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The Tribune is proud to announce its 2020 All-County football team, led by Player of the Year, Mason Byron, and Coach of...
01/12/2021

The Tribune is proud to announce its 2020 All-County football team, led by Player of the Year, Mason Byron, and Coach of the Year, Shane Davis.

STORY: http://ow.ly/Fy3550D6xxu

"For just the fourth time in the history of the two local private institutions, GWA and LCA met on the basketball court,...
01/12/2021
Johnson: Ready for GWA/LCA rivalry to heat up

"For just the fourth time in the history of the two local private institutions, GWA and LCA met on the basketball court," — David Johnson.

For a true rivalry to exist between schools, there has to be a certain level of competition. In other words, there needs to be an expectation that either team could

Loganville sweeps North Forsyth while GWA's boys get a big win over Athens Academy.
01/12/2021
Basketball round-up: Bolden leads Loganville past North Forsyth

Loganville sweeps North Forsyth while GWA's boys get a big win over Athens Academy.

LOGANVILLE — In a matchup of two high school girls basketball teams ranked in their respective classes, host Loganville prevailed 43-26 over North Forsyth on Jan. 6.

Total of 26 local football players were named All-Region between first, second teams and honorable mention in Region 8-A...
01/12/2021
Football: Locals flood 8-AAAAA team

Total of 26 local football players were named All-Region between first, second teams and honorable mention in Region 8-AAAAA.

Total of 26 local football players were named All-Region between first, second teams and honorable mention in Region 8-AAAAA.

"The recent passing of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro brought back a ton of childhood memories including those on the recreat...
01/12/2021
Bridges: Rest in peace to the great ‘Knucksie’

"The recent passing of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro brought back a ton of childhood memories including those on the recreation ballfield," — Chris Bridges

The recent passing of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro brought back a ton of childhood memories including those on the recreation ballfield.

ICYMI: Elimination of jump ball, shaking hands among state guidelines for 2020-21 basketball season.
01/12/2021
Basketball: Season of moderate change

ICYMI: Elimination of jump ball, shaking hands among state guidelines for 2020-21 basketball season.

Elimination of jump ball, shaking hands among state guidelines for 2020-21 basketball season.

COVID-19 topped the list of major stories, but there was plenty more that went on in 2020.
12/30/2020
Top 10 sports stories of 2020: Whirlwind year

COVID-19 topped the list of major stories, but there was plenty more that went on in 2020.

COVID-19 topped the list of major stories, but there was plenty more that went on in 2020.

"The end is near. No, not the world as we know it. We’re told that only God knows that date.Rather, in a few days, 2020 ...
12/30/2020
Johnson: My best prep sports moments of 2020

"The end is near. No, not the world as we know it. We’re told that only God knows that date.

Rather, in a few days, 2020 will make its exit, and good riddance," — David Johnson.

The end is near. No, not the world as we know it. We’re told that only God knows that date.

"High school football is a tradition which was threatened this current season. Thankfully, most games were played. Let’s...
12/26/2020
Bridges: Happy to see a prep tradition continue

"High school football is a tradition which was threatened this current season. Thankfully, most games were played. Let’s hope next fall are all games are played and things are back on a normal path. See you there," — Chris Bridges.

"High school football is a tradition which was threatened this current season. Thankfully, most games were played. Let’s hope next fall are all games are played and things are back

A tougher non-region schedule is starting to pay dividends for the Walnut Grove Warriors.
12/26/2020
Boys basketball: Stepping up

A tougher non-region schedule is starting to pay dividends for the Walnut Grove Warriors.

A tougher non-region schedule is starting to pay dividends for the Walnut Grove Warriors

George Walton's Taylor Tinsley and Walnut Grove head coach Steven Foster lead The Tribune's 2020 All-County softball tea...
12/23/2020
2020 All-Walton Softball Team: Elite company

George Walton's Taylor Tinsley and Walnut Grove head coach Steven Foster lead The Tribune's 2020 All-County softball team.

George Walton's Taylor Tinsley and Walnut Grove head coach Steven Foster lead The Tribune's 2020 All-County softball team.

"Before I’m called on the proverbial carpet, I’d like to take a moment for a self-evaluation. In particular, I’d like to...
12/23/2020
Johnson: Looking back on how my football picks worked out

"Before I’m called on the proverbial carpet, I’d like to take a moment for a self-evaluation. In particular, I’d like to explain those preseason picks I made back in August of how I thought our local teams would fare this season," — David Johnson

For many of us, the time is drawing near for those dreaded year-end appraisals, where we’re either patted on the back or kicked in the rear, or maybe a combination

Social Circle’s Logan Cross nabs county passing title while Monroe’s Alan Jones eclipses 1,000-yard mark.
12/18/2020
Football: Cross leads way

Social Circle’s Logan Cross nabs county passing title while Monroe’s Alan Jones eclipses 1,000-yard mark.

Social Circle’s Logan Cross nabs county passing title while Monroe’s Alan Jones eclipses 1,000-yard mark.

"In 10 years of covering high school sports, I’ve seen my fair share of upset parents lash out on social media. Sometime...
12/18/2020
Fowler: Some folks need to come back to reality

"In 10 years of covering high school sports, I’ve seen my fair share of upset parents lash out on social media. Sometimes their anger is justified, but more times than not the reaction is overboard for why someone is angry." — Brett Fowler

In 10 years of covering high school sports, I’ve seen my fair share of upset parents lash out on social media. Sometimes their anger is justified, but more times than

George Walton leads the way with five GACA All-State softball selections.
12/15/2020
Softball: 7 named All-State

George Walton leads the way with five GACA All-State softball selections.

George Walton leads the way with five GACA All-State softball selections.

"The weirdest high school football season in state history officially ended in Walton County last Friday with George Wal...
12/15/2020
Johnson: A few musings to close out the prep football season

"The weirdest high school football season in state history officially ended in Walton County last Friday with George Walton’s quarterfinal loss to Calvary Day in Savannah," — David Johnson

The weirdest high school football season in state history officially ended in Walton County last Friday with George Walton’s quarterfinal loss to Calvary Day in Savannah. With 2020 behind us,

Brocker Way, of Loganville, recently signed a scholarship to continue his baseball career at Walters State Community Col...
12/15/2020
Brocker Way

Brocker Way, of Loganville, recently signed a scholarship to continue his baseball career at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn.

Brocker Way, of Loganville, recently signed a scholarship to continue his baseball career at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn. On hand for signing day were, from left, front

George Walton Academy staked out an early lead in its quarterfinal game of the state playoffs, but host Calvary Day rall...
12/12/2020
Calvary Day 26, GWA 14: End of the road for the Bulldogs

George Walton Academy staked out an early lead in its quarterfinal game of the state playoffs, but host Calvary Day rallied and advanced with a 26-14 victory Friday.

George Walton Academy staked out an early lead in its quarterfinal game of the state playoffs, but host Calvary Day rallied and advanced with a 26-14 victory Friday.

The Walnut Grove flag football team has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Class A-5A state high school playoffs.
12/11/2020
Flag football: Warriors win first state playoff game

The Walnut Grove flag football team has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Class A-5A state high school playoffs.

The Walnut Grove flag football team has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Class A-5A state high school playoffs.

Congratulations to Zac Dyer, the Prince Avenue Christian School Player of the Week presented by Britt's and The Walton T...
12/09/2020

Congratulations to Zac Dyer, the Prince Avenue Christian School Player of the Week presented by Britt's and The Walton Tribune.

Congratulations to Gavin Hall, George Walton Academy’s Player of the Week, presented by The Ellerbee Allstate Agency and...
12/09/2020

Congratulations to Gavin Hall, George Walton Academy’s Player of the Week, presented by The Ellerbee Allstate Agency and The Walton Tribune.

GWA gets set to make another long road trip this week to face Calvary Day in the Elite 8.PREVIEW STORY: http://ow.ly/2bg...
12/08/2020

GWA gets set to make another long road trip this week to face Calvary Day in the Elite 8.

PREVIEW STORY: http://ow.ly/2bgH50CG4PS

George Walton's Taylor Tinsley tops the county in strikeouts an ERA while Walnut Grove's Cassie Boatright reclaims her t...
12/08/2020

George Walton's Taylor Tinsley tops the county in strikeouts an ERA while Walnut Grove's Cassie Boatright reclaims her title of home run champion.

STORY: http://ow.ly/5BRX50CG4B3

"As I’ve been familiar with Shane Davis for a lot of years, it is no shock that he has guided the Bulldogs to the third ...
12/08/2020
Bridges: Shane Davis is perfect coach for GWA

"As I’ve been familiar with Shane Davis for a lot of years, it is no shock that he has guided the Bulldogs to the third round of the GHSA Class A Private state playoffs," — Chris Bridges

The success of the George Walton Academy football team this fall is nothing which surprises me.

"No matter what happens in Savannah Friday night, George Walton Academy has far surpassed expectations for this football...
12/08/2020
Johnson: Dawgs will be good for next few years

"No matter what happens in Savannah Friday night, George Walton Academy has far surpassed expectations for this football season. What’s more, expectations for next fall, if you’re inclined to look ahead, are through the roof," — David Johnson.

No matter what happens in Savannah Friday night, George Walton Academy has far surpassed expectations for this football season. What’s more, expectations for next fall, if you’re inclined to look

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