Sports

TFS middle school basketball team picks up skills

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Members of the Tallulah Falls Middle School boys basketball team competed in the Mountain Madness Team Camp in Young Harris last month. The Indians competed in three games each day against some tough competition, gaining valuable game experience and setting the tone for an offseason full of hard work, coach Anthony Cox said.

ONE LAST RIDE

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TIGER — AJ Wheeler is doing everything he can to squeeze every ounce of fun out of his final offseason with his teammates. At the Rabun County football team’s pool day June 27, the senior linebacker was an underdog in a belly flop contest. Pitted against offensive lineman Nolan Crane in the finals, Wheeler splashed his way to the championship.

Former Braves negotiating to join celebrity golf event

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CLAYTON — Some former Atlanta Braves players are among those in negotiations to join the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Celebrity Golf Tournament next month. Sheriff Chad Nichols said he’s not yet releasing the names of the former players who have expressed interest in coming to the event benefiting Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, because he’s still awaiting confirmation.

Youth tennis league provides opportunities

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TIGER — During one of his tennis camps last summer, Bryan Getty watched as his then- 7-year-old son and a friend rallied with each other using a special beginner’s ball and it sparked som