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,

Jenkins 62, Morgan County 60

7:45 pm Mar. 7, 2015

By Brent Holloway

MACON — With his team’s first state championship waiting at the bottom of the net, Jenkins point guard Eric Johnson didn’t leave the outcome to chance.

Johnson weaved through the Morgan County defense, all the way to the basket, and converted a left-handed lay-up with 3.6 seconds left, breaking a tie game and delivering the Class AAA state title to Jenkins via a 62-60 win over the Bulldogs. 

Morgan County,

Class AAA semifinals results

6:31 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Jenkins 77, Rutland 74: The Warriors withstood a furious rally to hold on for a win in the Class AAA boys semifinals.

No. 5 Jenkins will face No. 3 Morgan County in the state title game on March 7 in Macon.

The Warriors led by 16 with five minutes left, but fell behind in the final minute before pulling out the victory.

Malik Benlevi led the way with 28 points for Jenkins, and

Class AAA girls: Laney 63, Decatur 37

5:24 pm Feb. 28, 2015

For a quarter and a half of their Class AAA girls semifinal matchup, Decatur and Laney appeared on equal footing. The Laney took over.

The Lady Wildcats, in the semifinals for the seventh consecutive year, used a blindingly sudden run at the end of the first half to gain separation and eventually put away Decatur, 63-37, on Saturday in Columbus.

Second-ranked Laney (28-3) will face the East Hall/Beach winner in the Class

Semifinals: Who do you like?

11:46 am Feb. 28, 2015

The state semifinals will be played today in Columbus, with most of the regular suspects involved.

In the boys tournament, each of the four remaining teams are ranked. In the girls tournament, only one unranked team battled into the Final Four.

One boys semifinal features No. 1 Laney against No. 3 Morgan County, the defending state champion. The other game has No. 2 Jenkins against No. 7 Rutland.

The first  girls semfinal has No.

Boys: A look at the quarterfinals

5:00 am Feb. 25, 2015

The top five teams in the state rankings are still alive in the Class AAA tournament, an indication that the cream has risen and fans are in store for some quality quarterfinal games tonight.

Seven of the remaining eight teams were ranked in the final regular-season poll. The exception is Callaway, which is trying to get back into the Final Four for the second straight season.

Of the remaining eight, seven won