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Pre-playoff baseball rankings

3:13 pm Apr. 22, 2017

After losing back-to-back games for the first time this season last week, No. 1 Walton finished the slate strong by sweeping a Friday double-header with Woodstock (2-0, 12-4). North Gwinnett closed out the regular season with a 27-2 record and the Bulldogs ride a six-game winning streak after their most recent loss, a 5-1 battle with Class 5A’s Loganville. No. 4 Parkview held off No. 5 Brookwood 2-0 in their season finale

Week 9 lacrosse rankings

1:16 pm Apr. 22, 2017

With spring break in the rearview mirror, Week 9 was packed with a statewide slate of top 10 showdowns and pivotal Area matchups. In Class 6A-7A boys, No. 1 Lambert held off Class A-5A No. 2 Lovett 13-10 on Saturday. The three-goal margin is the narrowest victory the Longhorns have had during their perfect 14-0 record against instate schools this season. No. 2 Mill Creek remains undefeated at 15-0 and

Friday spring sports scores

1:09 am Apr. 22, 2017

Baseball

Arabia Mountain 11, Union Grove 4

Archer 16, Shiloh 10

Athens Christian 3, Hebron Christian 1

Bleckley County 9, Swainsboro 1

Blessed Trinity 8, West Hall 2

Calhoun 9, Haralson County 0

Cambridge 6, North Atlanta 2

Carrollton 9, Rome 0

Charlton County 10, Clinch County 0

Crisp County 7, Worth County 2

Cross Creek 15, Richmond Academy 0

Dawson County 7, North Hall 2

Decatur 6, Riverwood 5

Dunwoody 9, Centennial 4

East Hall 9, Union County 8

East Paulding 2, Kell 0

Effingham County

Gymnastics: Championship performances carry West Forsyth to school’s first team title

1:04 am Apr. 22, 2017

West Forsyth put an end to Buford gymnastics’ three-year state championship streak, and in doing so, brought home the school’s first team state title in any sport. The Wolverines (114.167) outscored Buford (113.043) and the remaining field of six teams (Centennial, Lambert, Forsyth Central and Northview) with immaculate performances from Sienna Schreiber and Aundria Crittenden. Crittenden led West Forsyth on the vault with a 9.9 before Schrieber stuck a 9.767.

A look ahead to gymnastics and riflery state championships

3:52 pm Apr. 20, 2017

Buford will compete for its fourth straight gymnastics state title Friday night at Ola High School. The gym opens at 4 p.m. for warm-ups and bar settings and the competition starts at 7 p.m. The Wolves face a talented field of contenders and there were plenty of fireworks in last week’s prelims as Forsyth County proved to be a hotbed of talent. Lambert and West Forsyth finished first and second,

Week 9 girls soccer rankings

12:33 pm Apr. 19, 2017

Peachtree Ridge remains the team to beat in the state’s highest classification after wins over Mountain View and Dacula last week. Lassiter fell from second to fifth as Lambert moved from fourth to second. South Forsyth moved from fifth to third as Walton fell to fourth. Collins Hill remains sixth and Brookwood seventh. Parkview fell to tenth as East Coweta moved into the top-10 at ninth.

After wins over Sequoyah and

Week 9 boys soccer rankings

12:31 pm Apr. 19, 2017

In the state’s highest classification, Peachtree Ridge remains perfect with a 15-0-0 record. Last week Peachtree Ridge handled Mountain View 5-0 and North Gwinnett 2-1 to stay on top. Pebblebrook fell from third to fifth as Walton moved up to third. Etowah, with a 5-3 win over South Cobb last week, moved to fourth. Brookwood, previously eighth, moved up to sixth. South Forsyth moved from ninth to seventh as Collins

Friday spring sports scores

10:11 pm Apr. 14, 2017

Baseball

Arabia Mountain 16, Cross Keys 0

Calhoun 8, Bremen 2

Cedartown 7, Sandy Creek 6

Chattooga 16, Gordon Central 1

Cherokee 11, Roswell 1

Creekview 10, Osborne 0

Colquitt County 9, Camden County 7

Dawson County 7, East Hall 0

Dacula 3, Gainesville 1

Decatur 12, Banneker 1

Fitzgerald 15, Albany 0

Franklin County 4, Monroe Area 0

Griffin 7, McIntosh 3

Harlem 10, Jefferson County 0

Irwin County 8, Lanier County 3

Jordan 11, Spencer 1

Long County 2, Appling County 1

Manchester 9, Crawford County

Week 8 baseball rankings

3:26 pm Apr. 14, 2017

In Class 7A, No. 2 Walton defeated No. 6 Lassiter 4-2 on Tuesday and is getting set to visit the Trojans for a Friday night double-header. Top-ranked North Gwinnett, No. 3 Mill Creek, No. 4 Parkview and No. 5 Brookwood give Gwinnett County four teams in the top 5. Lassiter remains No. 6 while Grayson stays at No. 7 after splitting games with Archer, which debuts at No. 9 in

Week 8 lacrosse rankings

11:09 am Apr. 13, 2017

Class 6A-7A boys No. 1 Lambert returned to action from an 11-day spring break hiatus and scored a 21-3 win over North Forsyth to improve to 12-1. The top-ranked Longhorns face three straight ranked opponents with West Forsyth, Cambridge and Lovett up next. Lassiter used a 17-11 win over Lovett to jump Johns Creek for No. 4, while Johns Creek’s 10-7 loss to Blessed Trinity dropped the Gladiators to No.