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AJC updates from the world of high school sports in metro Atlanta and Georgia

Final lacrosse rankings

  • 4:51 pm Sunday, May 18th, 2014 by Craig Sager II

BOYS

Class AAAAAA

Roswell’s No. 3 pre-playoff ranking was the Hornet’s highest of the season before their 6-5 win over Lambert in the state

championship on Saturday lifted them to this year’s No. 1 team. The Longhorns improved to No. 2 after reaching the finals and Milton dropped to No. 3 after entering the playoffs as the top-ranked team. Walton edges Harrison for No. 4 after reaching the semifinals and the Hoyas’ second-round loss to Lambert.

1. Roswell

2. Lambert

3. Milton

4. Walton

5. Harrison

6. Centennial

7. John’s Creek

8. Peachtree Ridge

9. Chattahoochee

10. North Gwinnett

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Lacrosse championships: Milton girls’ dynasty continues, 3 programs earn 1st-ever titles

  • 8:50 pm Saturday, May 17th, 2014 by Adam Krohn

This year’s lacrosse season saw three programs win their first GHSA title in program history, with the Kell Lady Longhorns, Northview Titans and Roswell Hornets earning championships. The fourth title went to a team accustomed to winning it all – the Milton Lady Eagles, who have all but one of the lacrosse state titles since the GHSA began officially acknowledging them in 2005.

Milton girls 16, Walton 13: The No. 1-ranked Lady Eagles continued their dominance in lacrosse in the AAAAAA title game, winning their fifth consecutive state title and nine in the last 10 seasons. The Lady Eagles (19-3) have [More]

Lacrosse: A preview of Saturday’s championship games

  • 10:26 am Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Adam Krohn

On Saturday, the GHSA state champions of lacrosse will be determined after hard-fought regular seasons and postseasons. This will be the 10th season since the GHSA officially began recognizing lacrosse state champions.

On the boys side, the No. 2-ranked Northview Titans (20-1) will travel to play the No. 3 Lovett Lions (18-3) at 4 p.m. for the AAAAA-A title game. In AAAAAA, the No. 3 Roswell Hornets (16-3) will host No. 5 Lambert Longhorns (17-4) at 7 p.m.

In the AAAAA-A girls title game, the No. 1-ranked Kell Lady Longhorns (19-1) will host the No.2 Westminster Lady Wildcats (17-4) at 3 p.m. [More]

Lacrosse: Semifinals set for Tuesday, Wednesday

  • 9:14 am Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by Adam Krohn

The GHSA lacrosse state semifinals for both classifications are set for Tuesday and Wednesday (schedules linked below), with all championship games being played Saturday. Here’s a quick look at how the tournament is shaping up:

AAAAA-A boys

If the No. 1-ranked Westminster Wildcats are going to repeat as state champions, they’re going to need a road victory over the No. 3-ranked Lovett Lions. Both teams are No. 1 seeds, but Area 1 – the Lions’ area – has home-field advantage this year. The Lions have beaten Riverwood (17-5) and Marist (13-4) to reach the semifinals, while the Wildcats have beaten [More]

Lacrosse: Milton tops both polls heading into the playoffs

  • 7:07 pm Sunday, May 4th, 2014 by Craig Sager II

Score Atlanta

BOYS

Class AAAAAA

1. Milton

2. Harrison

3. Roswell

4. Johns Creek

5. Lambert

6. Centennial

7. Chattahoochee

8. Walton

9. Peachtree Ridge

10. North Gwinnett

No. 1 Milton earned the Area 2 title and finished the season with just one in-state loss (13-11 Lambert). The Eagles grabbed a 15-9

win over Alpharetta on Thursday in its regular-season finale. No. 2 Harrison clinched the Area 1 title and sits at 16-1 heading into the postseason. North Gwinnett fell three spots to No. 10 after suffering a 14-5 loss to Peachtree Ridge on Friday. Chattahoochee jumped to No. [More]

Lacrosse: Postseason nears

  • 1:21 pm Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Adam Krohn

Here is some basic information concerning lacrosse as the postseason approaches.

Today is the day the GHSA has designated as the final day to complete Area play to determine seeding for the postseason. Here is the calendar for the lacrosse state playoffs:

5/6 – 5/7 State Lacrosse Playoffs – First Round
5/9 – 5/10 Quarterfinal Round State Lacrosse
5/13 – 5/14 State Lacrosse Tournament – Semifinals
5/17 State Lacrosse Finals

Below are the teams looking to defend their 2013 state titles:

Boys

A-AAAAA Westminster
AAAAAA Centennial

Girls

A-AAAAA Westminster
AAAAAA Milton

Here are the playoff bracket alignments for the 2014 state playoffs.

Boys

Girls

In the coming weeks, we will be previewing [More]

Boys lacrosse: Class AAAAAA scores

  • 1:31 pm Monday, April 28th, 2014 by AJC Sports

State Championship

Saturday, May 17

Roswell 6, Lambert 5

Semifinals

Tuesday, May 13

Lambert 10, Milton 8

Roswell 10, Walton 8

Quarterfinals

Friday, May 9

Lambert 8, Harrison 7

Milton 13, Johns Creek 12 (OT)

Roswell 12, Centennial 10

Walton 12, Peachtree Ridge 7

First Round

Tuesday, May 6

(A1/T1) Harrison 12, (A2/T4) Lassiter 8

(A3/T3) Lambert 11, (A4/T2) North Gwinnett 3

(A3/T2) John’s Creek 13, (A4/T3) Mill Creek 10

(A2/T1) Milton 18, (A1/T4) Kennesaw Mountain 10

(A3/T1) Centennial 19, (A4/T4) Grayson 4

(A2/T2) Roswell 15, (A1/T3) East Coweta 6

(A2/T3) Walton 12, (A1/T2) Hillgrove 7

(A4/T1) Peachtree Ridge 13, (A3/T4) Chattahoochee 11

Boys lacrosse: Class AAAAAA schedule

  • 1:31 pm Monday, April 28th, 2014 by AJC Sports

State Championship

Saturday, May 17

Roswell 6, Lambert 5

Boys lacrosse: Class AAAAA-A scores

  • 1:31 pm Monday, April 28th, 2014 by AJC Sports

State Championship

Saturday, May 17

Northview 9, Lovett 8

Semifinals

Wednesday, May 14

Lovett 9, Westminster 5

Northview 16, Pope 5

Quarterfinals

Saturday, May 10

Lovett 13, Marist 4

Pope 11, Decatur 8

Northview 15, Allatoona 5

Westminster 11, Greater Atlanta Christian 4

First Round

Wednesday, May 7

Allatoona 13, McIntosh 5

Decatur 12, Blessed Trinity 11 (OT)

Greater Atlanta Christian 7, St. Pius 6

Lovett 17, Riverwood 3

Marist 5, Cambridge 3

Northview 19, Benedictine 8

Pope 16, Holy Innocents’ 6

Westminster 16, Pace Academy 6

Boys lacrosse: Class AAAAA-A schedule

  • 1:31 pm Monday, April 28th, 2014 by AJC Sports

State Championship

Saturday, May 17

Northview 9, Lovett 8

Semifinals

Wednesday, May 14

Westminster at Lovett

Pope at Northview

First Round

Saturday, May 10

Marist at Lovett

Greater Atlanta Christian at Westminster

Allatoona at Northview

Pope at Decatur