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December 10, 2019

Former ACAD basketball coach Ed Wilson stands in the background as Barrett McLanahan drives to the basket at the 2018 region championship. Photo by Matthew Caldwell for Online Athens.

On July 12, 2019, Athens Academy named Michael Salvia the new head boys’ basketball coach. Ever since that moment, th...

December 10, 2019

 Anannya Das wrestles at right. Photo by Daley Connolly.

Wrestling is a relatively new sport at Athens Academy. Although wrestling doesn’t yet enjoy the same popularity that football, basketball, and baseball enjoy, the program has grown significantly in the last few years. Until now, only boys chose...

November 8, 2019

Graham Blanks runs toward #1 at the GHSA Cross Country Championships. Photo by Enrique Thomas for the Atlanta Track Club.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Athens Academy cross country team traveled to Carrollton, GA to compete in the GHSA 1A Private State Cross Country Championships.

After their annual dinner...

November 8, 2019

Photo of Coach Josh Alexander by Matthew Caldwell for the Oconee Enterprise. 

After 50 wins, what’s next for Coach Josh Alexander?

Ever since Josh Alexander was hired to become head football coach in 2015, Athens Academy hasn’t been the same. Alexander gave newfound hope to the school, and his record,...

November 8, 2019

Athens Academy students cheer on the football team at Slaughter Field. Photo by Anna Rutledge.

Caroline Edwards met with 12th Man leader Georgia Parris to discuss this year’s school spirit initiatives.

Caroline: What do you think about the school spirit so far this football, volleyball, and cross coun...

October 12, 2019

Athens Academy vs. White County volleyball match on August 16. Photos by Matthew Caldwell for Online Athens.​

As of Sept. 30, The Athens Academy volleyball team is 28-5 for the season and 4-0 in region matches. They are doing well this season and plan to go far into the state tournament. The four fre...

May 6, 2019

Dev Patel playing Rocket League, with Noah Allen and Simon Sikes in the background. Photo by Kate Towery.

Jackson McKillip participates on one of Athens Academy’s two Rocket League e-sports teams. Here, he talks about Rocket League and how well the teams have performed this season.

     Admittedly, it...

April 5, 2019

 Alyssa Baugh strikes the ball. All photos taken by Matthew Caldwell for Online Athens at the Athens Academy vs. Walnut Grove soccer game.

     This season we have faced the same challenge that every team faces at the beginning of the season: team chemistry. We have many new additions to the team thi...

February 7, 2019

Graham Blanks running in the 2018 cross country state championship. Graham won the Class A Private race with a time of 16 minutes 31:89 seconds. Photo from the Oconee Enterprise.

Eleanor Connolly: What do you think about when you’re running?

Graham Blanks: Nothing. Occasionally I’ll think about homewo...

February 7, 2019

 Ingrid does a jump backspin hook hick.

     Many students pursue passions outside of school and school events; Ingrid Nilsson is one of them, competing and training in the art of Taekwondo, which means “hands, feet, and respect.” She takes Taekwondo at New Revolution, located by Trader Joe’s, which...

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