Athens Christian boys overtake St. Francis for No. 1 in private power ratings; St. Francis girls still No. 1 but SCD jumps SACA for No. 2

1:01 pm Jan. 28, 2015

With less than two weeks to go in the regular season, the Athens Christian boys have leapfrogged St. Francis and vaulted back into the No. 1 spot in the Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps power ratings for this week. Calhoun holds on to the No. 1 public school spot.

On the girls side, St. Francis continues to hold the No. 1 spot in the private school power ratings while Savannah Country Day

Landmark-Greenforest boys, St. Francis-Osborne girls headline weekend slate

4:01 pm Jan. 22, 2015

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No. 6 Landmark Christian (16-3, 8-1 in Region 5) at No. 3 Greenforest Christian (17-1, 8-0), Friday.  Both teams are in the top half of the Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Class A power ratings. The winning team should get a significant boost and will have the inside track to be the top-seeded team in the region tournament.  Greenforest’s only loss of the season was to Class AAAAAA Pebblebrook, perhaps the

St. Francis boys, Claxton girls jump into No. 1 spots in the power ratings

4:41 pm Jan. 21, 2015

The St. Francis boys have overtaken Athens Christian for the top spot in latest Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps private school power ratings. The Knights were bolstered by a 68-63 win over Region 6 rival Whitefield Academy last Friday.  Calhoun County held on to the No. 1 spot in the public school power ratings.

On the girls side, St. Francis held on to the top spot in the private school power ratings,

Power Ratings have Athens Christian, Calhoun County boys and St. Francis, Taylor County girls on top

6:09 pm Jan. 13, 2015

The Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps power ratings are out. As is the case with most sports in Class A, the top 16 public and private schools will advance to the state playoffs in March.

The formula for determining a school’s power rating is five points (5) for each win plus 100 percent of the opponent’s wins, and no points (0) for a loss plus 33 percent of the opponent’s wins. So

Class A Basketball: No. 9 North Cobb Christian about to surge? No. 3 Athens Christian a serious title threat; No. 5 Savannah Country Day girls send a message

6:21 pm Jan. 10, 2015

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Watch out for No. 9 North Cobb Christian. The Eagles improved to 9-7, 5-0 in Region 6, after a 92-67 blowout of Excel Christian of Dalton on Friday. North Cobb Christian started moving the ball better in the third quarter and that helped the Eagles dominate the third quarter after leading by just eight at the half, according to the Marietta Daily Jounal. Nick Fleming was big in the third

Class A Basketball Blog: A look at the teams in the Top 10

4:03 pm Jan. 7, 2015

The first AJC Top 10s – boys and girls – are out. Here’s a look at who made the initial list and how they are doing as we head into region play.

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1. St. Francis (14-3, 4-0 in Region 6).  The Knights’ three losses have been to teams ranked in the top 150 nationally, including Montverde Academy of Florida (62-59 in the City of Palms Classic), the No. 2 team in

Class A Basketball: Defending champs a combined 27-3 to start season

10:04 am Dec. 22, 2014

Here’s a look at how the defending state champions are doing thus far.

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Wilkinson County. The Warriors, in search of their third consecutive state title, are 6-1 this season after falling to Class AAA Central-Macon, 89-76 on Friday. Wilkinson County was outscored 50-39 in the second half. All-state senior guard Torrico Simmons scored 30 points in the loss. The Warriors will host their annual holiday tournament beginning Dec. 27.

St. Francis. The

(FINAL) Class A Football Blog: Who wins Hawkinsville vs. Mt. Paran?; Other coaches sound off on 2014 season

11:33 am Dec. 18, 2014

Well Class A Heads, the time has come. This will be the final football blog for this season.

Starting Saturday we’ll be full tilt basketball, though I will post nuggets from time to time on players who commit or sign with a school to play college football, and will mention any coaching changes.  Also, if the Georgia High School Association makes any changes or tweaks to any of its rules that

Class A Basketball Blog: Girls players to watch

4:44 pm Dec. 16, 2014

Here are some of the top players in Class A girls basketball.

Abby Grant, St. Francis.  One of the best long-distance shooters in the state, the 5-10 senior guard is averaging 12 points a game for the Knights and has led a talented trio of sophomores – G Taja Cummings, G Maya Dodson and C Kasiyahna Kushkituah – to an 8-0 start this season.

Abigail Lewis, Calvary Day.  Already averaging 25 points

Class A Private Final: Mount Paran Christian 49, Eagle’s Landing Christian 7

2:10 pm Dec. 13, 2014

It was more of a coronation than it was a football game.  There is a new king in the Class A private school ranks: Mount Paran Christian of Kennesaw.

The Eagles easily dispatched Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (7-7), one of the most recent wearers of the crown, 49-7 to win the private school championship, Saturday morning at the Georgia Dome. The win gave Mt. Paran (14-0) its first state title and