Sports

COLUMN: ESPN8 shines light on fringe sports

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Inspired by the movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” ESPN8: The Ocho made its annual return to ESPN2 last Wednesday, shining light on all of those activities that live on the edge of the sports world. ESPN2 turned into ESPN8 and aired a full day of programming devoted to those fringe sports, like axe throwing, arm wrestling, lawn mower racing, putt putt and, of course, dodgeball. Most of the games on The Ocho can be played in the backyard.

COLUMN: Camping on the river with Dad

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We found ourselves in the same place we’d been dozens of times before. But this time was different. My dad and I set up camp, got ourselves some cold beverages and found a shallow spot to sit in the river. 

Cats climb Currahee

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The Rabun County football team made its annual summer visit to Currahee Mountain in Stephens County last weekend.

Rabun County splits volleyball season opener

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TIGER — In the final set of Match 1, Rabun County’s first-year volleyball coach Reggie Rider called a timeout and asked his team for seven straight points. The Wildcats obliged, defeating the Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines 2-1 (25-21, 19-25, 15-11), before forcing a third set against the East Hall Vikings in a 2-1 (18-25, 25-23, 15-7) loss at Ken Byrd Court on Tuesday night. “We have to learn to finish,’” Rider said during the timeout against the Wolverines. “We’ve learned to play, now we have to learn to finish.”

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.”