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TeamFYNSports   FetchYourNews.com   FYNTV.com ~ Georgia / North Carolina

 

●      If you’re looking to work for an organization that is growing every day, month and year, FetchYourNews.com is the place for you!

 

FYN is seeking a professional who is seeking a Sports Director / Multi-Media Sports Reporter who will be responsible for planning and editing content which drives audience growth, push growth on social media platforms, and recruiting.  This person will supervise a team of reporters and have decision making authority on when stories are posted. Position will lead for content and supervise content producers and reporters covering high school & college sports.

Qualified candidates must share our vision of producing and reporting coverage of local sports that stands out as being informative and entertaining for fans and non-fans alike. We cover all teams in our coverage area including area College teams.  Coverage may include motor sports (NASCAR, local racing), local prep sports and community events. Our Sports Director is responsible for organizing coverage, producing, and publishing local sports coverage including special news segment on High School – Game Night on all of our platforms.  Manage workflow and distribution/scheduling of content on social media.  Collaborates effectively with others, along with communicate and work effectively with a team of sports journalists to give a complete picture of sports coverage in designated areas.

The ideal candidate is the following:

●       1 to 2 years of digital journalism experience

●      Knowledge of sports / Entrepreneurial personality who strives to achieve big things and grow with a company. We don’t assign story ideas but expect coverage of all sports. We give the platform, but it’s up to the contributor’s hard work and commitment whether or not he/she succeeds and grows with us.

●      Social Media savvy – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, Flipboard, etc.

●      Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization

●      Proficiency with WordPress.

●      Experienced with deadlines

 

If our expectations and growing talent-based network is a place you feel strongly about applying, please submit your resume, cover letter and two recently unpublished writing samples in your application.

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 Job Type: Contract

Required experience:

●      digital journalism: 1 year

●      Search Engine Optimization: 1 year

●      Sports Writing: 1 year

Rebel Wrap Up! Episode 7

Fannin County High, FCHS Football

Rebels Spoil Bobcats Stadium Opener

FCHS Football

On Friday night the Fannin County Rebels took down their arch-rival, Gilmer Bobcats, as Gilmer celebrated the first game on their new turf.

The first quarter of the game was tightly contested with defensive stands, until Austin Brown, a junior WR/DB, read an attempted fake punt like a book as he intercepted the pass and returned it for the games first score.

The Bobcats responded, not long after, with a 51 yard touchdown pass, tying the game just before halftime.

The Rebels came out in the second half after some adjustments. Senior QB, Brad Davis, stepped up big time as he had a 40 yard rushing touchdown in the opening minutes of the second half. The run was a result of not only great running by Davis, but great blocking all around. Fannin continued to put up points as kicker Carranza booted a 33-yard field goal with 3:02 left  in the third. Going into the fourth quarter the Rebels lead 17-7.

Head Coach, James Pavao had high praise for his special teams after Friday’s game.

“The special teams played big, the offense adjusted enough. Defense we played well other than a couple of plays. We are real proud of everybody, and the way their effort was. The seniors did a great job.”

With just under two minutes left in the game, the Bobcats connected on another deep touchdown pass. This time being a 50-yard pass. Gilmer then attempted an onside kick that was unsuccessful, and Fannin was able to run out the clock.

This is the first time that the Rebels have defeated the Bobcats since 2009. If you were not able to be at the game on Friday night you missed out. It was a great team effort in all three facets of the game.

After the game I was able to catch up with QB, Brad Davis and hear his thoughts after starting his Senior season with his first win over Gilmer.

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“I couldn’t picture it any other way,” Davis said. “We went in thinking we were going to win and that’s what we got. Everybody did their job and that’s all you need to win”

 

 

Coach Pavao collected his first win against Gilmer on Friday as well.

IMG_0255“The kids earned it,” Pavao said. “They had a great offseason, a great spring a great summer, and hard work pays off.”

The Rebels next game is on September 2nd, when they welcome the Ringgold Tigers to town in the 2016 Home Opener!

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Fannin 10U All-Stars Take District Runner-Up

FCRD Baseball, Sports

The Fannin County Recreation Department 10U All-Stars achieved the status of 2016 District Runner-Up last weekend, after battling through the tournament held in Jefferson.

After winning the tournament opener against Union County 20-18 June 17, Fannin fell to the consolation bracket with a 15-0 loss to White County June 18.

The comeback started with a 17-7 win over Dawson County and a 10-9 triumph over the hosting Dragons June 19. Fannin returned June 20 to topple Hall County 13-11 and White County 6-5. In the title game against Lumpkin County, Fannin fell in a hard-fought 13-11 contest to claim the District Runner-Up Trophy.

 

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#TeamFYNSports Welcomes Daniel Jones

Sports

#TeamFYNSports is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Jones to the FetchYourNews.com family.

Jones will be covering the Fannin County High School Rebels football team for the 2016 season.

Born in Cleveland, Tenn., Jones relocated with his family to Blue Ridge in 2009 and graduated from FCHS in 2014. After two years spent at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala., Jones will be transferring to the University of Georgia this fall to major in Sports Management.

“I am very excited to be a part of #TeamFYNSports,” Jones said. “They are a great group of guys and we believe that together, we can help build this into something truly special.”

 

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Fannin Wins 2016 ETC Summer Slam

FCRD Baseball, Parks and Recreation

The 2016 Ellijay Telephone Company Summer Slam 10U Invitational was held last Friday night, at Field One of the Gilmer County Parks and Recreation.

Fannin defeated Gilmer in the opener, 10-4. Copper Basin then beat Pickens 7-2, to set up the title game. After a thrilling affair, Fannin bested Copper Basin 8-5 to win the tournament. Gilmer downed Pickens in the third-place game, 14-3.

The 10U Fannin Rage, winners of the 2016 ETC Summer Slam Invitational. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The 10U Fannin Rage, winners of the 2016 ETC Summer Slam Invitational. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The 10U Copper Basin Cougars, runners-up of the 2016 ETC Summer Slam Invitational. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The 10U Copper Basin Cougars, runners-up of the 2016 ETC Summer Slam Invitational. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The 10U Gilmer Bobcats took third place in the 2016 ETC Summer Slam Invitational. (Photo courtesy of Jody Cantrell)

The 10U Gilmer Bobcats took third place in the 2016 ETC Summer Slam Invitational. (Photo courtesy of Jody Cantrell)

The 10U Pickens Dragons took fourth place in the 2016 ETC Summer Slam Invitational. (Photo courtesy of Jody Cantrell)

The 10U Pickens Dragons took fourth place in the 2016 ETC Summer Slam Invitational. (Photo courtesy of Jody Cantrell)

 

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Gilmer Walks-Off, Defeats Fannin 10-9

Fannin County High, FCHS Baseball, Sports

For eight innings, the game was fairly one-sided.

The Gilmer High School Bobcats entered the top of the ninth inning last night with an 8-2 lead over the Fannin County High School Rebels.

Then, the Rebels racked up seven runs and forced an previously unforeseeable bottom of the ninth.

However, the Cats pounced for two runs in the final frame of the game, capped off by a Rylan Cochran walk-off single that gave Gilmer the 10-9 victory.

The summer squad special started slow and was filled with countless substitutions and excitement. After a slow start to the offensive category for both teams, the Bobcats erased the goose egg from the run column in the bottom of the third.

Chandler Morris drew a leadoff walk, before Drew Healan reached base on a bunt. After Will Barnes laid down a bunt to move the runners up 90 feet each, Brooks Rosser smacked a single to plate the first two runs of the game. Tyler Woody then singled and Jonas Griggs drew a walk, before a double play put a temporary damper on the Bobcats offense.

Fannin wasted little time in responding. With two outs in the top of the fourth, Grant Baker singled and Garrett Rogers followed by drawing a walk. Austin Brown then tied the game up, with a long triple. However, a flyout also dampened the Rebels chances of inflicting further damage.

Gilmer went to work quickly in the bottom of the fourth, looking to break the deadlock. Sam Nicholson singled to begin the Cats fourth, before Brandon Weaver was hit by a pitch. After a double steal, Avery Bertolini garnered a sacrifice groundout that plated Nicholson and put GHS back out front. Morris then laid down a bunt that scored courtesy runner Taylor Nolan and doubled the Gilmer lead. After a Healan single, another groundout ended the Bobcats fourth.

Bobcat Brooks Rosser looks to connect last night against Fannin. Rosser had a 4/5 night at the plate, recording two RBIs in Gilmer's 10-9, nine-inning victory over the Rebels. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Bobcat Brooks Rosser looks to connect last night against Fannin. Rosser had a 4-for-5 night at the plate, recording two RBIs in Gilmer’s 10-9, nine-inning victory over the Rebels. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Another pair of Gilmer runs came home in the bottom of the fifth. Rosser and Woody smacked back-to-back singles to begin the frame, before Griggs drew a walk to load the bases. Later with one out, a fielding error allowed courtesy runners Nolan and Tyler Wright to score and extend the Bobcats lead to 6-2. A pair of strikeouts then ended the fifth.

GHS added to its lead once more in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Eric Stallings sprinted home on a wild pitch to give Gilmer a 7-2 lead. The eighth Bobcats run came in the bottom of the eighth, after an error allowed Tripp Pierce to score.

FCHS started their rally in the top of the ninth. After a double and a walk, Chandler Kendall singled to cut the Gilmer lead to 8-3. Later with one out, Hunter Gray doubled to trim the Fannin deficit to three. Then with two outs, Gray scored on a wild pitch and Rogers singled to plate Clay Holloway and leave the Cats with an 8-7 lead. Baker and Rogers then scored on a pair of wild pitches during the next at-bat, to give the Rebels their first lead of the evening. A strikeout then ended the top of the ninth and cooled off the Fannin bats.

Stallings drew a leadoff walk for the Bobcats in the bottom of the ninth, before Wright reached on an error with one out. The next at-bat saw Patrick Spagnola tie the game at 9-9 on a single. Rylan Cochran then provided the game-winning single that plated Wright and gave Gilmer the wild 10-9 victory.

Summer league action will continue until the end of June. The Rebels will welcome the Bobcats for the return game June 16. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

 

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Fannin Bests Gilmer in Summer Soccer Matches

Fannin County High, FCHS Soccer, Sports

The Gilmer High School soccer contingent traveled to Blue Ridge Monday, for a pair of friendly scrimmages at Fannin County High School.

With 30-minute halves and shortened fields in place, the Lady Rebels bested the Lady Cats 3-2 and the Rebels defeated the Bobcats 4-1.

Fannin girls triumph

In a nine-on-nine scrimmage, own goals doomed the Lady Cats. A stalemate was broken with 8:57 left in the first half, when an attempt to defend a corner kick resulted in the ball sneaking across the goal line to give Fannin a 1-0 advantage.

Gilmer replied with 4:29 left in the first half, as Sabrina Zagarola punched the ball into the net. However, Fannin again benefited from a Lady Cats own goal with 34 seconds left on the clock, resulting in a 2-1 Lady Rebels halftime advantage.

Lady Cat Elsa Francisco looks upfield for an open player, during a friendly match against Fannin Monday. Francisco scored a match-tying goal late in the second half, but the Lady Rebels responded less than a minute later to take an eventual match-winning 3-2 victory. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cat Elsa Francisco looks upfield for an open player, during a friendly match against Fannin Monday. Francisco scored a match-tying goal late in the second half, but the Lady Rebels responded less than a minute later that helped Fannin claim a 3-2 victory. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cat Elsa Francisco helped tie the match again late in the second half, punting the ball in from 20 yards out with 3:45 left in the match. However, Lady Rebel Ella Senoff had other plans for the outcome, as she got a shot across the goal line 58 seconds later to put Fannin ahead 3-2.

Gilmer failed to reply again before the contest ended, awarding the Lady Rebels with the victory.

Fannin goalkeeper Sydney Jones recorded five first-half saves, while Annalee Cioffi had four in the second half. Tori Jack stayed in goal for Gilmer throughout the entire affair, recording nine total saves.

Rebels defeat Bobcats

Bryan Carranza gave the Rebels a 2-0 first half advantage, scoring goals at the 29-minute and 10-minute marks. The Bobcats cut the gap down to 2-1 with five minutes left in the half, after Coady Cobb connected with a shot into the goal. Brandon Carranza then widened the Fannin advantage back to two with less than a minute left in the first half.

The Rebels added another goal for good measure in the second half, when Paul Tipton used a Gavin Mervine corner kick to punch the ball into the net and extend the Fannin lead to 4-1. Gilmer was unable to generate a response, giving the Rebels the victory.

Austin Bennett picked up six saves for Fannin at goalkeeper. Meanwhile, three Bobcats manned the goal for Gilmer. Cobb recorded three saves, Nick Chmiel had five and Javier Landaverde nabbed three.

Gilmer and Fannin will clash again in Blue Ridge next Thursday at 6 p.m.

 

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