Category: Sports

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Freedom In The Water

Freedom In The Water

The hollow echoes of a natatorium are a distinct sound. They can only be heard by a few. The first ripples of the water are made by the dedicated…the determined. These athletes begin their mornings far earlier than most – and their parents even earlier. They are committed. Committed to a life of swimming. Most...

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All-Around Example

All-Around Example

Self-driven Henry County student alumnus draws up winning play to reach goals, serve as role model – A paltry 0.08 percent. That’s it. Two spots behind a decimal point percentage worth is what kids donning the football pads each time late in summer have by way of a chance to make it to the National...

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Before It’s All Said and Done…

Before It’s All Said and Done…

“I’m going to make the Olympic Team before it’s all said and done…” These words started Doug Gjertsen’s journey, buy sickness and they were spoken when he was a 14-year-old boy. When it was said and done, physician he did become an Olympic Gold Medalist. He made the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, not once but...

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Dave Womack……On Playing The Masters

Dave Womack……On Playing The Masters

When 35 year-old Henry County native Dave Womack won the 2006 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship in Flagstaff, buy shop Arizona, buy it set the stage for him to achieve what most golfers can only dream about……to play in the Masters.  (Augusta National Golf Course invites the winner of the Mid Amateur Championship to participate in...

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Game Changer

Game Changer

Meet Marnie Hornsby, 39, a multi-sport athlete and Olympian. She is the reigning silver medalist champion in Alpine Skiing earned at this year’s 2013 Special Olympics World Games held in Pyeongchang, Korea. Although Marnie has competed in a variety of sports [softball, bocce ball, equestrian, tennis and volleyball], the 2013 games were her first foray...

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Coach Bull

Coach Bull

When Coach Bull walks in the room, you take notice. His six foot five frame carries 270 pounds of intimidation that is quickly dissolved by his warm smile. If there were a way to build your ideal coach, you can guarantee that Bull would be the mold. James Bull Martin grew up in East Point...

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The Pyke Brothers – State Champs, Scholars & Southern Gentlemen

The Pyke Brothers – State Champs, Scholars & Southern Gentlemen

Chad and Chandler Pyke are great ambassadors for Henry County in their daily lives as students at Woodward Academy. They are State Champions in their chosen sport of wrestling along with being scholars and southern gentlemen. The brothers live in McDonough and train year-round at The Compound Wrestling Center, search a local gym. Last year,...

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No Other Options

No Other Options

In the summer of 2002, Steven Fisk was like any other 5 year old; he played with toys, took naps and discovered new things every day. His Mom and Dad had just opened the Rum Creek Golf Course, where for the next ten years he would spend almost every waking moment. Chris Fisk, Steven’s Dad,...