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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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On May 23, 1965, 170 students graduated from Douglas County High School. On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, over 50 years later, 157 classmates and guests gathered in Douglas County to celebrate the 50th reunion.

  • Laura Corley / Staff Writer
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Douglas County High School’s varsity Scholar Bowl team won WSB-TV’s High Q championship last week, defeating Chamblee Charter School 710-471 and becoming the second Scholar Bowl team in Douglas County Schools history to accomplish the feat.

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Douglas County High School recently announced that several seniors have been recognized as a result of their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

  • Laura Corley / Staff Writer
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Disappointed by the theme of her high school’s prom, Danielle Taylor and a friend decided to fashion themselves as superheroes to save the night for themselves — an act which not only put her in the spotlight, but also caught the attention of her favorite celebrity.

  • Rick Winters / Sentinel File
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The Douglas County girls’ basketball team traveled to Westlake on Friday, Saturday and Monday to compete in the Peach State Classic. The Lady Tigers reached the championship game on Monday where they fell to the host school, 69-56. DC reached the title game by beating Fayette County, 62-38 o…

  • 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…

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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K’Ja Johnson signed his Letter of Intent at Buffalo Wild Wings on Nov. 25 to play basketball at Florida A&M University. Johnson was also looking at Kennesaw State, but ultimately made the decision to make the journey farther south.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County’s Tyler Gaines made the commitment to Reinhardt University on Dec. 18 to play baseball for the Eagles. Gaines said he had a few other options he was looking at but that Reinhardt was the right move for him. Reinhardt is a four year, private school, which Gaines says, fit his f…

  • Howard Heavner
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As has been documented in this column, I wore quite a few hats in my teaching/coaching career at Douglas County High School. Tennis and soccer coach, FCA and school newspaper sponsor, basketball and wrestling announcer were just a few of the roles I played.

  • John Ash / Special to the Sentinel
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The Douglas County Tigers took on Atlanta’s Westlake Lions in hoops action on Saturday night. The aroma of smoked meat outside the gym and the jingle of Christmas bells from the cheerleader’s hats on the inside made for a festive atmosphere. DC split with Westlake. The Lady Tigers lost 79-49…

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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The Douglas County boys made the trip west to Newnan High School Tuesday evening for a Region 3-AAAAAA game. The Tigers battled with Newnan, finally taking the lead for good early in the fourth quarter ,and holding on for a 53-49 victory.

  • Jason Jenkins / Special to the Sentinel
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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.

  • 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.

  • Ashley Gulick / Special to the Sentinel
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As the Douglas County Tigers head into their 2014 varsity wrestling season, they are more than ready to begin their growth with not only building new leaders on their squad, but also developing their program with a new head coach as well.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County continued region play on Saturday by welcoming Campbell to 3-AAAAAA. The Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to CHS. Playing with a late start, the Lady Tigers rolled out to an early lead and held on for a 75-55 victory. The DC boys pulled away in the second quarter and their lead…

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County opened Region 3-AAAAAA play on Tuesday with games at South Cobb. The Lady Tigers opened the evening with a 61-53 victory over the Lady Eagles. in the second game, the DC boys defeated South Cobb, 61-53.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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The Douglas County boys traveled to Holy Innocents Friday night to compete in the Hoopsgiving Showcase. The Tigers took on Madison Prep (Ala), and picked up their fourth win in a row with a close 76-73 victory.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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 …

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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One week after having to postpone their first rivalry matchup of the 2014-15 basketball season, Lithia Springs traveled to Douglas County Friday night for a little cross-county action. In a defensive game, the Lady Tigers managed to slowly pull away from Lithia, winning 52-33. The Tiger boys…

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County traveled to Powder Springs Wednesday evening to take on the Hillgrove Hawks. The girls opened with a 61-45 loss. The boys answered by leading from start to finish in a 76-63 victory.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Last week the Douglas County football team accomplished their goal of reaching the state playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Tigers defeated Pebblebrook to clinch the fourth seed in Region 3-AAAAAA with a 33-10 victory.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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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.

  • Ashley Gulick / Special to the Sentinel
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With a shot at earning a place in the 6A playoff picture, the Douglas County Tigers went into Friday's game at Pebblebrook in pursuit of not only a win, but a shot at controlling their own post season destiny.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County enters the final week of the 2014 regular season with playoff hopes on the line. A lot of what the Tigers can do this Friday is not in their hands with East Coweta and South Cobb also vying for playoff positions.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County traveled over to Newnan on a cold and windy Saturday morning to compete in the Region 3-AAAAAA Cross Country Championship. The boys team qualified for the state meet with a third place finish, but the girls were one runner short of qualifying for a team score.

  • John Ash / Special to the Sentinel
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The Douglas County Tigers turned in a stellar ‘Senior Night’ performance on Friday to dominate the Campbell Spartans, 47-14. The win gives the Tigers a chance to control their destiny for a playoff spot with if they can get a victory in the final game of season next Friday.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Despite a crushing loss to East Coweta last week, Douglas County still has one very plausible scenario where they can sneak into the 6A State Playoffs. To do so, the Tigers will need a little help from Westlake, the top team in Region 3-AAAAAA.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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With elite cross country runner, Kathryn Foreman, tending to an injury, the Landmark Christian School girls team has showed little signs of slowing down. The Lady War Eagles took first place at the state course in Carrollton on Saturday while competing in the annual Last Chance Invitational.

  • Jason Jenkins / Special to the Sentinel
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Douglas County traveled to East Coweta Friday night, losing its second straight game, 28-14. East Coweta jumped ahead thanks to to a strong ground attack.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County will try to rebound from a lopsided Homecoming loss to Westlake last Friday as they travel to East Coweta today for a game with the Indians. With only three Region 3-AAAAAA games remaining in the season, the game a win is crucial this week for the Tigers.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County made the drive to Suwanee on Tuesday evening to take on North Gwinnett in a Class 6, Sweet 16, state volleyball match. The Lady Tigers were no match for the Lady Bulldogs, falling in three straight games; 9-25, 3-25 and 13-25.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County High School welcomed back the 1964 State Championship team last Friday for the Tigers’ Homecoming Game against visiting Westlake. DC honored players, coaches and cheerleaders in a ceremony before kickoff.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County High School had a lot of things going for it Friday night at Jimmy Johnson Stadium. DC hosted the annual Homecoming festivities with a queen and king being announced at halftime. The team also welcomed back the 1964 Tigers in a ceremony before the game. The ’64 squad is the on…

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Homecoming festivities always seem to heighten the sense of school pride every year for local football teams. This week’s Douglas County High School Homecoming Game is no exception and the DCHS community has decided to up the ante by also welcoming back members of the 1964 State Championship team.

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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Douglas County made the long trip down to South Georgia Thursday evening to play a 6A first round state playoff game at Tift County High School. The Lady Tiger volleyball team controlled play from the start, rolling in three straight games for the win. DC dominated the first game, 25-12, bef…

  • Rick Winters / Sports Editor
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As the No. 5 seed entering the Region 3-AAAAAA volleyball tourney on Thursday and Saturday, the Lady Tigers of Douglas County High School knew they would need to pull off an upset or two to earn one of the top four seeds for the state playoffs.