Region competitions spur big performances

12:37 pm Apr. 27, 2015

Here are some of the top performances from region track meets held last week. The top four finishers in region meets advance to one of the two state sectional meets (each classification has two sectionals)  this week. The top eight finishers in each sectional meet will advance to the boys and girls state championship meets next month.

BOYS

100 meters:  Banneker senior Ryan Clark continued his torrid season by posting a wind-aided

Freshmen making their mark; Westlake’s Shoates chooses ETSU

3:02 pm Apr. 22, 2015

Talented freshmen emerge again
A number of freshmen made huge impacts on their teams last season.  The list includes sprinters Candace Hill of Rockdale County and T’aja Cameron of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, pole vaulter Carson Dingler of First Presbyterian Day, and distance specialist Helen Williams of Atlanta International School, all of whom won state titles.  Also, there was Rashaad Pollard of Westlake, who took third in the 100 meters in Class AAAAAA,  Andrew

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,

Class AAAA boys: Jonesboro 55, Carrollton 50

11:27 pm Mar. 5, 2015

MACON  — The Jonesboro boys won their second straight Class AAAA Boys championship on Thursday but it didn’t come easy.

The No. 1-ranked Cardinals were pushed to the limit by Carrollton, but managed to prevail 55-50 thanks to some clutch performances at the end by sophomore James Walker and senior Tracy Hector Jr.

Walker scored 21 points, including eight in the final two minutes. The wing was 6-for-6 at the line and

Class AAAA girls: Buford 35, Carrollton 34

9:31 pm Mar. 5, 2015

MACON – Buford star Camille Anderson struggled much of the night in the Class AAAA girls basketball championship Thursday at the Macon Coliseum, dealing with foul trouble and the after-effects of a knee injury she suffered in a semifinal victory against Fayette County last weekend.

But Anderson hit the biggest shot of the night for the top-ranked Wolves (30-3), a 3-pointer with 2:38 to play that gave her team its first

Class AAAA boys: Carrollton 48, Cairo 45

9:46 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Desmond Webb’s free throw with 16.4 seconds remaining broke a 45-45 tie, and Cooper Criswell made two more with 6.5 seconds left to give Carrollton a 48-45 victory over Cairo in the Class AAAA boys basketball semifinals Saturday at West Georgia. Masten’s 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer gave Cairo a lead, 20-19, that it did not surrender until the final two minutes of the game. Masten finished with four 3-pointers