State golf championship primer

4:34 pm May. 17, 2015

Thirteen teams (seven boys, six girls) will have a chance to win a second straight golf championship on Monday.

Here’s a look at the different classifications:

Class AAAAAA boys, Sunset Country Club, Moultrie: Peachtree Ridge will try to become the first boys team to win back-to-back championships in the highest classification in 10 years on Monday when the Georgia High School Association holds its championships.

The Lions won the title a year ago and

Walton boys, girls aim for rare double

6:00 am May. 8, 2015

Walton will try to accomplish a rare feat on Saturday at the Georgia High School Association’s tennis championships. The Raiders will attempt to become the first school in the largest classification to win the boys and girls titles in the same season since they last did it in 2002.

“We’re so excited,” Walton girls coach Christy Lewis said. “(The boys) had an awesome match in the semifinals. These girls have been

Westminster takes Sutton Invitational

8:51 am May. 7, 2015

Sam Lape of Westminster shot a 73 to win the 12th annual Sutton Invitational, the unofficial middle school state championship, at the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta.

Westminster won the team title, followed by Harrison

Harrison golfers win Peek Invitational … Calhoun girls make tennis history

7:04 am May. 1, 2015

Harrison, which last week won its region title, continued to gain steam heading into the state tournament by winning the Billy Peek Invitational.

The Hoyas had a 36-hole total of 586, three shots better than Lambert. Cambridge finished third at 599.

The medalist was Austin Manville of Peachtree Ridge, who had rounds of 68-70 for a 138, giving him a one-shot victory over Ben Shipp of Greater Atlanta Christian.

Harrison was led by

All four 6-AA girls team in tennis quarterfinals

12:06 pm Apr. 28, 2015

Region 6-AA is clobbering the competition in the girls tennis championships.

All four representatives advanced to the quarterfinals, with the winners guaranteed a spot in the semifinals.

Wesleyan won the Region 6-AA championship, followed by Lovett, Pace Academy and Greater Atlanta Christian. Wesleyan will meet Norcross rival GAC in one quarterfinal, with Buckhead rivals Lovett and Pace squaring off in the other match.

Wesleyan (13-1-1) beat Model 5-0 in the second round behind

Norcross boys win region tennis … Allatoona takes region golf

6:00 am Apr. 21, 2015

Tennis

Norcross boys win Region 7-AAAAAA

The Norcross boys won the Region 7-AAAAAA tennis championship, beating Peachtree Ridge 3-1 in the final match.

Norcross scored 3-0 wins over both Mountain View and Collins Hill to reach the final.

The Blue Devils were led by Sean McKendree, William Tech and the doubles teams of Max Volino and Ryan Lokhorst, and Ethan Chervonski and Andrew Nelson.

The No. 3 playoff spot went to North Gwinnett, which beat

Budd leads Etowah to Hardaway title

9:52 am Apr. 14, 2015

Etowah, led by medalist Nick Budd, won the 40th annual Larry Gaither Hardaway Invitation last weekend at Bull Creek Golf Course.

Budd, who has signed with Georgia State, had rounds 66 and 69 for a 9-under 135, leaving him two strokes short of the tournament record set by Brian Harman in 2005. Harman, now a winner on the PGA Tour, played at Savannah Christian.

Kevin Burns of Woodstock was second among individuals