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Twirlers garner gold and national title

The Baker County High School majorettes brought home gold medals in the 2013 High School Dance Twirl National Championships last month at a national competition at Notre Dame University.

The girls beat out four other teams from around the country to take the top prize with an overall score of 168.7, edging out the second-place team by slightly more than one point. The girls knew they performed well, but were uncertain if their performance was good enough to win.

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New ‘high-tech’ duds for football

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Football players (from left) Brandon Miller, Michael Boone, Rashodd Hadley and Casen Noles in their new uniforms. Photo by Jon Shumake.

The Baker County Wildcats varsity football team will don new uniforms when it kicks off the season August 23.

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‘Sports Gene’ worth a look Book author tackles controversial ideas

I ran into a most interesting radio interview on NPR the other day with Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein, who has written a book called The Sports Gene.

The book is a little controversial because it examines whether some people are naturally better athletes than others, the importance of practice and how rewarding people for being good at sports affects the number of people who want to be sportsmen or women.

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Fall baseball is cancelled

Baker County Little League cancelled this year’s fall baseball season due to a lack of players signing up.

“Unfortunately, after totaling the numbers we don’t have enough players in any age group to run fall ball this season,” said league official Melissa Burnsed. “We will be calling parents this week about check shredding and refunds.”

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