Athens Christian

October 27th, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

For a small private school, Athens Christian has an impressive football team this year. Sure, they have a large senior class, but that is still only 15 out of a total of 45…

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Ever wondered what if would be like to be trained and coached by an Olympic medalist?

October 27th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Well, If you like to throw things, then have we have some exciting news!  Reese Hoffa, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist in shot put, has opened the Hoffa Throws Academy.  Reese is a professional…

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Kids Play Sports to Have Fun … It’s Usually NOT About the “W”

October 27th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

A recent George Washington University (Washington, DC) study with youth soccer players, coaches, and parents, shows clearly that winning ranked near the bottom of the list when it came to reasons children and…

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Fundamentally Sound: Words the Best Coaches (and players and teams) Live By

October 27th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

I recently had the pleasure of talking with James Banks, head basketball coach for Athens Academy, about what it means for an athlete to be ‘fundamentally sound.’ Here’s what he had to say…

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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…

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No Whistle… No Problem for TJ.

October 27th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Anthony (T.J.) Ellison is a senior football player at Clarke Central High School, but the thing that sets him apart from the others is his inability to hear. T.J. was born deaf ……

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They found the courage and drive to keep moving … what’s your excuse?

August 24th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Swimming isn’t just therapy for this wounded warrior. He is here to win!  Alan Crawford is paralyzed from the waste down but paddles rivers throughout Georgia and even leads group trips. Silas Hicks…

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…