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A first-time occurrence happened this year at the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program at the Rotary Club of Douglas County meeting held Monday at the Douglasville Conference Center.

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The Alexander High School soccer boosters, along with the choral and JROTC departments, invite Douglas County residents and AHS alumni to a memorial service in honor of AHS graduates who have fallen in service to our great country. The service will take place on March 1 on the school athleti…

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The Douglas County School System is one of six school districts in Georgia recognized  by the College Board with placement on 6th annual AP District Honor Roll.  In order to achieve the recognition, a school district must increase access to Advanced Placement course work while maintaining or…

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The AP Capstone and Liberal Arts College prep program is already going strong at Alexander High School. The school just needs the official nod from the Douglas County Board of Education Oct. 5 to make it official as a magnet school beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

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Alexander’s basketball program opened the second half of the season Tuesday evening at Villa Rica High School. The Lady Cougars came out and dominated early, beating the Lady Wildcats, 54-36. The AHS boys jumped out to a big first quarter lead, and then struggled over the next three quarters…

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Alexander wrapped up the Roundball Classic in Charleston, South Carolina on on Tuesday with a win over Savannah High School. The cougars defeated the Georgia school, 62-55 after trailing 28-19 at the half.

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Alexander competed in the Roundball Classic in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday and Monday. In the opening round, the Cougars took on national powerhouse, Seton Hall Prep. AHS lost the opening game, 85-60.

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Alexander opened their stretch run for the region and state tournaments Saturday by hosting their annual ALX Invitationals. The Cougars dominated the traditional style event, winning by 100,.5 points over second place South Paulding. Rounding out the top four were Harrison and Mountain Brook.

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The 2014 Cross Country season has closed for local Douglas County squads and comparable to years past, this one too was filled with several memorable performances by individuals and teams alike.

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The 2014 football season was a rememberable one thanks to the new classifications. Four of the five county schools squared off in the same region this past season, with the lone exception being Douglas County, which faced four of the five schools out of region, in either regular season games…

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In front of friends, family, administrators, and coaches, Alexander’s Jacob Giammarco signed his Letter of intent on Dec. 18 to compete on the cross country team at Point University. Giammarco was also looking at West Georgia but liked the fact that Point is a christian school.

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The Alexander wrestling team traveled to another top tier tournament over the weekend. The Cougar grapplers made the trip north to compete in the annual McCallie Invitational in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Alexander traveled to take on Hiram in a regional matchup Friday night. The Lady Cougars fell short, 52-51, in a tightly contested battle, while boys' team held on to pull out a 83-76 victory.

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Alexander traveled to take on Hiram in a regional matchup Friday night. The Lady Cougars fell short, 52-51, in a tightly contested battle, while boys' team held on to pull out a 83-76 victory.

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Alexander continued to dominate its opponents in head-to-head duals Thursday evening with a 66-18, Area 5-AAAAA victory at Villa Rica High School. The Cougars picked up six wins by pin fall against the Wildcats to push their duals record to 19-3.

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New Manchester and Alexander collided Tuesday night in a pair of Region 5-AAAAA games. The Jaguars and Lady Jags made the short trip over to AHS for the intra-county face-off. The Lady Cougars managed to pull away from New Manchester in the second half of the early game, winning the defensiv…

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The Alexander boys and girls’ basketball teams traveled to Lithia Springs on Saturday night. Both Lithia teams were coming off three game losing streaks and so it was thrilling for Lions fans to witness two home victories. The Lady Lions won, 76-6, and the LSHS boys won, 61-53.

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Nearly every local basketball team saw action Friday night as region games begin to wrap up the first half of the season before the holiday tournaments begin late next week.

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For the 12th consecutive year, the Alexander wrestling team dominated the field at the annual Douglas County Wrestling Championship meet on Wednesday. The Cougars had 10 grapplers go perfect against their local competition.

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The Alexander Cougars boys basketball team traveled to Allatoona High School Tuesday evening for a Region 5-AAAAA game. Alexander took a lead late in the game against the Buccaneers but fell, 63.57.

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After a strong showing at the Southern Slam wrestling tournament in Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend, the Alexander Cougars are primed for another dominating run for the rest of the 2014 season.

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Douglas County traveled to take on county rival Alexander in a non-regional matchup Saturday night. The Lady Tigers pulled away late in a tightly contested battle, beating the Lady Cougars 74-65. The DC boys also came out with a win, leading from start to finish for an 85-67 victory.

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Several schools made the trip to Boundary Waters on Saturday to compete in a a swimming meet. Local school’s in attendance included Chapel Hill, Douglas County, Lithia Springs and Alexander. Newnan also sent a team.

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Alexander’s ace in the circle, Sydnee Council, signed a college scholarship offer on Nov. 14 to play for Nicholls State in Southern Louisiana. Council accepted an athletic offer with a partial academic scholarship thrown in. Council also received an offer from Morehead State.

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The Cougar and Lady Cougar basketball teams traveled to East Paulding Friday night for a pair of region games. The AHS girls jumped out to an early lead against the Lady Raiders, going on to win, 58-23. The Alexander boys lost a 15 point lead in the fourth period but hung on for a 65-62 win.

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The Alexander wrestling team traveled to Marietta on Wednesday to take part in a special event hosted by Life University. Life’s goal is to bring both college and high school wrestling under one roof. Life took on Truett-McConnell while the AHS squad squared off with Area 5-AAAAA opponents S…

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The Alexander basketball teams made the trip over to South Paulding Tuesday evening for a pair of games with the Spartans. The Lady Cougars and Lady Spartans battled for four periods, with AHS coming out on top, 58-53. In the second game, Alexander relied on their defense to pick up a 53-47 …

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The 2014 volleyball season was a tale of one team’s domination in Douglas County. The Chapel Hill High School volleyball team had a very successful year with a 36-7-1 overall record. They lost only three games to Region 5-AAAAA opponents.

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Alexander’s Katie Byrd signed her Letter of Intent on Nov. 13 to play softball at Southern Wesleyan University. Byrd, who played second base for the Lady Cougars, accepted a partial academic/athletic scholarship offer to play for the Lady Warriors.

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The 2014 softball season was one to remember for squads from Alexander and Chapel Hill High School. With 10 teams in Region 5-AAAAA, the region tourney came down to four teams, which also included Allatoona and South Paulding. The tourney played out just like the regular season, with Chapel …

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Alexander traveled to Parkview High School on Wednesday to compete in their third duals tournament in two weeks. The Cougars have opened the season with plenty of matches under their belt. The Parkview Duals marked the third time AHS has reached the championship match, finishing second each time.

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The Alexander girls basketball team traveled to North Forsyth High School on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday for a Thanksgiving hoops tournament. The Lady Cougars went 2-1 overall, playing Greater Atlanta Christian, Northview and Duluth.

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The Alexander boys traveled to Sandy Creek on Saturday to play Northside in a one day basketball showcase. The Cougars fell down early in the game, but managed to make a comeback late to tie it in the fourth period. However, Northside would win, 64-58, thanks to a strange official call.

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Imari Montalvo signed her Letter of Intent at lunchtime on Nov. 12 to continue her basketball career at Armstrong State University. Montalvo, who did not start playing the sport until her freshman year of high school, received other offers from USC of Aiken, Old Dominion, and Delaware State.…

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Alexander High School sent three teams to the annual Kennesaw Mountain Duals in Cobb County Saturday morning. The Cougars had two varsity teams, an “A” team and a “B” team compete, as well as a junior varsity squad.

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Tali Milde signed an NCAA Division-I scholarship offer on Nov. 12 to play softball for the Auburn Lady Tigers. Milde received several offers, both academic and athletic to play for other schools, but chose Auburn after falling in love with a school on a visit.

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The Alexander girls basketball team traveled over to Cobb County Thursday evening to take on the Pope Lady Greyhounds. The Lady Cougars opened the game well against the higher classification team but Pope hit an assortment of 3-pointer to pull away early and hold a commanding lead throughout…

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The Cougar wrestling team hosted their annual Senior Night match on Wednesday by welcoming Berkmar to Alexander High School. AHS dominated the visiting Patriots from Lilburn, winning 60-10.

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Alexander opened the 2014-15 wrestling season with its annual Alexander Duals. The Cougars finished second, falling to Woodland in the championship match, 45-33.

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As the years pass by, and players come and go, the Alexander wrestling team finds a way to maintain their success each and every season. The 2014-15 season will be no different for the Cougars under head coaches Sean Moistner and Daryk Cochran.

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Alexander traveled to Decatur on Friday to take on Stephenson High School in the first round of the 5A State Tournament at Pantherville Stadium. The Jaguars jumped out to a big lead on AHS behind a running game that rushed for over 500 yards, and then fended off a late Cougar rally. Alexande…

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The Alexander football team is in the midst of a special class that has helped lead the Cougars to back-to-back playoff appearances. AHS advanced to the Elite 8 last year in the 4A classification and look to go even deeper into the playoffs this year while playing in 5A.

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The Alexander, Chapel Hill and Douglas County boys cross country teams traveled over to Carrollton Saturday to compete in the 2014 State Meet. The Cougars and Panthers competed in the AAAAA 5K, while DC ran in the AAAAAA race.