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Wed
20
Jun

Slate finishes fourth in third Thursday Thunder race

Rafe Slate rumbles down the backstretch and into turn three at Atlanta Motor Speedway during a recent qualifying session.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Eatonton’s Rafe Slate left the track frustrated after the conclusion of last Thursday night’s U.S. Legends Pro series race in the Thursday Thunder series at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Wed
20
Jun

Morgan touchdown club hosts annual fundraiser

Steve Edwards, Joel Crissman and Doug Smith (not pictured) brought home awards after finishing last week’s golf tournament with the lowest gross score.

PHOTO: Contributed

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Last Friday’s sweltering weather did not stop dozens of people from participating in a golf tournament benefitting the Morgan County football team touchdown club.

Wed
20
Jun

MCMS plays host to basketball camp

Before wrapping up last Thursday’s final camp session, camp participants compete in a basketball-flavored game of red light/green light, which forced them to run while dribbling.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

As the summer continues rolling on, so does camp season in Morgan County.

Wed
13
Jun

Lady Dogs host annual skills camp

Kalyn Anderson (left) and Makinley Lancaster run through agility ladders before making diving grabs for simulated shallow popups thrown by current MCHS players.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

High school softball season in Lake Country will not start for a couple of more months but, last week, the Morgan County High School softball field was buzzing.

Wed
13
Jun

Slate places fourth at Thursday Thunder, remains second in points

After completing his qualifying run, Rafe Slate drives his car off the track and back to the garage area to wait for the Pro series race to begin.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

For the second week in a row, Rafe Slate notched a top-five finish in the Thursday Thunder series.

Thu
07
Jun

Hurricane season begins: Johnson starts up AAU team in Greene County

BYB Hurricanes player Devontae Dunn swings around the perimeter before driving into the paint to shoot a layup during a recent practice. 

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

When most people think of Amateur Athletic Union basketball teams, chances are they think of programs that have been around for years and thus have nice facilities.

The newest AAU team in Lake Country does not fit into that category.

Thu
07
Jun

Slate finishes second in Thursday Thunder opener

Rafe Slate drives his car down the backstretch during the opening lap of an off-season race held last month at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

The good news for Rafe Slate is he posted his third-straight top two finish in last week’s Thursday Thunder season opener.

The bad news for him is he finished second in all three of those races.

Thu
07
Jun

LOA golfers receive all-state awards

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

When you win a state championship, you are bound to show up on the postseason all-state lists.

Thu
07
Jun

Diamond Dogs land six on all-state teams

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

The news was not at all surprising but exciting nonetheless: Morgan County’s baseball team received six nominations to the annual Georgia Dugout Preview magazine all-state list.

Thu
07
Jun

Williams helps NGA students learn basketball skills

NGA senior Austin Stewart holds up a ball to direct the players to perform a particular defensive motion during a drill at last Thursday’s camp session. 

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Last week’s hot and muggy weather did not stop a group of young Nathanael Greene Academy students from working out in the school’s almost equally warm gym.

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