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

A look at all four final contests

2:11 pm Mar. 4, 2015

Here is a look at all four Class A state championship final games. All four will be played in the Macon Centreplex.

Girls Public Final:  Taylor County vs. Turner County
When:  March 5, 3 p.m.
The skinny:  Taylor County (30-0) is one of only two undefeated teams (Holy Innocents in Class AA) left in the tournament.  The Vikings have a storied basketball history, dating back six decades when Taylor County won five consecutive

Class A-Public boys: Greenville 75, Hancock Central 68

10:20 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Greenville 75, Hancock Central 68: Hancock Central led 59-58 midway through the fourth quarter when Greenville’s Jamal McKee checked back in the game with four fouls and hit a quick bucket that sparked a game-changing 14-4 Patriots’ run. Teammate Tarmarcus Jackson netted nine of his 16 points during the 10-point swing. The Patriots attacked Hancock Central’s defense and drew 29 free-throw attempts, connecting on 19-of-29. Montkevious Fluellen led Hancock Central with 23

Class A Private Boys – Greenforest 57, Athens Christian 56

9:51 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Guard John Ogwuche’s free throw with 3.8 seconds left gave Greenforest the winning margin.

With the game tied at 56-56, Greenforest called timeout and decided to play for one shot. Ogwuche dribbled out the clock and powered into the lane, drawing a foul. He missed the first free throw, but made the second.

A last-second 3-pointer by Athens Christian’s Turtle Thomas bounced off the glass.

No. 2-ranked Greenforest (27-1) got 18 points