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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...

October 3, 2018

After watching last weekend’s lineup of games in the NFL, NCAA, and MLB, I came to a conclusion that I have thought about for ages: mediocre is OK in Georgia sports and in many other places across the country. This truth smacked me in the face when the Falcons lost again, leaving me disgusted yet no...

September 6, 2018

     Although the Spartans have started out the season 2-0, and only allowed 14 points, for the team it hasn’t been everything they’d hoped for. After a 20-7 win, there was a general air of disappointment among the team towards their performance in week 1. I talked with Sr. WR Jack Thomas about what...

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