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Former Hawk Football Star, NFL Player Marcus Smith Hosting 7-on-7

The Hardaway Football team will be participating in a 7-on-7 tournament thanks to a familiar face.  Marcus Smith (c/o 2010) is giving back to the community that helped raise him.  This Saturday, July 15th, the MII Foundation will be hosting the 1st Annual 7-on-7 tournament at the Woodruff Farm Soccer Complex.  Several NFL players from […]

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Hardaway’s Chris Gilstrap named All-Bi-City 4A-7A Baseball Coach of the Year

BY JORDAN D. HILL Numbers in baseball can always be misleading. Hardaway head coach Chris Gilstrap’s team proved that point this past season. The Hawks ended the regular season with an 11-13 record, then promptly won six of their next 10 games. Hardaway’s trek through an up-and-down season and its advancement to the quarterfinals […]

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Hardaway’s Mykel Page named All-Bi-City 4A-7A Baseball Player of the Year

BY JORDAN D. HILL Hardaway senior Mykel Page didn’t spend all his time at one position for the Hawks in 2017. He did, however, come through time and time again. Page pitched and played shortstop for the Hawks and was a major catalyst for Hardaway, which overcame an inconsistent regular season to reach the […]

2017 All-Bi-City 4A-7A Baseball Team announced

As part of the 2017 All-Bi-City 4A-7A Baseball Team, one player was chosen as Player of the Year and one was chosen as Pitcher of the Year. One local coach was selected as Coach of the Year. Along with these three individuals, 15 players were selected to First Team, 14 were chosen to Second Team […]

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Former Hardaway Softball Star Aileen Morales Named Georgia Tech Head Coach

THE FLATS — Aileen Morales, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Georgia Tech softball history and a former highly successful assistant coach at her alma mater, will return to The Flats as the program’s sixth head coach, director of athletics Todd Stansbury announced on Wednesday. “It’s with great excitement for the future of Georgia […]

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Baseball players to face off in Georgia-Alabama All-Star Game

BY JORDAN D. HILL Senior baseball players from 15 high schools in Alabama and Georgia will meet for state bragging rights in the fifth annual Georgia-Alabama All-Star Game Wednesday. The game is hosted by Columbus State and will be played at CSU’s Burger King Stadium. The Team Georgia roster boasts all local products. Hardaway, […]

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Hawks Baseball Team Finishes 2017 Season Ranked #8 In AAAA

The Hardway Hawks Baseball team finished the 2017 season with it’s best playoffs run in 11 years making it to the Quarterfinals of the AAAA State Playoffs.  A strong regular season finish earned the Hawks the #3 seed coming out of Region 1-AAAA heading into the post-season.  Hardaway went on the road for the State […]

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Page, Manibusan, Duke Earn All-State Honors

Three Hardaway Hawks were selected to the Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine All-State Team on Saturday.  Mykel Page was selected to the 1st Team, Jonathan Manibusan was selected to the 2nd Team, and Hunter Duke was selected as Honorable Mention.  Click below for the full teams. Click for 1st Team! Click for 2nd Team! Click for […]

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Hawks Take Top Awards For Region 1-AAAA

The Hardaway baseball season may be over, but the post-season awards are beginning to roll in. Yesterday, senior Mykel Page was named the 2017 Region 1-AAAA Player of the Year and Coach Gilstrap was named Region 1-AAAA Coach of the Year. The Hawks were also well represented on the All Region 1-AAAA Teams. Mykel Page […]

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Hardaway tops Troup County, advances to quarterfinals

BY JORDAN D. HILL | JHILL@LEDGER-ENQUIRER.COM Yesterday The third time proved to be the charm for the Hardaway Hawks. Hardaway made short work of Troup County Saturday, winning Game 3 of the second round series 6-2. The red-hot Hawks offense, which put up three runs in the third and two in the fourth, has scored […]

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