Thursday softball and volleyball scores

9:45 pm Aug. 25, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By Score Atlanta

Arabia Mountain 6, Miller Grove 1
Armuchee 8, Gordon Central 3
Bleckley County 15, East Laurens 7
Cairo 13, Carver-Columbus 1
Calvary Day 22, Claxton 0
Chamblee 9, Southwest DeKalb 0
Charlton County 9, Atkinson County 8
Charlton County 9, Atkinson County 8
Chestatee 7, White County 3
Columbus 16, Westover 1
Dacula 15, Gainesville 7
Dublin 18, Southwest 0
Fitzgerald 15, Early County 2
Franklin County 9, Hart County 0
Georgia Military 17, Lake Oconee Academy 0
Gordon Lee

Irwin at Fitzgerald, ELCA vs. Jonesboro among top games this weekend

12:25 pm Aug. 25, 2016

Here is a look at a handful of the top games this weekend:

No. 5 (Class A Public) Irwin County (1-0) at No. 1 (Class AA) Fitzgerald (0-0).
(Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily) These programs were state runners-up last season, Fitzgerald in Class AA to Pace Academy and Irwin in Class A public to Clinch County. Fitzgerald, playing in a higher classification than Irwin for the past 10 seasons,

(Daniel Varnado/Special to AJC)

Week 2: Five games to watch in AAAA

11:04 am Aug. 25, 2016

With Cartersville, Sandy Creek, Pickens, St. Pius, Northside-Columbus, Cairo and Salem facing bye weeks, bigger and better weeks candidly lie ahead. There are still plenty of intriguing matchups to be played, however, including old region rivalries disjointed by the recent reclassification, head coaching debuts, long-lost inner-city showdowns and cross-classification clashes between perennial powers. Here are the top five games to watch for.

Woodward Academy at Class AAAAA Grady: No. 2 Woodward

Teams that ought to be ranked (if they win this week)

9:58 am Aug. 25, 2016

Ranking Class 7A is easy at first. You’ve got six no-brainers (in some order) – Grayson, Roswell, Mill Creek, McEachern, Colquitt County, Norcross. Then you’ve got Westlake, mainly because of its 10-3 finish a year ago and a couple of blue-chippers. The rest – whether it’s Parkview, Hillgrove, etc. – is a matter of opinion. Check our composite rankings, and you’ll see 17 teams in 7A getting at least

Stephenson has tough task to avoid 0-2 start

9:30 am Aug. 25, 2016

Stephenson has started a season 0-2 only once in its 20-year history, but the Jaguars face a tall task this week if they are going to avoid doing it again this year.

The Jaguars opened 2016

Maxwell Week 2 Projections

7:55 am Aug. 25, 2016

Each game is listed showing the game rate, favorite, the expected winning percentage of the favored team, the projected margin, and the opponent.
The game rating is the rating required to win 50% of all games in an infinite round robin competition against the expected rating of the loser of the game, which favors games with highly rated and closely matched opponents.

All data is courtesy of the

Top 10 games of Week 2

7:25 am Aug. 25, 2016

American Heritage (Fla.) at Colquitt County

When, where: 8 p.m. Saturday, Mack Tharpe Memorial Stadium, Moultrie

Records, rankings:American Heritage (0-0) is No. 1 in Florida’s Class 5A and No. 6 nationally by USA Today; Colquitt County is 0-1