T&F Postscript: SWD’s Cobb inducted into GACA HOF; 2014-15 Athletes of the Year coming Sunday; Time to leave Albany

2:16 pm Jun. 4, 2015

School is out and track and field, along with the other spring sports, is done. But here are a couple of items before we break for the summer.

Southwest DeKalb’s Cobb inducted into GACA HOF
Legendary high school and college track and field coach Napoleon Cobb was inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, during a ceremony at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton last week.

Individual, team results from Boys State Track and Field Meet

11:54 pm May. 17, 2015

GHSA Boys State Track and Field Championships
Team Results
Class AAAAAA:  1. Rockdale County 53; 2. Archer 45; 3. Mill Creek 34

Class AAAAA:  1. Southwest DeKalb 58; 3. Banneker 44; 3. Cedar Shoals 39

Class AAAA:  1. Sandy Creek 42; 2. North Oconee 40, Marist 40; 3. Whitewater 39

Class AAA: 1. Cedar Grove 67; 2. Decatur 45; 3. Central Carroll 42

Class AA:  1. Greater Atlanta Christian 81; 2. Fitzgerald 72; 3. Riverside Military


Banneker’s Clark dominates; Rockdale, SWD, Sandy Creek, Cedar Grove, GAC, Athens Christian and Terrell County win titles

9:20 am May. 17, 2015

Several words can be used to describe the performance of Banneker senior Ryan Clark at the 44th edition of the Georgia High School Association Boys Track and Field Championships, a.k.a., Georgia Olympics XLIV. Outstanding. Sensational. Remarkable.

But that one that probably fits most is “finally.”

After three years of nearly unattainable expectations, Clark broke through on Saturday in Jefferson with the dominating performance the public has been waiting to see from him

Class AAA boys soccer: West Hall beats Calhoun for first-ever team state title

4:46 pm May. 16, 2015

MACON — The West Hall Spartans are champions for the first time.

Senior forward Sammy Coto set up the go-ahead goal and scored the clincher in West Hall’s 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten Calhoun on Saturday in the Class AAA state championship at Mercer University.

It’s the first state championship for West Hall in a team sport.

With the score tied 1-1 early in the second half, Coto made a run to the

Class AAAA boys soccer final: St. Pius 1, Cross Keys 0

9:41 pm May. 14, 2015

MACON – St. Pius senior Louie Aponte scored the game’s only goal midway through the first half to lead the top-ranked Golden Lions to a 1-0 victory over Cross Keys in the Class AAAA boys soccer championship game Thursday at Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium.

The victory gave the Golden Lions their third consecutive state championship and fifth in seven years, and it completed a sweep of the Class AAAA titles

Class AAAA girls soccer final: St. Pius 1, Marist 0 (PKs)

8:07 pm May. 14, 2015

MACON – St. Pius freshman goalkeeper Emory Wegener shut out a Marist team that hadn’t lost in two years and came up with three saves in the penalty-kick shootout to lead the Golden Lions to the Class AAAA girls soccer championship Thursday at Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium.

St. Pius (19-2) won 2-1 in the shootout after the teams were held scoreless through regulation and two overtime periods. St. Pius got

Boys State Track and Field Championships Preview

3:31 pm May. 14, 2015

It will be difficult to top the performances many of the girls turned in last week at the girls state track and field championships, but the boys will have a go at it starting today in Jefferson at the 2015 Georgia High School Association Boys Track and Field Championships, a.k.a. the Georgia Olympics.  Here’s a preview.

The skinny:  Westlake was the clear favorite but several injuries to key performers and a

(Updated with team and individual results) Rockdale’s Hill dominates, again; Westlake, North Springs, Marist, Jackson-Atlanta, Lovett, OLM and GMC win team titles

7:29 pm May. 9, 2015

The athletics page on the Rockdale County website features a line that was posted last year. It reads, “Congratulations to Candace Hill – Class 6A state champion and state record holder in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.”

The rest of the page needs to be updated. That particular line, however, can stay the same as Hill, just a sophomore, eclipsed the state records she set at last season’s Georgia High

Girls State Championship Preview

2:34 pm May. 5, 2015

The state’s top female athletes will be in action this weekend at the 2015 Georgia High School Association Girls Track and Field Championships, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday in Albany.  Here’s a preview.

The skinny:  Westlake is attempting to become the first three-time champion in the state’s largest classification since Collins Hill three-peated in Class AAAAA, 2006-2008.  Rockdale County sophomore Candace Hill, one of the nation’s best, will look to repeat

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.


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