Sports

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.”

Old represents Rabun in All-Star baseball game

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Kasin Old represented Rabun County in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Georgia-South Carolina Baseball Classic for high school seniors in June.

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.

TFS girls build golf skills at FCA camp

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Two Tallulah Falls varsity golfers spent a week beating the heat and honing their skills at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Golf Camp on St. Simons Island.  Rising juniors Brinson Hall of Mt. Airy and Maggie Jackson of Clarkesville spent five days at the clinic, led by professional golfers, college golf coaches and college golfers.  Golf clubs on both St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island served as host courses for the group of 60 high school golfers. 

Running back a hybrid position in Rabun’s offense

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TIGER — Running backs playing in Rabun County’s offense are doing more than carrying the football behind blockers. They are giving quarterbacks additional receiving options. The multifaceted group features returning starter Brody Jarrard and Garrett Bragg, a transfer from Tennessee. Bryson Addis, Cory Keller and Ethan Owens are others taking reps at running back this summer. “All of these guys can catch the ball in space and will have a chance to make big plays for us,” coach Jaybo Shaw said. “They are basically a hybrid between running backs and inside wide receivers.”

COLUMN: Media days, training camps a sign football is near

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Can you hear it? The coach speak. The cliches. Whistles blowing. Weights clanging. College football media days wrapped last week and NFL training camps began this week, shooting out a signal that football season is near. 

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.