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Westlake sweeps boys, girls state titles; Eight schools win first track titles

3:32 am May. 14, 2017

While Westlake is more widely known for its football and basketball teams, track is actually the school’s signature program.

The Lions proved that point on Saturday as Westlake capped a historic day in Georgia high school track and field by being the only school in the state to win boys and girls championships. The boys won the Class AAAAAAA title by just seven points (62-55) over second place Parkview, while the

State championship meets begin today for boys and girls in three different venues

4:02 am May. 11, 2017

It’s state championship weekend! For the first time in the history of the Georgia High Schools Association, the girls and boys will run at the same championship meets, and the competitions are being held at three different sites:

Hosting venue: Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany
Classifications: A Public, AA, AAA

Hosting venue:  Valhalla Stadium, Berry College, Rome
Classifications: A Private, AAAA, AAAAAAA

Hosting venue:  Grisham Stadium, Carrollton
Classifications:  AAAAA and AAAAAA

The actions starts today. Here is a

Top 10 performances by girls in the Sectionals, State qualifiers

7:37 am May. 5, 2017

Here’s a look at some sectional performances on the girls’ side that garnered state top 10 status, along with links to all the state qualifiers (courtesy GA.Milesplit.com). All eight state meets will take place May 11-13, in Albany (Class A-Public, AA and AAA), Carrollton (Class AAAAA, AAAAAA and Wheelchair) and Rome (Class A-Private, AAAA and AAAAAAA).

Class AAAAAAA
Sectional A State Qualifiers
Sectional B State Qualifiers
State Top 10 Performances (Girls): Kennedy Simon,

Cahill brings unique perspective to West Forsyth

11:28 am May. 2, 2017

If perspective from different areas of the world is what West Forsyth wanted in its new coach, they found it in Shawn Cahill.

Cahill, who has been an assistant at Lanier since 2011, has been tapped

Teams, athletes punch tickets for state meet; Boys’ top 10 performances at Sectionals

9:06 am May. 1, 2017

The state qualifiers are set after the sectionals over the weekend. Here’s a look at some sectional performances on the boys’ side that garnered state top 10 status, along with links to all the state qualifiers (courtesy GA.Milesplit.com). We’ll check out the girls top 10 performances on Tuesday. All eight state meets will take place May 11-13, in Albany (Class A-Public, AA and AAA), Carrollton (Class AAAAA, AAAAAA and Wheelchair)

Chip Walker excited about challenge at Newnan

3:47 pm Apr. 28, 2017

As the crow flies, just 16 miles separate Chip Walker and his new position as the head football coach of Newnan High School.

Walker, who took the job in February, leaves a Sandy Creek program where

Baseball playoff scores and schedules

12:30 pm Apr. 26, 2017

Baseball

Baseball Playoff Brackets

Finals

Class AAAAAAA

Etowah 4, 5, Woodstock 1, 4

Class AAAAAA

Pope 2, 5, vs. Lee County 1, 1

Class AAAAA

Loganville 3, 3, Wayne County 0, 2

Class AAAA

Marist 1, 7, 4, Blessed Trinity 11, 2, 3

Class AAA

North Hall 9, 6, Pierce County 2, 0

Class AA

Jeff Davis 4, 7 Elbert County 1, 6

Class A-Public

Schley County 6, 12, Gordon Lee 0, 3

Class A-Private

Savannah Christian 5, 5, Tattnall Square 2, 4

Semifinals

Class AAAAAAA

R4 #4 Etowah 0, 5,

New Kell coach Brett Sloan: ‘We will force the tempo’

10:48 am Apr. 26, 2017

Brett Sloan will take over as Kell’s head football coach after former coach Derek Cook resigned in March to pursue an administrative position.

Sloan spent the last two seasons as Walton’s assistant offensive coordinator and quarterbacks