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September 17, 2014
Sports

Speedy rides and thrill-seekers race in Rabun
Fast cars and people who love them descended Sept. 14-15 at Heaven’s Landing airstrip for the wannaGOFAST Georgia one-half mile shootout drag races. “We get anything from exotic down to a Honda Civ...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats pounce on Hayesville
The Rabun County Wildcats dominated in their first game of the season Friday at home against Hayesville, N.C., winning impressively 55-7. “We just flew under the ball and made plays,” said sophomor...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball drops four against tough foes
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats softball team suffered losses in games played last week and on Monday, but the players and coaches said they were learning from the the experience. “We’re also playin...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats ready to take on Hayesville
The Rabun County Wildcats football team is making final preparations for its Friday matchup against the Hayesville, N.C. Yellow Jackets. At a practice on Friday, the team worked on offensive, defen...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball wins three out of four
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats softball team posted a winning record last week, taking contests against Chestatee and Towns County, and splitting a doubleheader against Washington Wilkes. “We won t...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball rebounds with Chestatee win
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats softball team bounced back from losses at Social Circle to win 9-1 by mercy rule Monday against Chestatee. “It was the same team we faced earlier this year and were d...
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County fall athletics celebrated at meet-and-greet
Dozens of athletes, parents, coaches and supporters turned out Saturday to meet and greet athletes, play games and celebrate the Rabun County Schools athletic department at the yearly Home Depot me...
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball loses to Flowery Branch, 2 games canceled
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats softball team fell 9-2 to Flowery Branch on Aug. 14 after the Falcons cashed in on a string of early-inning runs. “They came to play,” said senior first baseman Audre...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Franklin scrimmage exposes problem areas
Even though the Rabun County Wildcats were outscored by highly-ranked Franklin, N.C., during the first and only scrimmage of the preseason, players and coaches said the game helped them refocus bef...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Football finishes summer with Toccoa camp
The Rabun County High School football squad rounded off a summer of work with a weekend stint at the Georgia Baptist Convention in Toccoa. “We worked on team building and being a team more than any...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball finds footing in tournament, wins first game against Towns
The Rabun County High School softball team found its footing this weekend at the Lanier Point Invitational Tournament in Gainesville, posting a record of 1-3. The Lady Wildcats then secured a 9-2 w...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Football team builds strength, speed with Iron Works program
The Rabun County High School football team has been busy lately with the summer Iron Works program, working on strength and agility training four days a week, said strength coach Tim Bragg. “Everyt...
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball team preps new talent
Members of the Rabun County High School softball team said they were ready to improve on their 2012 season, starting this week with a preseason game and tournament in Gainesville. “This group is ve...
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young Wildcats learn cheerleading basics with high school squad
Young Rabun County cheerleaders learned chants, jumps and stunts from high school coaches and cheerleaders at the Lil’ Wildcat Cheerleading Camp last week at Rabun County Elementary School. “What w...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rec football begins road to game day
Rabun County Recreation Department youth football teams began their preseason with nonpadded practices Monday at the recreation department. “We’re teaching them the basics,” said 5-and-younger coac...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rolader reaches podium for the second year at SCTP nationals
Rabun County sharpshooter Hunter Rolader again made the podium at the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championship, finishing third in individual sporting clays and 15th in individual skeet...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCHS volleyball aims high
Rabun County High School volleyball began the road to its fall season Tuesday, practicing the basics and team interaction with high school coaches and instructors from the A5 Volleyball Club team i...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young football players learn fundamentals with help of varsity staff
Young football stars learned the basics of offense, defense and teamwork with the help of Rabun County High School varsity coaches and players at Lee Shaw’s Football Camp, which was held Monday-Wed...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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2013 4-H Club shotgun team
Members of the 2013 Rabun County 4-H shotgun team include Jackson Nichols, Etta Thomason, Kennedy Rogers, Amberly Kilby, Brandon Kilby, Bryce Shackleford, Jess Watts, Anna Belle Watts, Huck Smith, ...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun Little League All-Star teams fall at home in district tournament
Both Rabun County Little League softball all-star teams fell in tough double-elimination games in a Rabun-hosted tournament Sunday at Rabun County Recreation Department. “I’m so proud of you all,” ...
Jul 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ramble, Fun Run power through storms
Hundreds of runners and their friends, families and pets descended on a rainy locations in Rabun County for the annual Rabun Ramble 5K and 10K road races June 6 and the Lake Burton Fun Run June 5. ...
Jul 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats baseball strengthens in offseason games, leagues
Rabun County High School’s baseball team is continuing to work on skills during the summer with weekly doubleheaders and summer league play, said coach Mark Wilcox. “We’re just trying to get them o...
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gorge hike offers waterfall vistas, vertical challenges
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, about 20 hikers ventured down more than 500 steps to the bottom of Tallulah Gorge, one of the Eastern United States’ largest natural canyons. “It’s a good way to get a workout...
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rolader racks up new shooting wins
Hunter Rolader first began shooting at the age of 4, when he accidentally dented his grandmother’s car with a BB gun. “I thought it would reflect,” the 13-year-old said with a sheepish grin. The Cl...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats mentor young girls basketball players
Girls ages 5-14 honed their basketball skills with the mentoring aid of the Rabun County High School girls team during the Lady Wildcats basketball camp June 10-13 at the Rabun County Recreation De...
Jun 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campers learn fly fishing at Trout Unlimited camp
Young anglers got the chance to learn trout fishing techniques June 9-14 on the Tallulah River with the help of the Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources....
Jun 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodeo brings local riders, crowds to Rabun Arena
Despite weekend rain showers, thousands of spectators cheered on contestants at the third annual Rabun County FFA Alumni Rodeo as they rode horses and bulls, wrestled steers and chased down calves ...
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ducks Unlimited club celebrates in Dillard
Ducks Unlimited, a national nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of waterfowl habitat, held its state convention June 7-8 at the Dillard House. “It’s a chance for all the state chapters to...
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCHS basketball teams begin summer practices
Summer may be here for Rabun County Schools, but the girls and boys basketball teams are beginning the road to next season with summer camps and practices. “They give you an opportunity with a new ...
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local rodeo riders ready to compete
Bulls, broncos and wranglers head back to Rabun County this Friday and Saturday for the third annual Bar W Rodeo. “It’s a full rodeo,” said Karen Woody, an event organizer. “We have saddleback ridi...
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves best undefeated Diamondbacks with double homers in last two innings
The 7-8 division’s Braves scored a come-from-behind 6-5 victory against the undefeated Diamondbacks May 23 at the Rabun County Park. “It felt good,” said Andrew Treehorn, who won the game in the bo...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCHS athletics reaches new heights
The Rabun County High School athletics teams set a new standard of excellence in the 2012-13 school year, sending 15 teams to state playoffs and 34 Wildcats to all-region teams. “Our athletes have ...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Football returns to field for spring scrimmages
Rabun County High School’s spring football practices concluded with an officiated scrimmage Monday evening at Frank Snyder Stadium. After an afternoon thunderstorm, middle school and high school sq...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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High jumper smashes Rabun records
The Region 8AA track meet was a week away, and Rabun County track coach Kent Woerner needed competitors for the high jump. On a whim, Woerner asked baseball player Josh McDaniel if he would like to...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats’ playoff surge ends against Westminster
The Rabun County Wildcats baseball season ended Wednesday with two hard losses against Westminster. Rabun County High School struggled against Westminster in the second round of the state playoffs ...
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track team scores two medals at state meet
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats track team traveled May 9 to the state meet in Albany, and two athletes brought home individual medals among the eight competitors. “It’s been a great season, and I w...
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats soccer teams making history
Rabun County High School’s girls soccer team pulled off one of Georgia’s biggest turnarounds this season, going from 1-11 in 2012 to the second round of the state playoffs. The Wildcats advanced to...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball team scores first round playoff victory
By Trevor Metcalfe Staff Writer The Rabun County Wildcats baseball team swept the Jordan Red Jackets, 6-3 and 7-0, on Friday in the first round of the state playoffs. Junior Jesse Rentz went all se...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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1 Wildcats heading to state track meet
Eight Rabun County High School girls and three boys qualified for state Saturday by finishing in the top eight at sectionals at Greater Atlanta Christian in Atlanta. Senior Josh McDaniel matched hi...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun starts playoffs with doubleheader
The Rabun County High School Wildcats begin their state playoffs run at 2 p.m. Friday with a doubleheader against the Jordan Red Jackets in Columbus. “Jordan’s a good team. I’ve had the chance to s...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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