Lithonia boys take command of region with big week

8:29 am Jan. 30, 2016

Lithonia boys enjoy big week: No. 4 Lithonia took control of rugged Region 6-AAAA last week with a pair of impressive wins over contenders No. 2 Grady and No. 3 St. Pius. The Bulldogs (18-4, 15-1 Region 6-AAAA) split the regular-season series with Grady and swept St. Pius. Lithonia will be a solid favorite in its two remaining games: at Cross Keyes (Tuesday) and at Stone Mountain (Friday). The Bulldogs’

No. 3 St. Pius at No. 4 Lithonia highlights Friday | Georgia high school basketball

8:24 am Jan. 29, 2016

Boys

No. 3 St. Pius at No. 4 Lithonia, Friday: Lithonia is in first place in Region 6-AAAA, one game ahead of both St. Pius and No. 2 Grady.  The host Bulldogs (17-4, 14-1 6-AAAA) won at St. Pius, 55-44, in mid-December and are coming off a big win over Grady on Tuesday. The Golden Lions (18-3, 12-2 6-AAAA) responded to the December loss to Lithonia with 11 straight wins, before

Report: GHSA fines Dougherty basketball, forces forfeits

9:35 pm Jan. 25, 2016

The Georgia High School Association has fined Dougherty High School $750 due to residency issues involving a student-athlete, the Albany Herald reported Monday.

Dougherty also will have to forfeit 16 boys basketball games in which the player participated. Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Jack Willis told the paper the player’s family did not accurately fill out the transfer application, allegedly using a fake address and failing to acknowledge that

Weather cancels DeKalb games; Make-up schedule

9:33 am Jan. 22, 2016

DeKalb County School District has cancelled all school activities for today and Saturday in response to the state of emergency declaration by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Per the release:

“DeKalb County School District will have an early release of students on Friday, January 22,

2015. Student dismissal schedule will be as follows:

 Elementary Schools – 11:00 a.m.

 Middle Schools – 1:15 p.m.

 High Schools – 12:15 a.m.

All after school activities for Friday and Saturday,

Big Friday night | Georgia high school basketball

8:46 am Jan. 15, 2016

Three games between ranked teams highlight tonight’s slate in Class AAAA:

No. 8 Walnut Grove at No. 5 Eagle’s Landing, Friday: Two teams chasing No. 1 Jonesboro in rugged Region 4-AAAA collide at Eagle’s Landing tonight. The Warriors picked up a big road win over Eastside on Tuesday, overcoming a 34-point performance from Eagles’ junior guard Isaiah Miller. The senior guard tandem of Al Jones and Faizon Jackson lead Walnut Grove

Cartersville football coach staying put

9:25 am Jan. 7, 2016

Cartersville coach Joey King confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday that he is remaining at Cartersville.

King, a former offensive coordinator with Carrollton, was considered a candidate for the Trojans’ vacant head coaching positions.

Rusty Mansell of 247sports.com first reported the new Wednesday night.

King led Cartersville to the Class AAAA state championship in 2015. The Purple Hurricanes defeated perennial power Buford in the state championship game to cap a

St. Pius, Lithonia, Grady lead AAAA’s toughest region

11:10 am Jan. 5, 2016

St. Pius coach Aaron Parr believes ths is the best squad he’s had in his five seasons. The Golden Lions will need to be to compete in the toughest region in Class AAAA.

Four teams from Region 6-AAAA—No. 2 Grady, No. 3 Lithonia and No. 4 St. Pius—are ranked in the top five, with Redan coming in at No. 9. It’s brutally tough.

St. Pius (11-2, 6-2) hosts archrival Marist tonight. The

Lithonia takes on Miller Grove in Chick-fil-A Invitational semifinal

11:06 am Dec. 29, 2015

Lithonia, fresh off its impressive win over the top-ranked 6A team in Mississippi, gets a crack at the Miller Grove dynasty tonight in the semifinals of the Chick-fil-A Invitational at Tucker. The game is slated to tip at 8:30 p.m.

Lithonia is 9-3 and ranked third in Class AAAA. The Bulldogs beat Meridian 56-51 to advance to tonight’s showdown with Miller Grove, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAA and winner of

Buford coach: Trevor Lawrence comparable to Jacob Eason

9:48 pm Dec. 10, 2015

Buford coach Jess Simpson, a former defensive coordinator, would prefer a low-scoring defensive battle, when his Wolves take on top-ranked and undefeated Cartersville in the Class AAAA state championship game Saturday. Simpson just insight sure that’s possible, though, not with the kind of dynamic offensive weapons the Purple Hurricanes will bring to the Georgia Dome.

Cartersville is averaging 42.2 points per game. It starts with promising quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who Simpson