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August 22, 2014
Sports
HC finishes second at East Hall Spikefest
Habersham Central got the volleyball season off to a good start over the weekend, finishing second at the East Hall Spikefest in Gainesville. The Lady Raiders posted a 4-1 record to finish as the r...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bats push Lady Raiders to third place at Lanier
Habersham Central powered its way to a third place finish in the Gold bracket over the weekend in Gainesville at the Lanier Point Invitational. The Lady Raiders broke out the bats during the tourna...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raiders, Bulldogs scrimmage Friday in Hartwell
In 16 days, Habersham Central will kick off the 2012 high school football season against White County. The Raiders will get a chance to get in some prep work for the Warriors Friday night when they...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murphy records 700 pound bench press
Joey Murphy is strong. No, make that extremely strong. Murphy, a resident of Mt. Airy, did something recently very few folks can do. During the Southern Powerlifting Federation Georgia State Champi...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rapids excel at GRPA state meet
The Habersham Rapids swim team pieced together a solid performance at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state meet in late July. The Rapids were among hundreds of youth swimmers from aro...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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HC camps with NCAA champs
The University of Alabama won its first NCAA World Series softball title earlier this summer, knocking off the University of Oklahoma in the championship round. A large group of Habersham Central s...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lathem, Weeks compete in Georgia Games
A pair of Habersham County track athletes competed in the Georgia Games Youth Track & Field Championships July 21 in Marietta. Neil Lathem, a 2012 graduate of Habersham Central, and Kendall Weeks, ...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raiders officially start preseason work
Football time is here. Although plenty of work has already been done over the past several months, the official start of the 2012 high school football season came early Wednesday morning for the Ha...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miller rides in equestrian events
Kelsey Miller, daughter of Kenny and Laura Miller of Demorest, recently completed her first season in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. Miller, who is a home school student, is a member o...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former HCHS golfers tee off at NGA tourney
A pair of former Habersham Central golfers are competing in a professional tournament this weekend at one of the top courses in Northeast Georgia. Major Manning and Ryan Chitwood are in the field o...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church softball teams compete this week to crown league champ
Win or go home. The stakes have been raised in the Habersham County Church Softball League as the post-season tournament kicked off this week. The single-elimination tournament began Tuesday night,...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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HCLL teams fall in District 7 tourney
Habersham County Little League had a rough night Wednesday during the District 7 baseball tournament in Lavonia. The county’s final three teams were eliminated, ending the hopes of adding another d...
Jul 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCoy named to Wyndham Cup team
Habersham Central graduate Lee McCoy is one of 40 junior golfers from around the nation selected to play in The Wyndham Cup later this month. McCoy, who won the Class AAAA championship in May and w...
Jul 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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District 7 games rescheduled
The heat wave moving through North Georgia this weekend has forced Little League District 7 officials to reschedule All-Star tournament games times for Saturday, June 30. All five tournaments set t...
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Dead Week” shuts down GHSA sports
For the past month or so, most of Habersham Central's athletes have been pretty busy. From summer league baseball games, basketball camps, football workouts and softball pitching and hitting practi...
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer program continues, pre-season practice on deck
The clock is ticking. The countdown is on to the opening weekend of the 2012 high school football season. When the Habersham Central’s Raiders return from the Georgia High School Association’s mand...
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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HC softball’s summer work includes trip to Alabama team camp
In less than 50 days, Habersham Central's softball team takes the field for the first time in the 2012 season. The Lady Raiders are coming off back-to-back trips to the Sweet 16 in the state tourna...
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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HCLL Rookie League teams knocked out of District 7 play
Habersham County's two Rookie League teams were knocked out of the District 7 Little League tournament earlier this week in Toccoa. The softball team finished the tournament with a 1-2 record and w...
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bollinger to lead PC men’s basketball program
Piedmont College concluded its search for a men’s basketball coach this week by naming Mark Bollinger as the school’s seventh head coach since the sport was re-instated in 1940. Bollinger comes to ...
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raider offensive linemen excel at North Metro camp
Last fall, Habersham Central was one of the highest scoring football teams in the state. The Raiders averaged almost 40 points a game and quarterback Kevin Ellison put together one of the best seas...
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Cash back on the mound after injury
Habersham County’s Ralston Cash is back on the mound, chasing his dream of playing in the big leagues. Cash, a pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league system, missed the entire 2011 season...
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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King listed among SEC’s top receivers
The Georgia Bulldogs have hopes of chasing a national championship this fall and Habersham Central graduate Tavarres King will be one of the key parts of the team’s offensive unit. King, a redshirt...
Jun 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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HC girls kick off summer with excitement, high expectations
There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Habersham Central girls' basketball program. The Lady Raiders are coming off one of the best seasons in school history, winning the program's first regi...
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rookie tourney begins June 16
Habersham County Little League All-Star teams open play later this week in the District 7 Rookie League baseball and softball tournaments in Toccoa. Habersham's 7-8-year-old softball team takes on ...
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rookie League All-Stars named for District 7 play
It’s almost tournament time for the Habersham County Little League. The county's first baseball and softball All-Stars teams will hit the field later this month at the District 7 Rookie League tour...
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer work begins for HC baseball teams
The Habersham Central baseball players are going to be extremely busy over the next few weeks as they jump into their off-season work. HCHS head coach Chris Akridge has a busy schedule planned for ...
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New region full of new challeges for HC fall teams
A new era of sports is about to begin for the Habersham Central athletic program. In August, HCHS begins its first season in the state’s largest classification, joining Region 7-AAAAAA. HCHS is one...
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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JV football team finishes drills
In any high school athletic setting, the junior varsity program usually plays a key role in the success of the varsity program. Habersham Central's JV football team recently wrapped up spring pract...
Jun 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rinehart, Hudgins earn All-Region honors
Habersham Central's Brandt Rinehart and Kadie Hudgins picked up some region honors this week for their athletic performances this spring. Rinehart was named to the 8-AAAA All-Region baseball team w...
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle school football teams wrap up spring workouts
Habersham County’s middle school football teams got a chance to get on the field last Saturday during the spring scrimmage at Raider Stadium. The North Habersham, South Habersham and Wilbanks squad...
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defense dominates Raiders' spring game
Habersham Central wrapped up spring football practice Friday night with its annual Spring Game, which turned into a defensive affair. The Raiders' coaching staff split the squad into two teams for ...
May 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burns headed to Oxford College
When Patrick Burns was little, he told his father he was going to play college basketball some day. Last week, Burns made that childhood promise come true, signing with Oxford College during a cere...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCoy earns GHSGCA's top honor
Habersham Central's Lee McCoy picked up a big honor this week from the Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association. McCoy, who won the Class AAAA title earlier this month in Augusta, was named the...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lara wins share of MOP award; Paramo, Zavala make first team
Habersham Central senior Jose Lara has been selected as the 8-AAAA Most Outstanding Player for the 2012 high school season, sharing the top honor with Heritage's Mauricio Reyes. Lara and Reyes were...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Starting spots up for grabs as drills begin
Habersham Central officially began spring practice this week. After team meetings and a walk-through session last Friday, the Raiders broke out the pads Monday to begin preparations for the 2012 se...
May 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seay eighth at SEC track championships
Habersham Central graduate Andrew Seay has picked up a new sport at the University of South Carolina. Seay, a 2010 graduate of HCHS and the son of Joe and Ann Seay, finished eighth in the hammer th...
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raider duo helps TFC win national title
Back-to-back. For the second year in a row, the Toccoa Falls College baseball team captured the National Christian College Athletic Association D-II national championship. The Eagles, who finished ...
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Raiders finish 10th at AAAA tourney
The Habersham Central girls’ golf team posted its second consecutive top 10 finish at the Class AAAA tournament Monday in Augusta. The Lady Raiders, coached by Shawn Blackburn and Andy Parker, fini...
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee’s late goal ends Raiders’ playoff plans
Habersham Central's hopes of another deep run in the Class AAAA soccer playoffs came to an abrupt end Tuesday night in John's Creek as Chattahoochee got a goal midway through second overtime period...
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Raiders ready for state
Last week, Habersham Central won its first girls' golf region championship. Monday, the Lady Raiders will tee it up with the best teams in the state at the Class AAAA tournament at Bartram Trail Go...
May 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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