The weekend that was

9:39 am Aug. 23, 2016

Before we get into this edition of the Class A Blog, a little housekeeping is in order.

Our regular posting schedule is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings (no later than noon). Starting next week, Tuesday’s post will feature an interview/Q&A with a player or coach (send me names of those you would like to see featured: s.thomascoleman@yahoo.com) and the latest Power Ratings; Thursday will be a look at the top

Brookwood 37, North Gwinnett 23

4:00 pm Aug. 20, 2016

In the practice locker room of the Brookwood Broncos, coach Philip Jones has a list of team goals for the 2016 season. One of them: to win the first game of the season. After the

Opening Weekend 2016: Top games in Class A

9:45 pm Aug. 17, 2016

It’s Kickoff Weekend 2016! Here is a look at some of the top games in the classification.

Turner County at Dougherty (Thursday). Last season, Turner County got out of the gate quickly with a record setting 6-0 start, but the Rebels stumbled a bit down the stretch going 2-3. Now in Year Two of the Ben Simmons era in Ashburn, Turner will look to start fast again, and pick up some

Football is Back! A Look at Teams to Watch in Class A

11:05 am Aug. 16, 2016

Hello, Class A Heads! Football is BACK!!

Let’s get it started with a look at a handful of teams to watch this season, for various reasons. On Thursday, we’ll come back with a list of the top games of opening weekend. As was the case last season, the blog schedule will feature new posts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings.

Here’s to another great season, and it wouldn’t be great without your

AA baseball: Lovett tops Wesleyan

10:54 pm May. 23, 2016

In dramatic fashion, the Lovett Lions won the Class AA GHSA baseball championship on Monday at Wesleyan’s Donn Gaebelein Field.

The Lions beat host Wesleyan Wolves 5-4 in Game 3 of the best-of-three series, rebounding from

Class AAA Baseball: Westminster sweeps past Blessed Trinity, 2-1 and 7-6

11:51 pm May. 21, 2016

Westminster won its first game during this season’s Class AAA playoff run, 7-6 over Pierce County. The Wildcats ended their season with another 7-6 win, this one in Game 2 of the championship final against Blessed Trinity, to give the Wildcat program its third state title in baseball, but its first since 1975.

Westminster swept its way through the state tournament. But while its margin of victory in wins over Pierce

Georgia Olympics 2016: Team leaders and champions heading into the finals

2:24 pm May. 14, 2016

Going into today’s finals, here are the team leaders and state championship performances thus far at Georgia Olympics 2016.

Class A – Private
1. Landmark Christian 54, 2. First Presbyterian Day 28, 3. Fellowship Christian 24

Champions:  (1,600) Mark Stein, Hebron Christian, 4:25.60; (High Jump) Harrison Mansell, Fellowship Christian, 6-feet, 4-inches; (Pole vault) Josh Miller, FPD, 14-6; (Long jump) Kevon Hudson, Prince Avenue Christian, 24-1 ¼; (Triple jump) Quintez Cephus, Stratford Academy, 45-1

Girls state championships heading into final day

4:38 am May. 7, 2016

Going into the final day of the Georgia High School Association Girls Track and Field State Championships, Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, here’s how things stand.

Wheelchair
(Shot put) Mary Kaitlyn Wheeler, East Laurens, 14 feet-0 inches

Class A – Private
Team Standings (Top 3): Athens Academy, 37; First Presbyterian Day, 35; Landmark Christian, 34.50
Champions:  (3,200 meters) Emma Grace Hurley, Fellowship Christian, 11:01.91; (1,600) Anna Marian Block, Athens Academy, 4:51.28 (State record);

Sectional Weekend, Part II: Boys

1:48 am Apr. 29, 2016

Here is a look at the boys sectionals taking place on Saturday. The top eight finishers in each event in sectional meets will move on to the state meets – May 5-7 in Albany for the girls, May 12-14 in Jefferson for the boys.

Class A Private at North Oconee
Top Teams: Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Landmark Christian School, Athens Christian; Tallulah Falls
Who to Watch:  Demetris Robertson, Sr., Savannah Christian; Sam Shaylor,