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Thu
19
Apr

Neat, sweet and petite

 

 

Thu
19
Apr

The man who traveled to Georgia’s 159 counties

Dean Long as Uncle Sam

 

Hank Segars

Lakelife Associate Editor

 

Wed
18
Apr

Whole lotta signin’ goin’ on

By Justin Hubbard

 

Yes, the title of my column this week is a cheesy reference to the classic Jerry Lee Lewis song, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

I just couldn’t help myself. Really, there was no better title I could think up to describe the sheer volume of scholarships being signed these days throughout Lake Country.

Wed
11
Apr

GCHS soccer is on the rise

By Justin Hubbard

 

Greene County’s boys soccer team will not get the finish the Tigers deserve.

At least, that’s my assessment of the matter. The Tigers are 5-7 as I write this column early Tuesday afternoon. They’re a few hours away from taking on Athens Christian. Next, they will face Lake Oconee Academy this Friday and Lincoln County next Tuesday.

They will not earn a postseason bid. There are no region tournaments in GHSA soccer, so there’s no way for them to play their way into the state tournament.

Wed
04
Apr

Tookie will make it

By Justin Hubbard

 

Last Wednesday, I did something I often do: I scrolled through my Twitter feed.

I came across a lot of unsurprising things. There was a bunch of chatter about the Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team and its furious supporter, Sister Jean. The latest news out of Washington trickled out to the Twittersphere.

Wed
28
Mar

Why no love for baseball?

By Justin Hubbard

 

I love the sound of a bat hitting a ball and a ball popping a glove.

I love the smell of a freshly cut field and the way the infield dirt looks right after it’s been dragged.

To put it more concisely, I love baseball. For as long as I can remember, I have always been enamored of this sport. Baseball is the greatest game ever played. End of discussion.

Wed
21
Mar

Top Lake Country basketball moments of 2017-18: Part 2

By Justin Hubbard

 

In case you missed my column last week (I know most of you didn’t because reading this section of our paper is probably your favorite part of the week), I’ve decided to rank my five favorite moments from this past basketball season.

We were blessed with many competitive teams throughout Lake Country. Every school had at least one team that scored impressive victories, which produced a lot of fun times for me.

Last week, I wrote about blowout victories for Greene County’s boys and girls teams as well as the Lake Oconee Academy girls’ upset of the Lady Tigers on senior night. This week, it’s time to wrap up this list.

3. NGA’s girls notch first playoff win in three years

I had a lot of fun covering the Nathanael Greene Academy basketball teams this year.

Wed
14
Mar

Top Lake Country basketball moments of 2017-18: Part 1

By Justin Hubbard

 

I’m aware this isn’t the timeliest of columns because we’re nearly two weeks removed from the official end of basketball season, but please indulge me.

My plans last week were to write a column listing some of my personal favorite moments from this basketball season regarding all the schools I cover. It’s like I said in that column: There was something special in the air, as all of our teams had special accomplishments I was fortunate to cover.

Wed
07
Mar

From magic to devastation

By Justin Hubbard

 

It didn’t feel real.

That statement is what Morgan County basketball star Alec Woodard tweeted Sunday morning. The tweet came hours after the Bulldogs lost to Greater Atlanta Christian in the Final Four, 73-71, ending their season.

Indeed, Morgan’s loss did not feel real. In fact, part of me didn’t want to believe the game was actually over when the final horn sounded. Surely, the Dogs were going to find a way to win. Right?

Thu
01
Mar

Baseball is back

By Justin Hubbard

 

Spring training games started up this week for teams throughout Major League Baseball.

I will admit I don’t really care about these preseason exhibitions. After all, they are mostly meaningless and have no effect on the regular season (unless someone gets hurt).

I still can’t help getting excited over the fact baseball box scores and highlights have returned. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Baseball is the greatest game ever played. You’ll never convince me otherwise.

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