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

Class

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 AAAAA boys soccer final: Dalton 4, Allatoona 0

9:15 pm May. 15, 2015

MACON – Dalton extended its unbeaten streak to 65 games and won its third consecutive state championship with a 4-0 victory over Allatoona in the Class AAAAA boys soccer final Friday at Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium.

Dalton is 64-0-1 over the past three seasons, outscoring its opponents 367-31 during the streak, including 32-0 in the playoffs this year. The Catamounts (20-0), who are ranked No. 1 nationally among spring teams

Class AAAAA girls soccer final: Starr’s Mill 2, Northgate 0

7:51 pm May. 15, 2015

MACON – Starr’s Mill’s Lauren Yoss curved in a shot from the left side midway through the first half and the Panthers shut out Region 4-AAAAA rival Northgate for the second time this season for a 2-0 victory in the Class AAAAA girls soccer championship game Friday at Mercer University’s Five Star Stadium.

The Panthers captured their sixth state championship and first since 2010.

Yoss dribbled down the left side and fired

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.

AAAAAA
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.

AAAAAA
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.

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