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May 8, 2020

While we are all stuck in our homes and there are no live sports, I have found five creative ways to keep myself entertained during the quarantine and bring back the joy of sports. For any sports fans out there, these might work for you, too!

1. Relive past memories.

This is the easiest and most effec...

April 10, 2020

The coronavirus has now consumed all of our lives. With most schools and restaurants closed and hundreds of millions of people having to stay home, the joy of live sporting events has been taken away from fans all around the world.

Until March 11, the NBA season was going as planned, and fans still a...

April 9, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Athens Academy extracurricular activities, including sports and fine arts, were suspended or canceled beginning on March 13.

On March 12, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) director Robin Hynes advised all high schools to suspend spring sports activities u...

February 22, 2020

A mural of Kobe Bryant in Santa Monica, California.

On Jan. 26, 2020, around 1 p.m. EST, a helicopter crashed near Calabasas, California, causing a brush fire around the area. Around 30 minutes later, Thirty Miles Zone (TMZ) reported that Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his daug...

February 22, 2020

The Middle School boys basketball team after winning the area championship. Photo by Tawanna Rorey.

The Middle School boys basketball team recently claimed its third Athens area championship in the program’s history. The Spartans finished the 2020 season with a 10-2 record while being undefeated at h...

February 22, 2020

 Popi Marquez (left) and Jon Nelson (right) at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Photo by Mike Callinan.

“Lights, camera, action!” There I was behind the television journalist and host of Football Fridays podcast, Jon Nelson, and his co-host, Hannah Goodin. After weeks of exchanging emails, I had finally...

February 22, 2020

Brent Chandler in uniform at a football game in 2019. Photo by Amy Chandler.

On a Friday night, Brent Chandler’s heavy armor settles on his shoulders as he runs around hyping up the crowd. The little kids stare in awe while the older ones cheer for their friend and school mascot.

Chandler, 18, is a se...

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...

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