Two of the five high schools in Douglas County showed increases in all tested SAT areas in 2016, according to numbers released by the school system last week.
The Douglas County School System announced that Casey Bethel, science teacher at New Manchester High School and Douglas County’s 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year, was named on April 25 as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Teacher of the Year for the state of Georgia.
A new principal has been appointed to New Manchester High School effective July 1, following the retirement of current Principal Constance D. “Connie” Craft.
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.
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…
A handful of staff at New Manchester High School managed to pull off a big surprise to honor one of their own Wednesday morning.
In what is the biggest day of celebration for teachers each year — except maybe the last day of school — a packed sanctuary of educators came together Thursday at Central Baptist Church to honor the 33 best-of-the-best teachers from Douglas County’s elementary, middle and high schools and na…
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens took his fight against prescription drug abuse on the road Wednesday to Douglasville, warning students at New Manchester High School about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
School starts in Douglas County on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and all local schools will be hosting events to get students ready to return to the classroom.
A combined 1,787 students are expected to receive a diploma from Douglas County’s five high schools this weekend and embark on a new chapter of life.
The New Manchester boys and girls’ basketball teams traveled to South Paulding Tuesday for a pair of Region 5-AAAAA games. The Jaguar boys won an overtime thriller in come from behind fashion, 83-82. The girls struggled out of the gate to kick off the second half of the season, falling 61-33.
New Manchester traveled to Pebblebrook on Saturday for a non-region game. It was evident early that both teams were struggling from the long layoff do to the holidays. Pebblebrook would pull away late in the game to defeated the visiting Lady Jaguars, 42-24.
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.
Playing three games in a four-day span, including a stretch which featured back-to-back affairs, is a challenge unto itself. However, adding an overtime session to the mix added a bigger obstacle to an already daunting task.
The holiday season is a joyous time of glad tidings and giving. However, the host Jaguars passed out lumps of coal as stocking stuffers to Carver-Atlanta following a 77-29 crushing of the Panthers in the first-round action of the third annual New Manchester Holiday Classic on Saturday.
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.
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…
The New Manchester girls basketball team wrapped up the 2014 part of the basketball season Monday evening with a 58-29 loss to Harrison High School.
The New Manchester girls basketball team competed in the Carrollton Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Lady Jaguars opened the tourney with a loss to the host school, 44-37. On the second day, New Manchester defeated Paulding County, 45-35.
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…
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.
New Manchester played host to Allatoona in a regional matchup Saturday night. The Lady Jaguars held on for the 41-33 victory, while the boys' team fell short, losing 70-48.
Football coaches and athletic directors from the five local county schools gathered in the Jasmine Room at the Board of Education Annex West on Dec. 2 to decide this year’s recipient of the annual Howard Thompson Award.
Friday Night Lights made a transition from the gridiron to the hardwood, but the intensity remained the same with New Manchester earning a sweep over Villa Rica in a pair of Region 5-5A games. The girls opened things up with a 50-37 win. In the second match, the boys won, 65-57.
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.
New Manchester hosted a pair of Region 5-AAAAA games with East Paulding Tuesday night. The Lady Jaguars jumped out to a huge lead early and then had to hold on late for a 40-32 victory. The New Manchester boys trailed most of their game, but took a lead early in the fourth quarter and never …
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…
Two Douglas County natives have been chosen to participate in the second annual Elite Junior Classic, which will be held Dec. 27-29 at McEachern High School.
After a little confusion on who was supposed to host the first Region 5-AAAAA game of the season, New Manchester made the short trip to Paulding County Tuesday evening. The Lady Jaguars opened play against the Lady Patriots, pulling away in the third period for a 47-36 victory. The New Manch…
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.
Although the New Manchester Jaguars are only returning a few seniors to their varsity wrestling team, head coach Raymond Leonard still has high expectations as his team hits the mat this season.
New Manchester hosted Whitewater Saturday night in a pair of non-region games. The Lady Jaguars came out a little sluggish, and though they played better, would not be able to fight back into the game, suffering a 51-38 loss. The New Manchester boys controlled the game from start to finish, …
The New Manchester and Lithia Springs grapplers opened their 2014-15 wrestling season on Friday with a tri-meet at NMHS, which included nearby Osborne from Cobb County.
New Manchester opened the 2014-15 basketball season on Saturday at home against South Cobb High School. The Lady Cougars lost the opening game to the Lady Eagles, 42-35. The New Manchester boys lost in the final seconds, falling to the Eagles, 72-70.
New Manchester, in its first playoff game in school history, traveled to Creekside Friday for the first round of the 5A state playoffs. Though New Manchester battled back, Creekside fought off a second half rally to pull away with a 44-27 victory.
After a very successful regular season for the Douglas County Tigers, their journey unfortunately ended after taking a 58-13 loss to the Hillgrove Hawks in the first round of the 6A state playoffs on Friday night.
To be the champion, you have to beat the champion.” That is a saying, in one form or another, that has stood the test of time in the sports world and it proves true once again as New Manchester heads into state tourney play for the first time in the program’s four year history.
Alexander and New Manchester squared off on the gridiron for the first time Friday night. The Cougars managed to edge out the Jaguars at home thanks to a late fumble, 35-26, giving them the third seed in Region 5-AAAAA. With the loss, New Manchester will take the fourth seed in the region, m…
Last week the Alexander football team battled South Paulding, with the winner claiming the second spot in Region 5-AAAAA and a first round home game for the state playoffs. The Spartans defeated the Cougars, 32-14, and will finish behind Allatoona.
While the ink is still relativity wet on the pages of its brief novel, New Manchester authored a new chapter to the annals of the program after knocking off Lithia Springs, 38-0, to clinch its first-ever playoff berth in school history.
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.
Three weeks ago, when New Manchester capped off a three game losing streak with with a 28-7 loss at Allatoona High School, coach Rob Cleveland had a talk with his team.
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
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.
New Manchester played sloppy at times with missed tackles, penalties and lost fumbles, but in the end, it wiped the slate squeaky clean with an impressive come-from-behind victory on Homecoming night to versus Paulding County, 34-20.
Continuing their run of tough opponents through the heart of the 2014 football season, the New Manchester Jaguars will host Paulding County Friday night in their annual Homecoming Game.
The Alexander volleyball ball team advanced to the 5A State Tournament Saturday afternoon by claiming the No. 4 seed in the Region 5-AAAAA tournament, hosted at Allatoona High School.
New Manchester traveled to Allatoona Friday night to battle Region 5-AAAAA’s top team. The Jaguars did a good job of slowing down the Buccaneers running game but could not stop it, allowing one touchdown in each quarter for a 28-7 loss.