Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Don't miss the chance to register for Cobb County's youth league and adult athletic programs.
Tuesday, January 8
Now is the time to register for sports and activities for the spring season. Registration starts in January for many sports and activities in Cobb County's youth league programs, including baseball, softball, soccer, track, tennis, and BMX. The programs are coordinated by volunteer organizations with different dates and times for registrations. For specific information on the activities your child is interested in participating, click on the following links: Adult spring softball registration begins in February. You can download a softball registration packet on the adult softball web page, and find a list of all programs on the adult athletics web page.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Crimson Tide and the Fighting Irish will settle it tonight on the gridiron—who do you think will come out on top?
The college football season ends tonight, and what an ending it will be. Tonight’s BCS National Championship Game is a faceoff between two of the most storied programs that boast a total of 27 national championships. Notre Dame vs. Alabama. The Fighting Irish against the Crimson Tide. No. 1 vs. No. 2. Both teams have something to prove tonight. Notre Dame will be fighting to solidify its perfect season, while Alabama will be aiming to prove it was the best one-loss team in the country and worthy of its chance to repeat as the national champion. Despite its number-two ranking, several prominent sportswriters are picking Alabama to win. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley points out that since the BCS era began, no team has …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The BCS title game payout would have meant an estimated $600,000 more in revenue for the Bulldogs.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Dawgs will play for the SEC title in Atlanta no matter what. But to maintain any national title hope, they can't overlook their next two opponents.
Once again, the Georgia Bulldogs have overcome an early loss to South Carolina to earn their way to the SEC title game. But before heading down the road to Atlanta, the Dawgs host instate rivals Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech. “We know we’re playing in Atlanta and that’s settled right now, but we know there’s a lot of work in the meantime, which is the job of getting better on a daily basis,” head coach Mark Richt said early this week. With eight wins, Georgia Southern is no slouch in the FCS league. Despite being the obvious favorite, the Dawgs expect a challenge both this Saturday and next. "Once a year," reports Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph, the Bulldogs face a triple-option offense "and all the cut-blocking and funky running …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Cobb school board also appointed two elementary school principals this week.
The Cobb County Board of Education has appointed assistant superintendent Amy Krause as the Cobb County School District's Acting Chief Academic Officer. Krause, who has been in charge of curriculum, instruction and assessment since January, will begin her new role on Dec. 1. That's when Chief Academic Officer Judi Jones is retiring, after 38 years as a teacher and administrator in the 107,000-student school system. Jones announced she was stepping down last month. She cited benefit changes in the state teacher's retirement system in an interview with The Marietta Daily Journal, which reported that at least 75 long-serving school system employees have been similarly impacted. Jones' retirement is the latest high-level administrative …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Bulldogs could coast to an SEC East title - if they can get past the undefeated Gators.
So, in their last two games, Georgia got trounced by South Carolina and barely squeaked by the unimpressive Kentucky Wildcats. And yet, Bulldogs faithful are still talking about a shot at the SEC championship. Why? Because the Bulldogs have only one loss, and if they beat Florida on Saturday, a relatively gentle schedule gives them an opportunity to cruise to the SEC East title. The schedule is so favorable, an AP reporter suggested that Georgia "might be the most fortunate team in the nation." It might be better to be lucky than good, but are the Bulldogs good enough to beat a Florida team that wiped the floor with South Carolina, the team that wiped the floor with Georgia? Well, we know that college football isn't a linear proposition, …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Amidst costumes and hundreds of runners chasing Seymour the owl, 28-year-old Wil Cramer set a new course record of 16:28 in the 5K race.
The Fourth Annual Spooktacular Chase took place over the weekend in Smyrna. Runners chased Seymour, the Spooktacular Chase's owl mascot, through the streets of Smyrna in this 5K Peachtree Qualifier. Proceeds for the fundraiser benefit Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, a Cobb County non-profit that provides service to North Georgia’s blind and low vision residents.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Lace up those sneakers for the annual Halloween themed 5k race in Smyrna.
Get ready to race for a good cause this Saturday in Smyrna during the Fourth Annual Spooktacular Chase. You'll get to chase Seymour, the Spooktacular Chase's owl mascot, through the streets of Smyrna in this 5K Peachtree Qualifier. Proceeds for the fundraiser benefit Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, a Cobb County non-profit that provides service to North Georgia’s blind and low vision residents. The 5K and 1K Fun Run both start at 8 a.m. at Cobb Park located at 2776 Sanford Road across the street from Campbell High School. The fastest runners in each age group will receive a spooky owl bobblehead trophy. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume. Register for the race online at Active.com, or click here for a mail-in …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Is the season over for the Georgia Bulldogs? Or will a little adversity push them to great heights.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Georgia Bulldogs have two weeks to lick their wounds following Saturday's loss to South Carolina, a game that was billed as a barn burner and turned out to be a tar-and-feathering. The Dawgs have a bye week this Saturday to reflect on what could have been and look ahead to visiting a hapless Kentucky on Oct. 20. The now No. 14 Bulldogs seem to be taking their humiliation in stride. "We've still got life. It's a long season. We've got more games to play," Malcolm Mitchell, a sophomore receiver, is quoted saying by the Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson. "If we dwell on this game, we'll lose the next one, then lose the next one. We've gotta stay focused and keep pushing." Emerson reports that head coach Mark Richt is holding steady amid the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Patch editors Chris Winston in South Carolina and Steve Burns in Georgia talk a little smack about which team will win Saturday's big SEC football game.
There may not be anything more important this weekend in Georgia and South Carolina than what’s fixin’ to take place Saturday in Columbia. When the Gamecocks and Bulldogs square off in Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) in the biggest SEC football matchup of the season. It may be the biggest game in series history. Both are 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the SEC. Both have national championship aspirations. And both have rabid fan bases that are not afraid to talk a little trash. Patch, which has 59 websites serving local communities in the two states, decided it wants to weigh in on the big game. Patch staffers Chris Winston of South Carolina and Steve Burns of Georgia offer up their own trash talk on the rivalry and the big game, and …