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Boys soccer finals crown four first-time champs

4:26 pm May. 15, 2017

Championship weekend lived up to the hype and the state’s first season with seven classifications resulted in historically significant results. Four of the seven state champs were first-time winners, showcasing years of new programs on the rise timed up with the reclassification to create a perfect storm.

In Class 7A, Meadowcreek scored a 2-0 shutout over Pebblebrook to clinch the crown. A crowd of more than 4,000 fans packed McEachern to

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

Boys Soccer: Mercer, McEachern host star-powered championship weekend

2:44 pm May. 11, 2017

Four state championship double-headers will be packed into two days of action at Mercer’s Five Star Stadium. On Friday, Whitefield Academy and Walker meet in the boys Class A finals where Whitefield Academy will play for the program’s first state title. Walker has two all-time state crowns, with its most recent championship coming in 2011.

In the boys Class 5A finals, Clarkston will look to avenge its only loss of 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

Boys Soccer: Light at the end of the tunnel brightens for emerging contenders

8:28 pm May. 7, 2017

After three rounds of playoff action, we have reached the Final Four of the boys soccer state playoffs. Each of the seven classifications will resume play this Tuesday for semifinal action as we inch closer to championship weekend. Before we get to championship weekend, however, there have been several storylines that have developed across the state that have cleared the path for surging state title hopefuls.

In Class 7A, Pebblebrook’s 3-2

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,

Top seeds march on to second round as competition intensifies

11:27 am May. 1, 2017

In Class 7A, the stronger regions dominated the first round and have left the Round of 16 teams filled with contenders. Region 3, 4, 6 and 7 each sent three teams into the second round, while Region 1, 2, 5 and 8 are left with just one team apiece in the next round. All eight No. 1 seeds advanced, which means that home teams were 12-4 in the first round.

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)

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,