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How COVID-19 Has Changed High School Sports

The logo for the Georgia High School Association, also known as GHSA, who created the COVID regulations for sports this year. Photo from GHSA.
November 23, 2020

As the world adjusts to a new normal-- a new way of life amid the pandemic caused by COVID-19--education, restaurants, places of business and places of worship are not the only areas affected by the changing...

Nike Introduces Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes

(Photo By: CNN Money) Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari told CNN news,
April 26, 2017

In recent weeks, Nike has created a prototype for a hijab. It is designed for the Muslim Female athletes who were complaining about the comfort of their traditional hijabs while competing. The hijab...

Varsity Lady Raiders Dominate Madison County

Juniors Addie Harris, starting shortstop, and Madelyn Oliver, starting second baseman, celebrate in the North Georgia softball dugout after a motivating speech from Coach Henderson. “Playing at North Georgia is a great experience,” says Harris after the game, “especially for the girls who are motivated to play collegiate softball.”
September 8, 2016

Last night at 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 7, the North Forsyth Varsity Lady Raiders play at the North Georgia campus’ softball field, facing the Madison County Lady Red Raiders in a non-region game. After a three-game...

North Forsyth’s JV Softball Team Fights Hard Against South

Freshman pitcher, Sarah Lowe, was wicked on the mound. With five strikeouts within the first three innings, she readied her team to fight against South.
August 31, 2016

North Forsyth’s Lady Raiders Junior Varsity softball team competed with South Forsyth on August 29, finishing the game with a disappointing score of 8-3 and a loss for the Lady Raiders. However, regardless...

Fun at Central’s Football Field

Juan smiles for the camera at Special Olympics in April.
May 12, 2015

Sports fanatics around the world watch the Olympics religiously, and some strive to actually be in the Olympics someday, but some children do not have that same opportunity, so Forsyth County holds their...

Marcus Alvarez on Pace for State Championships

Marcus Alvarez aims to finish strong at Sectionals and State to cap off a spectacular season
May 5, 2015

Marcus Alvarez, a sophomore at North Forsyth High School, recently won the 200m and 400m at the Forsyth County Track and Field Championships. After his dominating performance at County Championships, Alvarez...

JV Girls Cross Country Team Places Third in Meet

Runner Madison Hill practices after school with her cross country team.  Although she did not compete in the Sharptop Invitational, she ran a personal record of 24:11.37 in the three mile run on September 27th.  Photo by Maddie James.
October 28, 2014

The North Forsyth High School Cross Country team traveled to Jasper, Georgia on Saturday, October 18th to compete in the Sharptop Invitational.  Out of 160 runners, five athletes from the Junior Varsity...

Sports Superstitions

Sports superstitions can vary greatly. Some routines may include certain ways to wear clothing, and others may be pre-game rituals.
February 7, 2014

Lebron James (Miami Heat forward) throws powdered chalk towards the crowd before every game. Michael Jordan (former Chicago Bulls forward) wore his North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform...

Following with Fellowship

The Leadership team gathers every Wednesday morning to learn and grow in their relationship with Christ as they read the Bible, pray, and reflect together.
February 7, 2014

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has started the 2013-2014 school year off on fire for Jesus! FCA is a student-lead ministry with the mission to “have a place where people can find out about Jesus...

North Forsyth Wrestling Teams Pins Fourth Place

North Forsyth senior Austin Thorton wrestling in a match.
January 14, 2014

On January 9-11th the North Forsyth High School wrestling team competed at the state competition in Macon, Georgia. North Forsyth was one of sixteen teams invited to represent the state at this meet and...

Kaylyn Thomas Signs with Georgia Southern University

Kaylyn Thomas with the North Forsyth High School Swim Team and her friends.
December 18, 2013

Kaylyn Thomas has signed a 4 year full ride scholarship to swim for Georgia Southern.  She is the first North Forsyth High School Swimmer for Coach Kris Hunt to sign with a college. When asked when she...

The Road to Success

The North Forsyth Raiders line up at the 50 yard line as the sun sets on Raider Valley.
November 22, 2013

The center snapped the football, and placed a perfect spiral into the grasp of the all-star high school quarterback. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, he dropped into the pocket and scanned...

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