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

Westlake Relays spawn top performances; Metro counties crown champions

4:20 am Apr. 6, 2015

Outstanding performances at Westlake Relays
In just six years, the Westlake Relays has become one of the top meets in the southeast. This year’s meet, which took place Saturday, once again produced a number of great performances.

On the girls side, Westlake’s Anriel Howard won the triple jump with a 37-7 ¼ feet, while the Lions’ 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams took first in times of 46.83 seconds and 3 minutes, 53.58

Champions crowned in Fayette, Paulding and Cherokee Counties

2:42 pm Mar. 30, 2015

Starr’s Mill sweeps Fayette County championships
The Starr’s Mill girls and boys teams are the best in Fayette County, after sweeping the championship meet. The boys team edged rival McIntosh, 186-180, with Whitewater finishing third with 176 points. The Panther girls claimed the title with 196 points, Fayette County was second with 178 and McIntosh placed third with 118.

The Starr’s Mill girls were paced by Alexis Farley, who won the 100-meter

County track and field championships up for grabs this weekend through Monday

12:36 pm Mar. 27, 2015

Here is a closer look at some of the county championship meets taking place this weekend.  County championships are for bragging rights only and do not have an impact on region or sectional meets.

Atlanta Public Schools Championships (The Atlanta Track Classic)
When and Where: Saturday and Monday at North Atlanta
Teams to beat: (Girls) Maynard Jackson, Carver, Mays, North Atlanta; (Boys) Grady, Mays, North Atlanta
Girls to watch: Garielle Netter, Jr., Maynard Jackson;

Weekend bests; Roswell Relays top performances; County championships up next

1:09 pm Mar. 24, 2015

Top performances of the weekend
Several athletes turned in stellar performances in various meets last week. For the boys, Whitefield Academy senior Robby Keough took over the top spot in the state in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:18.71 at an invitational hosted by his school this weekend, while McEachern senior hurdler Martice Moore ran the state’s two fastest times thus far this season in the 300 meter hurdles

Track & Field Blog: Roswell Rotary Relays; Clark, Hall off to fast starts; Georgia athletes among nation’s best

10:01 am Mar. 17, 2015

19th Roswell Rotary Relays, Saturday
One of the state’s longest running track meets will again feature some of Georgia’s top athletes, as the Roswell Rotary Relays is scheduled for Saturday, at Roswell High School. Sponsored by the Roswell Rotary Club, the event is now in its 19th year.

Among the current state-leading athletes and relay teams expected to participate in the meet are the Milton boys’ state leading 3,200 meter relay team,

Big third quarter sends Tucker to Final Four, 66-52, over Hillgrove

1:14 am Feb. 27, 2015

One of the good things about experienced, talented teams is that they know when to turn it on. Tucker is one of those teams.

The Tigers (29-2) shook off a lackluster first half and stepped on the gas defensively and offensively in a decisive third quarter to pull away from Hillgrove (23-6) and win a Class AAAAAA quarterfinal Thursday night at Tucker, 66-52.  The Tigers will now face Wheeler in the

Class AAAAAA Boys: Wheeler 64, Centennial 37

11:32 pm Feb. 18, 2015

The behind-the-back passes and high-flying dunks are nice. But the Wheeler program is built on something else that is a lot less glitzy and a lot more grimy.  Defense.

The Wheeler “D” was on full display, especially in the second half of the Wildcats’ 64-37 win over visiting Centennial (16-13) on the court in Marietta named after Wheeler head coach Doug Lipscomb. Wheeler (27-2), the top ranked team in the AJC

Norcross 62, Berkmar 49

8:47 pm Feb. 18, 2015

By Brent Holloway
Norcross emerged from the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs with its winning streak intact. After Wednesday’s 62-49 win over Berkmar, the Blue Devils have now won 17 straight, dating back to Dec. 29. Still to play for is a bigger goal: a third straight trip to the state semifinals.

Norcross will face the Lowndes/Lovejoy winner in the second round.

Led by a balanced scoring effort that featured