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July 13, 2014
Sports

Wildcats bounce back with Union win
The Rabun County Wildcats rebounded from two tough losses Friday with a 42-18 win at Union County. “I was really proud of how our team handled adversity,” said head coach Lee Shaw. The Wildcats (6-...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eagles lose game but making progress
The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Eagles lost Friday against Providence Day by 30-20, but players and coaches said they were pleased with the outcome of the season so far and their 5-4 record. “It’s been a g...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats stumble against Washington-Wilkes
By Trevor Metcalfe Staff Writer Costly mistakes and a highly-ranked opponent led to defeat for the Rabun County Wildcats Friday — a 52-7 loss to Washington-Wilkes. “We didn’t come out ready, and we...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun loses Jefferson heartbreaker
JEFFERSON — Though the Rabun County Wildcats lost their first game in overtime Friday against the top 10-ranked Jefferson Dragons, the team is confident about its skill level and ready to take on t...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle School wins region championship
The Rabun County Wildcats middle school football team completed a season of success on the field with a 42-14 win on Oct. 10 against Lumpkin County in the Northeast Georgia Mountain League Champion...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woerner’s gridiron achievements highlight teamwork, family support
For Scott Woerner, being a part of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame’s class of 2014 is more than a chance to celebrate. It’s a chance to reflect on the help of family, coaches and teammates crucial ...
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats leave Riverside in tatters
The Rabun County Wildcats extended their undefeated season Oct. 3 with a 63-7 victory against Riverside Military Academy. “We played as a team and played together, so it’s hard to be beat,” said de...
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats shut out Social Circle
The Rabun County Wildcats continued their gridiron dominance Friday with a 64-0 shutout at home against Social Circle, but coaches and players said they are not content with simply winning games. “...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle school finishes season undefeated
The Rabun County Wildcats middle school football team topped an undefeated regular season with a 52-21 victory Sept. 26 against the North Habersham Bobcats. “Our defense really stepped up this week...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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RGNS football team extends winning streak
The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Eagles have a winning record for the first time in varsity history after a 34-14 home win Friday against Towns County. The Eagles (3-2) struck first on an 82-yard tou...
Sep 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle school chalks up win at Wilbanks
The Rabun County Wildcats middle school football team continued to dominate the gridiron Sept. 19 with a 50-14 road win against Wilbanks. “We jumped on them pretty early,” said head coach Robbie Ba...
Sep 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats defeat Commerce at home
The Rabun County Wildcats extended their record to 3-0 with a 28-0 shutout Friday against Commerce. “We played physical,” said head coach Lee Shaw. “We won the game physically.” The Wildcats (3-0, ...
Sep 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speedy rides and thrill-seekers race in Rabun
Fast cars and people who love them descended Sept. 14-15 at Heaven’s Landing airstrip for the wannaGOFAST Georgia one-half mile shootout drag races. “We get anything from exotic down to a Honda Civ...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun continues to dominate
The Rabun County Wildcats football team continued their win streak Friday, commanding the field at Towns County 55-13. “We feel like we’re in great shape,” said head coach Lee Shaw. “They didn’t ke...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats pounce on Hayesville
The Rabun County Wildcats dominated in their first game of the season Friday at home against Hayesville, N.C., winning impressively 55-7. “We just flew under the ball and made plays,” said sophomor...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball drops four against tough foes
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats softball team suffered losses in games played last week and on Monday, but the players and coaches said they were learning from the the experience. “We’re also playin...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball wins three out of four
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats softball team posted a winning record last week, taking contests against Chestatee and Towns County, and splitting a doubleheader against Washington Wilkes. “We won t...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats ready to take on Hayesville
The Rabun County Wildcats football team is making final preparations for its Friday matchup against the Hayesville, N.C. Yellow Jackets. At a practice on Friday, the team worked on offensive, defen...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County fall athletics celebrated at meet-and-greet
Dozens of athletes, parents, coaches and supporters turned out Saturday to meet and greet athletes, play games and celebrate the Rabun County Schools athletic department at the yearly Home Depot me...
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball rebounds with Chestatee win
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats softball team bounced back from losses at Social Circle to win 9-1 by mercy rule Monday against Chestatee. “It was the same team we faced earlier this year and were d...
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Franklin scrimmage exposes problem areas
Even though the Rabun County Wildcats were outscored by highly-ranked Franklin, N.C., during the first and only scrimmage of the preseason, players and coaches said the game helped them refocus bef...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball loses to Flowery Branch, 2 games canceled
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats softball team fell 9-2 to Flowery Branch on Aug. 14 after the Falcons cashed in on a string of early-inning runs. “They came to play,” said senior first baseman Audre...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball finds footing in tournament, wins first game against Towns
The Rabun County High School softball team found its footing this weekend at the Lanier Point Invitational Tournament in Gainesville, posting a record of 1-3. The Lady Wildcats then secured a 9-2 w...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Football finishes summer with Toccoa camp
The Rabun County High School football squad rounded off a summer of work with a weekend stint at the Georgia Baptist Convention in Toccoa. “We worked on team building and being a team more than any...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Football team builds strength, speed with Iron Works program
The Rabun County High School football team has been busy lately with the summer Iron Works program, working on strength and agility training four days a week, said strength coach Tim Bragg. “Everyt...
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball team preps new talent
Members of the Rabun County High School softball team said they were ready to improve on their 2012 season, starting this week with a preseason game and tournament in Gainesville. “This group is ve...
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Wildcats learn cheerleading basics with high school squad
Young Rabun County cheerleaders learned chants, jumps and stunts from high school coaches and cheerleaders at the Lil’ Wildcat Cheerleading Camp last week at Rabun County Elementary School. “What w...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rec football begins road to game day
Rabun County Recreation Department youth football teams began their preseason with nonpadded practices Monday at the recreation department. “We’re teaching them the basics,” said 5-and-younger coac...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rolader reaches podium for the second year at SCTP nationals
Rabun County sharpshooter Hunter Rolader again made the podium at the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championship, finishing third in individual sporting clays and 15th in individual skeet...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCHS volleyball aims high
Rabun County High School volleyball began the road to its fall season Tuesday, practicing the basics and team interaction with high school coaches and instructors from the A5 Volleyball Club team i...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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2013 4-H Club shotgun team
Members of the 2013 Rabun County 4-H shotgun team include Jackson Nichols, Etta Thomason, Kennedy Rogers, Amberly Kilby, Brandon Kilby, Bryce Shackleford, Jess Watts, Anna Belle Watts, Huck Smith, ...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young football players learn fundamentals with help of varsity staff
Young football stars learned the basics of offense, defense and teamwork with the help of Rabun County High School varsity coaches and players at Lee Shaw’s Football Camp, which was held Monday-Wed...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun Little League All-Star teams fall at home in district tournament
Both Rabun County Little League softball all-star teams fell in tough double-elimination games in a Rabun-hosted tournament Sunday at Rabun County Recreation Department. “I’m so proud of you all,” ...
Jul 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ramble, Fun Run power through storms
Hundreds of runners and their friends, families and pets descended on a rainy locations in Rabun County for the annual Rabun Ramble 5K and 10K road races June 6 and the Lake Burton Fun Run June 5. ...
Jul 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gorge hike offers waterfall vistas, vertical challenges
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, about 20 hikers ventured down more than 500 steps to the bottom of Tallulah Gorge, one of the Eastern United States’ largest natural canyons. “It’s a good way to get a workout...
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats baseball strengthens in offseason games, leagues
Rabun County High School’s baseball team is continuing to work on skills during the summer with weekly doubleheaders and summer league play, said coach Mark Wilcox. “We’re just trying to get them o...
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rolader racks up new shooting wins
Hunter Rolader first began shooting at the age of 4, when he accidentally dented his grandmother’s car with a BB gun. “I thought it would reflect,” the 13-year-old said with a sheepish grin. The Cl...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats mentor young girls basketball players
Girls ages 5-14 honed their basketball skills with the mentoring aid of the Rabun County High School girls team during the Lady Wildcats basketball camp June 10-13 at the Rabun County Recreation De...
Jun 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campers learn fly fishing at Trout Unlimited camp
Young anglers got the chance to learn trout fishing techniques June 9-14 on the Tallulah River with the help of the Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources....
Jun 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ducks Unlimited club celebrates in Dillard
Ducks Unlimited, a national nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of waterfowl habitat, held its state convention June 7-8 at the Dillard House. “It’s a chance for all the state chapters to...
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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