Class A Basketball: Defending champs a combined 27-3 to start season

10:04 am Dec. 22, 2014

Here’s a look at how the defending state champions are doing thus far.

Wilkinson County. The Warriors, in search of their third consecutive state title, are 6-1 this season after falling to Class AAA Central-Macon, 89-76 on Friday. Wilkinson County was outscored 50-39 in the second half. All-state senior guard Torrico Simmons scored 30 points in the loss. The Warriors will host their annual holiday tournament beginning Dec. 27.

St. Francis. The

All-region teams: Riley, Morris earn top honors in 6-AAA

6:00 am Dec. 22, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 6-AAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Offensive player of the year: QB Kaelan Riley, Calhoun, Jr.

Defensive player of the year: DE Zach Morris, Ringgold, Sr.

First-team offense

QB – Hinton McKonkey, North Murray, Sr.

RB – Sidnee Johnson, Adairsville, Jr.

RB – Brandon Dendy, Sonoraville, Sr.

WR – Garrett Yates, Ringgold, Sr.

WR – Payton Swilling, North Murray, Sr.

WR – Carson Brown, Calhoun, Sr.

WR – Clark Johnson, Sonoraville, Sr.

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AA hoops blog: How the top 10 fared this weekend

2:51 pm Dec. 21, 2014

Here’s a look at how the top teams in Class AA fared this weekend. …


1. Pace Academy (7-1, 3-0 Region 6-AA)

- Idle; next scheduled game is Dec. 27 vs. North Atlanta in the Westminster Holiday Tournament.

2. Vidalia (9-0, 2-0 Region 2-AA)

- def. McIntosh County Academy, 69-43 (Friday): Only one team has scored 60 points against the Indians this season.

3. Greater Atlanta Christian (5-4, 2-1 Region 6-AA)

- lost to

St. Pius, Hillgrove, Pope and Blessed Trinty all win at SEBA

11:31 pm Dec. 20, 2014

Compiled by Lauren Goldstein

The St. Pius boys defeated Kell High School 61-31 with junior Kerney Lane as the leading scorer with 16 points at the SEBA Atlanta Hoops Festival at Pope High School. Hillgrove topped Berkmar 60-54. Antonio Wade was the leading scorer for the Hawks with 14 points. Pope dominated South Gwinnett 84-57 with the help of Chase Hutchins and Garrick DeBowles with 33 and 29 points, respectively. The

All-region teams: Gray is 3-AAA’s player of year

8:41 pm Dec. 20, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 3-AAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Region Player of the Year: A.J. Gray, Washington County

Offensive Player of the Year: Vicente’ Thompkins, Laney

Defensive Player of the Year: Will Conway, Washington County

Athlete of the Year: Carlos Smith, Butler

Special Teams Player of the Year: Andre James, Laney

Specialist of the Year: Wesley Rubiera, Washington County

Coach of the Year: Joel Ingram, Washington County

First-team offense

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All-region teams: Mancuso, Woerner, Kemp lead 8-AA awards

8:03 pm Dec. 20, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 8-AA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Offensive player of the year: QB Joseph Mancuso, Union County

Defensive players of the year: DB Charlie Woerner, Rabun County; DL Demone Kemp, Greene County

Special teams player of the year: PK/P Andres Aparicio, Greene County

Coach of the year: Lee Shaw, Rabun County


QB – Collin Grant, Rabun County

RB – Devin Wynn, Greene County

RB – Eli Gipson, Rabun County

WR – Jacob Rogers, Union County


All-region teams: Sandy Creek’s Swinney named 5-AAAA player of the year

7:52 pm Dec. 20, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 5-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Coach of the Year: John Hunt, Woodward Academy

Player of the Year: Eric Swinney, Sandy Creek

Offensive Player of the Year: Elijah Holyfield, Woodward Academy

Defensive Player of the Year: Robert Easterwood, Fayette County

Ironman Award (Two-way player of the year): Christian Wafford, Whitewater

Special teams Player of the Year: Cristian Ramirez, Carrollton

First-team offense

QB – Jes Sutherland, Woodward Academy

RB – Mess Bonner, Troup


All-region teams: Cairo’s Hill named 1-AAAA player of the year

6:00 am Dec. 20, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 1-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: Jeremiah Hill. Cairo

Defensive player of the year: Trenton Thompson, Westover

Offensive player of the year: Wesley Fields, Americus-Sumter

Coach of the year: Tom Fallaw, Cairo

Subregion A


QB – Whit Campbell, Crisp County

RB – Nick Patterson, Thomas County Central

RB – Johnathan Jefferson, Albany

TE – Noah Harnevious, Thomas County Central

WR – Malik Dungee, Albany

WR – Devontavious Campbell, Monroe

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Henry County off to strong start in holiday tournament

11:23 pm Dec. 19, 2014

By Lauren Goldstein

The Henry County High Schools girls defeated Washington on their home court 73-58 Friday night in the Chuck Miller Classic. Freshman Brooke Moore led the Ladyhawks with 20 points along with junior teammate Arielle Joyner, who put in 13 points. Seniors Peyton Brown and Darryl Bowie led the Warhawks with 15 and 13 points, respectively, to cruise by Washington 88-70. Leading scorers for the Bulldogs were senior Antwarn

Girls basketball: Indians strong No. 1 in 6A, St. Pius tops Class 4A poll

12:05 pm Dec. 19, 2014

McEachern’s last loss came in November of 2013 and its last loss to a in-state opponent dates all the way back to February of the 2012-13 season to Colquitt County (54-49). This year’s Indians are 6-0 and have outscored their first six opponents by a combined 150 points. Last year’s runner-up Archer sits at 8-0 and comes in at No. 2 in Class AAAAAA.

In Class AAAAA, Region 3 opponents Coffee and