Swimming: Walton boys win fourth straight Cobb County title

5:46 pm Jan. 28, 2015

Walton boys racked up 601 points in the Cobb County meet to bring home its fourth straight county title. Lassiter finished runner-up with 454 points, followed by Wheeler (364.5), Pope (280) and Hillgrove (254).

The Walton relay team of David Dingess, Tyler Yuen, Nicholas Froemming and Thaddius Macon finished first in the 200-freestyle relay with a new county-record time of 1:26.25 seconds, breaking a 13 year old record of 26.85 set by

Athens Christian boys overtake St. Francis for No. 1 in private power ratings; St. Francis girls still No. 1 but SCD jumps SACA for No. 2

1:01 pm Jan. 28, 2015

With less than two weeks to go in the regular season, the Athens Christian boys have leapfrogged St. Francis and vaulted back into the No. 1 spot in the Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps power ratings for this week. Calhoun holds on to the No. 1 public school spot.

On the girls side, St. Francis continues to hold the No. 1 spot in the private school power ratings while Savannah Country Day

High school notebook: 3 Gwinnett coordinators get head coaching jobs

9:57 am Jan. 28, 2015

Three coordinators from Gwinnett County football programs cashed those credentials into head-coaching positions in the past week.

Josh Alexander, the offensive coordinator at Class AAAAAA runner-up Archer, was hired to lead Athens Academy, a Class A school.

Alexander has been on Archer’s staff since the school opened in 2009. Alexander also has coached at Parkview, Washington-Wilkes and Clarke Central. He lives in Athens.

North Gwinnett defensive coordinator Robert Andrews is the new head

Knockdown Class AA battle: Pace Academy boys beat Holy Innocents’ 68-66

8:48 pm Jan. 27, 2015

By Score Atlanta

The Class AA third-ranked Holy Innocents’ boys had top-ranked Pace Academy on the ropes Tuesday night with a 47-34 lead entering in the closing minute of the third quarter. But the Knights rallied to tie it at 66 and with 2.7 seconds left senior Elijah Holifield drilled a game-winning pull-up jumper to give Pace Academy a thrilling 68-66 road victory in a packed gym at Holy Innocents’.

“Elijah is

Basketball rankings: Buford girls take No. 1 spot from St. Pius

12:58 pm Jan. 25, 2015

Buford, which has won 10 consecutive games and is 18-3 overall, is the new No. 1 girls team in Class AAAA, climbing one spot in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings.

Moving down is St. Pius (19-2), led by All-America guard Asia Durr, after suffering a 61-40 loss on Saturday to Class AAAAAA No. 6 Mountain View. Jonesboro (20-1) moved up one spot to No. 2, while St. Pius fell to No. 3.


Saturday basketball scores

8:53 pm Jan. 24, 2015

Hilton Invitational (at Norcross High School)

DeMatha (MD.) 61, Pebblebrook 54

Jenkins 70, Winston Salem Prepatory (N.C.)

Lee (Ala.) 54, Greater Atlanta Christian 50

Montrose Christian (MD.) 80, Convenant Christian 66

Norcross 72, Madison County 64

North Gwinnett 59, Christ School (N.C.)

High School Basketball Scores

Allatoona 58, New Manchester 39

Alexander 76, Lithia Springs 71

Archer 67, Central Gwinnett 60

Athens Christian 86, Commerce 40

Berkmar 63, South Gwinnett 56

Blessed Trinity 51, Therrell 32

Cartersville 65, Cass 47

Clinch County 48, Hawkinsville 45


Bowdon hires North Gwinnett defensive coordinator to replace Hochstetler

5:24 am Jan. 24, 2015

North Gwinnett defensive coordinator Robert Andrews is the new head coach at Bowdon, replacing retired 300-game winner Dwight Hochstetler, the Class AA school in Carroll County announced on Friday.

Andrews has been North’s defensive coordinator since 2013. He held the same post with Grayson from 2005 to 2012 and was part of Grayson’s 2011 Class AAAAA championship team that featured All-America defensive end Robert Nkemdiche. Grayson had 26 shutouts in those

Boys: Cedar Grove 70, North Clayton 62

9:59 pm Jan. 23, 2015

Cedar Grove found itself in an bad situation on Friday. A second-period flurry by North Clayton had left the Saints trailing by 12 at the half and not looking anything like the No. 3-ranked team in Class AAA.

But after a bit of soul searching at halftime, Cedar Grove was able to completely erase the deficit in the third quarter and run away with a 70-62 win.

“We went up on the

No. 1 St. Francis girls continue hot run, beat Fellowship Christian 59-35

8:49 pm Jan. 23, 2015

By Score Atlanta

The Fellowship Christian girls used a 10-5 run to cut the halftime deficit to seven points (26-19) before No. 1 St. Francis erupted and outscored the host Paladins 20-4 in the third quarter and ran away with a 59-35 Region 6-A victory.
“We weren’t defending the cutters in that first half and that’s one of the things we stressed at the break,” explained St. Francis head coach Aisha Kennedy.