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August 27, 2014
Sports

Two Wildcat teams go all the way
The 7- and 9-and-younger Wildcat recreation football teams returned to Rabun County on Saturday night with a lot of gold. The two teams each defeated Flowery Branch at North Hall High School, 13-6 ...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats fall in first round, finish 6-5
FRANKLIN — One quarter of play doomed the Rabun County Wildcats’ chances at advancing to the second round of the state playoffs Friday night in Franklin. Rabun County outscored the Heard County Bra...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats make playoffs
The Rabun County Wildcats accomplished their top goal — to make the playoffs — in stellar fashion Friday night. Leading 7-0 against Oglethorpe County after the first quarter and 21-9 at halftime, t...
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playoffs on the line Friday night
A win against Oglethorpe County on Friday night at Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium will send the Wildcats to the playoffs for the first time since 1998. Rabun County (5-4, 3-3 in Region 8AA) is tied ...
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cross country team competes at state
Rabun County High School’s cross country runners had respectable finishes Saturday in their first state championship appearance since 2007. Sophomore Jordan Gihl led the Lady Wildcats in the five-k...
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCHS excels at region, reaches state cross country meet
For the first time in many years, Rabun County High School will be vying for individual and team recognition at Saturday’s state cross country championships in Carrollton. The Lady Wildcats made th...
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats down Union on homecoming night
A balanced air and ground attack Friday night gave the Rabun County Wildcats their first win over Union County since 2006. The Wildcats (5-3, 3-2 in Region 8AA) won 38-10 after jumping on top of th...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five teams in NGYFA playoffs
The Rabun County Recreation Department will have a good chance at bringing home another Super Bowl title this year. Five Rabun football teams – the 7-, 8-, 9-, 11- and 12-and-younger Wildcats – wil...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats fall 41-12 to Tigers
The Washington-Wilkes Tigers tamed the Rabun County Wildcats on Friday night by attacking on the ground and through the air to hand the Wildcats their second straight loss at home. Rabun County (4-...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Wildcats win, then fall in playoffs
The sweet feeling of their first ever win in the playoffs was quickly forgotten Tuesday night by the Lady Wildcats when they fell 3-0 in the second round to Westside-Augusta. Rabun County’s volleyb...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Short-handed Wildcats fall to Jefferson, lose first region game
Turnovers and the absence of three players doomed the Rabun County Wildcats Friday night. The Wildcats (4-2, 2-1 in Region 8AA) fell to the seventh-ranked Jefferson Dragons 55-7. The Dragons opened...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCMS finishes second
The Rabun County Middle School Wildcats could not overcome a 14-point first quarter deficit Saturday night and lost the region championship game 22-18 to Lumpkin County. The Wildcats, who were tryi...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats off to best start in 13 years
The Rabun County Wildcats will enter Friday night’s home game with its best record at the halfway point since 1999. The Wildcats (4-1) will face off against Jefferson (4-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, a g...
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCHS jayvee football team on a winning streak
If the record of the Rabun County High School junior varsity football team is any indication, the future looks bright for Friday nights at Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats, after losing ...
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCMS finishes regular season 6-0
For the first time in recent memory, the Rabun County Middle School football team finished its regular season undefeated (6-0) Sept. 27. The Wildcats crushed Towns County 44-6 for the honor to secu...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCMS blasts White County
The stage has been set for Rabun County Middle School’s football team to finish the regular season undefeated at home today. The Wildcats, 5-0 and coming off a 40-0 home win vs. White County on Sep...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCHS football falls to Commerce in final seconds
Rabun County High School’s football team was seconds away Friday night from starting the season on a three-game winning streak for the first time since 1998. The Wildcats (2-1) dominated Commerce o...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Wildcats shut down Tallulah Falls
The Rabun County High School volleyball team shook off three region losses last week and handedly won its first home game of the season Sept. 13 against Tallulah Falls School. The Lady Wildcats (10...
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recreation football season heating up
The Rabun County Recreation Department’s football teams are heading into the thick of their seasons. All seven age groups had their home openers Saturday at Rabun County High School’s Frank Snyder ...
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats open new stadium with 45-7 win
It was a successful kickoff to a new era of Rabun County High School football Friday night at Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium. Despite a couple of early hiccups, the Wildcats dominated Towns County, ...
Sep 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zimmerman finishes first at cross country meet
Staff Reports Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School sophomore Leandra Zimmerman topped 122 girl runners at the Mountain Eagle Cross Country Invitational Saturday at North Georgia Technical College. She placed...
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats down Hayesville 20-6, start 1-0
The Rabun County High School football team took the sting out of the Hayesville (N.C.) Yellow Jackets by halftime Friday night, rolling to a 20-6 season opening win. With Rabun fans outnumbering Ha...
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCHS volleyball defeats Highlands, Jackson
The Rabun County Lady Wildcats piled on more volleyball wins last week as they continue to try and obtain their first winning record in years. The Lady Wildcats (7-8) on Aug. 30 defeated Jackson Co...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCMS football starts 2-0
The reigning region middle school football champions have survived two close battles to begin the 2012 campaign on a winning streak. Rabun County Middle School, which finished 7-1 in 2011, moved to...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun Gap Eagles hope to soar on gridiron
While every football team wants to win, the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Eagles are more focused on improving. Entering its second year as a varsity program, Rabun Gap hopes to surpass last year’s 2-...
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats tame Lions, win 38-9 in scrimmage
Rabun County High School made its one and only scrimmage game count Friday. The Wildcats scored early and often, defeating the Hebron Christian Academy Lions 38-9 on the road. Rabun County struck f...
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Wildcat’s volleyball team seeking improvement
New Rabun County High School volleyball coach Dee Dee Dillard is hoping to carry the success she has had on the basketball court over to the volleyball arena this year. Dillard is not expecting an ...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winning mentality to drive RCHS softball team
The Rabun County High School softball team was the first Wildcat squad to take the field this school year, and its players hope to be the last to leave. “We can compete for a playoff berth,” said h...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hunting organization impacts Owens family
While Steven Owens' body is being taken over by a slowly degenerative disease, the memories of a North Carolina-based hunting organization are keeping him going. Owens, 14, of Clayton, was diagnose...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rolader racks up shooting awards
It did not take Hunter Rolader long to become a threat in the realm of sporting clays and skeet competition. The 11-year-old from Clayton has won three individual awards and has been a member of tw...
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five RCHS football alums to reunite at Brevard
Rabun County High School fans will have a couple more reasons to follow Brevard College football this fall. The North Carolina school, a four-year Division II member of the NCAA competing in the So...
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Leaguers still seeking championship
Rabun County Little League’s hopes for a District 7 championship will fall on the shoulders of the 13- and 14-year-old all-star baseball team. The 13- and 14-year-old sluggers is the only team rema...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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36 years of backstrokes and diving
What started as filling a need for Rabun County children turned into a summer job Gail Crowe and Janice Wayne will never forget. After 36 years of teaching swimming lessons to generations of famili...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ray repeats as top 5K finisher at Ramble
Though how much was raised for the Lake Rabun Foundation is still to be determined, the sixth annual Rabun Ramble that took place Saturday in Lakemont is being deemed a success. Runners from all ov...
Jul 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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9-10 all-stars outdueled
The temperature was not the only thing hot Saturday at Rabun County Park. The competition was, too. The opening game of the 9- and 10-year-old District 7 Little League baseball tournament between R...
Jul 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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7-8 Rabun County all-stars fall to Hart in championship game
Rabun County Little League’s 7- and 8-year-old baseball all-stars had their second straight district championship dreams shattered Friday night. First-time District 7 championship winner Hart Count...
Jun 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home Little League tournaments to help county tourism
Regardless of the results on the baseball field the next few weeks, Rabun County will come out a winner, area officials say. Beginning Saturday and continuing through next week, Rabun County Park w...
Jun 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three inducted into RGNS Hall of Fame
Billy Kelly was known for his speed off and on the court during his days at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. The latter has landed him in the record books. The 1955 graduate was one of three alums induc...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball all-stars smoke Stephens
The first round of the Georgia District 7 Little League baseball tournament started off with a bang for Rabun County’s 7-8 year-old all-stars Saturday in Toccoa. The Wildcats, coming off of a distr...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dixon new rec department athletic director
As of May 30, Adam Dixon will now be paid for the work he does for the Rabun County Recreation Department. The longtime volunteer coach, parent and referee was recently named the recreation departm...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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