Some good first impressions from Friday’s AAAAAA openers

12:01 am Aug. 22, 2015

Here are some teams that made a good first impression in Class AAAAAA from Friday night’s games.

*Roswell beat Lowndes 35-8, avenging a 37-14 loss from a season ago. The victory affirmed Roswell’s No. 5 ranking in AAAAAA, the school’s first appearance in a preseason poll since 2010. Roswell RB Sheldon Evans and LB Tre Lamar could be the best at their positions in AAAAAA if not the state.

*Lassiter, winless last

AAAAAA baseball: A look at the four semifinalists

10:23 am May. 14, 2015

The Class AAAAAA baseball semifinals have two East Cobb teams (Walton, Pope), the No. 1-ranked team (Parkview) and another Cobb County team looking for its first state title (Kennesaw Mountain).

Here’s a quick look at how each got through its quarterfinal series this week.

I’ll take a look a different classification each day through Monday, when the semifinal series begin.

Parkview catcher Austin Biggar came up big in the quarterfinal sweep of Etowah.

State tennis: Walton boys, girls sweep …. Taylor County takes emotional win

2:21 pm May. 9, 2015

Walton became the first school to win the boys and girls championships in the largest division since they last did it in 2002. For the girls it was easy. For the boys it was much more difficult.

In the Class AAAAAA finals, the Walton girls powered through Kennesaw Mountain 3-0, while the Walton boys were pressed to the limit before taking a 3-2 victory over Northview.

The Walton girls have won three

Harrison golfers win Peek Invitational … Calhoun girls make tennis history

7:04 am May. 1, 2015

Harrison, which last week won its region title, continued to gain steam heading into the state tournament by winning the Billy Peek Invitational.

The Hoyas had a 36-hole total of 586, three shots better than Lambert. Cambridge finished third at 599.

The medalist was Austin Manville of Peachtree Ridge, who had rounds of 68-70 for a 138, giving him a one-shot victory over Ben Shipp of Greater Atlanta Christian.

Harrison was led by

Lacrosse: No unranked teams in top half of boys A-AAAAA bracket

4:34 pm Apr. 29, 2015

Though the regular season won’t wrap up until this weekend, the area races are decided in boys Class A-AAAAA, and the brackets are out. Immediately noticeable: the top half is stacked, at least according to top-10 rankings.

All eight teams in the top half of the bracket are currently ranked, while only two of the eight teams in the bottom half appear in the most recent rankings. To bottom line it:

Lacrosse update: Georgia goes 7-1 in Florida showdown

9:32 am Apr. 5, 2015

Georgia high school lacrosse was represented well over the weekend at the Florida-Georgia Showdown in Lake Mary, Fla. The delegation of Northview, Centennial, Lambert and Milton’s boys teams combined to go 7-1 in a series of matchups with teams from Florida.

Lambert’s 2-0 mark might be the most impressive. The Longhorns, who are ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAAA, knocked off Lake Mary (Fla.), 10-6, and Barron Collier (Fla.), 7-2. Both