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

Lacrosse notebook: Centennial senior climbs to No. 5 nationally in all-time scoring

10:18 am Apr. 8, 2015

Centennial’s Nate Solomon scored 10 goals and added seven assists to lead the second-ranked Knights to a pair of lopsided wins in last weekend’s Georgia-Florida Showdown in Orlando, Fla. In process, he became the No. 5 scorer in high school lacrosse history, passing Casey Powell in the process. Powell, the former captain of the US national team, was a four-time All-American at Syracuse, the same school where Solomon has pledged

Lacrosse update: Georgia goes 7-1 in Florida showdown

9:32 am Apr. 5, 2015

Georgia high school lacrosse was represented well over the weekend at the Florida-Georgia Showdown in Lake Mary, Fla. The delegation of Northview, Centennial, Lambert and Milton’s boys teams combined to go 7-1 in a series of matchups with teams from Florida.

Lambert’s 2-0 mark might be the most impressive. The Longhorns, who are ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAAA, knocked off Lake Mary (Fla.), 10-6, and Barron Collier (Fla.), 7-2. Both

Lacrosse notebook: Headed for a showdown, Westminster, Lovett solidify spots atop rankings

11:38 am Apr. 3, 2015

Westminster and Lovett, the top-ranked teams in Class A-AAAAA, reaffirmed their status as two of the state’s best boys teams regardless of classification this week, taking wins over top-10 AAAAAA teams.

No. 1 Westminster scraped past Roswell (No. 4, AAAAAA), 9-8, on Thursday, and No. 2 Lovett knocked off Lassiter (No. 7, AAAAAA), 14-4, earlier in the week.

Neither game should be considered an upset. Both Westminster and Lovett have been fixtures

Lacrosse notebook: Tough competition for state’s top teams

10:45 am Mar. 29, 2015

Top-10 girls teams from Georgia played nine games against out-of-state opponents last week, winning five, with two of the state’s top-ranked teams breaking even.

Milton (7-2), No. 1 in Class AAAAAA and No. 9 in the nation in the LaxMagazine.com poll, rallied for an 11-10 win over nationally ranked Suffern (N.Y.) on Friday. But the Lady Eagles couldn’t repeat the following day and lost 9-8 to Radnor (Pa.) after falling behind

Lacrosse: Pivotal week ahead for Centennial, Area 3-AAAAAA

10:16 am Mar. 25, 2015

As Centennial’s Bryan Wallace says, state championships are not won and lost in March. Nonetheless, the week ahead is a pivotal one for the Knights boys lacrosse team.

Third-ranked Centennial (7-1) faces a pair of crucial games in a tightly packed Area 3-AAAAAA this week, traveling to No. 6 Northview (7-1) on Wednesday and hosting No. 2 Lambert (8-1) on Saturday.

“It’s obviously a big week,” said Wallace, Centennial’s director of lacrosse