Grovetown girls upset two ranked teams in four days

8:00 am Jan. 24, 2015

Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the week in Class AAAAA basketball:

*Hot at the right time: No girls team in AAAAA had a better week than Grovetown. The Warriors upset fifth-ranked Cross Creek 52-50 on Tuesday and then beat No. 8 Greenbrier 61-46 on Friday to remain in the hunt for the top seed in 2-AAAAA Division A. Three Grovetown players – Naomi Hughes (16

Mays girls, Miller Grove boys closing in on perfect seasons in 6-AAAAA

8:00 am Jan. 22, 2015

Here are some of the top stories to watch this weekend involving Class AAAAA basketball teams:

*Road to perfection: The Mays girls team and the Miller Grove boys dispatched what is likely their toughest region competition on Tuesday and now turn their attention to finishing the regular season with undefeated records in rugged 6-AAAAA. The No. 9 Mays girls (16-2, 6-0) cruised past No. 2 Stephenson 64-46 Tuesday, and they return

Rough night for Gainesville boys, Stephenson girls

8:00 am Jan. 17, 2015

Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the week in Class AAAAA basketball:

*Race tightens: The third-ranked Gainesville boys team fell back to the pack a bit in 8-AAAAA, suffering its first region loss when it was upset Friday by Apalachee 87-83. Kamar Baldwin scored a game-high 37 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter to help the Wildcats overcome a 59-55 deficit heading into the final

Apalachee aims to slow Gainesville’s run through 8-AAAAA

8:00 am Jan. 15, 2015

Here are some of the top stories to watch this weekend involving Class AAAAA basketball teams:

*Challenging the Red Elephants: The third-ranked Gainesville boys team appears well on its way to the 8-AAAAA regular-season title, but the Red Elephants (15-1, 6-0) will face the team with perhaps the best chance of at least slowing them down when they travel to Apalachee (13-4, 6-2) on Friday. Apalachee has a star in junior

Brunswick girls, McIntosh boys keep winning streaks alive

8:00 am Jan. 10, 2015

Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the week in Class AAAAA basketball:

*Rolling along: The Brunswick girls and McIntosh boys, both ranked No. 2 this week, are the only remaining undefeated teams in Class AAAAA, and both continued to cruise in the first full week of the new year. Brunswick (17-0) got 19 points and seven rebounds from Jomaiya Garner in a 66-39 victory over Bradwell

Miller Grove, Tri-Cities boys to battle for top billing in 6-AAAAA

8:00 am Jan. 8, 2015

Here are some of the top stories to watch this weekend involving Class AAAAA basketball teams:

*Top billing: The first-place boys teams from each subregion in 6-AAAAA will meet for the only time in the regular season Saturday when No. 7 Tri-Cities travels to top-ranked Miller Grove. Tri-Cities was upset Monday by Heritage-Conyers 66-63 but bounced back with a 77-55 victory over Druid Hills the next night. The Bulldogs’ other losses

Mays vs. Northside: Five things to watch

12:55 pm Dec. 11, 2014

Mays and Northside-Warner Robins will play for the Class AAAAA football championship at 8 p.m. Friday in the Georgia Dome. Here are five things to watch in that game:

*Willie Jordan: Northside’s senior running back has set school single-season rushing records this season with 2,173 yards and 31 touchdowns. He is averaging 155.2 yards per game for the season, but has been especially strong in the playoffs, rushing for 183.3 yards

Northside, Mays survive for shot at the title

8:30 am Dec. 6, 2014

Northside of Warner Robins led Allatoona 27-7 going into the fourth quarter and held off a late rally for a 30-21 victory Friday in the Class AAAAA semifinals to reach the state championship game for the first time since 2009 and the sixth time in school history. Northside won state titles in 2006 and 2007.

In the other semifinal, Mays got two fourth-quarter touchdown runs from Kesselly Tyler (1 and 5

Northside looks to survive against a field of semifinal newcomers

9:00 am Dec. 4, 2014

A victory by Allatoona over Northside-Warner Robins in the Class AAAAA semifinals on Friday will guarantee that the winner of the final in the state’s second-highest classification on Dec. 12 at the Georgia Dome will be a first-time state champion.

Northside is the only team remaining in the field that has won a state championship. The Eagles won titles in 2006 and 2007 in AAAA, which was the second-largest class at

Girls hoops: Tucker’s departure leaves race wide open

12:37 pm Dec. 2, 2014

There is no defending champion in Class AAAAA girls basketball this season. Tucker, which won its first state title in March, has moved to Class AAAAAA, leaving the door wide open for a new champ.

It’s a good bet that at least one team from DeKalb County will be in the mix again this season. Schools from the county have won three consecutive titles and eight of the past nine in