Teams on the Move

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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…

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

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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Sports Feature

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

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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Coaches' Corner

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

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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Athlete on the Move

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Keeping it Positive and Exciting

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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Upcoming Events

  1. Naturalist’s Walk

    November 1 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 11:00 pm
  2. Guided Trail Walks

    November 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. 24th SPECIAL OLYMPICS ANNUAL RUN (SOAR) 5K

    November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Athens Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Memorial Walk

    November 8 @ 10:30 pm
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No Whistle… No Problem for TJ.

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?

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

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…

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Injury Prevention in Youth Football: Great information for coaches and parents alike!

As summer turns to fall, football fever is in the air. Teams at the youth, high school, collegiate, and professional levels have already begun preparation for the upcoming season. While the focus is…

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New Website to Help Fight Obesity

Are you willing to help combat obesity in Georgia?  UGA Extension’s Walk Georgia is debuting a new website and we are asking state residents like you to help by registering for the program…

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Three-PEAT

The Madison County Senior League All-Star softball team recently won their third consecutive state championship. Madison County defeated Macon 19-0 in game one and battled back from a 10-8 deficit to defeat Northern…

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Athens Orthopedic Clinic Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Center (SPARC)

Maybe you heard that the Athens Orthopedic Clinic (AOC) Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Center (SPARC) opened about six months ago, but do you know what they do there? SPARC offers clients access to…

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Summer Camps Abound for People with ATYPICAL Needs

Who loves summer camp?! Just about everyone I know loves going to camp.  Often, children and adults with neurological, intellectual, and medical challenges cannot enjoy a typical summer camp because the venue and/or…