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Volleyball begins preparing for the upcoming season

By Leila Dycus staff writer The Spike Dogs are back together again preparing for their fast approaching season through scrimmages and summer workouts. On Monday July 7 nine volleyball players traveled to Athens Academy to take on two teams in summer scrimmages. On Tuesday July 8 the

Marlins host GRPA district championships

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Marlins hosted the 2014 Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Sixth District Class B/C Championship at the Morgan County Aquatic Center last Saturday, June 28. This was the second year in a row Morgan County was the location for the

MAYSA celebrates World Cup after week-long camp

By Leila Dycus staff writer What’s the best way to support Team USA in their World Cup efforts? For a group of Morgan County youth soccer players it’s with a bunch of your friends after four days of soccer camp. Last week, June 23 through the 27,

Rec Department holds first year of swim camp

By Leila Dycus staff writer For the first time in Morgan County swimming history coaches and other team members lead a camp for youth. The swim camp ran from June 23 to June 27. Swimmers came together at 10 a.m. in and were picked up at 12:30

Cheerleaders prepare for competition season

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) competition cheerleading team has been preparing for their 2014 competition schedule this week with a three-day camp at home. Beginning on Monday, June 23, the 14 members of the Morgan County competition cheerleading team came together in

Summer baseball ends with Augusta tournament

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School Diamond Dog varsity and junior varsity completed their summer instructional league schedule last weekend, competing in a tournament in Augusta on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21. The varsity Dogs went 1-2-1 for the tournament, beating Grovetown

Morgan County 4-H Archery team on the road to National Invitational

By Nick Nunn staff writer This week, the Morgan County 4-H archery team will compete in the 2014 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb. The invitational will begin Wednesday, June 25, with a chance for the competitors to check out the range and an

Dogs show improvement at Greene, Monticello 7-7

By Leila Dycus staff writer The MCHS Varsity football team is showing improvements on the field, enjoying some rest and gearing up for FCA camp. “What you need to know is Morgan County got better, we got better from the first seven on seven,” said head coach

MCMS basketball stays busy with summer scrimmages

By Leila Dycus staff writer Two scrimmages and a day full of games at the middle school and high school added up to a busy week for Morgan County basketball. “The players are getting continuous gameplay throughout the summer to keep their basketball mentality sharp without the

Dycus considers the pressures on young athletes

It’s 8:45 a.m.; my car is loaded with two little girls dressed in leotards and oversized shirts, Gatorades and snack bars fill their hands. I’m the nanny to two elite gymnasts, but what does that even mean? Sydney, 10, is a level five gymnast at Georgia Elite.