Prep Zone: High School Sports blog 

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

Swimming state championship meet results

  • 4:25 pm Sunday, February 9th, 2014 by AJC Sports

A-AAAAA results

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Team scores


1. St. Pius 199, 2. Marist 191, 3. Westminster 190, 4. Chamblee 172, 5. North Hall 143, 6. Northview 139, 7. Dalton 114, 8. Evans 112, 9. Starr’s Mill 100, 10. Woodward Academy 67, 11. Greenbrier 62, 12. Pope 56, 13. Holy Innocnets’ 51, 14. Rome 49, 15. Blessed Trinity 45, 16. Oconee County 44, 17. McIntosh 39, 18. Savannah Arts Academy 38, 19. Northgate 37, 19. Gainesville 37, 21. Loganville 36, 22. Pace Academy 34, 23. Tucker 33, 24. Kell 29, 24. North Oconee 29, 26. North Atlanta 28, 26. Paideia 28, 26. Heritage-Catoosa 28, [More]

Swimming: St. Pius, Walton boys surprise at state meet

  • 11:12 pm Saturday, February 8th, 2014 by Craig Sager II

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Two first-time team state swimming champions were crowned in the A-AAAAA state meet on Saturday and multiple individual state records were set. The St. Pius boys scored 199 points and edged second-place Marist (191.0) while the Woodward Academy girls accumulated 229.0 points to top second-place Westminster (203.0).

St. Pius had to place ahead of Marist in the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, in order to clinch its state championship.

“We knew we were in the hunt and we knew everything needed to go right,” said St. Pius coach Scott Carter.

UGA-signee Gunnar Bentz was the anchor of the four-man relay and [More]

Diving: Wesleyan, Etowah divers win state titles

  • 10:20 pm Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by Ricky Dimon

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Wesleyan freshman Abby Gardner capped off an undefeated season by winning the Class A-AAAAA girls one-meter diving title and Etowah junior Madison DuVall won in Class AAAAAA at the state diving championships Thursday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

The Wolves placed four divers in the top 10.

 Gardner may be following in the footsteps of former Wesleyan great Lauren Hall, who graduated in 2012. Hall won four straight individual diving championships and Gardner is one step on the way to such a feat. This, however, was the Wolves’ best-ever overall team performance.

“This is my first year that I’ve had [More]

Swimming: Collins Hill wins Gwinnett County title

  • 4:16 pm Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by Ricky Dimon

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The Gwinnett County Swimming and Diving Championships held at the West Gwinnett Aquatic Center last week may have offered a sneak preview of this weekend’s Class AAAAAA boys’ state meet at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Collins Hill got the job done for its first county title since 2005 as it edged Parkview 1,018 points to 861 points. North Gwinnett finished a somewhat distant third, while Norcross and Brookwood rounded out the top five.

The Eagles of Collins Hill are led by Cody Bekemeyer, who set country records in both the 200 and 500 freestyle. They boasted another individual Gwinnett [More]

Swimming: Westminster earns combined win at Metro meet

  • 12:49 pm Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by AJC Sports

By Ricky Dimon

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Alpharetta, Westminster and Woodward Academy raced to victories at last weekend’s 44th Metro Swimming and Diving Championships. Westminster, which hosted the event, saw both its boys and girls place in the top three of their respective meets—good enough for a combined team win (311.5 points to runner-up Marist’s 309). Alpharetta’s boys edged the host Wildcats by the slimmest of margins, 176 points to 175.5. The Woodward girls finished first ahead of Marist, with 200 points to the War Eagles’ 169. Like Westminster, Marist placed in the top three in each of the meets.

The boys’ showdown between Alpharetta [More]

Swimming: Golden Lions win at Emory

  • 1:55 pm Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 by Ricky Dimon

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The St. Pius boys won the Riverwood Invitational last Saturday at Emory University, swimming away from runner-up Centennial by a comfortable cushion of 79 points. Marietta, Etowah and Northview rounded out the top five, all amassing more than 200 points (St. Pius had a winning score of 320). The Golden Lions got a victory from Zach Halbig in the 50-yard freestyle and Halbig also teamed up with Josh Chatfield, John Flynn and Connor O’Toole to prevail in the 200 medley relay. Grant Summers won the one-meter diving competition for St. Pius.

In the girls meet, Riverwood edged second-place St. Pius [More]

Swimming: Alpharetta wins Fulton meet

  • 11:16 am Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by Ricky Dimon

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Alpharetta swam to a combined team victory in last Saturday’s Fulton County Championships at Emory University. The Raider boys led the way by compiling 471 points, at least 161 more than any rival. Alpharetta’s girls finished third behind Johns Creek and Northview to help the overall team effort. Individual victors for the Raiders included Max Lee in the 50-yard freestyle, Patrick Cusick in the 100 butterfly (by four one-hundredths of a second ahead of Chattahoochee’s Mick Litherland) and Morgan Lyons in the girls 100 backstroke.

Johns Creek’s girls dominated their way to 499 points, leading the Gladiators to a second-place [More]

Parkview, Litherland triplets shine in pool

  • 1:27 pm Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 by Ricky Dimon

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Parkview has been no stranger to thrilling swim meets, as 2014 began in similar fashion to the conclusion of 2013. Just prior to winter break, the Panthers battled Collins Hill on Dec. 20 at Norcross. The girls tied 157-157 while Parkview’s boys edged the Eagles 162-153. Panther seniors Megan Reeves and Megan Yang combined to win four individual events and also teamed up to win the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. The boys were led by freshman Bradley Downs, who prevailed in the 200 freestyle, the 100 butterfly and the 200 freestyle relay.

Improbably, the Parkview girls [More]