Boys semifinal history: AAAAAA will have a first-time champion

9:56 am Feb. 27, 2015

Warner Robins ended Miller Grove’s 32-game winning streak in the state basketball tournament on Thursday with a 63-57 victory in overtime.

Miller Grove had beaten Warner Robins 70-43 in the 2014 state-championship game.

Warner Robins’ victory not only means there will be a new champion in Class AAAAAA – Miller Grove had won six straight state titles – but there will be a first-time champion in this classification.

The semifinal teams, who

State-playoff bracket here: Check these potential QF’s

10:35 pm Feb. 14, 2015

Here is the unofficial draw for the Class AAAAAA boys and girls state basketball playoffs.

Notice that No. 1 Wheeler and No. 2 Tift County could meet in the boys quarterfinals. Note that No. 1 Osborne and No. 2 Parkview could meet in the girls quarterfinals.

No. 3 Pebblebrook and No. 4 Norcross (boys) would be another interesting quarterfinal.

Best draws: I’m saying Wheeler’s boys (despite the early Tift County matchup) and Archer’s

Big weekend in Savannah … Dawson girls back in action … S. Atlanta closes in

9:30 am Jan. 22, 2015

This is a busy weekend for Johnson High in Savannah. The Atom Smashers could find themselves back in the mix for the Region 1-AAA Division B championship or relegated to a No. 3 seed, depending on how things play out.

No. 5 Johnson (16-3) tonight hosts No. 2 Jenkins (15-3), which leads the subregion with a perfect 8-0 record and has won six straight games. On Saturday the Atom Smashers play

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

OL – Brennon Holden, Butler

OL –

AA blog: Girls hoops update

11:34 am Dec. 16, 2014

As we round the corner toward Christmas, holiday tournaments and next semester, the hoops season is about to hit top gear. With just a handful of region games under our belt, it’s already shaping up to be an interesting one.

Let’s get caught up on the girls game today… Top 10

Pelham (6-0, 2-0 Region 1-AA)
Holy Innocents’ (9-0, 3-0 Region 6-AA)
Model (9-1, 4-0 Region 7-AA)
Darlington (7-2, 4-0 Region 7-AA)
Wesleyan (5-3, 2-0, Region

Daily Trivia: 2013 champ that avenged a regular-season loss in the finals

6:00 am Dec. 15, 2014

Benedictine defeated Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AA final in a rematch of a regular-season game that GAC won. Which 2013 state champion also avenged a regular-season loss in the state finals? (Answer Tuesday)
Answer to Friday’s question: Cobb teams that have played in the state finals since Marietta won in 1967 are 1973 Wheeler, 1998 McEachern, 2000 Harrison, 2011 Walton and 2014 Mount Paran Christian.
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Second-round preview: Class AAAA

7:00 am Nov. 19, 2014

Sandy Creek at Wayne County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jaycee Stadium, Jesup

Records, rankings: Sandy Creek is 10-1, the No. 2 seed from Region 5-AAAA and No. 5; Wayne County is 6-5, the No. 1 seed from 3-AAAA and unranked.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Sandy Creek clinched its seventh consecutive 10-win season last week. A victory Friday would put the Patriots in the quarterfinals