Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Gymnastics: Championship performances carry West Forsyth to school’s first team title

1:04 am Apr. 22, 2017

West Forsyth put an end to Buford gymnastics’ three-year state championship streak, and in doing so, brought home the school’s first team state title in any sport. The Wolverines (114.167) outscored Buford (113.043) and the remaining field of six teams (Centennial, Lambert, Forsyth Central and Northview) with immaculate performances from Sienna Schreiber and Aundria Crittenden. Crittenden led West Forsyth on the vault with a 9.9 before Schrieber stuck a 9.767.

A look ahead to gymnastics and riflery state championships

3:52 pm Apr. 20, 2017

Buford will compete for its fourth straight gymnastics state title Friday night at Ola High School. The gym opens at 4 p.m. for warm-ups and bar settings and the competition starts at 7 p.m. The Wolves face a talented field of contenders and there were plenty of fireworks in last week’s prelims as Forsyth County proved to be a hotbed of talent. Lambert and West Forsyth finished first and second,

Gymnastics: Buford clinches third-straight state title

11:19 pm Apr. 22, 2016

Buford clinched its third consecutive GHSA Gymnastics State title Friday night at Westminster’s Turner Gymnasium with a 111.55 team score, edging second place Forsyth Central (107.825). The Wolves have struggled on the beam in each of the three championship-clinching years, but once again recovered from after stumbling on their shakiest and second of four events.

“The beam seems to be our nemesis,” admitted Buford head coach Amanda Allen. “It was a

2016 Gymnastics State Championship Preview

10:03 am Apr. 21, 2016

The Westminster Schools will host the 2016 Gymnastics State Championship this Friday, an event that features some of the most talented gymnasts in the nation. The top six teams, Forsyth Central, Lambert, West Forsyth, Tift County, Northview and two-time state champion Buford will compete for this year’s team title. Forsyth Central, West Forsyth and Northview are looking for their first-ever state titles. Lambert claimed the state title in 2013 and

Gymnastics: Buford wins second straight title

10:27 pm Apr. 24, 2015

By Craig Sager Jr.
Score Atlanta

Buford won its second consecutive GHSA gymnastics state championship in convincing fashion with a score of 111.425 Friday night at Westminster’s Turner Gym. Carrollton finished second with a 107.725 and Lambert edged Forsyth Central 104.375 to 104.050 for third place.

The first-place Wolves overcame a slow start last year on the beam before rolling to their first state title but this year the wasted little time

2015 Gymnastics State Championship Preview

12:10 pm Apr. 24, 2015

The 2015 GHSA Gymnastics State Championship will take place Friday at Westminster and feature some of the best gymnasts in the nation. The six top teams in the state will meet to crown a winner. Colquitt County, Roswell, Carrollton, Forsyth Central, Lambert and defending champion Buford will compete for the team title.

Buford won its first ever state title after dethroning Lambert last year. Roswell enters with a championship pedigree and

Notebook: State gymnastics meet Friday … Lambert LAX stays hot

10:49 am Apr. 23, 2015

The 2015 GHSA Gymnastics state meet will be held Friday night at Westminster with six teams vying for the title and nine qualifiers taking part in individual events.

Noticeably absent will be the defending All-Around state champion Katie Stuart of Lambert. Stuart missed last week’s state prelims due to a scheduling conflict with the Junior Olympics regional meet in Tampa, Fla.

Lambert was still able to finish second in the prelims and will