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

Buford gymnastics hoping to extend quick success … LAX update

10:41 am Mar. 21, 2015

Just three years after launching its high school program, the Buford gymnastics team already has its sights set on back-to-back state championships.

The Wolves, who finished fourth in the state in their inaugural season in 2013 and edged Carrollton for the state title last year, have won at three of their four events this year. Most recently, they bested 13 other teams at last week’s Dunwoody Invitational thanks to strong showings

Lacrosse: Lambert the last of the unbeatens in AAAAAA

10:18 am Mar. 19, 2015

After Wednesday’s 12-10 win for No. 5 Pope over top-ranked John’s Creek, unbeaten Lambert is poised to assume the top spot in the Class AAAAAA boys rankings. But before that happens, the Longhorns will have to survive Saturday’s date with No. 4 Roswell, and if early-season trends are any indication, anything could happen.

No. 2 Lambert is the last remaining unbeaten team in Class AAAAAA, and there appears to be very

Lacrosse notebook: Top-ranked Milton girls prepping for elite competition

7:33 am Mar. 16, 2015

The Milton girls lacrosse team has been a fixture at the top of the state rankings since the GHSA began recognizing the sport in 2005. The Class AAAAAA Lady Eagles have won nine of the 10 state championships since then, including the last five, and are expected to compete for another title this spring.

Milton (3-0) sits at the top of the Class AAAAAA rankings and was ranked as the No.