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Georgia High School Association announces limits for full contact in football practices

Many programs already adopted policies on their own

Monday, the Georgia High School Association announced changes to football practice rules.

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Ola baseball is finally ready for its shot at the state playoffs

The 2015 squad doesn’t feature big-time sluggers who knock in a dozen homers or slap hits into the outfield wall, so Edwards does worry. But what it features instead is the ability to manufacture runs when swinging for the fences isn’t a possibility.

Spring Cleaning: Soccer, track teams in action over break

Eagle’s Landing soccer improved to 10 wins, the Golden Eagle track team put together a few National Elite performances and the Locust Grove Wildcats won two games during Spring Break.

Guiding the College-Bound Athlete: Free college recruitment seminars on tap for Ola, Woodland this month

Dynamite Sports, founded by Rick Wire in 1995, will travel to Henry County to talk to student-athletes from grades 8 to 12 about the different steps needed to secure a college offer in the next few weeks.

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Girls Athlete of the Month: Kelly Aycock, Locust Grove

Senior gymnast makes a comeback to gain further attention from college programs

Aycock first took to tumbling as a 4-year-old in Lawrenceville. She dreamed of the Olympics as a child, going the route of the Elite Program, which trains gymnasts for international competition, for a few years. But when she was 13, she decided to be a “normal Level 10” competitor and performed with club teams in Gwinnett. She kept her sights on doing gymnastics for a college team, a goal that was a lot less expensive. Until even that dream came crashing down.

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Boys Athlete of the Month: Daniel Roberts, Hampton

Junior track star dreams of the 2016 Olympics

Meet Daniel Roberts. All season, the junior from Hampton High School has been working toward one lofty goal — ownership of the state record in the 110-meter hurdles, was set in 1997 by Southwest Dekalb’s Terrance Trammell.

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TORRES: Who needs the Braves when there’s an Ola, Union Grove rivalry to watch?

Baseball teams are neck-and-neck for division lead

It’s the home stretch for the kids of Henry County. Once they come back from Spring Break, all that’s left is one week of the regular season before they immerse themselves in a tussle for the region crown.

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GHSA moves basketball quarterfinals to neutral site, imposes ejection fines

In Monday’s semiannual executive committee meeting of the Georgia High School Association, changes were made to increase penalties for ejections, require football coaches to provide physical copies of practice plans and relocate the Final Four to a neutral site in the basketball tournament.

Baseball: Union Grove wins sub-region championship, Ola will fight for third seed in region

The Mustangs are heading back to the state playoffs for the first time since 2011, while the Wolverines will look to advance beyond the first round.

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Headed North: Home-schooler Erin Streeter will play tennis for Minnesota State

A former ‘no-star’ recruit gained three stars after snagging Jerry Baskin as coach

Streeter’s positive attitude and determination transformed her into one of the best players Baskin, who runs the Baskin-McGill Tennis Academy in Marietta, has coached in his 40 years.

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Union Grove boys, Hampton girls are Henry County track and field champs

The Wolverines claimed first place for the fourth year in a row, while the Hampton Lady Hornets narrowly beat the Union Grove girls for the top prize.

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Jonebsoro’s Walker, Maehlman headline Georgia Sports Writers Association’s All-State basketball team

Jonesboro leads the county with four total selections, while Drew, Forest Park and North Clayton each have one.

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Monster trucks on display at 2nd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Motorama at AMS

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of BIGFOOT, 12 monsters trucks will be on hand at the 2nd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama from April 18-19.

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Henry County Navy JROTC wins national title in orienteering

Five Navy ROTC programs in the county participate in it from August to March. Henry County and Union Grove are the most successful teams, as they both regularly represent the state at the All-Services National Championship. Union Grove’s Navy JROTC returned to McDonough with second-place honors in the varsity category and the distinction of fielding the best male runner, Noah Van Gorder, in the entire competition.

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Ola athletic director Curt Miller hosting Twitter chats to develop athletic departments state-wide

Since March 23, Miller has been using the social media platform to engage athletic directors and coaches across the state in a conversation about the different issues athletic departments have to deal with every day.

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Football schedules released: Stockbridge, ELCA to open 2015 season at home

It’s spring break and next fall’s football schedule was released by the Georgia High School Association Thursday morning.

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