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Rabun Gap volleyball, baseball get new head coaches

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The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee varsity volleyball and baseball programs will have new head coaches this season. Courtney Ledford will coach the volleyball team and Clark Wright will coach the baseball team. Ledford is a 2008 Rabun Gap graduate, playing 7 years of volleyball at Rabun Gap and was a team captain. She played setter and libero.

TFS adds new head coaches to athletic programs

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New leadership is in place at Tallulah Falls School for varsity boys basketball, varsity girls soccer and middle school/varsity swim programs.  Varsity boys basketball:  Cody Coleman, upper school history teacher, will lead the TFS varsity boys basketball team.  “Coach Coleman is invested in this group of young men with his work in the classroom and by serving last season as an assistant coach and as the interim coach this spring and summer,” said President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy. “His strong enthusiasm for building leaders through sports is evident.”

Rabun cheerleaders earn top cheer team honor

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The Rabun County varsity cheerleaders were recognized as the best cheer team at a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp in Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., last week. Rabun had five cheerleaders be named All-Americans, earned after individual tryouts. Willow Fisher, Jaycee Weber, Maci Varnadoe, Miya Stewart and Kasten Weems were invited to cheer at the New Year’s Day parade in London.

FCA brings Florida baseball players to Rabun

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SKY VALLEY — Fellowship of Christian Athletes leaders Jason Schack and Jason Arnold wanted to give their group of Florida high school baseball players a chance to get away, while getting closer to their faith. Twenty-five student-athletes from Brevard County, Fla., took in a little bit of everything Rabun County and the surrounding area had to offer during their five-day retreat last week. “This is at the end of a summer where they’ve been investing spiritually. We’ve been praying with these kids, teaching them the word and we wanted to get them to a place where they could retreat,” Schack said.

Pupils become teachers at Rabun’s Future Wildcats Camp

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TIGER — The students became the teachers at Rabun County’s annual Future Wildcats Football Camp this week. The players who were once in the shoes of elementary-age student-athletes helped varsity coaches teach football fundamentals and played two-hand touch at the two-day camp at the team’s practice field Monday and Tuesday night.

Dockside in DAHLONEGA

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Dahlonega is known more for its gold mines and mountain getaways than lakeside attractions. But that doesn’t mean the city is anywhere near high and dry, because on the outskirts of town sits Lake Zwerner at Yahoola Creek Reservoir. A little more than a decade ago this...

AFTER THE SPAWN: summer fishing heats up

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Summer is upon us, which means it’s not only time to be out on the water, enjoying North Georgia’s pristine lakes, but for many folks it’s also the time to cast those lines and see what’s biting just below the shimmering surface. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of all things fishing, or...