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

Area “bragging rights” meets producing some of state’s and nation’s top performances

10:31 am Mar. 30, 2016

The area’s city and county championship meets have produced, and are continuing to produce, some of top performances in the state and the nation. Here’s a look:

Atlanta Public Schools Championships (The Atlanta Track Classic)
Champions: Grady boys, Maynard Jackson girls
Top performances:  Christian McNair-Jones, a junior at Grady, ran the state’s top time in the 300-meter hurdles, 37.86 seconds. It is the No. 15 time in the nation.

Cobb County Championships
Champions: Marietta boys,

West Forsyth’s Staiti, a once-in-a-lifetime talent

10:01 am Mar. 25, 2016

West Forsyth’s Jenna Staiti turned in one of the most remarkable individual performances in recent state tournament history when she scored 51 points against eventual champion McEachern in the 2016 Class AAAAAA basketball semifinals.

In fact,