Region competitions spur big performances

12:37 pm Apr. 27, 2015

Here are some of the top performances from region track meets held last week. The top four finishers in region meets advance to one of the two state sectional meets (each classification has two sectionals)  this week. The top eight finishers in each sectional meet will advance to the boys and girls state championship meets next month.

BOYS

100 meters:  Banneker senior Ryan Clark continued his torrid season by posting a wind-aided

First-round pairings for state tournament

11:48 pm Apr. 26, 2015

Here are the first-round pairings for the girls soccer state tournament.

Games are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday in AAAAAA, AAAAA and AAAA and for Thursday in AAA, AA and A, but check with the schools for specific dates and times.

For a look at the complete brackets, go to the Georgia High School Association’s Web site by clicking here.

Class AAAAAA

(R6 #3) South Forsyth at (R5 #2) Walton

(R4 #4) Marietta at (R3

Lacrosse notebook: Lassiter girls on a roll

2:41 pm Apr. 26, 2015

The Lassiter girls lacrosse team made a strong case to rise in the rankings when the new polls come out this week. The Lady Trojans, ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAAA, started last week with a 16-10 win over second-ranked Walton on Wednesday and finished their 4-0 run Saturday with a 12-9 win over Hutchison School (Tenn.), the No. 9 team in the South, according to LaxMagazine.com.

Lassiter (14-3) hasn’t lost

Saturday baseball and lacrosse scores

8:37 pm Apr. 25, 2015

High School Scores

Baseball

Lowndes 6, Colquitt County 5

Lacrosse

Boys

Lakeside-Evans 9, Benedictine 6

Lambert 9, Johns Creek 8

Girls

Bishop Eustace Prep (N.J.) 12, Cambridge 11

Collins Hill 19, Mill Creek 18 (OT)

Decatur 11, Greenbrier 6

Lassiter 12, Hutchison (Tenn.) 9

Milton 22, Roswell 6

Walton 12, Charlotte (N.C.) 8

Westminster 17, McIntosh 7

-Compiled by Score Atlanta

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Gymnastics: Buford wins second straight title

10:27 pm Apr. 24, 2015

By Craig Sager Jr.
Score Atlanta

Buford won its second consecutive GHSA gymnastics state championship in convincing fashion with a score of 111.425 Friday night at Westminster’s Turner Gym. Carrollton finished second with a 107.725 and Lambert edged Forsyth Central 104.375 to 104.050 for third place.

The first-place Wolves overcame a slow start last year on the beam before rolling to their first state title but this year the wasted little time

Friday night baseball, soccer and lacrosse scores

8:40 pm Apr. 24, 2015

High School Scores

Baseball

Alexander 8, New Manchester 1

Allatoona 8, Villa Rica 0

Banks County 5, West Hall 2

Bowdon 8, Heard County 3

Calhoun 5, Adairsville 3

Callaway 9, Carrollton 6

Calvary Day 3, Savannah Christian 0

Cartersville 7, Marist 6

Cass 2, Riverwood 1

Centrall-Carrollton 5, Haralson County 4

Crawford County 6, Bleckley County 1

Creekview 3, Forsyth Central 1

Dawson County 3, Lumpkin County 2

East Coweta 2, Wayne County 0

Etowah 6, Roswell 5

Franklin County 16, Fannin County 1

Gainesville 16, Apalachee

2015 Gymnastics State Championship Preview

12:10 pm Apr. 24, 2015

The 2015 GHSA Gymnastics State Championship will take place Friday at Westminster and feature some of the best gymnasts in the nation. The six top teams in the state will meet to crown a winner. Colquitt County, Roswell, Carrollton, Forsyth Central, Lambert and defending champion Buford will compete for the team title.

Buford won its first ever state title after dethroning Lambert last year. Roswell enters with a championship pedigree and

Central Gwinnett completes region sweep | Boys Soccer Brackets

10:06 am Apr. 24, 2015

Central Gwinnett completed a perfect 8-0 run in challenging Region 8-AAAAAA with a 7-1 win over South Gwinnett on Wednesday. It’s the first region title at the AAAAA level for coach Cory Morgan’s Black Knights.

Central Gwinnett will host Meadowcreek at 7 p.m., Wednesday in the first round of the state tournament.

The Black Knights (13-3) are 6-0 against teams ranked by the AJC in all classifications and are No. 6

Baseball: Walton, Parkview, others clinch region titles

9:32 am Apr. 24, 2015

It’s been a big week for Walton and sophomore outfielder Jason Rooks, who drove in the winning runs in one-run victories over Lassiter and Cherokee.

In the Lassiter victory, which clinched the Region 5-AAAAAA title for Walton, Rooks was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and the game-winning single in the 4-3 win.

Two days later, Rooks was 3-for-3 with two doubles, one that provided the walk-off hit in the