Starr’s Mill outlasts Fayette County 57-38

Drew Hudson led the way again for Starr’s Mill in a win over Fayette County. (Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn)

There was a sense of urgency surrounding the Starr’s Mill boys basketball team on Tuesday night. The Panthers needed a victory over Fayette County to get back into the thick of the Region 3 AAAAA standings, and they delivered with a dominant 57-38 home victory over the Tigers.

Senior forward Drew Hudson led the way with 15 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds. He also contributed on the defensive end with a steal and ball pressure. Hudson was one of (more…)

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Lady Tigers slide past Starr’s Mill 57-50 in overtime thriller

Maegan Barkley scored eight points in the first half to keep the Lady Tigers close. (Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn)

Fayette County High School girls’ basketball coach John Strickland paced around his players for a couple of seconds prior to entering the huddle during a second quarter timeout. Down 19-5 to Starr’s Mill and on the wrong end of a 11-0 run, the Lady Tigers looked lost and out of sync. Nothing seemed to work as they missed open shots and lacked discipline on the defensive end.

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McIntosh, Fayette split rivalry

Garrett LeClaire sparked the Chiefs late in a win over Fayette County. (Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn)

McIntosh boys rebound from tough week with win at Fayette

There wasn’t any talk about strategy or an offensive game plan inside of the McIntosh locker room prior to Saturday’s game against Fayette County. Instead of game prep, McIntosh head coach Jason Eisele fired up his team with one simple message.

“Let’s go out there and fight,” Eisele said.

After a rough week that included devastating losses to Sandy Creek and Morrow, the Chiefs responded with a renewed energy against the Tigers. They (more…)

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Lake Peachtree Spillway project on schedule

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch kicked off the new year in style with the announcement that City Council meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. starting in February, but it was a staff update that provided a snapshot into the future of one of the city’s biggest projects.

In their regular update, staff confirmed that the Lake Peachtree Spillway Construction project is on schedule and nearly finished. The plan is to have the lake reach full water levels by May. They plan on the entire project being finished by June.

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Tomahawk Take: MHS alum Seiler looks back on college career
Florida redshirt-senior midfielder Gabby Seiler - 2017 Florida Gators soccer - Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL / UAA Communications photo by Tim Casey

Tomahawk Take: MHS alum Seiler looks back on college career

Gabby Seiler left McIntosh as one of the most prolific athletes in school history. After two years at UGA, she transferred to Florida where she led the Gators to the quarterfinals this season. (Photo by Tim Casey)

It’s safe to say that there are not a lot of programs that produce like the McIntosh girls soccer program.

The celebratory sounds of 10 state championships still rain down from the rafters as people still talk about their rivalries with Starr’s Mill and Whitewater. The back-to-back run during the 2011-2012 seasons also comes up amongst locals when discussing the team.

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Tyrone impacted by string of robberies at local businesses

Tyrone residents are on high alert following a string of robberies in the area.

The latest burglary happened at approximately 8 a.m. Monday morning at the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on 992 Tyrone Road.

According to the Tyrone Police Department, via their Facebook page, the suspect in question entered through an unlocked back door of the establishment and fired at an employee once startled.

The suspect also fired at a local Tyrone resident as he attempted to get away from the scene of the crime. The resident attempted to ram the back of the suspect’s getaway car with his own vehicle. (more…)

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Sandy Creek defensive end Nick Fulwider commits to Arkansas

Sandy Creek three-star defensive end Nick Fulwider is heading west to continue his football journey.

The senior signed with the University of Arkansas on Friday after deciding to de-commit from the University of North Carolina in early December. He became the eighth recruit in Arkansas’ 2017 recruiting class and the second Patriot to sign during the NCAA early signing period.

“It’s amazing and I really do love the fan base,” Fulwider said. “Everything is right where it needs to be.”

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Sandy Creek plunders Riverdale Raiders in non-region sweep

Xavier Brewer paced the Patriots against Riverdale with 10 points and 11 rebounds. (Staff Photo by Christopher Dunn)

by Jaylon Thompson

If there were any questions on how new Sandy Creek head coach Jon-Michael Nickerson would lead the immensely talented boys basketball team, the questions were answered in a resounding way on Friday night.

Sandy Creek outpaced Riverdale, 78-56, and displayed new attitude that reflected a focus on effort and detail. Nickerson directed his players to “defend without fouling” and to play with “pace” throughout the game.

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