Freshmen making their mark; Westlake’s Shoates chooses ETSU

3:02 pm Apr. 22, 2015

Talented freshmen emerge again
A number of freshmen made huge impacts on their teams last season.  The list includes sprinters Candace Hill of Rockdale County and T’aja Cameron of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, pole vaulter Carson Dingler of First Presbyterian Day, and distance specialist Helen Williams of Atlanta International School, all of whom won state titles.  Also, there was Rashaad Pollard of Westlake, who took third in the 100 meters in Class AAAAAA,  Andrew

Westlake Relays spawn top performances; Metro counties crown champions

4:20 am Apr. 6, 2015

Outstanding performances at Westlake Relays
In just six years, the Westlake Relays has become one of the top meets in the southeast. This year’s meet, which took place Saturday, once again produced a number of great performances.

On the girls side, Westlake’s Anriel Howard won the triple jump with a 37-7 ¼ feet, while the Lions’ 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams took first in times of 46.83 seconds and 3 minutes, 53.58

Champions crowned in Fayette, Paulding and Cherokee Counties

2:42 pm Mar. 30, 2015

Starr’s Mill sweeps Fayette County championships
The Starr’s Mill girls and boys teams are the best in Fayette County, after sweeping the championship meet. The boys team edged rival McIntosh, 186-180, with Whitewater finishing third with 176 points. The Panther girls claimed the title with 196 points, Fayette County was second with 178 and McIntosh placed third with 118.

The Starr’s Mill girls were paced by Alexis Farley, who won the 100-meter

County track and field championships up for grabs this weekend through Monday

12:36 pm Mar. 27, 2015

Here is a closer look at some of the county championship meets taking place this weekend.  County championships are for bragging rights only and do not have an impact on region or sectional meets.

Atlanta Public Schools Championships (The Atlanta Track Classic)
When and Where: Saturday and Monday at North Atlanta
Teams to beat: (Girls) Maynard Jackson, Carver, Mays, North Atlanta; (Boys) Grady, Mays, North Atlanta
Girls to watch: Garielle Netter, Jr., Maynard Jackson;

Weekend bests; Roswell Relays top performances; County championships up next

1:09 pm Mar. 24, 2015

Top performances of the weekend
Several athletes turned in stellar performances in various meets last week. For the boys, Whitefield Academy senior Robby Keough took over the top spot in the state in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:18.71 at an invitational hosted by his school this weekend, while McEachern senior hurdler Martice Moore ran the state’s two fastest times thus far this season in the 300 meter hurdles

Track & Field Blog: Roswell Rotary Relays; Clark, Hall off to fast starts; Georgia athletes among nation’s best

10:01 am Mar. 17, 2015

19th Roswell Rotary Relays, Saturday
One of the state’s longest running track meets will again feature some of Georgia’s top athletes, as the Roswell Rotary Relays is scheduled for Saturday, at Roswell High School. Sponsored by the Roswell Rotary Club, the event is now in its 19th year.

Among the current state-leading athletes and relay teams expected to participate in the meet are the Milton boys’ state leading 3,200 meter relay team,

Class A Boys Private: St. Francis 96, Greenforest Christian 81

10:31 pm Mar. 7, 2015

Usually, a team that disobeys its coach is not one you would think could win a state title. But St. Francis is the exception to that rule.

The Knights (29-3) stayed full throttle en route to a relatively easy 96-81 win over Greenforest in the Class A private school final, Saturday afternoon at the Macon Centerplex. The victory gave St. Francis its second state championship in as many years, and completed

St. Francis girls 47, Southwest Atlanta Christian 45

1:42 pm Mar. 7, 2015

In a game that featured seven lead changes, six ties and no leads larger than six points by either team, it’s fitting that the final seconds expired as the potential game-winning shot spun around the rim.

Just a second earlier it left the fingertips of St. Francis sophomore Maya Dodson. Just a second later it dropped through the net, giving the Lady Knights a 47-45 win over Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy

Class A-Public boys: Calhoun County 84, Greenville 82

8:02 pm Mar. 5, 2015

MACON – DaJohn Williams was only cleared to join the Calhoun County basketball team in time for the Region 1-A tournament. He had missed nearly the whole season after breaking his leg during a football playoff game.

Turns out Williams got back just in time. The senior dropped in the winning basket with two seconds left to give the Cougars an 84-82 over Greenville in the Class A-Public boys final and

Class A-Public girls: Taylor County 67, Turner County 54

8:00 pm Mar. 5, 2015

MACON — Taylor County seized control of the game with a 13-1 run to start the second quarter and held on for a 67-54 victory over Turner County in the Class A public-school girls basketball championship game Thursday at the Macon Coliseum.

The victory capped a perfect season for third-ranked Taylor County (31-0) and made the Vikings the first girls basketball team in state history to win 11 championships. One of