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Swimming: Walton girls, Brookwood boys outclass 6A-7A field for team state titles

11:30 pm Feb. 4, 2017

The Walton girls crowded the podium, showcased their depth and clocked a new state-record in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.50) to score a 366-to-243 victory over four-time defending team state champion Lambert and take home the Class 6A-7A girls swimming and diving team state crown.  Walton’s talented lineup of state qualifiers piled up the points in events like the 50-yard freestyle that saw Evan Arsenault, Jasmin Hoffman and Melissa Cox

Swimming: State Records, title defenses and individual dominance up for grabs at state meet

11:08 am Feb. 3, 2017

The 2017 GHSA Swimming & Diving State Championship returns to Georgia Tech’s Recreation Center Aquatic Center with a brand new format. After four seasons with the field divided into Class AAAAAA and Class AAAAA-A, the newly-formed Class AAAAAAA will compete with Class AAAAAA, while the lower five classifications return with the same arrangement.

Class AAAAAA-AAAAAAA will feature the state’s most successful current swimming dynasty as the Lambert girls look

Lambert girls win fourth straight swimming state title

9:40 pm Feb. 6, 2016

By Lauren Goldstein/Score Atlanta

Depth prevailed as the Lambert girls won their fourth consecutive Class AAAAAA swimming state title Saturday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Lambert’s (377) points came despite no first-place finishes in Saturday’s events as second-place Lassiter tallied a 321.5 finish and third-place Brookwood finished with 304.5 points. New state records were broken across the classifications.

Brookwood foursome of Maddy Cohen, Erin Scott, Devan Sweeney and sophomore Lelia Taylor

Gwinnett schools flex their muscle heading into GHSA swimming finals

11:42 pm Feb. 5, 2016

By Lauren Goldstein, Score Atlanta

A new dynasty of girls swimming has emerged since Class AAAAAA began in 2013. Lambert High School has reined in Georgia’s highest classification, winning three consecutive state titles. Lambert enters the State Championship Finals Saturday after winning the program’s seventh county title. With the dream of their fourth state title on the horizon, the Longhorns are ready to compete.

At Friday’s championship preliminaries at the Georgia

GHSA swimming championship preview

1:07 pm Feb. 5, 2016

By Lauren Goldstein, Score Atlanta

The boys’ Class AAAAAA state swimming and diving championship could very well could come down to the final event.

In 2015, Walton edged Alpharetta 310-303.5 to win a second consecutive state title. At the Cobb County championships last week, Lassiter won its first county title since 2011, totaling 513 points and ending Walton’s four-year run of titles.

But with Cobb County programs on the rise, Gwinnett

One-meter GHSA diving competition sees familiar faces on podium

10:57 pm Feb. 4, 2016

By Lauren Goldstein, Score Atlanta

For the third consecutive year, Wesleyan standout junior Abby Gardner clinched the Class A-AAAAA girls one-meter diving competition with 527.80 points Thursday night at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, an improvement of 53.4 points from last year’s finals. There has been no answer for Gardner in the one-meter dive as she remains undefeated at the championships in her three years with the Wolves.

Marist Sophomore Ellie Crump finished

Walton boys, Lambert girls repeat as GHSA Swimming Champions

10:31 pm Feb. 7, 2015

By Lauren Goldstein

Saturday’s GHSA Swimming State Championships at Georgia Tech saw both boys and girls Class AAAAAA defending state champions repeat in dominating fashion.
The Walton boys kept the title in Cobb County, finishing with 310 points to top Alpharetta (303.5), Collins Hill (250.5) and Johns Creek (216). The Lambert girls beat Gwinnett County rival, Brookwood, 433 points to 355 to win their third consecutive state title. Lassiter placed third with

Swimming: Lambert girls shoot for a third straight state title

11:37 am Feb. 5, 2015

Class AAAAAA Boys

Since Brookwood’s state championship dynasty from 2008-2010, Georgia’s highest classification has seen four different teams fight to win the state title. In the Class AAAAAA 2014 state championships, Walton edged runner-up Chattahoochee in a come-from-behind second place finish in the last event (400 freestyle relay) to end the 14-year streak in which a Gwinnett County school had taken home the boys state championship.

Parkview won four consecutive Class AAAAA state

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

Swimming: North Oconee sweeps Clarke-Oconee Invitational

10:58 am Jan. 22, 2015

North Oconee’s swim team controlled the Clarke-Oconee Invitational on January 17th at the Ramsey Center. North Oconee’s Caroline Allen placed second in the girls 100-backstroke. The team of Caroline Allen, Emma Lowring, Alexis Shirley and Anna Rose Moore took the girls 200-free relay, Anna Rose Moore won the girls 500-freestyle and Eliza Petersen placed second in the girls 100-freestyle. Titans swimmers Megan Measel and Alexis Shirley placed first and third,