Clarke Central High School freshman Joseph Conaway, a member of the CCHS cross country and track team, reflects on his season and sets goals for the future.
Clarke Central High School senior Chris Ortuno has been impacted by soccer, a sport he has grown a passion for.
Maria Somilleda is the captain of the varsity girls soccer team at Clarke Central High School. Somilleda has made strives to improve her soccer skills over the past few years.
With the 2017 golf season coming to a close, the Clarke Central High School golf team reflects on both the positives and negatives in only having four participants.
Four Clarke Central High School student athletes committed to an athletic career at the collegiate level on April 12 in the Gladiator Gallery.
The Clarke Central High School soccer teams beat the Cedar Shoals High School soccer teams in all four games played on April 8 at CSHS.
Clarke Central High School varsity tennis players stretch next to the court, rackets swinging as they warm up. Today, they are focused on the match, but next year.
On March 28, the CCHS boys varsity soccer team took on Johnson High School at Billy Henderson Stadium. CCHS lost to Johnson 2-0.
Freshman and girls varsity soccer team member Nyah Carlson talks about how the season is going so far and what she looks forward to as the season progresses.
Broadcast staffer Kelly Fulford talks to Clarke Central High School running back coach about preperations for the 2017/2018 football season.
The Clarke Central High School golf team will participate in the Ed Hoard Memorial Golf Tournament on March 27.
The Clarke Central High School girls varsity soccer team lost to Flowery Branch High School on March 17.
Last track season, the Clarke Central High School boys track and field team placed second at state. This season they strive to place first.
With the NCAA Basketball tournament just getting underway, Odyssey Online staff writer Caedmon Churchwell gives his predictions on the tournament.
News Editor Delia Adamson recounts her experience in attending the Georgia Basketball State Championship game on March 8.
Women are underrepresented and underpaid in the sports industry, let alone faced with harassment from male athletes even at the high school level.
University of Miami fullback Marquez Williams, a 2011-12 Clarke Central High School graduate, has traveled a path that has led him to his dreams.
The Clarke Central High School girls golf team, which began its season on Feb. 13, lacks players.
On Feb. 5, the Atlanta Falcons squandered a 25-point lead to the New England Patriots, losing Super Bowl LI and leaving Atlanta fans disappointed for yet another year.
The Clarke Central High School wrestling program sent 11 wrestlers to the state tournament in Macon, Ga.
Clarke Central High School swimmers prepare for their state meet, which will take place on Feb. 4.
The varsity boys soccer team makes adjustments after the recent region change and loss of several key players of last season.
On Feb. 1, Clarke Central High School varsity football players Zay Brown, Rico Arnold and Bryson Kearney signed to play collegiate football.
With over half of the team being newcomers, junior Muhammed DeLane talks about what the team is doing to kick off the 2017 Clarke Central High School boys varsity soccer team season right.
Clarke Central High School held a pep rally on Jan. 20 previewing their basketball game against Cedar Shoals High School. The student government association put together an array of events including the recognition of winter sports.
The Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School junior varsity basketball teams faced off on Jan. 21 at CCHS.
The Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School varsity basketball teams faced off on Jan. 21 at CCHS. The Lady Glads won 53-44 and the boys lost 67-57.
The Clarke Central High School tennis season for the 2016-17 school year began on Jan. 17.
Clarke Central High School girls soccer tryouts started on Jan. 9 and will end on Jan. 20. JV girls soccer coach Scott Moore is excited for tryouts and hopes to enter the season with a strong team.
On Jan. 9, Clarke Central High School’s soccer teams began conditioning and try-outs which were held at both Billy Henderson Stadium and in the weight room.
Fundraising and payments for winter sports can look very different for some sports depending on the strategies to raise the money.
Juniors Cole Bonner and Jack Byrne explain the sport of fishing and the new club team at Clarke Central High School.
The Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School girl’s and boy’s varsity basketball teams faced off at CSHS on Dec. 10. The CCHS boy’s team lost to CSHS 73-70 while the girl’s team won 59-57.
On Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Clarke Central High School will host the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Football Game.
Cross-town rivals Cedar Shoals High School and Clarke Central High School basketball teams will face off on Dec. 10 and Jan. 21, 2017.
By OLIVIA RIPPS – Sports Editor With the new head varsity head coach David Perno, the Clarke Central High School football team finished the season with a record of 7-5 and a playoff victory–but they believe it is just the beginning. More from Olivia Ripps
Sports Editor Hannah Gale discusses her experiences as a Jewish athlete in the South.
For the first time since 2013, the Clarke Central High School varsity football team competed in the Georgia High School Association 5A Sweet 16 State Playoffs. The Clarke Central Gladiators traveled to Henry County to face the Stockbridge High School Tigers on Nov. 18. The Gladiators fell to the Tigers 37-13.
Varsity linebacker Byron “Memphis” Spraggins, a senior, has been playing football since he was young and his love for the game is strongly influenced by his father.
In light of the C-Team’s championship game win, Clarke Central High School football coaches and players reflect on their success this season and look ahead to the future of the program.
After their 44-21 defeat over Flowery Branch High School on Oct. 21, the Clarke Central High School varsity football team earned their spot in the playoffs and have began working towards a victory .
Members of the Clarke Central High School varsity football team have noticed an overall improvement in the team since the start of the 2016 season.
The Jaguars defeated the Gladiator twice during the 2011-12 season.
Clarke Central High School defeated Cedar Shoals High School 38-12 on Sept. 23 in the 50th annual Classic City Championship.
Managing Editor Suncana Pavlic and the ODYSSEY Online staff compiled a comprehensive package, including columns by Print Sports Editor Hannah Gale and Cedar Shoals BluePrints Magazine sports editor Matteo Castile, a video by ODTV Director Karla Dougan, a Q&A with head football coach David Perno by Online Sports Editor Olivia Ripps and a game preview by Noeli Loya.
Guest writer and Sports Editor of the Cedar Shoals Blueprints Magazine predicts the outcome of the 50th Classic City Championship.
ODYSSEY Newsmagazine Sports Editor Hannah Gale predicts the outcome of the 50th Classic City Championship.
The Clarke Central High School varsity football team beat North Oconee High School 45-21 in Death Valley for CCHS’ annual homecoming game.
The Clarke Central High School varsity football team will face off against North Oconee High School’s varsity football team on Sept. 15. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m. at Billy Henderson Stadium.
Click photo to view gallery. By JULIE ALPAUGH – Visuals Coordinator By ZOE PETERSON – Photography Editor Clarke Central High School’s varsity football team faced Winder-Barrow High School on Aug. 20 in Death Valley. The final score was 31-0. More from Julie Alpaugh More from Zoe Peterson
When the lights go out and the final season is over, football players at any level must find themselves outside of the sport.
On May 9, senior Trip Thompson signed to play baseball at West Georgia Technical College.
On May 10, former NFL quarterback, television personality, and computer software executive Fran Tarkenton visited his alma mater through the Hometown Hall of Famer program.
Clarke Central High School seniors Tyra Thompson and Cameron Mims signed to play women’s basketball at Albany State University and Lander University, respectively.
Clarke Central High School varsity boys soccer head coach Chris Aiken sets high expectations for his players while maintaining a comfortable learning environment.
Clarke Central High School’s junior varsity baseball team ended their season with a ten inning doubleheader on April 19.
With the 2015-16 NFL season wrapped up, the beginning of the next season approaches and a large variety of potential game changers are preparing to enter the NFL draft. Here are some of the top prospects, compiled by sophomore Staff Writer Owen Churchwell, that are expected to appear in the 2016 draft.
Sophomore Writing Coach Hannah Gale talks to math department teacher and Diamond Darlings coordinator Alex Szatkowski about the Diamond Darlings for the Clarke Central High School baseball program.
Freshman Staff Writer Stacee Dillard interviewed varsity soccer players and coaches who attended the Jekyll trip over Spring Break and they reflected on their experience in this infographic.
Head girls track coach Quincy Wilkins discusses the the first meet of the season, which was on Feb. 27 and how the team is improving for upcoming meets.
Freshman Ana Aldridge takes a closer look at the gap between women’s and men’s sports at high school and collegiate levels.
The Clarke Central High School boy varsity soccer team prepares for their second game of the season against Madison County.
Clarke Central High School JV girls soccer team will be playing against a new school, Discovery High School, on Feb. 17. Despite the fact of having no previous experience against the team, the CCHS JV girls soccer team expects to do well.
Cedar Shoals High School has hired its fourth head football coach in five years, none other than former Clarke Central head coach Leroy Ryals.
Former Burney Harris Lyons Middle School girls soccer coach Scott Moore is taking the next step in his coaching career at Clarke Central High School.
Senior and varsity basketball player Tyra Thompson uses her laid back disposition and gentle nature to lead by example on and off the court.
Web Master Sunčana Pavlić complied a package of the 50th Super Bowl predictions for both teams, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, by Owen Churchwell and Fear Churchwell.
Super Bowl L will feature the Denver Broncos (12-4) and the Carolina Panthers (15-1). With Peyton Manning far out of his prime, the Broncos will have to heavily rely on their defense to have a chance.
As Super Bowl 50 approaches, fans all over the country will witness a battle between two No. 1 seeded teams entering the playoffs: the National Football Conference’s Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference’s Denver Broncos.
With the baseball season approaching, coaches and players are preparing to put their offseason work into action during the regular season.
The Clarke Central High School baseball team hopes to begin the season with a win against North Oconee High School.
After breaking the career interception record and leaving a lasting legacy in his four years at Clarke Central High School, senior cornerback Rayshawn McCall is ready to take the next step.
As the Clarke Central High School girls and boys basketball seasons continue, staff writer Kaya Pollack spotlights five varsity basketball cheerleaders.
On Jan. 23, cross-town rivalries Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School varsity basketball teams face off. The CCHS varsity girls took a 73-39 win followed by the CCHS varsity boys loss 54-73.
The girls’ track team, whose official team practices began Jan. 19, is preparing for this year’s season by focusing on their goal to go to state.
>On Jan. 16, the Clarke Central High school’s girls and boys varsity basketball teams won both games against Oconee County High School. The girls won 72-27 and the boys won 63-54.
Staff writer Owen Churchwell made an infographic that depicts the facts about several featured teams in the 2016 playoffs.
Clarke Central High School girls soccer team expects a good season this year because of their pre-season preparations.
Web Master Suncana Pavlic compiled a package containing fast facts written by staff writers Owen Churchwell and Fear Churchwell containing information on the CFP Championship game between the Alabama Roll Tides and the Clemson Tigers. Who will win?
By OWEN CHRUCHWELL – Staff Writer By ANEESA CONINE-NAKANO – Digital Managing Editor The 2015-16 college football season has come down to two teams, both of which have proven that they deserve to be in the game more than any other teams in college football. On Monday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 p.m., college football’s top-ranked…
By FEAR CHURCHWELL – Staff Writer By SUNCANA PAVLIC – Web Master The 2015-16 college football season has come down to two teams, both of which have proven that they deserve to be in the game more than any other teams in college football. On Monday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 p.m., college football’s top-ranked and…
Many Clarke Central High School athletes transition between sports throughout their high school career and face pros and cons in doing so.
Hannah Gale talks with physical education teacher and head wrestling coach, Tim Stoudenmire about the upcoming wrestling season and how the team hopes to do.
The 2014-15 wrestling team placed seventh at the state tournament. However, head wrestling coach Timothy Stoudenmire believes the 2015-16 team can place first.
Head boys varsity basketball coach Andre McIntyre speaks on his expectations for the 2015-16 basketball season.
Varsity baseball pitcher Noah Fairbairn, after playing on over 15 different teams, has finally found his home in Augusta, Ga. playing for Augusta University’s baseball team.
The Clarke Central High School wrestling season began on Oct. 26 for seventh through twelfth graders. This upcoming Thursday, the CCHS C-team wrestlers will compete at Athens Christian School, with the JV and Varsity wrestling teams competing this Saturday at Archer High School and Banks County High School
The Clarke Central High School football program will be led by a new head coach next season following the resignation of head coach Ahren Self.
Click here for more pictures from the last game of the 2015-16 season. By TIERRA HAYES – Writing Coach Head football coach Ahren Self speaks about the seniors on his team and his ambitions for them as they head into the final quarters of their high school careers, while looking ahead to the future of…
The 2015-16 varsity wrestling team consists of many young players, but through their experience in the junior varsity program, they have the experience to make for a successful season.
As concussions amongst high school athletes have become a serious issue in the sports world, the Clarke Central High School athletic association has taken an approach to prevent them.
Clarke Central High School wrestlers have begun dieting and exercising to ensure success in this year’s season, while moving away from unhealthy weight loss strategies.
The Clarke Central High School swim team members have begun practice for their 2015-2016 season.
Studies show that it is very important for your health to stretch your muscles before and after physical activity. There are many beneficial ways to stretch, including active warm-ups and group stretches.
The Clarke Central varsity boys basketball team is getting ready for the nearing season.
On Oct. 31, the Clarke Central High School cross country team will head to the regional level races.
Head swimming and diving coach Emily Dowd discusses her thoughts on the upcoming 2015-16 Clarke Central High School swimming season.
On Oct. 16, the Clarke Central High School varsity football team will face off against the Gainesville High School football team at Billy Henderson Stadium.
On October 16, the Clarke Central High School varsity football team will face off against the Gainesville High School football team at Billy Henderson Stadium.
The Clarke Central varsity football team fell short in a fourth quarter comeback attempt against Flowery Branch.
On Oct. 9, the Clarke Central High School varsity football team will play Region 8-AAAAA opponent, the Flowery Branch High School varsity football team, at Billy Henderson Stadium.
The varsity softball team is going to the 8-AAAAA regional tournament for the first time in eight years on Sept. 28.
The varsity football team is aiming to turn their season around during a three-game home stretch.
On September 25, the Clarke Central High School varsity football team will play the Apalachee High School varsity football team at Billy Henderson Stadium.
For the 2015 football Season, varsity and junior varsity coach Aaron Cavin discusses his thoughts on the new players and what they bring to the team.
Sophomore Christopher Dellaria returned to the Clarke Central High School Cross Country team, and looks ahead in the season and at where he stands now.
Digital managing editor Aneesa-Conine Nakano and the ODYSSEY Online staff compiled a comprehensive package, including fast facts, columns by staff writer Fear Churchwell and Cedar Shoals BluePrints Magazine sports editor Matteo Castile, an interactive timeline and By The Numbers graphic by Suncana Pavlic and a SCENE at Central video by Karla Dougan and Julie Alpaugh.
Cedar Shoals High School BluePrints Magazine Sports Editor Matteo Castile predicts a Cedar Shoals High School victory.
For the 49th time since 1974, crosstown high school rivals Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School football teams will clash in the Classic City Championship.
Veteran ODYSSEY sports writer Fear Churchwell makes his pick for the Classic City Championship.
By SUNCANA PAVLIC -Web Master More from Suncana Pavlic
Clarke Central High School’s Varsity volleyball team hosted a play day and won three matches on Aug., 29.
On Friday Sept. 4, the Clarke Central High School Varsity football team will play Lanier High School to begin region play.
The Clarke Central High School varsity football team is in preparation for their first region game.
College recruited senior Rayshawn McCall battles a medial collateral ligament sprain (MCL) on his right knee at the start of the Clarke Central High School varsity football season. McCall is three career interceptions away from breaking the all-time record at CCHS, however, his injury may hold him back.
After 15 years, Clarke Central High School refinished and repainted the New Gym’s floor.
Newly named head track coach and Clarke Central High School alumnus Christian Norton has always had a love for track, even at a young age.
Chris Borland’s decision to quit football due to concerns regarding traumatic brain injury is rational. But what about those who can’t?
Clarke-Oconee Tennis Association is hosting the 40 & Over Championship this weekend in Athens.
At 13 years old, Mo’ne Davis is still a better team player than the college baseball player who snubbed her online.
Varsity golf coach and physical education department chair Dinah Posey will be retiring from Clarke Central High School in May. She will be taking a part time job at Foothills Education Charter High School beginning in the 2015-16 school year.
The weather yet again takes a toll on Clarke Central’s tennis team; if the regional tournament can not happen this week than the team will not qualify for state.
On April 11, alumni players of Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals will reunite with their respective schools and play against each other in the Alumni game.
On April 11, the Clarke Central High School varsity boys soccer team will compete against cross-town foe Cedar Shoals.
On April 11, the Clarke Central High School varsity girls soccer team and Cedar Shoals will face off for the Classic City Championship.
The Atlanta Hawks are soaring into the 2015 NBA Playoffs with the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Story and photo by DALACE THOMAS – Business Staff Freshman Robert Sims talks about the closing season of the ninth grade boys basketball season. Dalace Thomas: How do you feel about the season coming to a close? Robert Sims: I enjoyed it. I miss the players and I miss having fun with them, but the…
The Clarke Central High School varsity boys soccer team is reflecting on their current region record and figuring how to improve in order to make the playoffs.
Clarke Central High School’s tennis teams will play four matches over the coming week due to matches that have been cancelled because of inclement weather.
The Clarke Central High School JV girls soccer team took on Flowery Branch High School at Billy Henderson Stadium on Sat., March 21. The Lady Glads tied Flowery Branch with a score of 0-0.
On March 20, the girls’ varsity soccer team lost 0-3 against Apalachee High School while the boys’ varsity team won 1-4.
The Clarke Central High School varsity boys soccer team were defeated 4-1 by Apalachee High School on Mar. 20. CCHS took an early lead through a Yael Calvillo free-kick, but surrendered the lead. “We started off with good pace and got an early goal but as the game went on Apalachee stepped their game up…
Every year in March, the madness of men’s NCAA basketball tournament kicks off. The 64 team tournament makes every March a month to look forward to.
Things you need to know before Clarke Central’s matchup against Apalachee.
Clarke Central High School ESOL teacher and soccer manager Kathryn Erickson is now licensed to support CCHS’ soccer program however she can.
Santana Baldwin is Clarke Central’s fastest female track runner. With a quad injury halting her participation in last year’s season, this year will be her year of redemption.
Senior tight end/linebacker Qua-Von Scott worked towards his National Signing Day ceremony and football scholarship with a little help from his best friend and toughest motivator.
The National Football League awards the Lombardi trophy to the Seattle Seahawks following their victory in the Super Bowl XLVIII. The Lombardi trophy is won by one of 32 National Football League teams each year by winning the tournament culminating the American football season. This year the Seattle Seahawks will compete in their second consecutive…
On Jan. 17, Clarke Central High School competed in a swim meet at the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Student Center Natatorium center. Clarke Central sophomore Grace Mauldin placed third in her 500 yard freestyle. “The 500 (freestyle) is a really hard event, (swimmers) need to pace themselves so they can achieve their goal time,” Mauldin…
Academics trump athletics in the high school arena, and the Georgia High School Association eligibility policy, which states a student has to be passing five classes to play a sport, puts a fair emphasis on academics.
Many athletes like to snack on junk food after a practice or game. Junk food is full of unnecessary sugars and artificial flavoring that is damaging to an athlete’s health. “A lot of my teammates eat junk food during the school day,” freshman soccer player Neha Mohanty said. Photo by Julie Alpaugh By ZOE…
Clarke Central High School’s varsity girls basketball team defeated Oconee High School with a score of 57-44 on Jan. 17. The boys team followed with a score of 67-55.
Thirty-one Georgia high schools competed in the Clarke-Oconee Invitational at the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Student Center Natatorium on Jan. 17.
As Clarke Central high school seniors graduate, the freshman boys’ are working hard to carry their load for the team.
Junior Kevin Mobley reflects on Stuart Scott’s career and how it has impacted his passion for sports.
Freshman Neha Mohanty has been playing soccer for ten years, and through those years it has become an influential part of her life.
Clarke Central High School will host East Hall and Winder Barrow High Schools on Dec. 16 in the Stoudenmire Bowl, a tri-meet between three wrestling teams each coached by a Stoudenmire brother.
Gladiator Youth Wrestling is a new program which aims to teach students how to wrestle.
An inside look Lifetime Sports, a physical education elective for seniors, with Jose Mondragon.
Although there is currently not a physical education uniform, teachers believe if it was enforced in the future, it would be beneficial.
After being diagnosed with a benign tumor in his liver in 2008, sophomore Matthew Burgess was cleared to play contact sports after a successful surgery in January and secured a spot on the Clarke Central High School varsity wrestling team.
Clarke Central High School sophomore free safety An’zavion “Zay” Brown is a college prospect and junior running back JaQua Daniels is a college recruit. Both play on
Clarke Central High School’s varsity football team. The University of Georgia has recruited Daniels and shown interest in Brown.
As the Clarke Central High School varsity cross country team prepares for the Region 8-AAAAA meet in Conyers, Ga. on Nov. 1 and the AAAAA state meet on Nov. 8, the team looks to count on freshman runners to help them succeed.
On Thurs., Oct. 16, sophomore Byron Spraggins played in the final junior varsity game of the season against cross-town rival Cedar Shoals High School at Billy Henderson Stadium after being cleared from a concussion.
The Clarke Central High School varsity softball team won its second game this season — also its second since 2007 — 11-6 against Greater Atlanta Christian School on Sept. 30 in the regular season finalé.
In recent years, freshmen on varsity teams have become the norm, and there is no exception this year.
On Jan. 14, Cedar Shoals High School hired their former head football coach Scott Wilkins, who accumulated a 106-50 overall record at CSHS from 1994-2007.
For the 48th time since 1974, the cross-town rivals will clash in the Classic City Championship.
By SAMUEL HOOD – Sports Editor On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Clarke Central High School varsity softball team lost its second matchup with Cedar Shoals High School this season. For the second time this season, Clarke Central High School varsity softball head coach April Tedeschi and Cedar Shoals High School varsity softball head coach…
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On Friday, Aug. 29, the Clarke Central High School varsity football team lost its season opener of the regular season against Hart County at Billy Henderson stadium.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Clarke Central High School varsity softball team registered its first win in seven years against Greene County High School.
Senior quarterback Aakeem Wise led the Clarke Central High School varsity football team to an 18-0 win over Jonesboro High School in a preseason game on Friday, Aug. 15 at Billy Henderson stadium.
After years of fighting for the spotlight, senior Kavon Williams feels it’s his time to shine as he moves on to Mars Hill College.
The varsity basketball seniors have played together nearly all their lives. With bonds so strong, it seems like the …
By LUKE SLABODA – Viewpoints Writer More from Luke Slaboda
NFL draft prospect Michael Sam played a vital role in the dismantling of oppressive stereotypes about sexuality by coming out as gay on Feb. 8.
On Sat., Feb. 1, the Clarke Central High School varsity wrestling team notched a championship performance at the Region 8-AAAAA Traditional Championships.
He was born and raised in Compton, CA. He has tattoos that sleeve his arms and dreadlocks that drape down his face. He’s taller than average, standing at six feet three inches. He is an African American.
The varsity boys basketball teams for Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School will play again on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Jaguar Gym.
The Clarke Central basketball team will host the Cedar Shoals basketball team on January 18.
The West team defeated the East team 31-6 in the Northeast Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ inaugural Football All-Star Game, hosted by Clarke Central High School.
The boys’ varsity basketball team won 60-53 against Oconee High School while the girls won 52-38.
The B team football team finished its 2013 season with a winning record of 4-3 and only one home game.
Clarke Central High School head varsity boys basketball coach Andre McIntyre believes experience and camaraderie will be the keys to a successful 2013-14 campaign.
The Clarke Central High School varsity football team was defeated by Mays High School 14-10 in the first round of the Georgia High School Association state playoffs Friday, Nov. 15 at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.
The Gladiators travel to Mays High School for the first round of the playoffs, but, unlike the regular season, the mainstream of the game through Gladiator Internet Television and the The National Federation of State High School Associations will be pay per viewed.
Clarke Central High School will face off against Mays High School on Nov. 15.
Sports fans frequently turn on their television sets and tune in to watch their favorite teams or the game of the week. Within the last decade, sports broadcasting has extended its reach to encompass the Internet, mobile devices and new technological advances.
Clarke Central High School head varsity football coach Ahren Self stood behind his defense before the 47th meeting between the Gladiators and cross-town rival Cedar Shoals High School.
The Clarke Central High School varsity football team won its final game of the regular season against Cedar Shoals High School 45-15 on Friday, Nov. 8, improving to 8-2 overall.
November eighth is the game we have been waiting for. What do the coaches think? Learn more here.
Clarke Central High School will face off against Cedar Shoals High School on Nov. 8
Clarke Central High School will face off against Winder Barrow High School on Nov. 1.
After six years as the Clarke Central High School defensive coordinator, Self now sits in the office of the head football coach with the goal of leading the CCHS varsity football team to the state championship. Photo by Porter McLeod. By TIERRA HAYES – Sports Writer Friday nights in the fall, the stands of Billy…
Clarke Central High School will face off against Flowery Branch High School on Oct. 25.
Ryan Johnson resumes the role of Head Athletic Trainer after three years.
The Clarke Central High School varsity football team lost 28-56 on Oct. 18 at Billy Henderson Stadium against Gainesville High School and their senior quarterback Deshaun Watson, the consensus No. 1-rated high school quarterback in the nation.
On Oct.17, the Clarke Central High School volleyball team lost to Whitewater High School in the first round of the state playoffs 3-0.
By the numbers for the upcoming game against Gainesville High School.
Through half of regional play, the Clarke Central High School Gladiators varsity football team are 4-0 in regional play and 5-1 overall.
When watching the 2012 edition of the Clarke Central High School vs. Marist School game, I was awestricken at the fashion in which the War Eagles and their triple option offense dominated in the second half, as they sauntered to a 30-13 win against CCHS.
Gainesville High School senior quarterback Deshaun Watson has been able to cope with national attention off the field while performing at a high level on it.
Clarke Central High School senior quarterback Cameron Johnson looks forward to the matchup against Gainesville High School on Oct. 18.
Clarke Central High School’s 23-3 win on Oct. 11 vs. Heritage High School at Billy Henderson Stadium snapped a two-year streak of suffering come-from-behind losses against the Patriots.
By the numbers for the upcoming game against Heritage High School.
By the numbers for the upcoming game against Salem High School.
Clarke Central High School Gladiators defeat Apalachee High School Wildcats 49-13 on Sept. 28, outscoring AHS by a margin of 28-6 in the second half.
By the numbers for the upcoming game between Clarke Central and Apalachee.
The Gladiators were defeated by Oconee, but rebounded to defeat Gainsville in region game.
Clarke Central High School Head Football Coach Ahren Self recorded his first career win on Friday, September 6
The Clarke Central High School Gladiators play Central Gwinnett High School Black Knights Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Clarke Central High School faced cross-town rival Cedar Shoals High School on Aug. 27.
I hate the Miami Heat.
Despite the millions of people who are openly gay, the number in the world of sports is slim.
Fundraising efforts to benefit the surgery recovery of retired head football coach Billy Henderson have led to the creation of the It Can Be Done Foundation.
There’s a place deep in the pines of the Tar Heel state where the streams calmly trickle down and the grass is vibrantly green.
On May 8, the Clarke Central High School team defeated the Riverwood High School Raiders 3-0 to advance to the Elite Eight of the 8-AAAAA State Playoffs.
On Wednesday, May 1, the CCHS boy’s varsity soccer team won against East Paulding High School 5-1 in the first round of the state soccer tournament.
Sam Thompson moderates a debate about the NBA, with Chad Rhym and Kevin Mobley.
By MAKAYLA RICHARDS – Web Staff Football will be back soon and here to debate if UGA’s is up for the challenge is Sports editor Chad Rhym and guest writer Kevin Mobley. Sam Thompson also offers commentary on weekly current events and moderates an ODTV debate about the UGA Offense V. Defense. More from Makayla Richards
On Jan. 5, Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried became the first NBA player in history to join the gay rights group, “Athlete Ally,” aimed at fighting homophobia in sports.
Photo by Jeff Haynes and courtesy of the Baltimore Sun. On April 3, five days prior to tip-off, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s president John Doleva called the University of Louisville’s head coach Rick Pitino, alongside seven other inductees.
The CCHS Varsity Girls won against Cedar Shoals High School 1-0 while the Varsity Boys lost 4-5 in overtime.
Sam Thompson moderates Chad Rhym and Kevin Mobley’s debate about the final four in March Madness 2013.
Studying should be required and emphasized for student-athletes.
CBS’s “Selection Show” revealed the seedings for the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Sunday night, and games will now commence starting this Tuesday, March 19, with the play-in games.
Team chemistry is not created in a lab; it takes trust and friendship.
According to a piece on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, an Emmy Award-winning investigative series, aired in Dec. 2009, the percentage of African American basketball players in the National Basketball League is 71.8, internationals account for 18.3 percent, and the percentage of White Americans is 9.9.
By KEVIN MOBLEY – Contributing Writer During a game broadcast in 1982, CBS Sports’ Brent Musburger coined the famous term “March Madness,” describing the chaos of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This year’s edition is sure to fill fans with excitement and emotion. What is madness? According to the Oxford Dictionaries, madness is “a state of…
On Feb. 11, the seven-season-long era of head football coach Leroy Ryals ended. It was announced officially on Tuesday that he would be leaving Clarke Central High School for Thomasville High School in Thomasville, Ga.
On Feb. 15, football players for the 2013-14 school year were called down to the team meeting room, formerly known as the auxiliary weight room for the second time this week.
The seven-year long Ryals football era at Clarke Central High School ended on Feb. 11. Head football coach Leroy Ryals accepted the position as Thomasville High School head football coach and athletic director on Monday and made the announcement to CCHS players Tuesday during a fourth block meeting in the team meeting room, formerly the Auxilarly Weight Room.
We often hear about the high profile football players that come out of high school, excel in college and translate their talent into millions of dollars at the professional level.
Football recruiting has transformed from a side job for college football media to a major aspect of the sport, and it originated from the art of persuasion.
A love of tennis can begin at any age. After the concepts and rules of the game are learned, a player can continue to participate in the game for the entirety of their lives according to Robin Stevens, president of the Clarke-Oconee Tennis Association, a non-profit organization that operates leagues for all ages of tennis players.
Until this year, the wrestling team has held practice in what is commonly referred to as the “small gym.” Each day, the transfer of mats onto and off of the floor of the gym marked the beginning and end of practice.
At the end of a distribution day, I wince every time an ODYSSEY Newsmagazine, a product that a 26-person staff slaved over, lies on the floor or in the recycling bins. So why do we do it in the first place?
The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Notre Dame 42-14 on Monday, Jan. 7, and now the SEC has secured its seventh consecutive national championship.
Every single college football fan knows the Bowl Championship Series has become synonymous with unfairness, mistake and doubt in a dated system.
Out cold: The real danger of concussions
Cedar Shoals High School head football Coach Chris Davis believes his players’ success in life and in the classroom is more important than winning football games.
Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School have shared a deep rivalry for the past 38 years. On Nov. 9, the two programs will meet once again, and all of Athens is waiting for that day to arrive.
Standing on the sidelines of Clarke Central High School’s football games and cheering his teammates on is one of their most vital players, CCHS senior Rodney Willingham, who cannot play due to a broken ankle.
The Gladiator football team is statistically compared to the Heritage High School Patriots in this week’s matchup.
The Gladiator football team is statistically compared to the Salem High School Seminoles for the 2012 homecoming football game.
Key statistics leading into tonight’s game at Apalachee High School.
The Clarke Central High School Gladiators beat Loganville High School at Billy Henderson Stadium 40-6 last Friday, Sept. 14. This was the first win for the Gladiators in the 2012 football season.
Key statistics on both sidelines that are crucial to tonight’s game
At age 40, former professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong faced testicular cancer. Following this obstacle in his life, he was able to consecutively win the Tour de France, which is an annual multiple-stage bicycling race seven times. He also founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation to support those who also battle cancer.
The Gladiators are statistically compared to the Central Gwinnett High School Black Knights
During my middle school years, I was honored as the First Team all-region quarterback and point guard in Liberty, S.C.
The Clarke Central High School Gladiators lost to Marist 30-13 in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The top 10 things the Gladiators and fans need to know about CCHS’ first game in a new GHSA qualification against Marist.
By LORAN POSEY News Editor Maynard began his wresting career with 35 straight losses but remained determined as he completed his senior year of high school with a 35-16 record and placed 12th at the 2004 National High School Wrestling Championships. As high school students, we take many things for granted in life. Whether it…
Emphasizing leadership skills, Clarke Central High School varsity cheer- leading Coach Summer Tuggle has instituted a new try-out protocol.
The numbers are clear: African-Americans are underrepresented in baseball.
A compilation of sports news at Clarke Central High School.
At 5:30 p.m. on March 29, game one of the CCHS-Alcovy doubleheader began. Eighth-grader Noah Fairbairn started for CCHS and allowed six hits and five earned runs over five innings of pitching.
Concussions have become a serious issue in all levels and types of sports, leaving the health of athletes at risk.
The Classic City Championship is arguably the most important game of the season for both Cedar Shoals High School and Clarke Central High School.
The month of March is a very special to me. In addition to my birthday on the fourth, the month brings alive a special time in the sports world, March Madness.
Photos from the Feb. 22 baseball game against Oglethorpe County High School.
Photos from the CCHS vs. OCHS varsity boys soccer game on Feb. 21.
The recent uncovering of a long-standing sex scandal within the staff of Joe Paterno leave many questioning the coach’s legacy.
Fantasy Football leagues have captivated a crowd of football fanatics.
Clarke Central High School head varsity basketball Coach Andre McIntyre was hired in 2009. Upon his hiring, he began attending Clarke Middle School basketball games to search for prospective players.
After amassing an overall record of 17-13 and 9-5 in region 8-AAAA, the Clarke Central High School varsity volleyball team placed second in the region during the regular season.
These are the top ten things the Gladiators need to know to ensure a win against the Lambert High School Longhorns in the first round of the AAAA state playoffs
For the Clarke Central High School’s girls fast pitch softball team, it’s not all about the winning.
Lady Gladiators beat Salem High School 25-7 and 25-11
Gladiators beat Jaguars 41-13 at the Billy Henderson Stadium.
Go to www.high5sports.com or text GAME1 to 78015 to vote for Clarke Central vs. Cedar Shoals as the My FOX Atlanta’s HIGH 5 SPORTS game of the week. The polls close at noon on Thursday, August 25. If we get the most votes, the HIGH 5 SPORTS crew will be “In your face” at the Football game this Friday night, August 26.