Star saves dad’s life | Georgia high school soccer

9:07 am Mar. 27, 2015

A high school soccer star helped his dad survive a massive heart attack, just two weeks after earning CPR certification through an athletic training class.

Around midnight on March 12, John Arndt, a senior captain on the North Gwinnett soccer team, was working on a class project, when his mother, Susan Arndt, called from upstairs, telling him to call 911..

John grabbed his phone, called 911 and headed upstairs . His dad

West Hall knocks off No. 1 Dawson County

12:03 am Mar. 25, 2015

It didn’t feel like a ho-hum high school soccer match in late March. No. 3 West Hall certainly celebrated like it meant much more.

The Spartans got overtime goals from Alejandro Romero and Simon Cobian and knocked off No. 1 Dawson County, 4-2, Tuesday in a Region 7-AAA showdown between a pair of state championship contenders.

Cobian scored a minute into the first overtime period, one-timing home his second goal of the

Chattahoochee surprising | Georgia high school soccer

11:38 am Mar. 24, 2015

Chattahoochee is one of the big early surprises in AAAAAA boys soccer.

After missing the playoffs last season, the Cougars were off to a 9-0 start, heading into Tuesday’s game against Northview. Chattahoochee coach Les Meenan said momentum started building at the end of last season, when the Cougars won their last five matches, including a big win over third-ranked and playoff-bound Centennial.

“Our start has surprised everyone, including ourselves,” Meenan, an

Newton boys soccer player dies

3:38 pm Mar. 11, 2015

Newton High School soccer player Carlvon Betts died Wednesday from injuries sustained in car accident Tuesday.

In a post on the school’s facebook page, athletic director Tracey Curtis wrote that Betts was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with severe head trauma and passed away Wednesday morning.

“Our students, faculty and staff will need your support and compassion during this time of mourning. The loss of any student, particularly in such

Asia Durr: St Pius’ humble superstar

10:09 am Feb. 17, 2015

A decade or so ago, two pint-size point guards faced off in a hyped peewee championship game in Douglas County.

One team was led by a dynamic little boy at the point; the other an amazing

Asia Durr scores 53 points for St. Pius

9:04 am Feb. 5, 2015

St. Pius superstar Asia Durr scored a school-record 53 points in a win over Redan on Tuesday.

Durr, the program’s all-time scoring leader, has 2,505 point heading into tonight’s regular-season finale against Marist. The Golden Lions are 106-13 during Durr’s career, have won 75 straight region games during the regular season and have won the last two state championships.

“There’s a reason she comes up big in critical moments,” Snipes said. “She

Battle of top-5 teams at St. Pius | Georgia high school basketball

8:00 am Jan. 30, 2015

There’s a big game at St. Pius tonight between two red-hot teams.

No. 3 Lithonia rolls in on a 20-game winning streak. The Bulldogs (20-1, 15-) haven’t lost since the season opener to North Clayton and sit in first place, two games ahead of second-place St. Pius, in the brutally tough Region 6-AAAA.

The Golden Lions (19-3) have won 10 in a row, but have their hands full against defensive-minded Lithonia team

Coaching the free throw line

11:40 am Jan. 27, 2015

Lithonia, the second-ranked AAAA boys team, went 13-32 from the foul line against Redan in mid-January. It very nearly cost the Bulldogs their first and only region loss.

“Games are won and lost at the free throw line,” Lithonia coach Wallace Corker said.

A free throw is a 15-foot, uncontested routine shot. But, in certain situations, it might as well be a desperation half-court heave. It’s a shot that becomes harder and