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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…

  • Laura Corley / Staff Writer
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Three students from Douglas County were recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education’s Excellence Recognition Office Wednesday.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Chapel Hill opened the second half of the 2014-15 basketball season Tuesday evening with a pair of Region 5-AAAAA games at Allatoona High School. The Lady Panthers managed to take a double-digit lead and then hold off a surging Lady Buccaneers squad for a 53-50 victory. The Chapel Hill boys …

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Chapel Hill hosted a three-way local dual with New Manchester and Lithia Springs Saturday morning in the CHHS gym. All three squads were short staffed because of the holidays, with many kids having yet to returned from traveling to seeing families out of town.

  • Ashley Gulick / Special to the Sentinel
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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.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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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Chapel Hill High School was well represented on the recent Georgia Athletic Coaches Association 2014 Fastpitch All-State Softball team. The Panthers had six members honored, including three first team members, and two second team members.

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The Chapel Hill basketball teams wrapped up the Carrollton Christmas Tournament on Monday at the University of West Georgia. The boys won their morning game over Clarkston of Atlanta, 53-43. The girls played an early afternoon game, beating Banneker, 46-31.

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Chapel Hill coasted through a pair of Region 5-AAAAA games at home against Villa Rica on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers got up by as much as 20 points in their game before winning, 49-31. The Panther boys led from start to finish, coming away with a 67-51 victory.

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Four of the five local schools, along with Paulding County and Creekside High School, competed in a swimming meet at Boundary Waters over the weekend. Chapel Hill, Douglas County, Lithia Springs and New Manchester were the county schools in action.

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Friday night was a true road test for both the boys and girls teams out of Chapel Hill High School as the girls tried to continue their winning streak and the boys looked to bounce back from a heartbreaker in overtime.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Chapel Hill’s Darby Demarest signed a scholarship offer on Nov. 19 to pay softball at Columbus State University. The area is a place Demarest is familiar with after helping the Lady Panthers reach the Elite 8 Tournament, which is held in Columbus every year. The senior pitcher signed a “full…

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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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Lithia Springs took the short trip across the county Tuesday evening to play Chapel Hill in a pair of Region 5-AAAAA games. In the first meeting of the year between the schools, the Lady Lions and Lady Panthers battled in a heated game. Chapel Hill hit 13 shots from the line in the fourth qu…

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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.

  • John Ash / Special to the Sentinel
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The Chapel Hill basketball teams hosted New Manchester on Saturday. The Panthers won both games. In the first, the Lady Panthers topped the Lady Jaguars for their first victory in the region, 55-43. In the boy’s game, Chapel Hill fought back after a slow start to win a tight, low scoring aff…

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The Chapel Hill wrestling team enters its third year under Marcus Harley as head coach. Harley is in the middle of a five year plan to build the program and it has been a slow ride from the start.

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The Panthers and Lady Panthers of Chapel Hill opened region play in their new classification on Tuesday with a pair of losses at Hiram. The Chapel Hill girls fell to the Lady Hornets, 70-32. The CHHS boys lost, 67-44.

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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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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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Chapel Hill first baseman Hallie Rutledge signed her Letter of Intent on Nov. 12 to play softball at Mississippi College. Rutledge did not spend a lot of time browsing other schools, making up her mind quickly to become a member of the Choctaws.

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The Chapel Hill basketball teams traveled to Cobb County on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Turkey Classic hosted at Marietta High School. The Lady Panthers picked up their first win of the season, going 1-2 in the tourney. The boys went 2-1.

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Chapel Hill opened the 2014-15 wrestling season on Saturday at the Lanier High School Longhorn Duals. The Panthers carried only six grapplers to the tournament and were not able to compete with their opponents in team points, dropping matches to Greater Atlanta Christian, Berkmar, Forsyth Ce…

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Local rivalry games started early in the 2014-15 basketball season as Douglas County and Chapel Hill squared off Saturday evening at DCHS. The Tiger boys maintained a small lead through most of the game against Chapel Hill, eventually winning, 66-53.

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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.

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There is no rest for the weary as Chapel Hill closes out the 2014 football season on Friday by taking on the Buccaneers in a Region 5-AAAAA game at Allatoona High School. The game will mercifully end the season for the Panthers but not without the pain of having to go through the No. 1 team …

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Chapel Hill entered day two of the 5A Elite 8 State Tournament in Columbus on Friday with a chance to fight out of the one-loss bracket and back into the championship game. However, Harris County had other plans, handing the Lady Panthers their second loss of the tourney, and knocking them o…

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Clinton Farms played host to the Region 5-AAAAA Cross Country Championship on Thursday. All ten teams competed in the 5K, including four local teams, Alexander, Chapel Hill, New Manchester and Lithia Springs.

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After losing their star running back, Jamarcus Morrissette, to an injury over the summer, Chapel Hill knew the 2014 season was going to be a rough one, especially with the jump up in classification from 3A to 5A. However, what the Panthers did not expect, was the plague of injuries and other…

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Chapel Hill opened the 5A Elite 8 State Softball Tournament in Columbus on Thursday. The Lady Panthers earned a victory in the opening game, beating the local high school, 6-1. In the second game, Chapel Hill lost to Greenbrier, 10-6. The loss to Greenbrier snapped a 25 game Lady Panther win…

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The 2014 softball season will culminate this week with the annual State Elite 8 Tournament in Columbus. Teams in every classification have battled through regular season ups and downs, through region play and region playoffs, and through the first two rounds of the state tourney, just to fin…

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New Manchester traveled to Chapel Hill Friday night for the first meeting between the two county schools. The Panthers, hosting Senior Night, scored first in the Region 5-AAAAA contest, but the Jaguars pulled away in the second half for a 42-10 victory 

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Coming off a must win victory over Paulding County last Friday, the New Manchester football team looks to keep its playoff hopes alive once again this Friday at Chapel Hill High School. The Jaguars are currently sitting in a tie for fourth place in Region 5-AAAAA.

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The 2014 Chapel Hill High School volleyball season came to a close Tuesday evening at River Ridge High School. The Lady Knights dominated three straight games, from start to finish, eliminating the Lady Panthers from the 5A state playoffs.

  • Haisten Willis / Special to the Sentinel
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Chapel Hill was beaten by South Paulding on the road Friday night, 47-0. The Panthers fell to 0-7 on the year and 0-5 in region 5-AAAAA, while South Paulding improved to 6-1 and 5-1 in the region.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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While Chapel Hill still has a zero in the win column, the Panthers have made vast improvements since the beginning of the season, despite losing several standout performers in 2014. After such a rough start, Chapel Hill is not focusing on the scoreboard right now, and instead is focusing on …

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Playing in front of a CHHS home crowd where visiting fans seemed to outnumber the home faithful, the Chapel Hill volleyball team battled back from a two game deficit to win a best-of-five, first round, 5A state playoff match against Ola High School on Thursday.

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Chapel Hill dominated visiting Stephenson, sweeping a Class 5A, first round playoff tourney series Wednesday evening. The Lady Panthers, currently ranked third in the state in the classification by MaxPreps, won both games by mercy rule, taking the first game, 12-0, in four innings, and the …

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Alexander hosted the annual Asics Invitational Saturday morning at Fox Hall Farms Sporting Club. The Cougars finished 10th in the boys championship 5K and the Lady Cougars placed 23rd in the girls championship race.