Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SCHS Pigskin Update

My alma mater SCHS Indians opened their region schedule with a 61-20 pounding of the Walnut Grove Warriors last Friday evening.  This week, the Indians continue Region 8AAAA play by hosting Chestatee, a team making the trip to The Reservation from Gainesville.

The War Eagles (2-1, 1-0), who have posted some impressive point totals, are coming off of a 57-56 home shootout win over the Eastside Eagles.

Thus far, though, the Indians (4-0, 1-0) are posting some impressive point totals of their own; SCHS has outscored its opposition by the margin of 182 to 74; that means that the team’s margin of victory has averaged 27 points through four games.

Reflecting that dominance, the Indians climbed from sixth to fifth in the current AJC Prep Zone football poll and remained at number five in that of the Associated Press (and no, I don’t know why it would show up on an Ohio newspaper web site, much less doing so sooner than those of Georgia).

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Athens GOP Update

The Athens GOP realizes that it can sometimes be difficult to get over to the Headquarters office, located at 445 North Milledge Avenue.  To alleviate this difficulty, it is setting up a "satellite" office for Winterville area residents this Saturday, 22 September.  Drop by the Wok Star restaurant, located at 225 Cherokee Road (adjacent to Winterville Elementary School), to pick up your Romney/Ryan signs between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Go inside for a good lunch while you are there.

Also, the next meeting of the Athens GOP will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, 08 October at the Country Inn & Suites, located at 236 Old Epps Bridge Road.  Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and education reform advocate Jim Geiser are slated to be the evening's guest speakers.

Finally, be advised that the Athens GOP will hold an Election Night party on Tuesday, 06 November, at Buffalo's Cafe.  Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SCHS Pigskin Update

Last Friday evening, my alma mater Stephens County Indians posted a 49-39 non-region road win over the Hart County Bulldogs.  This week, the Indians (3-0, 0-0) begin region play by hosting the Walnut Grove Warriors (1-2, 0-0), who will make the trip to The Reservation from Walton County.

The Indians remain at number five in the Associated Press AAAA poll, while climbing from seventh to sixth in the current AJC Prep Zone poll.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Register, Vote, And Only Then Complain

Read the column here.

I would like to thank my wife, Ann, for serving as my muse.  She is the one who suggested that I write on the topic of voter registration.

I would also like to thank Gail Schrader, Supervisor of Elections and Voter Registration.  She graciously agreed to review a draft of this column to make sure that I got my technicalities right.

Athens-Clarke County 2012 Elections Calendar

Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division

Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections

Athens Regional Library System

Athens-Clarke County Tax Commissioner’s Motor Vehicle Division

Georgia Department of Driver Services Athens Customer Service Center

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SCHS Pigskin Update

My alma mater Indians posted an impressive 44-8 win over Habersham Central in their home opener last Friday night.  This week, the Indians (2-0, 0-0) travel to Hartwell to face another long-time rival in Hart County in what will now be a non-conference tilt.  The Bulldogs (02, 0-0) are coming off of a 25-10 road loss to the Blessed Trinity Titans.

Following the win, the Indians jumped three spots, from eighth to fifth, in this week’s Associated Press AAAA poll.  The team remains in seventh place in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Prep Zone poll.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

SCHS Pigskin Update

My alma mater Indians opened the season with a convincing 28-7 road win over long-time rival Franklin County.  Up next, the Indians (1-0, 0-0) continue non-conference play by hosting the Habersham Central Raiders (0-1, 0-0), who will make the trip down from Mt. Airy to The Reservation for the annual "Battle of Currahee Mountain."  The Raiders are coming off of a 0-31 drubbing at the hands of White County.

Addendum - Not that they mean much, but poll rankings can be fun to talk about.  Insofar as the Associated Press is concerned, my Indians started the 2012 season as the tenth-ranked team in classification AAAA.  After the 28-7 victory over Franklin County, the Indians moved up to eighth place in the AP’s current poll.  The AJC’s Prep Zone has the Indians ranked at number seven in its poll.

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