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November 01, 2014
Sports

Raising up Wildcats
Young Wildcats filled the practice field at Rabun County High School Monday, learning the fundamentals of football from Wildcat players and the Rabun County High School football coaching staff. It ...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runners ramble ‘round Lake Rabun
In the cool Saturday morning air as many of their friends and family members were sleeping off celebrating their freedom, more than 700 runners toed the line at the eighth annual Rabun Ramble 5K an...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats prepare for season
Rabun County football players won’t be taking time off this summer. The Wildcats are busy prepping for the upcoming season and have already begun their Ironworks strength and conditioning program, ...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle school athletes excel in 2013-2014
The Rabun County Middle School athletic program fielded 14 teams this school year in basketball, cross country, football, cheerleading, softball, baseball, golf and track, with the program enjoying...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun holds spring scrimmage
The Wildcat Nation got a taste of Friday night football last Friday at the annual Red and White Scrimmage. The inter-squad game wrapped up the team’s short spring practice period and allowed head c...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woerner, Shooke demolish personal records at state meet
Two Rabun County Wildcats scooped up medals and set personal records May 8-Saturday at the Georgia Olympics state track meet in Jefferson. Sophomore Charlie Woerner set personal records in the shot...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Wildcats score win at sectionals
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats golf team claimed a victory in the sectionals tournament May 5 at the Lakes Golf Course in Waycross. The boys also advanced to state with a seventh-place finish at th...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woerner crowned state champion
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats made school history Saturday at the GHSA state girls track meet in Albany. Senior Sally Woerner placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a blazing fast personal rec...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lovett ends playoff hopes
The Rabun County Wildcats’ playoffs dreams were dashed Friday with losses of 4-0 and 9-0 to reigning AA champs Lovett. “Any time you lose out it’s disappointing, but we competed well down there,” s...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats improve at sectional meet
The Rabun County Wildcats scooped up several silver medals Saturday during a Class AA sectional meet at Greater Atlanta Christian. Charlie Woerner and sister Sally again nabbed medals in several ev...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henderson catches record-breaking fish
A Clayton woman recently nabbed a record-breaking walleye from Lake Tugalo. Phyllis Henderson was out on the lake fishing April 23 with husband Bruce when she attached a blueback herring to her lin...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getty inducted into Piedmont Hall of Fame for tennis feats
Tiger native and Rabun County High School teacher Bryan Getty recently was honored for his feats as a collegiate tennis player with an induction into the Piedmont College Letter Club’s Hall of Fame...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats come off break with win
The Rabun County Wildcats returned to the field with a strong performance after spring break, earning a 5-2 victory Saturday against Smoky Mountain in Sylva, N.C. “You could tell in the first innin...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holcombe to play for Catamounts
Wes Holcombe has signed on as a Western Carolina Catamount for the 2014 football season. The Rabun County Wildcat said the Cullowhee, N.C., school recently offered him a preferred walk-on invite to...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats win triangulars with sprints, relays
Staff Reports The Rabun County Wildcats won two home triangulars last week. The ’Cats won on April 1 at home against West-Oak (S.C.) and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee and on Friday against Banks County and E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diamond ‘Cats close one, split doubleheader
The Rabun County Wildcats dropped a close game to Union County and split a doubleheader against Oglethorpe County last week. The Wildcats fell 12-9 on April 1 at Union County The Wildcats (11-5, 7-...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats rebound from losses with shutout
The Rabun County Wildcats rebounded from losses to Jefferson and West-Oak (S.C.) last week to shut out the Eagles of Riverside Military Academy. The ’Cats lost 10-0 on March 25 at Jefferson and 7-6...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woerner nabs AJC honors
For Region 8-AA Player of the Year Sally Woerner, the most memorable moments didn’t occur in games, but at practice, building friendships and joking around with teammates. Woerner, a senior, recent...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats boys triumph, girls struggle against Oglethorpe
The Rabun County Wildcats boys soccer team felled Oglethorpe County 2-1 on Friday at home, while the Lady ’Cats lost 2-1 to the Patriots after an unlucky first half. “I think that we played great t...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats double up Washington-Wilkes
WASHINGTON — The Rabun County Wildcats rode strong batting performances Saturday to sweep Washington-Wilkes 14-1 and 18-6 in a Region 8-AA doubleheader. “They were throwing strikes and we were gett...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County triumphs at Bo James meet
The Rabun County Wildcats scores several first-place finishes Friday in the Bo James Invitational, named for a former track coach. The boys team finished first in the meet against six opponents wit...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun goes 1-1 against Union, Habersham
The Rabun County Wildcats split games against Union County and Habersham Central last week. The ’Cats defeated Union County 4-2 on March 11 and fell 11-1 Friday to Habersham Central. “It went good,...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls go 2-0, boys 1-1 in soccer last week
The Rabun County Wildcats tied and won soccer matches last week, with a 1-1 stalemate March 4 at Banks County and a 1-0 win Friday at home against Greene County. The Lady ’Cats went 2-0, defeating ...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats sweep Social Circle doubleheader
The Rabun County Wildcats continued to excel with batting and pitching performances Saturday, besting Social Circle 5-4 and 5-0 in home wins. During the first game, Social Circle jumped out to an e...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats go 2-0 against Banks, Habersham
The Rabun County Wildcats went undefeated last week with a 10-4 home win Feb. 27 against Banks County and a 6-5 victory Friday at Habersham County. “We’re doing a good job with our approach, but we...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shaw proves speed, throwing at combine
When Connor Shaw arrived Feb. 19 in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine, he came ready to prove himself as a capable runner and passer in front of owners, managers, coaches and scouts. Shaw, s...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats’ playoff hopes dashed at Westminster
The Rabun County Wildcats ended the basketball season Saturday with a tough 66-59 loss to Westminster despite many attempted comebacks and a close score throughout the game. Head coach Jeff Page sa...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spring sports gearing up in Rabun
Every weekday in the afternoon at Rabun County High School, students begin filing out the front doors at 3 p.m. As the buses leave and students head home, some instead head down to the football, ba...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun boys bounce back against Union, place third in region tourney
The Rabun County Wildcats bounced back from a 80-63 loss Saturday to Greene County with a 71-59 victory Monday against Union County to finishing third in the Region 8-AA tournament. “We needed it,”...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady ‘Cats score runner-up finish
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats finished second in the Region 8-AA tournament Monday after coming up short 56-48 against Jefferson. “I think that we’re really good teams,” said sophomore Cylvie Patt...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestling brothers headed to state finals
Rabun County Wildcats wrestlers and brothers Drew and Peyton Backer are headed to the state finals this week, after each finishing third at the sectionals tournament Saturday in Dublin. The brother...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys advance with trio of wins
By Trevor Metcalfe Staff Writer The Rabun County Wildcats advanced to the semifinals of the Region 8-AA tournament Monday, taking an 83-70 victory at home against Riverside Military Academy with a ...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats walloped by Banks, win at Union
The Rabun County Wildcats went 1-1 last week, scoring a 66-64 win Friday at Union County and suffering a 82-48 trouncing Saturday at Banks County in a game that featured a second-half scuffle on th...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls split Union, Banks games
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats halved thier contests last week, winning 55-38 Friday at Union County and suffering a 61-55 loss Saturday at Banks County. “We practiced really well, and the bench ca...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady ‘Cats give seniors emotional sendoff
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats added two more to the win column with a 53-46 win Jan. 21 over Union County and a 69-46 victory Friday against Greene County, both games at home. The Lady ‘Cats also ...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student crowd pushes ‘Cats to overtime win
A rowdy home student section and standout senior performances propelled the Rabun County Wildcats to an 83-65 win Jan. 21 against Union County and an 92-85 overtime victory Friday versus Greene Cou...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the Wall contest lets local hunters show off their kills
About 125 hunters and fans came out Saturday to Wiley Tire & Automotive for the One for the Wall hunting contest. Contests included prizes for the biggest bucks and does killed by guns, archery and...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls split against Franklin, Oglethorpe
Two double-double performances helped the Lady Wildcats go 1-1 last week with a 58-48 win Friday at Oglethorpe County and a 54-48 loss Saturday at home against Franklin, N.C. The Lady ’Cats (12-7, ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun-owned car takes first in Toccoa points race
Clayton residents Jeana and Barney Mayfield’s Team 102 Racing recently won the 2013 Limited Sportsman Points Championship at Toccoa Speedway. The car was raced this season by Toccoa driver Clayton ...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady ’Cats win four straight
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats have won four games in a row after narrowly besting the Jefferson Dragons 50-47 at home on Jan. 8 and trouncing Social Circle 68-29 at home Friday. “We were very inte...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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