Saturday, May 11, 2013
Several students at the Sandy Springs school have signed with colleges.
North Springs Athletic Director Tommy Amoroso recently hosted a college signing party in the school's media center for seven Spartan athletes who have committed to competing at the collegiate level. Still considering their offers from Kennesaw State, Brenau, LSU, Clayton State and Shorter are members of the state-bound women's track team Diaja Oliver, DeJane Oliver and Cheynne Wells. The Oliver twins and Wells are competing this weekend in the State track meet in Albany.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sandy Springs students signed to play at colleges across the country.
Saturday, April 20
Several athletes from Holy Innocents' Episcopal School signed letters of intent, last week. Each student, his college or university of choice, and sport are listed below. Athletes who have already signed include: Ed and Jim Voyles who will play baseball for Florida State; wrestler Jason Grimes, headed for American University; EJ Thurmond, who will play lacrosse for Jacksonville University; and McKenzie Bolden, headed for the University of San Diego to play basketball. Girls' basketball star Reshaundra Owens plans to officially sign with Valdosta State next week. Also, Reshaundra Owens is expected to sign to play basketbball at Valdosta State, next week.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sandy Springs runners and more worldwide feel a kinship to Boston marathoners and everyone affected by Monday's tragedy.
Share below why you love running. On any given day when I see runners along Sandy Springs streets, I feel a kinship. That same connection is felt by runners worldwide for Boston marathoners, spectators, family members, work crews and first responders after the explosions on Monday. Big Peach Running Co. held a Mile of Silence run at several locatons on Tuesday. I’ve run four marathons and a half marathon. After each one I said I was done. I don’t need to do this anymore! But I was fooling myself because each one hooks you. It’s not just the feat of running 26.2 miles. For me, it’s also the people cheering you on, ringing cowbells and clapping when you want to give up saying, “You can do it! Great job, great job!” It’s neighborhood …
Alexis de Groot is one of the top seven high school female players in Georgia and ranks among the top two percent of female soccer players in the United States, a Sandy Springs proclamation said.
Wednesday, April 17
Riverwood International Charter School senior Alexis de Groot was honored by the city of Sandy Springs, Tuesday, as one of the top seven high school female players in Georgia. She ranks among the top two percent of female soccer players in the United States, a proclamation said. Mayor Eva Galambos read the proclamation citing de Groot’s accomplishments during the City Council meeting. Her many Riverwood awards include Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year, while helping the Riverwood Raiders to reach soccer state playoffs for four consecutive years. de Groot is a member of the National Honor Society and was named a recipient of the University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award 2012. She has been recruited to play …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The nearby Sandy Springs event is a way to remember and support those who were killed or injured in The Boston Marathon explosions on Monday.
A locally owned chain of retail stores serving Atlanta's runners and walkers is holding a Mile of Silence event to remember the victims of Monday's Boston Marathon bomb explosions that left two people dead and 22 others injured. The event, a mile-long moment of silence, will be held at 7 a.m. each of the seven Big Peach Running Co.'s locations, including locations in Brookhaven, Alpharetta and Marietta. "Runners, walkers, people who just want to feel the love, but don't want to run or walk, are all welcome," said Karen Kaye, BGPC's communications director, told Patch. The moment of silence run was going to be a small gathering of runners at the Midtown store as a way to bring Atlanta's running community together in light of the recent …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Boston Police said the blast occurred just before 3 p.m. Reports say two are dead and more than 100 injured.
Boston Police are reporting at least three people died and more than 100 were injured after two explosions occurred Monday afternoon near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Video of the incident shows the explosion knocking runners and bystanders to the ground following the blast. At least 21 Sandy Springs area residents are registered entrants in the race: The Boston Marathon released a statement around that said, "There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today's Boston Marathon. We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened." The Associated Press is reporting at least two other explosive devices were found. According to the Boston Marathon's website, at least six runners in this …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge is the culmination in a series of seven races – aka Speed Week.
Thursday, April 11
Sandy Springs' premiere cycling event returns on May 5. The Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge is the culmination in a series of seven races – aka Speed Week - in the USA Crit Championship Series. It features the best criterium cyclists in the world racing the downtown streets of seven southern cities. Starting on April 27, cyclists race in Athens, Roswell, Tybee Island, Walterboro, S.C., Spartanburg, S.C., Belmont, N.C., and finally Sandy Springs. Global Imports Cycling Challenge is the inspiration of Sandy Springs City Councilwoman Dianne Fries, who is also the event organizer. The event is in its sixth year. “Our hope was that the event would draw together local business and residents, and it’s been great to see the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
For just $15, area residents 50 and older can compete in as many events as they'd like during the month of May. Events are held throughout North Fulton, including Sandy Springs.
The 19th annual North Fulton Golden Games kick off May 1 in Johns Creek's Newtown Park before spreading out to locations throughout North Fulton. Registration closes Friday. It's currently open to adults 50 and older with a cost of $15 for as many events as you'd like. Registration includes a T-shirt and opening day picnic lunch. There is an extra $10 registration cost for bowling and bocce. Events will be held throughout North Fulton. Double Zero Napoletana restaurant hosts a bocce tournament on May 16. To sign up, download the registration packet from the Roswell Ramblers website. Packets are also available at North Fulton senior centers, including the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center at 13450 Cogburn Road (North Park). Throughout the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Huntcliff Equestrian Center’s middle school team has advanced to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals in April.
Wednesday, March 27
The Huntcliff Equestrian Center’s middle school team has advanced to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals after landing a fourth place slot in IEA’s Zone 4 competition in Murfreesboro, Tenn, on Sunday. The finals are in Syracuse, NY, April 19-21. The team is coached by Kindra Warner. In 2012 Warner led team member Ashley-Scott Armstrong to a sixth place IEA (individual riders) national title. This will be Warner’s first time leading a Huntcliff team to IEA nationals.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Former Cubs player C.J. Stewart has a baseball program called L.E.A.D. for at-risk youth and was honored Saturday at a Rotary Club of Sandy Springs gala.