Northside escapes, East Paulding impresses in Week 1

4:21 pm Aug. 25, 2015

Here’s a recap of the big stories in Class AAAAA from Week 1:

*Northside saves itself: Defending champion and No. 1-ranked Northside of Warner Robins scored two touchdowns in the game’s final five minutes to escape with a 27-24 victory over Class AAAAAA North Cobb. Isaiah Nelson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown with 4:50 to bring the Eagles within 24-19, and Tobias Oliver threw a 20-yard TD pass

Top teams continue rolling along in state tournament

3:00 pm May. 6, 2015

The Class AAAAAA girls soccer tournament continues to go according to form, as seven teams ranked in the top nine of the final regular-season poll advanced to the quarterfinals with victories on Tuesday.

Top-ranked Harrison got four goals from Treva Aycock in a 4-0 victory against Milton. That puts the Hoyas in a third-round rematch with No. 3 Grayson, which lost to Harrison in the state championship game last season. Grayson’s

Top seeds roll in AAAAAA first round

1:00 pm Apr. 29, 2015

It was a relatively uneventful first night in the high school girls soccer state tournament, where the higher-seeded teams went 37-7 on Tuesday. The eight region champions in Class AAAAAA were 8-0 and outscored their opponents by a combined 41-5. No. 2 seeds in the largest classification went 6-2, with Johns Creek losing to Milton 2-0 and Alcovy losing to Lee County 4-2. Three No. 4 seeds pulled off upsets

First-round pairings for state tournament

11:48 pm Apr. 26, 2015

Here are the first-round pairings for the girls soccer state tournament.

Games are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday in AAAAAA, AAAAA and AAAA and for Thursday in AAA, AA and A, but check with the schools for specific dates and times.

For a look at the complete brackets, go to the Georgia High School Association’s Web site by clicking here.

Class AAAAAA

(R6 #3) South Forsyth at (R5 #2) Walton

(R4 #4) Marietta at (R3

Columbus could be a threat in Class AAAAA

9:00 am Apr. 22, 2015

No team from outside of metro Atlanta has won a girls soccer state title in any classification other than the state’s smallest since the GHSA began holding championships in 1992.

Columbus of Class AAAAA is showing it might be a threat to change that this season.

The Blue Devils, who entered the week ranked No. 4, cruised to the 1-AAAAA title, outscoring their opponents 45-1 in six region games. But Columbus (12-1-1

Fellowship Christian captures Area 6 title

11:50 pm Apr. 15, 2015

The Fellowship Christian School girls soccer team reached the state semifinals in Class A last year and appears poised for another postseason run this season.

The top-ranked Paladins improved to 11-0-1 overall and secured the Area 6 championship Tuesday with a 10-0 victory against Mount Pisgah. It was the 10th consecutive victory for Fellowship since a 1-1 tie against Class AA No. 6 Holy Innocents’ on Feb. 27.

“I inherited a very

Campos leading turnaround for Cedartown girls soccer

9:00 am Apr. 8, 2015

The Cedartown girls soccer team has struggled in recent seasons, but the Bulldogs are in the thick of the playoff race this year behind the play of high-scoring senior Adilene Campos.

Cedartown was winless in 2014, according to first-year coach Randall McDowell, but is 4-3 in six-team Region 5-AAA this season. The top four teams in each region qualify for the playoffs, which begin the last week of April.

Campos has scored

Harrison winning with defense again

3:00 pm Apr. 2, 2015

Top-ranked Harrison is winning with defense again this year. The Hoyas recorded 16 consecutive shutouts (and 18 overall) in winning the Class AAAAAA championship last season, allowing just four goals all season. On Tuesday, they picked up their eighth straight shutout in a 7-0 victory against North Paulding. Harrison (11-0) has given up two goals this year. The Hoyas had four players sign scholarships on National Signing Day – Brook