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October 26, 2014
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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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Aspiring Lady ’Cats sharpen skills at camp
The Rabun County Park basketball courts were filled Monday with the familiar sounds of squeaking sneakers and bouncing balls, as nearly 50 potential Lady Wildcats polished their basketball skills o...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New opponents to face RCHS
Rabun County High School fans, players and coaches will see more than new athletic facilities and equipment in the new school year. They will face unfamiliar opponents on the court and field. The G...
Jun 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodeo draws thousands
Thousands of people crammed Friday and Saturday night into Rabun Arena to see bull riding, steer roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing during the second Bar W Rodeo. Rabun Arena director Steve ...
Jun 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodeo comes to town Friday
Bull riders are strapping on their chaps and pulling their hats down tight for the second Bar W Rodeo this weekend at Rabun Arena. From 8-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, the arena will be alive ...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shaw gets first look at Wildcats
One word was imprinted on the back of Wildcats head football coach Lee Shaw’s shirt Friday night during Rabun County High School’s annual spring football game: “Believe.” That one simple expression...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Wildcats make all-star baseball team
Three Rabun County High School baseball players were named to the Region 8AA all-region team Monday. Senior Ross Neblett, junior Jeb Gipson and sophomore Jesse Rentz were awarded the honor for thei...
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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King, Wheeler bow out at state track meet
Though they did not make it to the medals podium at the state track meet Friday in Jefferson, two Rabun County High School seniors are proud of their efforts. Stephen King and Nathan Wheeler fell o...
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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King, Wheeler compete Friday at state
Rabun County High School seniors Stephen King and Nathan Wheeler will have their chance to compete at the state track meet Friday at Jefferson County High School. At 3:25 p.m. Friday, Wheeler will ...
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woerner wins bronze at state track meet
Rabun County High School sophomore Sally Woerner has another state medal to add to her collection. Woerner placed third in the Class AA 100-meter hurdles at the state track meet Saturday in Albany ...
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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State bound: Four RCHS athletes cruise through track sectionals
The season is not over for four Rabun County High School track and field athletes. Freshman Jordan Gihl, sophomore Sally Woerner and seniors Stephen King and Nathan Wheeler finished eighth or highe...
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rogers signs to play basketball at Shorter
Rabun County High School senior Grace Rogers will hope to soar on the basketball court for the Shorter University Hawks starting next winter. Rogers signed a national letter of intent Friday to pla...
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats fall in first round of Region 8AA tournament
The Rabun County Wildcats were eliminated from the Region 8AA baseball tournament April 19 after falling to Hart County in a best-of-three series. The losses were 7-2 in game one and 3-1 in game tw...
Apr 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four track athletes advance
Four Rabun County High School track and field athletes will hope to make it one step closer to the state track meet this weekend. Freshman Jordan Gihl, sophomore Sally Woerner and seniors Stephen K...
Apr 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys soccer team falls in region tournament
The Rabun County Wildcats finished their regular season Tuesday by falling 2-0 to North Oconee in the first round of the Region 8AA tournament. The Wildcats entered the tournament with a four-game ...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dixon, Harris sign with Truett-McConnell College
Friday the 13th was everything but spooky for two Rabun County High School seniors. Wildcats softball player Lauren Harris and basketball player Krista Dixon signed letters of intent Friday to play...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats clinch second seed
After a three game sweep against Dawson County last week, the Rabun County Wildcats finished the regular season with six straight wins and earned a second seed for the Region 8AA baseball tournamen...
Apr 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys, girls track take first at Lumpkin
The Rabun County High School boys and girls track teams won their final contest of the season Monday at a quadrangular at Lumpkin County. The Wildcats beat out Pickens County, East Hall and Lumpkin...
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second Tallulah Fest is this weekend
Kayaking, music, games and competition will join together this weekend at the second Tallulah Fest in Tallulah Falls. For $10, outdoor enthusiasts can attend the festival Friday-Sunday and camp. It...
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCMS wins championship on home turf
The Rabun County Middle School Wildcats got back at an old foe last weekend and won a regional baseball championship in the process. The Wildcats (13-1) won the North Georgia Mountain League Middle...
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcats excel at Bo James Invitational
The Rabun County High School boys and girls track teams performed well in front of a home crowd Saturday at the second Bo James Invitational. The Lady Wildcats garnered first-place honors, while th...
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabun County High School tennis courts getting a facelift
This spring will be the last time Rabun County High School tennis players compete on the courts they have played on their entire career. At the end of the season, the high school’s four tennis cour...
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wildcat baseball and soccer begin region play
The Rabun County High School baseball and soccer teams each took down Fannin County on March 13 to start their Region 8AA schedule in the win column. The baseball team came from behind against the ...
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track and field teams shooting for sectionals
A pair of wins for the girls at home and the boys earning their first victory last week has the Rabun County High School track and field teams off to a fast start as their season heats up. Fresh of...
Mar 15, 2012 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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