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Ben Barkley

Ben Barkley, Sports Editor

Senior Ben Barkley is a three-year member of The Prowler staff.  He is the Sports Editor.

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For the first time in his 20-year career, Tom Brady will not be wearing a Patriots jersey. Brady signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. Brady’s signing was just one of many great signings during the first week of free agency.

Free agency fever

March 23, 2020
Sara Evans

Sara Evans

March 13, 2020
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

March 12, 2020
Junior Sara Evans looks to get the ball down the field. Evans scored both goals for the Lady Panthers and was the driving force on offense in the 2-1 win.

Sacrifice

March 9, 2020

Coach’s Corner

March 4, 2020
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

February 27, 2020

Coach’s Corner

February 25, 2020
Senior Alice Anne Hudson drives down the lane against a Ram defender. Hudson posted 27 points in her final game as a Lady Panther. In her career, Hudson broke the single game scoring record, and surpassed 1,500 career points to become the all-time leading scorer in both girls’ and boy’s basketball.

End of an era

February 20, 2020
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

February 13, 2020
Malachi Townsend

Malachi Townsend

January 31, 2020
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

January 30, 2020
Former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash along with his 13 year old daughter Gianna and two additional families. Ever since I was four years old, Kobe has been one of my favorite professional athletes. He inspired me to be the best in whatever I did, basketball or not.

Mamba mentality

January 29, 2020

Coach’s Corner

January 23, 2020
Junior Brandon Allison consoles senior Camden Sutherland after a last-second, game-tying shot that rimmed out. This is the second time this season that the result of the Battle of the Bubble was a three-point loss for the Panthers. After the win, the Chiefs sit fourth in the region, while the Panthers remain in last place.

Instant classic

January 20, 2020
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

January 16, 2020
Senior Alice Anne Hudson drives down the lane for a layup. Hudson led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 17 points. She also kept the aggression on the defensive end, posting five blocks and three steals.

Battle of kingpins

January 13, 2020
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

December 15, 2019
Gavin Necessary

Gavin Necessary

December 13, 2019
Student section cheers on the Panther football team. “Gameday Takeaways” provides analysis of the most recent Friday Night Lights game, while also talking about key players that made the final score of the game possible.

Gameday Takeaways

November 26, 2019
Student section cheers on the Panther football team. “Gameday Takeaways” provides analysis of the most recent Friday Night Lights game, while also talking about key players that made the final score of the game possible.

Gameday Takeaways

November 25, 2019
Sophomore Barrett Schmidlkofer tackles an opposing Longhorn. The Panther defense played one of their best games all season, only allowing 361 total yards in the 45-28 victory.

Horns down

November 24, 2019
Student section cheers on the Panther football team. “Gameday Takeaways” provides analysis of the most recent Friday Night Lights game, while also talking about key players that made the final score of the game possible.

Gameday Takeaways

November 24, 2019
Senior Kalen Sims breaks free from a Tigers defender and looks to score. Sims redeemed himself after last years’ injury against New Hampstead, rushing for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

Tigers aren’t so scary

November 17, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

November 15, 2019
Senior Ardit Hoti prepares for the next play against McIntosh. After the Georgia High School Association announced reclassification assignments, the Chiefs and the Panthers will continue to compete in the same region in AAAAA through 2022. The two county rivals will be joined by Whitewater, Griffin, Northgate, Harris County, and Northside in Region 2-AAAAA.

Not going anywhere

November 13, 2019
Senior Jack Barczak rings the victory bell and holds up a four on his hand. The Panthers have now won their fourth-straight region championship, tying them with Sandy Creek for the most overall region championships in Fayette County history.

The rest is history

November 10, 2019
Senior Karsen Kalen looks to beat a Riverdale defender for a big gain. Riverdale has a big game this Friday against Griffin that will determine the number two seed and home-field advantage for the first round of state playoffs.

The final countdown

November 6, 2019
Hailey Ross

Hailey Ross

November 1, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

October 31, 2019
Senior Kalen Sims runs the ball against Sandy Creek. Sims and senior Ben Bodne have combined for 1,424 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season. The rest of the backs have to continue their strong play over the last two games in order to beat Riverdale for the region championship. Defensively, the team needs to keep their momentum against a tough Raider offense that’s averaging 37 points a game.

The home stretch

October 30, 2019
Sophomore Barrett Schmidlkofer looks to break free and tackle an opposing Chief. The Panther defense held the Chiefs to just 89 total yards while also sacking sophomore quarterback Hayes Herzog five times.

Bubble popped

October 22, 2019
Senior Ben Bodne crosses the goal line for a touchdown. Bodne had another monster game last week, rushing for 103 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, Bodne has 566 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

Blowout in the Jungle

October 15, 2019
Hunter Lawson

Hunter Lawson

October 11, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

October 10, 2019

Coach’s Corner

October 2, 2019
Senior Kalen Sims runs the ball against Jonesboro. Sims had another strong performance on the ground, totaling 119 yards on 25 carries, and one touchdown.

Heartbreaker

September 29, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

September 26, 2019
Sophomore Barrett Schmidlkofer looks to tackle an opposing player. Defense has been a strong suit, but two high scoring offenses in Jonesboro and Griffin will challenge this young defense right out of the gates.

Who runs this show?

September 25, 2019
Senior Hunter Lawson prepares to call another play for his offense. The Panther offense, despite a loss, had a strong run game that should post big numbers come region play.

Gameday Takeaways, Week 4

September 23, 2019
Senior Hunter Lawson gets under center, preparing for a new play. Lawson preached the pass game in the 28-21 loss, throwing for 147 yards and two touchdowns along with one interception. The question is, how will he fare against a Sandy Creek defense that has only given up 10 points in the team’s three wins?

Gameday Takeaways, Week 3

September 17, 2019
Senior Hunter Lawson throws the ball against Chapel Hill. Lawson found great success from the air in the loss, completing five of his nine pass attempts for 147 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

Friday the 13th fiasco

September 15, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

September 12, 2019
Senior Ben Bodne celebrates with junior Joseph Rampey after a touchdown. Bodne was the driving force in the 28-0 win over Northgate, totaling 140 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns.

Gameday Takeaways, Week 2

September 10, 2019
Senior Ben Bodne runs the ball against Northgate. Bodne picked up right where he left off against Mt. Zion, running for 140 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns.

Sweet revenge at Valhalla

September 8, 2019
Junior Cole Bishop pursues an opposing Bulldog. The Panthers made defense a priority in the win over Mt. Zion giving up only 273 yards in the 14-8 win.

Gameday Takeaways, Week 1

September 5, 2019
Senior running back Kalen Sims drives the ball down the field against Mt. Zion. The Panthers used a strong defense to limit the Bulldogs to only one touchdown, while running the ball constantly on offense.

Loyalty in their DNA

September 2, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

August 29, 2019

Coach’s Corner

August 20, 2019
Tessa Laney

Tessa Laney

August 16, 2019
Sophomore Lilli Backes pitches against McIntosh. Backes threw a one-hit complete game shutout, including 15 strikeouts and four walks. She also performed well offensively, adding two RBIs on her 1-4 batting night.

Strikeout queen

August 15, 2019

Coach’s Corner

August 15, 2019
Lea Duben

Lea Duben

May 24, 2019
Nick Nyman

Nick Nyman

May 17, 2019
Senior Michael Lantz saves an attempted goal off a penalty kick. Lantz was a big part in the 2-0 win, saving all eight shots on goal by the Indians. With this win, the Panthers have yet to be scored on in the postseason, outscoring their opponents 14-0.

He’s a keeper!

May 10, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

April 25, 2019

Coach’s Corner

April 24, 2019
Kayden Parker

Kayden Parker

April 19, 2019
Junior Beau Gardner pitches against the Wildcats. Gardner struggled on the mound, allowing seven of Whitewater’s 13 hits in the game. He also allowed five of the visiting team’s nine runs.

So close, yet so far

April 17, 2019
Victoria Fuller

Victoria Fuller

April 12, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

April 12, 2019

Coach’s Corner

March 20, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

March 14, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

February 28, 2019
Collin Kasler

Collin Kasler

February 13, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

February 8, 2019
From the Panther Pit

From the Panther Pit

January 31, 2019
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