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Thursday September 21st, 2017 2:57AM
Athlete of the Week: East Hall banked on Macy during win streak
With three wins during the week of Sept. 11, East Hall sophomore pitcher Macy Banks kept her team's winning streak alive at seven straight and helped the Vikings pad their Region 7-AAA lead. For her efforts, Banks is the AccessWDUN Athlete of the Week presented by Coca-Cola United.
6:13AM ( 20 hours ago )
Prep Talk Podcast with Morgan Lee and Katie B. (9-19-17)
What a week for high school football! Those in attendance at Memorial Stadium got the privilege of seeing Jefferson and Flowery Branch do work against each other (and Colby Wood's defensive exploits), Buford was handed its first home loss in five years (and first loss to an out-of-state team ever) and among many other things, West Hall's Isreal Lopez further proved himself to be a real difference maker in the kicking game. In this week's Prep Talk podcast, AccessWDUN sports editor Morgan Lee and Katie B. look back at last week and ahead to some big region games this Friday Night.
9:54AM ( 1 day ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Extra Points: Georgia, Falcons look dominant and no, Brian Snitker should not be fired
From prep to the pros Extra Points will bring you reactions to sports biggest local and regional stories on a weekly basis.
5:38PM ( 2 days ago )
PODCAST: Hard Left Turn with Brandon Reed and Katie B. (9-18-17)
With no tropical storm bearing down, Katie B. and Brandon Reed, editor of the Around the Track page and race historian, were able to get in studio on time and chat about Martin Truex Jr.'s big win at Chicagoland and Dawsonville-native Chase Elliott's near-miss at a first series win.
3:08PM ( 2 days ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Athlete of the Week: Whitfield dominant in big region wins for Stephens Co.
Stephens County junior pitcher Emma Whitfield earned two wins the week of Sept. 4 that put her team into a tie atop the Region 8-AAAA standings. For her efforts, which included two shutouts and 22 strikeouts combined in two games, Whitfield's been named the AccessWDUN Athlete of the Week presented by Coca-Cola United.
5:06PM ( 5 days ago )
FROM DOWNTOWN: Told you, Deshaun Watson is an NFL starter
If you’ve ever watched sports with friends, or strangers for that matter, you’ve seen this scene play out: a nudge of a neighbor’s arm followed by a grin or head nod, but most definitely a point to a television screen, and the words, “told you.”
7:16AM ( 6 days ago )
FROM DOWNTOWN: I've got chills, they're multiplying, because high school football is here
From the time I was a little girl to now, my 38th year, when high school football season starts I have a visceral reaction that is a byproduct of happy memories and exhilarating anticipation, neither of which has quelled over time.
10:10AM ( 1 month ago )
Dawson's Lacey a personality, coach to remember
When I got word Saturday that Dawson County coach Jed Lacey had died, I thought of one close-knit community, three people and what truly keeps me wanting to continue covering sports.
4:02PM ( 1 month ago )
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10 Questions with East Hall senior softball player Steffanie Redmon
Aside from some eye-popping stats as a senior softball player for the Vikings, Steffanie Redmon has a most-interesting answer to what super power she'd like to have and watches, at least in the context of today's television, some old-school shows. Check out the latest installment of 10 Questions to find out more about the Brenau commit and East Hall standout.
6:20PM ( 2 weeks ago )
The Timex: Hunter Atkinson's past has him perfectly prepared for the present
Former West Hall star tight end Hunter Atkinson went from being a once-promising prospect at the University of Georgia, to being out of the game. Thursday night, he'll begin his second year as a starting offensive lineman for Georgia State when the Panthers host Tennessee State. Going from boy to man, revered to ridiculed, tight end to offensive lineman wasn't easy, but with every lick, Atkinson managed to keep on ticking.
12:10PM ( 2 weeks ago )
10 Questions with Flowery Branch volleyball coach Bryan Mavis
Among the nuggets of knowledge to be gained by watching 10 Questions with Bryan Mavis: What's the girliest thing Mavis has done with his two young daughters? How does he feel about pineapple on pizza? What is the former army brat's (his words) favorite childhood memory?
6:18AM ( 3 weeks ago )
Video Archive
Video Features
PODCAST: Hard Left Turn with Brandon Reed and Katie B. (9-14-17)
In the Sept. 14 edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast (delayed recording because of Tropical Storm Irma), Brandon and Katie B. look ahead to Chicagoland Speedway and the first race of the playoffs, but also weigh in on Danica Patrick's future in the sport and all the bridges Smithfield burned by essentially calling Richard Petty a liar.
7:05AM ( 6 days ago )
PODCAST: Prep Talk with Morgan Lee and Katie B. (9-6-17)
Through three weeks of the high school football season surprises abound: White County and Jackson County are complete teams, The Branch is back, Gainesville is not, and Union County is unstoppable. AccessWDUN sports editor Morgan Lee and Katie B. Davis discuss the week that was and look ahead to some key matchups in Week 3.
11:08AM ( 2 weeks ago )
PODCAST: Hard Left Turn with Brandon Reed and Katie B. (9-5-17)
In this week's installment of the Hard Left Turn podcast, a look ahead to Richmond, and how the in-race strategy used at Darlington by Denny Hamlin's team kept the late-race mistake from being catastrophic. Also, did Martin Truex Jr. earn himself a Golden Ticket into playoff final at Homestead by winning the regular season Monster Energy Cup Series title?
3:11PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Audio Archive
Interviews
LISTEN: New Georgia gymnastics coach Courtney Kupets-Carter
New Georgia gymnastics coach Courtney Kupets-Carter joined the May 11 edition of Game On with Katie B. Davis
6:28AM ( 4 months ago )
Flowery Branch girls soccer captain Meg Hansen
Meg Hansen, a captain for the Lady Falcons and one of nine seniors, joined the May 8 edition of Game On with Katie B. Davis
5:47AM ( 4 months ago )
LISTEN: Head girls varsity basketball coach John Carrick talks state tournament play
The Lakeview Lady Lions are headed for semi-final play against Wesleyan Saturday 3/4. Their head coach John Carrick talks about the season and his team as they prepare to take the next step toward a state title.
8:06AM ( 6 months ago )
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Softball roundup: Buford holds off N. Gwinnett in final battle of defending champions
Buford took the rubber match between two of the state's top teams Wednesday.
10:26PM ( 4 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN
Volleyball: Branch, Hab Central, East Hall split tri-match
Flowery Branch split a non-region tri-match Wednesday in girls volleyball action on the road...
9:54PM ( 4 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN
United scores 3 goals in 7 minutes, beats Galaxy 4-0
Atlanta United defeated LA Galaxy 4-0 Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to extend its home unbeaten streak to 10 consecutive matches...
9:48PM ( 4 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN
Lady Nighthawks cage No. 2 Columbus State
Behind a three-goal team performance and a four-save effort by Hannah Goudy, the North Georgia women's soccer team upset the No. 2 Columbus State Cougars, 3-2, Wednesday night at CSU's Walden Soccer Complex.
8:56PM ( 5 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN
Falcons rookie McKinley to test power rush against Lions
Takk McKinley's power game has impressed Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn just in time for the first-round pick from UCLA to make his first start Sunday at Detroit...
5:06PM ( 9 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Hot seats not cooling for SEC coaches like Sumlin, Malzahn
The Southeastern Conference coaches who entered the season facing questions about their job security haven't done much to quiet them...
5:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
(VIDEO) West Hall holds off Dawson behind Lopez field goals
West Hall football continued its impressive surge on Friday night -- and did so in large part thanks to the leg of Israel Lopez.
By AccessWDUN staff
7:01AM ( 4 days ago )
Marlar makes history with Knoxville Nationals LM win
Mike Marlar became the first driver in the 14-year history of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals to win in back-to-back years – taking the $40,000 top prize on Saturday night at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway.
By Series PR
8:00PM ( 2 days ago )
Georgia's Eason (knee) back at practice, no word on return
Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason is back at practice but it's not known if he'll be cleared to play Saturday when the 11th-ranked Bulldogs host No. 17 Mississippi State...
By The Associated Press
12:09PM ( 14 hours ago )