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

Class AAAA Boys: Jonesboro 67, St. Pius 57

1:27 am Feb. 22, 2015

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is one of the oldest idioms in existence.  Jonesboro head coach Dan Maehlman knows it is also one of the truest, after his team gutted out a 67-57 win over St. Pius in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs Saturday night.

Never one to hold his tongue or mince his words, Maehlman did not hold back his true feelings about the

Class AAAA: Region 5

12:50 pm Feb. 8, 2015



At Woodward Academy

#4 Fayette County 59, #5 Whitewater 37

#3 Woodward Academy 81, vs. #6 Troup County 67


#3 Woodward Academy 50, #2 Sandy Creek 44 (OT)

#1 Carrollton 73, #4 Fayette County 56


Consolation: #2 Sandy Creek 81, #4 Fayette County 60

Championship: #1 Carrollton 82, #3 Woodward Academy 34



#4 Woodward Academy 58, #5 Troup Co. 41

#3 Fayette County 58, #5 Sandy Creek 29


At Carrollton

#3 Fayette County 51, #2 Whitewater 40

#1 Carrollton 68, #4 Woodward Academy 54


At Carrollton

Consolation: #4 Woodward Academy 67, #2 Whitewater

UGA commitment having big junior season

2:42 pm Jan. 13, 2015

Bainbridge’s Tyree Crump, a 6-3 junior combo guard who is committed to Georgia, is having a big junior year.

Crump is averaging 25.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He set the school’s single-game scoring mark with a 55-point explosion in an overtime win over Worth County in December. He made 19 of 31 attempts to break the former single-game record held by LaRay Davis, who scored

All-region teams: Sandy Creek’s Swinney named 5-AAAA player of the year

7:52 pm Dec. 20, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 5-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Coach of the Year: John Hunt, Woodward Academy

Player of the Year: Eric Swinney, Sandy Creek

Offensive Player of the Year: Elijah Holyfield, Woodward Academy

Defensive Player of the Year: Robert Easterwood, Fayette County

Ironman Award (Two-way player of the year): Christian Wafford, Whitewater

Special teams Player of the Year: Cristian Ramirez, Carrollton

First-team offense

QB – Jes Sutherland, Woodward Academy

RB – Mess Bonner, Troup


All-region teams: Cairo’s Hill named 1-AAAA player of the year

6:00 am Dec. 20, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 1-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: Jeremiah Hill. Cairo

Defensive player of the year: Trenton Thompson, Westover

Offensive player of the year: Wesley Fields, Americus-Sumter

Coach of the year: Tom Fallaw, Cairo

Subregion A


QB – Whit Campbell, Crisp County

RB – Nick Patterson, Thomas County Central

RB – Johnathan Jefferson, Albany

TE – Noah Harnevious, Thomas County Central

WR – Malik Dungee, Albany

WR – Devontavious Campbell, Monroe

OL –

Playoff preview: Class AAAA quarterfinals

6:55 am Nov. 25, 2014

Sandy Creek at Cartersville

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Weinman Stadium, Cartersville

Records, rankings: Sandy Creek is 11-1, the No. 2 seed from Region 5-AAAA and No. 5; Cartersville is 11-1, the No. 1 seed from 7-AAAA and No. 3.

Last meeting: Cartersville won 17-16 in 2007.

Three things to know: 1. Sandy Creek and Cartersville were in the same region (6-AAA) in 2006 and 2007, and Cartersville beat Sandy Creek both years. Those

Buford 35 Mary Persons 14

11:11 pm Nov. 21, 2014

By Robert Haddocks

It wasn’t the complete demolition that Buford fans have grown accustomed to, but it’s another win that puts the Wolves a little closer to familiar territory – a championship berth.

After a lopsided shutout win in the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs, Buford was mildly contested, but in the end easily disposed of Mary Persons, 35-14, to advance to the quarterfinals. The Wolves (12-0) will host Marist

Marist 31, Griffin 21

10:48 pm Nov. 21, 2014

Chalk one up for the triple option over the spread. There will be no repeat champion in Class AAAA.

Quarterback Sam Phelts, fullback Griffin King and the Marist offensive line ran their double-wing traditional offense to near perfection, as  the War Eagles jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and withstood a gutsy comeback by defending-champion Griffin to take a 31-21 win at Memorial Stadium in Griffin.

Marist (11-1), the No. 2