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December 17, 2014
Sports

Lady Wildcats score win at sectionals
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats golf team claimed a victory in the sectionals tournament May 5 at the Lakes Golf Course in Waycross. The boys also advanced to state with a seventh-place finish at th...
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Woerner crowned state champion
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats made school history Saturday at the GHSA state girls track meet in Albany. Senior Sally Woerner placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a blazing fast personal rec...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lovett ends playoff hopes
The Rabun County Wildcats’ playoffs dreams were dashed Friday with losses of 4-0 and 9-0 to reigning AA champs Lovett. “Any time you lose out it’s disappointing, but we competed well down there,” s...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henderson catches record-breaking fish
A Clayton woman recently nabbed a record-breaking walleye from Lake Tugalo. Phyllis Henderson was out on the lake fishing April 23 with husband Bruce when she attached a blueback herring to her lin...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats improve at sectional meet
The Rabun County Wildcats scooped up several silver medals Saturday during a Class AA sectional meet at Greater Atlanta Christian. Charlie Woerner and sister Sally again nabbed medals in several ev...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getty inducted into Piedmont Hall of Fame for tennis feats
Tiger native and Rabun County High School teacher Bryan Getty recently was honored for his feats as a collegiate tennis player with an induction into the Piedmont College Letter Club’s Hall of Fame...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats come off break with win
The Rabun County Wildcats returned to the field with a strong performance after spring break, earning a 5-2 victory Saturday against Smoky Mountain in Sylva, N.C. “You could tell in the first innin...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holcombe to play for Catamounts
Wes Holcombe has signed on as a Western Carolina Catamount for the 2014 football season. The Rabun County Wildcat said the Cullowhee, N.C., school recently offered him a preferred walk-on invite to...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diamond ‘Cats close one, split doubleheader
The Rabun County Wildcats dropped a close game to Union County and split a doubleheader against Oglethorpe County last week. The Wildcats fell 12-9 on April 1 at Union County The Wildcats (11-5, 7-...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats win triangulars with sprints, relays
Staff Reports The Rabun County Wildcats won two home triangulars last week. The ’Cats won on April 1 at home against West-Oak (S.C.) and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee and on Friday against Banks County and E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats rebound from losses with shutout
The Rabun County Wildcats rebounded from losses to Jefferson and West-Oak (S.C.) last week to shut out the Eagles of Riverside Military Academy. The ’Cats lost 10-0 on March 25 at Jefferson and 7-6...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woerner nabs AJC honors
For Region 8-AA Player of the Year Sally Woerner, the most memorable moments didn’t occur in games, but at practice, building friendships and joking around with teammates. Woerner, a senior, recent...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats double up Washington-Wilkes
WASHINGTON — The Rabun County Wildcats rode strong batting performances Saturday to sweep Washington-Wilkes 14-1 and 18-6 in a Region 8-AA doubleheader. “They were throwing strikes and we were gett...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats boys triumph, girls struggle against Oglethorpe
The Rabun County Wildcats boys soccer team felled Oglethorpe County 2-1 on Friday at home, while the Lady ’Cats lost 2-1 to the Patriots after an unlucky first half. “I think that we played great t...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun goes 1-1 against Union, Habersham
The Rabun County Wildcats split games against Union County and Habersham Central last week. The ’Cats defeated Union County 4-2 on March 11 and fell 11-1 Friday to Habersham Central. “It went good,...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County triumphs at Bo James meet
The Rabun County Wildcats scores several first-place finishes Friday in the Bo James Invitational, named for a former track coach. The boys team finished first in the meet against six opponents wit...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls go 2-0, boys 1-1 in soccer last week
The Rabun County Wildcats tied and won soccer matches last week, with a 1-1 stalemate March 4 at Banks County and a 1-0 win Friday at home against Greene County. The Lady ’Cats went 2-0, defeating ...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats sweep Social Circle doubleheader
The Rabun County Wildcats continued to excel with batting and pitching performances Saturday, besting Social Circle 5-4 and 5-0 in home wins. During the first game, Social Circle jumped out to an e...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats go 2-0 against Banks, Habersham
The Rabun County Wildcats went undefeated last week with a 10-4 home win Feb. 27 against Banks County and a 6-5 victory Friday at Habersham County. “We’re doing a good job with our approach, but we...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shaw proves speed, throwing at combine
When Connor Shaw arrived Feb. 19 in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine, he came ready to prove himself as a capable runner and passer in front of owners, managers, coaches and scouts. Shaw, s...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats’ playoff hopes dashed at Westminster
The Rabun County Wildcats ended the basketball season Saturday with a tough 66-59 loss to Westminster despite many attempted comebacks and a close score throughout the game. Head coach Jeff Page sa...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spring sports gearing up in Rabun
Every weekday in the afternoon at Rabun County High School, students begin filing out the front doors at 3 p.m. As the buses leave and students head home, some instead head down to the football, ba...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady ‘Cats score runner-up finish
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats finished second in the Region 8-AA tournament Monday after coming up short 56-48 against Jefferson. “I think that we’re really good teams,” said sophomore Cylvie Patt...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun boys bounce back against Union, place third in region tourney
The Rabun County Wildcats bounced back from a 80-63 loss Saturday to Greene County with a 71-59 victory Monday against Union County to finishing third in the Region 8-AA tournament. “We needed it,”...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestling brothers headed to state finals
Rabun County Wildcats wrestlers and brothers Drew and Peyton Backer are headed to the state finals this week, after each finishing third at the sectionals tournament Saturday in Dublin. The brother...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys advance with trio of wins
By Trevor Metcalfe Staff Writer The Rabun County Wildcats advanced to the semifinals of the Region 8-AA tournament Monday, taking an 83-70 victory at home against Riverside Military Academy with a ...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats walloped by Banks, win at Union
The Rabun County Wildcats went 1-1 last week, scoring a 66-64 win Friday at Union County and suffering a 82-48 trouncing Saturday at Banks County in a game that featured a second-half scuffle on th...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls split Union, Banks games
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats halved thier contests last week, winning 55-38 Friday at Union County and suffering a 61-55 loss Saturday at Banks County. “We practiced really well, and the bench ca...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student crowd pushes ‘Cats to overtime win
A rowdy home student section and standout senior performances propelled the Rabun County Wildcats to an 83-65 win Jan. 21 against Union County and an 92-85 overtime victory Friday versus Greene Cou...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady ‘Cats give seniors emotional sendoff
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats added two more to the win column with a 53-46 win Jan. 21 over Union County and a 69-46 victory Friday against Greene County, both games at home. The Lady ‘Cats also ...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the Wall contest lets local hunters show off their kills
About 125 hunters and fans came out Saturday to Wiley Tire & Automotive for the One for the Wall hunting contest. Contests included prizes for the biggest bucks and does killed by guns, archery and...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls split against Franklin, Oglethorpe
Two double-double performances helped the Lady Wildcats go 1-1 last week with a 58-48 win Friday at Oglethorpe County and a 54-48 loss Saturday at home against Franklin, N.C. The Lady ’Cats (12-7, ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady ’Cats win four straight
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats have won four games in a row after narrowly besting the Jefferson Dragons 50-47 at home on Jan. 8 and trouncing Social Circle 68-29 at home Friday. “We were very inte...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun-owned car takes first in Toccoa points race
Clayton residents Jeana and Barney Mayfield’s Team 102 Racing recently won the 2013 Limited Sportsman Points Championship at Toccoa Speedway. The car was raced this season by Toccoa driver Clayton ...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats tame region foe Washington-Wilkes
The Rabun County Wildcats overcame trouble with rebounding to win 64-54 Friday at Washington-Wilkes. “I thought we played well,” said head coach Jeff Page. The Wildcats kept the contest close durin...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestling ’Cats place fourth in regional duals tourney
The Rabun County Wildcats wrestling team placed fourth out of 10 teams Saturday at a tournament in Jefferson. “I thought we did probably as good as we could have asked,” said head coach Rob Stowe. ...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dillard helps Wildcats win Christmas tourney
Two high-scoring performances by Bryce Dillard helped the Rabun County Wildcats win the Franklin Christmas Tournament played Friday and Saturday in Franklin, N.C. “I guess being a junior and being ...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestling places third at Stephens County tournament
The Rabun County Wildcats wrestling team made the podium Saturday, placing third in the Arrowhead Classic tournament at Stephens County. It was probably the best single day we’ve ever had,” said he...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats overcome rowdy crowd at Walhalla
The Rabun County Wildcats fought off a loud away crowd and a tough Walhalla, S.C., team to score a 76-68 victory on Dec. 19. “When you can beat them over here, it’s big,” said head coach Jeff Page....
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestling earns bronze at Union tourney
The Rabun County Wildcats wrestling team made the podium Friday, finishing third at the Friday Night Fights tournament in Union County. “With the experience going along with hard work, we’re seeing...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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