AAAA baseball: Buford-Locust Grove split

4:58 pm May. 21, 2016

Locust Grove got a clutch pitching performance from freshman Nolan Crisp to help the Wildcats defeat Buford 4-2, earn a split of the Class AAAA championship double-header and force a deciding third game.

Buford (32-4) won the first game 3-2, but Locust Grove (32-5-1) prevailed in the second game. The deciding game will be played Monday at Buford’s McQuaig Field at 5:55 p.m.

Crisp, a right-hander who has already verbally committed to

Georgia Olympics 2016: Team leaders and champions heading into the finals

2:24 pm May. 14, 2016

Going into today’s finals, here are the team leaders and state championship performances thus far at Georgia Olympics 2016.

Class A – Private
1. Landmark Christian 54, 2. First Presbyterian Day 28, 3. Fellowship Christian 24

Champions:  (1,600) Mark Stein, Hebron Christian, 4:25.60; (High Jump) Harrison Mansell, Fellowship Christian, 6-feet, 4-inches; (Pole vault) Josh Miller, FPD, 14-6; (Long jump) Kevon Hudson, Prince Avenue Christian, 24-1 ¼; (Triple jump) Quintez Cephus, Stratford Academy, 45-1

Girls state championships heading into final day

4:38 am May. 7, 2016

Going into the final day of the Georgia High School Association Girls Track and Field State Championships, Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, here’s how things stand.

Wheelchair
(Shot put) Mary Kaitlyn Wheeler, East Laurens, 14 feet-0 inches

Class A – Private
Team Standings (Top 3): Athens Academy, 37; First Presbyterian Day, 35; Landmark Christian, 34.50
Champions:  (3,200 meters) Emma Grace Hurley, Fellowship Christian, 11:01.91; (1,600) Anna Marian Block, Athens Academy, 4:51.28 (State record);

Sectional Weekend, Part II: Boys

1:48 am Apr. 29, 2016

Here is a look at the boys sectionals taking place on Saturday. The top eight finishers in each event in sectional meets will move on to the state meets – May 5-7 in Albany for the girls, May 12-14 in Jefferson for the boys.

Class A Private at North Oconee
Top Teams: Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Landmark Christian School, Athens Christian; Tallulah Falls
Who to Watch:  Demetris Robertson, Sr., Savannah Christian; Sam Shaylor,

McEachern Invitational among top tune-up meets this weekend; Robertson to compete at FSU

9:39 am Apr. 15, 2016

A handful of meets this weekend will feature top competitors and teams getting tuned up for the barrage of region and area meets that will take place starting next week.

Spartan Classic
Where:  Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross
When:  Friday
The skinny:  For the boys, Brookwood and Mill Creek are the clear favorites. Watch Gainesville junior pole vaulter Hunter Mallard, Brookwood senior jumper Nate Blackmon, and Brookwood senior hurdler Myles Scott.  On the girls’ side,

Athletes fine tuning for upcoming region, area meets

4:03 am Apr. 13, 2016

With region and area meets just around the corner, athletes are beginning to hit their strides.

Last weekend at the prestigious Taco Bell Classic in Columbia, S.C., First Presbyterian Day junior Carson Dingler pole vaulted 13-feet, 8-inches to take took over the state lead in the event.

Dingler’s teammate, senior Maggie Johnston, claimed the state’s best discus performance last week with a toss of 143-11.

Warner Robins senior Cassondra Hall turned in the

Georgia athletes turn in elite performances in weekend’s top meets

1:37 pm Apr. 5, 2016

Georgia athletes turned in some elite performances over the weekend at two highly competitive national meets – the Westlake-Cam Newton Classic in Atlanta and the Mobile (Ala.) Challenge of Champions.

Mobile Challenge of Champions

Girls

Courtney Jones of Rockdale County finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 13.95 seconds.

Emma Grace Hurley of Fellowship Christian won the two-mile run while Nicole Fegans of Landmark Christian took third. Those are the top