Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Members of the team will advance to the State competition in Augusta on Saturday.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Alexander High School JROTC Drill Team and Color guard did exceptionally well this past weekend at the Area 7 Regional Drill competition. The Color Guard Team, lead by Terrence Thomas placed third. The Squad Exhibition Drill team lead by Antonio Gould placed second and Antonio Gould and Christopher Stimphil also placed second in dual exhibition. They all advanced to the State competition in Augusta on Saturday, March 24.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Honor Unit with Distinction is the highest award an Army JROTC program can achieve worldwide.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The JROTC Alexander Cougar Battalion completed their Formal Inspection, conducted by 6th Brigade, Cadet Command on Feb. 3 and achieved the prestigious award “Honor Unit with Distinction.” This is the highest award an Army JROTC program can achieve worldwide. Led by Lt. Col. Sharon Franklin and 1st Sgt. Mark Arnold, the cadets of the Alexander Cougar Battalion demonstrated their knowledge of the curriculum, operating procedures, drill and ceremony, and leadership capabilities. Cadet Lt. Col. Terrence Thomas, cadet Maj. Colin Pothoff and cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Trever Latham lead the cadets. The JROTC mission is, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.”
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
New Manchester and Lithia Springs have a familiar region in the new six-class system, while Chapel Hill will spend a lot of time in Atlanta, and Alexander could pile up miles on I-85.
The solution seemed simple when the Georgia High School Association announced last month that Douglas County High School would move up next year to the new AAAAAA classification, at least one step higher than the other county schools. Just add the Tigers to what is Region 4-AAAAA in the current five-class system, grouping Douglas County with the likes of South Cobb (12 miles away), Pebblebrook (13 miles), McEachern (18 miles) and Hillgrove (18 miles). The GHSA decided to go a different direction with its move to six classes for the next two school years. In proposed regions unveiled this afternoon, Douglas County is the northernmost member of the six-school Region 3-AAAAAA. Joining the Tigers in one subregion are Newnan and East Coweta, …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Douglas County High will move into the top region. New Manchester and Lithia Springs will stay together. Alexander and Chapel Hill are looking at a lot of travel.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The era of Douglas County’s public high schools all competing in the same sports region appears to be over. The Georgia High School Association unveiled the proposed classifications Monday for all of its member schools under a new six-class system, and the changes are significant in Douglas County. The GHSA will reveal the proposed regions for each class Dec. 6. All schools have until Dec. 5 to ask to move into a higher classification, usually for geographic convenience, but here’s how things stand now. No one else in the Tigers’ current region, 5-AAAA, is moving into AAAAAA, so Douglas County will have to get used to playing new schools. The closest geographic fit for the Tigers’ new region is likely with some or all of the schools in the…
Friday, April 29, 2011
A glimpse of your regional headlines for Friday, April 29.
Click on to the following links to read more about the stories featured in today's Cobb/Paulding/Douglas PatchCast: Three Men Charged in Death of Kennesaw Man Windy Hill Senior Center Closes for Good U.S. Rep. Gingrey Holds Paulding Town Hall Alexander Girls Golf Team Headed for State
Friday, January 7, 2011
Harper had 20 points, 19 rebounds and Patterson's clutch free throws seal the win for the Cougars.
Alexander’s Deandre Harper had 20 points and 19 rebounds and Avery Patterson drained two clutch free throws in the final seconds as the Cougars rallied for a 52-48 win over Pope, Thursday night at Pope. “Those road wins, you’ve got to value those,” said Alexander head coach David Cottrell. “And coming to a place like Pope, where they are very well coached and have talent, and to come out with this hard-fought win, I couldn’t be more proud.” Cottrell was understandably jazzed after his team dug out of a 14-point first-half hole to beat a Pope team that had lost just twice all season coming in. “Our kids didn’t panic. We could have easily quit and we would have got blown out of this gym. We would have got blown out of here. (Pope is) that …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Cougars were down by 10, then led by four, then lost by six.
The Alexander Cougars overcame a 10-point first-half deficit to briefly take a 4-point lead in the third quarter. But the stirring comeback was for naught as Pope rallied back for a 52-46 win. The loss negated a 16-point, 18-rebound game by Alexander forward Katica Favors, who left her opposing coach with quite an impression. “She can jump. She can get up there. That’s talent right there,” said Pope head coach Courtney Harris. “No matter how much we box her out, no matter what defensive scheme we put on her, she can get off the floor and that’s just something that you can’t coach.” Taylor Schwan scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to pace the Greyhounds, who won for the 11th time in 13 games this season. Pope led 26-16 after two …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Cougars allow just 28 points in the victory
Deandre Harper scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds as Alexander escaped the Lake City Classic at Allatoona High School with a 53-28 win over Johnson County, Tennessee, Thursday. Alexander aimed its defensive focus on Johnson County's Jason Steele, who is averaging over 25 points per game this season. They held him to 15 points, and no other Johnson County player had more than four. Despite the solid results, Alexander head coach David Cottrell found some flaws in the Cougars' performance. "We've got to have better help team defense and I didn't think in the first half we did that very well," Cottrell said. "We could have taken some charges and we didn't." "I thought in the first half we didn't really play well," he added. "The first …
Cougars avenge an early-season loss with 51-24 win.
The Alexander Cougars salvaged a win in the Lake City Classic at Allatoona High School on Thursday, and it came at the expense of a regional foe. Katica Favors and Brooke Davidson led a dominant effort for Alexander as they handily beat South Paulding, 51-24. "We play South Paulding on Tuesday night and that's a region game that counts, and so it's important for us," said Alexander head coach Brandon Boehman. "We played them the first game of the year and they beat us by three. So we came out today and we kind of wanted to send a message that Tuesday's going to be a different story." Favors dominated the interior on both ends of the floor as she scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Davidson displayed consistent accuracy from outside …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A 43-21 loss at the Lake City Classic might look frustrating, but the Alexander coaching staff hopes it helps in the long run.
The Alexander Lady Cougars didn't have an excellent day on Wednesday when they lost to the North Clayton Eagles, 43-21 at the Lake City Classic at Allatoona High School. But playing in this holiday basketball tournament isn't just about winning and losing, said head coach Brandon Boehman. "To be honest with you, we struggle with confidence," said Boehman. "That's one of our big things. We talk about being confident, being assertive and taking control. That's something we're still working on in December." You could see it in the way some of the Lady Cougars were passive when it came to moving with the ball. Coach Boehman at one point even yelled, "You're a guard, dribble!" Getting a little bit of extra playing time was a good idea in the …