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Cougars clip Hawks in 47-46 victory

The Cottage School Cougars split the season series with the Howard Hawks with a 47-46 nail biter win at the Cougar Center on Thursday night. Now TCS and Howard are tied atop of the AAC at 3-1 each with both teams having two AAC games left to play.  The Cougars held a comfortable 46-37 led with just over a minute remaining in the contest. After a Howard timeout, the Hawks connected on a three pointer that give them life. With .42 seconds left, Howard had no choice but to gamble for steals and foul the rest of the way. The Cougars missed the...

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Howard Hawks top MS Cougars

Every season has its highs and lows, but as a coach, you don’t always use that to define your team. You teach drills, you practice plays and try your best to get them to mesh as a team. You hope for the “sweet spot”- the moment when it all comes together in a game and everything unfolds perfectly. Sometimes you are lucky if that happens once or twice in a season. Last night, we hit a sweet spot that had nothing to do with skills or points on the board. Casey and I knew that Howard would enter into the Cougar Center with the same talent,...

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JV Cougars Soar Over North Atlanta Flight Academy

            Last Saturday the JV Boys won their fourth game in a row by defeating the North Atlanta Flight Academy by a score of 47-30. The 47 points was a season high for the JV Boys. The Cougars went after NAFA from the get go and started the game by playing a smothering half court man to man defense. The Cougars took a 14 – 3 first quarter lead with the help of Dillon Hall’s amazing three (3) point shots. The second quarter also had an impressive outing from MG Glinsky who had 8 points with two (3) point shots. At the halfway...

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Go Cougars! School Record Broken

Cougars Never Let Firebirds Catch Up – Win 46-29 The Cottage School Cougars swept Academe of the Oaks this season with a convincing 46-29 victory. It was a complete change from their first meeting in October where TCS won in a close 52-49 contest. The Cougar defense was at its best, not allowing Academe a single free look at the rim. After taking a 12-1 first period edge, TCS continued to get fast breaks and defensive stops to take a 27-8 halftime advantage. The Cougars pushed their lead as high as 24 points in the third stanza,...

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Cougars hold off Center Academy comeback; win 56-51

The Cottage School Cougars hosted the Center Academy Wolves last night in the first of two meetings. Center Academy is from Smyrna, GA and is in line to join the AAC next school year. They will also be the Cougars senior night opponent on 1/23/15. The Cougars went up by as many as 19 points late in the third quarter only to see their lead erased in the fourth frame. TCS woke up in the final minute once the Wolves took their first lead of the game by a point and Cottage finished on a 7-1 run to avoid a colossal collapse. Cougars prevailed...

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JV Boys Hit Bulls Eye against Center Academy

Tuesday night the JV Boys won their second straight game by defeating Center Academy 37-17. The Cougars started off slow in the first half by clinging to a 10-8 lead, however in the 2nd half the JV Boys once again put it into overdrive and drove into a 20 point victory. Leading the 2nd half charge was Dillon Hall with 10 points, Darius Minnifield with 6 points, Team Captain Austin Welton with 6 points (13 rebounds), DJ Watts with 5 points, Tyler Kimble with 4 points, Steven Harper with 2 points, MG Glinsky with 2 points, and Zach Guttman with...

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Cougars rebound with big win over North Georgia Falcons; 58-41

The Cottage School Cougars traveled to Canton, GA to take on a home school, North Georgia Falcons, at Buffington Elementary School. Refused to be defeated by another Atlanta bird, the Cougars battled a strong Falcon team and came out on top, 58-41. In the fall North Georgia won the state home school football championship, so you knew this contest was going to be very physical. With two big guys inside over 6’2” tall and several pesky, tough, relentless guards, the Falcons clawed and scratched the Cougars on every possession. Cottage stayed...

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JV Boys Win a Thriller at Howard

Last Friday night the JV Cougars won a nail biter at Howard. The Cougars trailed at halftime by 8 points however with grit and determination they slowly fought back and put themselves in a situation to win with 14 seconds left in the game. After a missed free throw by Howard the cougars brought up the ball and set up a play with 14 seconds left putting the ball in the hands of the team’s leading scorer Dillon Hall with 5 seconds to play. Dillon took the 3 pointer and just missed the shot but Darius Minnifield was waiting for the rebound....

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Cougars move to 2-0 in the AAC with 37-28 victory!

The Mustangs of Mill Springs rolled into the Cougar Center last night for another AAC battle. The Cottage School Cougars did not shoot at a high percentage but their defense was in full force to pull out an ugly 37-28 win. Mill Springs took the early lead after the first quarter, 13-11. TCS also found themselves in serious foul trouble with two of their big men with three fouls, Co-Captain, Asa Branch and Billy Fisher. Asa had three before the four minute mark. Down and in foul trouble the Cougars had to play smart to have a chance the second...

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Cougars win AAC opener 61-35 over Panthers!

A tale of two Cottage teams played here in the Atlanta Athletic Conference home opener last night. The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Panthers held a 24-22 edge at intermission as the Cougars struggled to block out and protect the ball. At the break, TCS vowed to do a better job at the simple things and proved they can back up their ambitious words. The Cougars took their first lead at 25-24 with six minutes remaining in the third quarter and never looked back, outscoring AASD 39-11 over the final two frames. Whatever was drawn up or said at...

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JV Cougars Top Cumberland Academy for their 2nd win in a row!

JV Cougars won their 2nd straight game by defeating Cumberland Academy 31-21. The Cougars started off strong and never looked back. MG Glinsky had a break out game leading all scorers with 12 points and 7 rebounds while DJ Watts pitched in with 8 points off of 4 steals. Other Cougars who shined were Dillon Hall with 5 point and 5 assists, Tyler Kimble scored 2 points, Joseph Matsumoto scored 2 points, and Eric Rothman scored 2 points. Great Defense was played by “Big” John Shannon, Austin Welton, Steven Harper, Jeramiah Sella, Daniel...

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Lady Cougars Top Lady Hawks in Scrimmage Action

The Lady Cougars evened their record at 2 wins and 2 losses by besting the Howard Hawks by a 27 to 9 score.  The game marks the fourth annual early season scrimmage between the two squads before the start of conference play.  “Typically the match allows the two teams to showcase younger players and to gain game experience before undergoing AAC play.”only dress out 7 players for the game.” Despite their understaffed condition, TCS took control early on the strength of staunch rebounding, off ball movement, and a pair of early three...

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Cougars get revenge on Alumni with 56-42 victory!

Last season the Varsity Cougars were dominated by the Alumni, losing 53-76 and for two plus quarters it appeared headed in the same direction. The Alumni held a 35-25 edge with three minutes remaining in the third period and was a force in the paint. With three 6’4” Alumni; weighing close to 600 pounds between them the Alumni Cougars scored on six of twelve offensive rebounds during the span. What was about to be another blowout Alumni victory turned into a Varsity Cougar comeback for the ages. Over the final eleven minutes of the contest,...

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HS Drama class brings Apocalypse or Bust to GISA 1AA One-Act Play Contest

Last Friday, Jennifer and I took TCS’s high school theater contingent out to Carrollton, GA for the annual GISA One-Act Play contest, an event which may have become a bit more high-profile for us after last year’s big success. It was a different and bigger experience, though, since GISA has now reclassified our region into 1AA, from last year’s small single-A group. There were originally 9 schools set to showcase their talents and compete this year, but 2 withdrew to bring the field down to 7. Still, much bigger than last time! Our show...

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JV Cougars Take a Bite Out of Solid Rock

The JV Boys Cougars grabbed a gritty win against a tough Solid Rock basketball team. The Cougars came away with a solid performance and won the game 35-23. At the end of the first quarter the Cougars held a narrow lead of 9-6; however, after full court 2nd period press, they were able to pull within one point leaving the JV Cougars with a slim half time lead of 15-14. During the 3rd quarter, the game stayed close and by the beginning of the 4rth quarter the Cougars hung on to the lead by a 3 point margin with a score of 26-23. In the 4th...

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Middle School Cougars Dominate AAS Panthers

The Middle School boys basketball team hosted their first game in the Cougar Center on Wednesday afternoon against Atlanta Area School. After only a week of practice, the starting 5 Cougars took their place on the court with noticeable jitters but eager to play. 6’3 Center Jeffrey Betts won the tip off, sending it to point guard Murphy Husnik. After a near-miss attempt by guard Matthew Hochhauser, Murphy rebounded it and shot a beautiful layup to get the Cougars on the board. From there, the Cougars dominated throughout the first half,...

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2014 GISA State Cross Country Championship

As the temperature rose and the dust settled Saturday on the Darton College campus, your varsity Cottage School boys earned fifth place in the Georgia Independent School Association AA Cross Country Championship Meeting of Athletes.  The Lady Cougar contingent prowled the course with panache, and was led by Pamela Lalo, who brought home the coveted top ten All-State Award by breaking her own school record by ten seconds to finish in eighth, breaking the twenty three minute barrier in the process. “Mighty” Macey Slovin ran through...

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AAC SEMIFINAL SOCCER MATCH!

COUGARS WIN, COUGARS WIN! COUGARS WIN! DOWN 0-2 TO START THE GAME, TCS FIGHT BACK TO TIE IT AT 2-2; CLINCH THE VICTORY IN OVERTIME WITH A GOAL TO PREVAIL 3-2 OVER AASD YESTERDAY IN THE AAC SEMIFINAL SOCCER MATCH! Not since 1990 have the Cougars been to an AAC soccer championship game. If you don’t know, the AAC started in 1989 and I believe 1990 was the first year soccer was played in the league. Not sure who or what kind of competition we are speaking of but we do show a 1990 2nd place trophy for AAC soccer in our trophy case so it is what...

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Lady Cougars Win AAC Cross Country Championship

Cougars win!  Cougars win!  Cougars win!  Our Lady Cougars displayed great esprit de corps by winning the 2014 Atlanta Athletic Conference Championship yesterday at Mill Springs Academy.  Led by junior, Pamela Lalo, the Cougar women of distance and skill accomplished something girls at The Cottage School have not done since 2010.  Pamela won the event with a 23:37.  Even though our eighth-grade Phenom, Macey Slovin, was disqualified for taking three or more steps outside the bounds of the official course, she kicked into the chute for...

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