Saturday, May 18, 2013
The action continues Saturday at Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park.
The world’s top professional wakeboarders opened the 22nd season of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in grand fashion Friday at Lake Acworth Beach, according to the press release. Taking to the water at Cauble Park, the season-opening day featured remarkable performances from a slew of athletes across all three divisions, including last year’s Pro Men’s season champion Harley Clifford. Looking as focused and talented as ever, MasterCraft team rider Clifford used the X-Star’s huge wake to put on a fan pleasing run that was highlighted by massive aerials, gravity-defying rotations and technical rail work. Clifford placed first in his heat, posted a division high-score of 90.00 and advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals. In addition to …
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Allatoona High School's Kelsey McAnnally recently signed a scholarship to play lacrosse at Berry College.
The $180 fee covers four days with four hours of instruction, which is age and ability appropriate and conducted by experienced coaches.
Allatoona High School's Alexis Ezell recently signed a scholarship to play basketball at Emmanuel College.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ suffered a skull fracture during a game last week when a line drive hit him in the head. Tell us if you think Major League Baseball or any other leagues should implement helmets for pitchers.
"I don't remember seeing [the ball]. Just immediate loud ringing in my ear. Just pressure on my ear, and I was on the ground. That was kind of it.” That, according to an Associated Press report, was how Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ described the line drive that hit him in the head during his team’s May 7 game against Tampa Bay. The impact left him with a skull fracture and a knee that was tweaked as he fell to the ground. Happ’s injury has brought attention to other pitchers who have sustained similar injuries in the past. Major league pitcher Bryce Florie was struck in the right eye by a line drive more than a decade ago. According to Paul Newberry of the Associated Press, Florie would pitch only seven more games after that …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The three-day state meet concluded Saturday in Albany.
Athletes in 10 events who represented Cobb, Douglas and Paulding schools brought back first-place medals from the Georgia High School Association girls state track and field championships in Albany. Two teams also peformed well in the event, which ran from Thursday through Saturday, as Kell High School finished second in the Class 5A meet and Marietta came in third in Class 6A. Kell's Kendell Williams closed out her illustrious career with three titles, winning the 5A high jump, long jump and 100-meter hurdles. She earned 11 crowns in her high school career, and on Friday broke her own state record in the long jump. Marietta's Jenessa Jackson won the Class 6A shot put and was second in the discus throw, while an all-Cobb trio swept the …
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The Emerson nonprofit has Monday-through-Friday camps set to start June 3 and 24 and July 8. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Get out and explore your town with these fun activities.
If you're bored with your usual routine at the gym, here are some tips to turn the outdoors into your gym by hiking and biking. 1.You’ll Have More Fun Getting Fit Outdoors. Arlen Hall is a tours director at the Adventure Cycling Association in Missoula, MT. He says “cycling is a great way to get into shape because it can be used as aerobic exercise for a hard workout or a toning tool.” Hall says, “I keep coming back to cycling because of the recreation, scenery and friendships that I have formed over decades. I love the friction of my tires on the roadway, the challenge of the next hill regardless of grade, and the beauty that surrounds me as I exercise. The gym or spin class really just feels like work, not fun.” 2.Beginners—Start Slow …