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Sequoyah HS cheerleaders win competition

Sequoyah HS cheerleaders win competition

CANTON, Ga. -- Sequoyah High School's varsity competition cheerleading squad placed first in this year's Tiger Cheer Classic at Dawson County High School.

The squad of nine freshmen, six sophomores and three juniors spent the summer training for the competition. Coach Jacob Lewis of Roswell's Georgia Allstars helped them prepare to win.

At school, the cheerleaders are coached by U.S. history and sociology teacher Veronica Blayton.

The cheerleaders pictured above include:

FRONT ROW: (l-r) Savannah Stewart and Savanna Dagel

MIDDLE ROW: (l-r) Brooke Seabolt, Ashley Johnson, Sydney Tully, Caitlin Mason, Kayla Wallace and Cassidy Downs

BACK ROW: (l-r) Jessica Hill, Aleah Johnson, Erin Wehunt, Rosemary Guilford, Emily Zimmerman, Alyssa Turner, Tiffany Podany, Kaitlyn Brandon and Lauren Turman

NOT PICTURED: Kara Nester

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.

Cherokee County Special Olympics Receives $2,000 Donation

Cherokee County Special Olympics Receives $2,000 Donation

 

CHEROKEE CO., Ga. -- The Hickory Flat Optimist Club recently presented the Cherokee County Special Olympics Program with a donation of $2,000. 

The funds will be used to purchase uniforms and pay for registration fees for statewide competitions.  

The Cherokee County Special Olympics took more than 80 athletes to compete in the Special Olympics State Games over the weekend at Emory University.

41 Cherokee students sign athletic scholarships

41 Cherokee students sign athletic scholarships

CANTON, Ga. -- Forty-one more students from Cherokee County high schools committed to play college-level sports in the fall.

They join 46 other students who signed letters of intent on National Signing Day.

The future college athletes were recognized Apr. 11 in a ceremony at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton.

Cherokee County's newest batch of scholarship winners includes:

Cherokee High

* Chris Boyd, basketball
Committed to Covenant College

* Casadie Bragg, competitive air rifle
Committed to North Georgia College & State University

* Jenna Burriss, soccer
Committed to Reinhardt University

* Trey Butler, football
Committed to Rhodes College

* Hunter Collett, football
Committed to Reinhardt University

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.

KSU Rallies to Stun UNC Asheville

KSU Rallies to Stun UNC Asheville

KENNESAW, Ga. - Sametria Gideon scored a career-high 25 points, leading for Lady Owls in double-figures in scoring as the Kennesaw State women's basketball team rallied from an 11-point deficit to stun UNC Asheville, 83-79, at the KSU Convocation Center Saturday night.

 The Lady Owls (4-6) trailed for the entire contest until late in the second half.  Down 11 with just under six minutes to go, a 3-pointer by Ashley Holliday sparked an, 8-0, run to get the Lady Owls back into the contest.  After a steal by Elaina Gray on the defensive end, Taylor Mills connected on a 3-pointer of her own to cut the lead down to five, 73-68.  Following a defensive stop, Holliday found Kristina Wells alone for a lay-up to slice the lead down to three with 4:30 left in the contest.