Sports Feature


4-1-1on Sports Camps

It’s hard to believe but true … it won’t be long before school is finished for the year and summer vacation is here. And for many kids, summer means camp! Summer sports or…

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Teams on the Move


Cedar Shoals Boys Tennis

The Cedar Shoals High School boys’ tennis team defines the concept of T-E-A-M. According to their coach, James Blose, The CSHS team is “young, but learning tennis strategies fast and playing competitively.” With…

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Performance Tips


Yoga for Athletes

What do United States goalkeeper Tim Howard, MLB third baseman Evan Longoria, U.S. figure skater Sasha Cohen, and NBA star Lebron James have in common? If you said they are the top athletes in…

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Athlete on the Move


A Triple Threat at OCHS

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,…

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Adaptive Moves


When We All “Adapt,” We All Win!

Usually, we use the “Adaptive MOVES” feature to talk about the latest technology, equipment, or activity being used to enable persons with disabilities to play sports and participate in recreational activities. This issue,…

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SPARC- Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Center

SPARC Athens measurably improves performance through the application of the science of training.  Our 10,000+ square foot private training facility was developed specifically for performance training.  We offer science-backed, customized training programs through private,…


Aspiring to be like those girls

Five seasons ago, Coach Bridget took a group of seven girls on Level 4 and formed the first competitive team at Oconee Gymnastics & Cheer. They were young and fearless, and under her…



The Omni Club has recently started some new classes and programs that are great for kids who want to get fit and/or improve their athletic abilities.  Part of ELEVATE, the Omni’s sports performance…


In The Swim Of Things … For A Lifetime!

As we reflect back on fond memories of our youth, most of us can remember fun-filled days in a pool, lake, or ocean. Some may also remember the hours of practice we put…


My Girls are going to College

A few weeks ago, four of my former golf students met up with me at A&F Golf. It was a reunion of sorts back at the place where they all first met. Anna Buchannan,…


Always Running

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,…

Do you know someone with “different abilities”?

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…


Football is like a Family at Athens Christian

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…