Class AA semifinal results

6:13 pm Feb. 27, 2015

Seminole County 59, Vidalia 56: Jordan Harris scored 22 points and made 7-of-8 free throws in the final three minutes to lift the Indians to the Class AA state title game.

Second-ranked Seminole County (27-3) will face Crawford County on March 6 in Macon.

Harris was unshakeable at the line, making seven straight as Seminole County scrapped to fend off a late rally by Vidalia. But the one free throw he missed

Vidalia, Greene County earn No. 1 seeds; Unbeatens abound in AA

9:03 am Feb. 7, 2015

Vidalia looks like the team to beat in next week’s Region 2-AA boys tournament. Since falling 80-51 to Bryan County in early January, the Indians have won 11 straight. Perhaps none of those were sweeter, or as anticipated, as Friday night’s revenge win over the Redskins. Jordan Black scored 24 and Will Chambliss had 22 to lead Vidalia to a 69-55 win that clinched the top seed for the region

Boys title on the line in 2-AA; Girls region-by-region preview

8:04 am Feb. 5, 2015

In terms of caliber of the teams and the stakes, the biggest Class AA game of the regular season’s final weekend is the Bryan County boys at No. 5 Vidalia. On the line is the Region 2-AA regular season title, which Vidalia won last year as part of an unbeaten run that ended in the state semifinals. Bryan County won the first meeting this season, 80-51 on Jan. 9, but

AA boys region primer: Favorites, threats and darkhorses

11:15 am Feb. 3, 2015

With one week left in the regular season, let’s shift a little from our regular format and put a little more focus on the upcoming region tournaments, starting with the boys’ side today and then the girls on Thursday.

This week’s schedules for the top 10 and last week’s top individual performances are also listed below.

Region 1

Team to beat: Seminole County. The Indians, who are 10-0 in region play, can clinch

Seminole County, Model closing in on regular season crowns

8:39 am Jan. 31, 2015

A recap of the week’s action so far. …

Boys

Seminole County junior Jordan Harris, a Georgia commit, scored 27 points in each of a pair of region games this week and has the Indians on the cusp of clinching the regular season 1-AA crown and the right to host the region tournament. Entering the final week, second-ranked Seminole County needs just one more win and will have the opportunity to clinch

A pair of top-10 girls games highlight weekend slate in AA

9:21 am Jan. 28, 2015

We’re coming down to the wire on the regular season, and the urgency is picking up. Though region tournaments provide a lifeline to the postseason, the importance of seeding shouldn’t be underestimated. The deeper a team can get into the region tourney without having to face a top seed, the better the chances at landing at home game in the state playoffs.

Nailing down the No. 2 seed looks like it

Pace Academy, Holy Innocents’ rematch takes center stage Tuesday night

9:28 am Jan. 27, 2015

The weekend will bring some big girls games (Wesleyan at Lovett, Thomasville at Early County) with big region implications. But Tuesday’s marquee is all about the action on the boys side, starting with No. 1 vs. No. 3.

Also below: this week’s schedule for all the top-10 teams, and a look back at last week’s top performers.

No. 1 Pace Academy at No. 3 Holy Innocents’

Since a loss to Class AAAAA North

Jarrell, Crawford County running through Region 4-AA

9:05 am Jan. 24, 2015

There’s arguably no boys team in AA hotter than Crawford County, and few players putting up better numbers than its star junior William Jarrell. Through his first 15 games, the 6-foot-4 guard was averaging 25.8 points, 13.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game. He’s only improved on those numbers lately, putting up 52 points, 19 rebounds, 13 assists, nine steals and seven blocks in a pair of Eagles wins

Weekend preview: Swainsboro, Vidalia set for non-region clash; more challenges ahead for top girls teams

8:35 am Jan. 22, 2015

A look at some of the marquee games this weekend, as well as how the top 10 fared on Tuesday. …

BOYS

No. 8 Vidalia travels to face No. 9 Swainsboro in an intriguing non-region matchup Saturday night. Vidalia has won three straight since a surprisingly lopsided 80-51 loss to Bryan County earlier this month in Region 1-AA play. Dating back to last season’s run to the state semifinals, the Indians’ strength

Holy Innocents’, Pelham prove to be among state’s elite

11:41 am Jan. 20, 2015

Class AA is loaded with strong girls teams, but the top two – Holy Innocents’ and Pelham – made strong arguments to separate themselves from the pack last week.

In a pair of marquee matchups on back-to-back nights, the top-ranked Lady Bears and second-ranked Lady Hornets scored wins that made waves across the state. First, on Friday night, Pelham handed defending AA state champ Kendrick its first loss since the 2013