Lacrosse: Rematch set for A-AAAAA girls title game; Roswell boys looking for repeat

11:44 am May. 14, 2015

In terms of competitiveness and heart-stopping finishes, it’ll be tough for the Kell and Westminster girls to top in the state championship game the shows they put on in their respective semifinals.

Defending state champion Kell overcame a three-goal, second-half deficit against top-ranked Cambridge, and goalie Hanna Rosen protected the lead down the stretch as the Lady Longhorns advanced with a 15-13 win on Wednesday.

Westminster’s finish was even more thrilling. The

Lacrosse: Familiar foe stands in way of Milton’s 10th title

10:44 am May. 13, 2015

The Milton girls are one win away from extending their string of lacrosse dominance to more than a decade. The Lady Eagles (17-4), who have won five straight state titles and nine of 10 since the GHSA began sanctioning the sport, defeated Chattahoochee, 23-10, in Tuesday’s semifinal matchup.

Awaiting them in Saturday’s championship game will be a familiar foe. Walton (15-6), which lost to Milton 16-13 in last year’s title game,

Lacrosse semifinals preview: Upsets sweep top boys teams out of AAAAAA

10:36 pm May. 9, 2015

All season, the Class AAAAAAA boys rankings have been dominated by Area 3, as Johns Creek, Lambert and Centennial occupied the top three spots for the majority of the spring. The trio earned their status with repeated big wins over respected opponents both within Georgia’s borders and beyond.

But when the semifinals are played this week, no Area 3 schools will be taking part. As part of a flurry of tightly

Lacrosse: Higher seeds cruise on first day of playoffs

10:45 am May. 6, 2015

The first day of the lacrosse state playoffs passed Tuesday without any grand surprises. The Class A-AAAAA boys and Class AAAAAA girls played their first-round match-ups, and while some higher seeds fell, few could be called upsets.

In girls action, Walton and Mill Creek were the only lower-seeded teams to advance, and both were ranked higher than their opponents in the state rankings. Walton, the No. 3 seed in a highly

Lacrosse: No unranked teams in top half of boys A-AAAAA bracket

4:34 pm Apr. 29, 2015

Though the regular season won’t wrap up until this weekend, the area races are decided in boys Class A-AAAAA, and the brackets are out. Immediately noticeable: the top half is stacked, at least according to top-10 rankings.

All eight teams in the top half of the bracket are currently ranked, while only two of the eight teams in the bottom half appear in the most recent rankings. To bottom line it:

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

Notebook: State gymnastics meet Friday … Lambert LAX stays hot

10:49 am Apr. 23, 2015

The 2015 GHSA Gymnastics state meet will be held Friday night at Westminster with six teams vying for the title and nine qualifiers taking part in individual events.

Noticeably absent will be the defending All-Around state champion Katie Stuart of Lambert. Stuart missed last week’s state prelims due to a scheduling conflict with the Junior Olympics regional meet in Tampa, Fla.

Lambert was still able to finish second in the prelims and will

Lacrosse: Johns Creek, Lambert net key wins en route to big area match

11:08 pm Apr. 18, 2015

The top-ranked Johns Creek boys (11-3) improved to 7-0 in Area 3-AAAAAA last week with a 20-11 win over No. 10 Northview on Friday. The win puts the Gladiators one win away from clinching the title in a tightly contested race that features the top three teams in Class AAAAAA. Johns Creek will face third-ranked Lambert on Saturday. If the Gladiators win, they’ll take the championship, with No. 2 Centennial

Boys lacrosse notebook: Big area games on horizon for top teams

10:44 am Apr. 14, 2015

Johns Creek held on to No. 1 in AAAAAA in this week’s rankings, despite taking a loss to highly touted McCallie School (Tenn.) last week. We’ll get a chance to see how McCallie, which is ranked No. 3 in the South by LaxMagazine.com, stacks up against the other top teams in AAAAAA this week, as the Blue Tornado will play at No. 2 Centennial on Friday and at No. 3