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September 02, 2015
Sports

Rabun County Wildcats fall to No. 4 Dragons
The Wildcats were no match for the quick feet of Jefferson’s Colby Wood during Rabun’s home opener Friday night. Class AAA powerhouse Jefferson High School, ranked No. 4 in its class before Friday ...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats ranked No. 8 in state
It’s official — Rabun County made it in the Top 10 of Class AA for 2015. Georgia High School Football Daily, an online newsletter covering prep football across the state, notched the Wildcats at No...
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun Gap runner, blogger featured in Runner's World
Mirna Valerio of Rabun Gap is not your typical runner. Weighing in around 250 pounds, she’s on a mission to show that body size shouldn’t hold anyone back. And this month, she took that vision even...
Jul 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun Little League finishes season in district tourneys
The last of Rabun County’s Little League All-Star teams rounded out its season Tuesday night in the District 7 tournament, held in Habersham County. The 11-12 year-old team in the Little League div...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lake Rabun's Yakkers
It’s a typical Thursday morning on Lake Rabun: the boat traffic is light and the lake is almost glasslike as the occasional Chris-Craft buzzes by. But growing more visible and moving toward a boath...
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls camps fill Rabun County rec gyms
The sounds of laughter and bouncing balls rang out in Rabun County Recreation Department gyms Monday through Wednesday as local girls enjoyed two summer sports camps. Each morning, Lady Wildcats co...
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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First Rabun County Rec Shootout golf tourney a success
A slight breeze blew through Rabun County Golf Club on Saturday morning. The laughter of friends rang out between clinks of clubs hitting balls as locals and visitors competed in the first Rec Shoo...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun teams work this summer
School might be out for Rabun County students, but Wildcats and Lady Wildcats athletes are not taking a break this summer. Along with the football team working out each week through its Ironworks p...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legacy of Legends: '91 golfers win state
Note: The Clayton Tribune is taking a look back at some of Rabun County’s most successful teams, athletes and coaches in a special series of feature articles this summer. This week, read about the ...
Jun 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County athletics has banner year
It was a year for the record books at Rabun County High School as the athletic program wrapped up its most successful time in school history.   With 15 of 17 teams participating in Georgia High Sch...
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County baseball finishes in Final 4
And then there were four. As the sun went down in Rome on Monday, the Rabun County High School Wildcats ended their historic playoff run as one of the Final Four Class AA baseball teams still in th...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Wildcats baseball makes history
The whiteboard inside the Wildcats baseball team dugout is topped with one phrase — ”Compete for each other.” It is the mantra that has kept the team going on a historic run in the Georgia High Sch...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Rabun baseball advances in state playoffs
UPDATED: Rabun County High School’s varsity baseball team is one of eight Class AA schools to continue its season in the state playoffs. The Diamond 'Cats dominated visiting Bacon County High Schoo...
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County girls track win region title
The Lady ‘Cats track team brought home another region title for the school Friday afternoon at Frank Snyder Stadium after a series of strong performances. Rabun County took top honors in multiple e...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun tennis advances in state playoffs
The Lady ’Cats and Wildcats tennis teams are one step closer to a state title after defeating Armuchee High School Tuesday during the first round of state playoffs. It was a tight battle for the Ra...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun tennis sweeps Region 8-AA tourney
Both Rabun County High School tennis teams came off the court Tuesday night in Social Circle as Region 8-AA champions. The Lady Wildcats entered the tournament at No. 1 seed after posting a perfect...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Habersham halts Rabun Diamond ’Cats
A tight game between neighboring rivals Rabun County and Habersham Central ended in a 3-1 defeat for the home Wildcats. Several defensive errors in the final inning cost Rabun the spring-break show...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Wildcats swept by Riverside
The Rabun County Wildcats boys soccer teams both suffered hard losses at the hands of the Riverside Military Academy Eagles Tuesday afternoon at Frank Snyder Stadium with the varsity team losing 5-...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun golf splits Monday matches
The Rabun County High School Lady Wildcats defeated the Habersham Central High School Lady Raiders in nine holes Monday at Kingwood Country Club &  Resort, while the Wildcats fell six strokes short...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Wildcats undo Union
The Wildcats varsity baseball team sent mountain rival Union County High School packing Tuesday, drilling the Region 8-AA team 5-1. “It’s always good when you can beat Union,” coach Daniel Young sa...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun middle school tracksters excel against Jefferson
It was a record-breaking Tuesday afternoon for the Rabun County Middle School track and field teams, as two athletes shattered school records against Jefferson Middle School. The Lady ’Cats defeate...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Wildcats handle Riverside
The Diamond ’Cats had fans’ attention glued to the field Tuesday afternoon against Region 8-AA foe Riverside Military Academy. The close matchup remained tied at one run until the final inning, whe...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County baseball falls to Commerce
The Diamond ’Cats fought a tight battle with visiting Commerce High School on Tuesday, but a combination of big hits and errors cost Rabun the game 6-4. “We’ve got to be ready to play from the firs...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun All-Stars bring home state titles
Two more red championship banners will grace the gym at Rabun County Recreation Department after girls All-Star teams from the 8-and-under and 12-and-under age groups took state titles Saturday. Th...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun track splits Franklin meet
Rabun County High School’s track and field program got its season off to a soggy start Tuesday, facing off against Franklin (North Carolina) High School at home in its first match of the season. Ra...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Wildcats make playoff run
The Wildcats made an historic cross-state crusade to Seminole County for the second round of state playoffs Saturday, this year’s team being the first in school history to make it to the Sweet 16 f...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Lady 'Cats win Region 8-AA championship
While many girls received a bouquet of roses to commemorate Valentine’s Day, the Rabun County girls basketball team earned a Region 8-AA championship trophy. The Lady Wildcats defeated Union County...
Feb 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Middle School wins league tourney
It was an afternoon of incredible highs and crushing lows for Rabun County Middle School’s four basketball teams competing in the finals for the Mountain League Championship on Friday afternoon. Th...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun hoops ravage Redskins
Both Rabun County High School varsity basketball teams pummelled Region 8-AA foe Social Circle High School Tuesday night at Ken Byrd Court. The Redskins and Lady Redskins limped home with double-di...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Wildcats rip through Riverside
The Wildcats picked up another Region 8-AA win Tuesday on Ken Byrd Court, defeating Riverside Military Academy 65-48. Reeling from a tough 90-76 Saturday loss at Greene County, their first in eight...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County hoops rattle Patriots
Rabun County’s varsity basketball teams continued their undefeated Region 8-AA records, stomping Oglethorpe County Tuesday night on Ken Byrd Court. Both teams won by large margins. Lady Wildcats Th...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County's Wrestling Wildcats split cat fights
The Rabun County Wildcats wrestling team pinned the the Banks County Leopards but could not defeat the Franklin County Lions, Tuesday afternoon in a three-way dual on the mat at Ken Byrd Court. The...
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Wildcats excel in holiday tourney
It was a weekend of wins for the Wildcats at the Panther Christmas Classic held Saturday and Monday at Franklin (North Carolina) High School. The Lady Wildcats picked up a 78-35 win Saturday, but t...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Connor Shaw makes NFL debut
The Cleveland Browns put a piece of Rabun County on the field Sunday as Connor Shaw, son of Rabun County Wildcats football coach Lee Shaw, made his professional debut against the Baltimore Ravens. ...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County Wildcats pounce on Franklin Panthers
The Wildcat and Lady Wildcat basketball teams faced off against state line rivals Franklin (North Carolina) High School on Monday night on Ken Byrd Court. A heartbreaking 66-62 loss in overtime sen...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County rematches Razorbacks
It was a rivalry rematch Friday night on Ken Byrd Court, as Rabun County’s varsity basketball teams faced off against Walhalla (South Carolina) High School. The Wildcats came out Friday seeking rev...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun splits in South Carolina showdown
It was a rivalry atmosphere Friday night in Walhalla, South Carolina, as Rabun County split a pair of games with a strong Walhalla High School team and tried to block out a rowdy student section. T...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County has historic football weekend
Football history was made this weekend in Rabun County at the public high school, private school and youth league levels. Rabun County High School won its first playoff game since entering the AA c...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Battle for a region title
A region championship is on the line, and it all comes down to Friday night as the Rabun County High School Wildcats host Greene County High School in a matchup that will determine each team's fate...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats whip undefeated Panthers
It was showdown Friday night in Blairsville as two region contenders battled back and forth to the final seconds before Rabun County came out on top of Union County, 45-31. Fans were on the edge of...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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