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Non-region clash between two of state’s best leads weekend schdule

4:19 am Jan. 19, 2018

Here are some of the top games of the weekend.

GIRLS

No. 1 (Class AAA) Greater Atlanta Christian at No. 1 (Private) Holy Innocents (Saturday): Both teams could end up being state champions in March, but first they will hook up for a rare non-region game as the regular season begins the home stretch. Holy Innocents’ is ranked among the top 30 teams in the country by some national publications and websites.

Ranked teams play region games during the break

4:51 am Jan. 4, 2018

The schedule of games will get back to full strength starting this weekend, but here are a few scores and highlights from a region games during the holiday break:

(Boys) No. 1 (Public) Central-Talbotton 64, Hawkinsville 52. The top-ranked Hawks sleepwalked through the first quarter, as they trailed 16-5 going into the second period. But Central-Talbotton outscored the Red Devils 23-9 in the second quarter and 19-10 in the third to

The boys are back in town

7:56 pm Dec. 27, 2017

As basketball season takes over the high school sports landscape, here’s a look at the boys in Class A.

Power ratings
Just a reminder:  As is the case with football in Class  A, the top 24 teams advancing to the state playoffs after the regular season and region tournaments is determined by a power ranting system. Teams earn points based on wins (five points per win), losses (zero points) and wins by

Lakeview Academy hoping to get a charge from Pitts’ return

10:00 am Dec. 25, 2017

Evan Pitts wasn’t Lakeview Academy’s leading scorer last year, or leading rebounder. But the Lions were certainly glad to get him back last week.

The 6-foot-4 forward, who missed the team’s first several games after breaking his hand playing football, brings scrappiness, which the Lions used in their drive the Class A Private semifinals last season. According to Lakeview coach Todd Cottrell, Pitts drew 47 charges in the Lions’ 31

A look at girls basketball as the season begins to hit full stride

2:20 pm Dec. 23, 2017

Basketball season is officially here as several teams have already played at least one region game as schedules slow down a bit during the holiday break. Here’s a look at the early landscape on the girls side. We’ll break down the boys on Tuesday.

Power ratings
Just a reminder:  As is the case with football in Class A, the top 24 teams advancing to the state playoffs after the regular season and

Hawks to host three-day high school event

10:00 am Dec. 18, 2017

The Hawks Naismith Classic, set up through a partnership between the Atlanta Hawks, the Naismith Awards and the Atlanta Tip-Off Club, will feature 32 teams from around the state in a three-day event at Norcross High School. The event will feature 16 games Dec. 21-23.

To view the schedule visit http://basketballacademy.hawks.com/pages/naismithclassic, where tickets may also be purchased. Three-day passes are $22.

Among the field are 23 teams that were

Championship games in review

7:45 am Dec. 18, 2017

Class AAAAAAA

North Gwinnett 19, Colquitt County 17

Recap: North Gwinnett’s Cameron Clark kicked the game-winning 38-yard field goal on an untimed down after Colquitt County was penalized for pass interference on what would’ve been the final play