Notebook: BT, Benedictine get hot … Rutland, Archer pitchers mow down batters … Two hitters with six HR

11:00 am Mar. 27, 2015

Defending Class AAA champion Blessed Trinity has won nine straight games to run its record to 11-2 overall, 7-0 in Region 4-AAA. Cody Roberts, a North Carolina signee, is hitting .529 (18-for-34) with four home runs. Senior Will Galloway (.487) also has four homers. Blessed Trinity has employed nine pitchers, none better than Brad Spinner (3-1, 0.35 ERA). Junior Jackson Svete (12 innings, 13 strikeouts) and sophomore Cole McNamee (9.2

Great golf field at Athletic Club … Rotary Club tennis returns

9:22 am Mar. 27, 2015

Top fields at Atlanta Athletic Club

Defending champion Brookstone leads an elite field of 18 of the top boys teams in the state at the High School Invitational hosted by the Atlanta Athletic Club on Monday. It’s a rare opportunity for high school teams to compete on the club’s Highland Course, which has hosted three PGA Championships, a U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur.

Brookstone, Marist and Westminster all won state championships

Star saves dad’s life | Georgia high school soccer

9:07 am Mar. 27, 2015

A high school soccer star helped his dad survive a massive heart attack, just two weeks after earning CPR certification through an athletic training class.

Around midnight on March 12, John Arndt, a senior captain on the North Gwinnett soccer team, was working on a class project, when his mother, Susan Arndt, called from upstairs, telling him to call 911..

John grabbed his phone, called 911 and headed upstairs . His dad

Harrison No. 1 in NSCAA national poll

5:00 pm Mar. 26, 2015

- National recognition: Harrison, the defending Class AAAAAA champion, is ranked No. 1 nationally among spring girls teams by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, which released its first poll of the season on Tuesday. The Hoyas are joined in the top 20 by Marist at No. 5, Northgate at No. 12 and Westminster at No. 17. The NSCAA also releases regional rankings, and the top 10 in Region

Wheeler basketball star charged with misdemeanor traffic violations

12:20 pm Mar. 26, 2015

Wheeler basketball star Jaylen Brown, the consensus No. 2 senior recruit in the country, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor traffic violations on Wednesday, according to Cobb County police.

The charges were driving on a suspended license and a stop sign violation. According to Brown’s booking sheet, the traffic stop occurred on Roswell Road in Cobb County and he was booked at 10:55 a.m. Brown was released on $1,300 bond.

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Lacrosse: Pivotal week ahead for Centennial, Area 3-AAAAAA

10:16 am Mar. 25, 2015

As Centennial’s Bryan Wallace says, state championships are not won and lost in March. Nonetheless, the week ahead is a pivotal one for the Knights boys lacrosse team.

Third-ranked Centennial (7-1) faces a pair of crucial games in a tightly packed Area 3-AAAAAA this week, traveling to No. 6 Northview (7-1) on Wednesday and hosting No. 2 Lambert (8-1) on Saturday.

“It’s obviously a big week,” said Wallace, Centennial’s director of lacrosse

Soccer rankings: Marist, St. Pius split boys and girls showdowns

9:32 am Mar. 25, 2015

It may be the middle of the regular season, but Marist and St. Pius X were eager to make a statement in Class AAAA last Friday. Marist’s girls got the job done in the form of a 2-1 victory, although both teams walked away looking like serious state championship contenders. The War Eagles, who also trounced Columbia 10-0 last week, remained undefeated on the season.

It was St. Pius X, however,

GAC’s tough stretch of schedule to continue against No. 3 Wesleyan

12:35 am Mar. 25, 2015

The Greater Atlanta Christian School girls soccer team, the defending Class AA champion and current No. 1-ranked team, came through one of its toughest stretches of the season with a 2-0-1 record last week.

Now the Spartans need to clear one more big hurdle before they can take control of rugged Region 6-AA, which put four teams in the semifinals last season. On Friday night, GAC (3-0 in the region) will

West Hall knocks off No. 1 Dawson County

12:03 am Mar. 25, 2015

It didn’t feel like a ho-hum high school soccer match in late March. No. 3 West Hall certainly celebrated like it meant much more.

The Spartans got overtime goals from Alejandro Romero and Simon Cobian and knocked off No. 1 Dawson County, 4-2, Tuesday in a Region 7-AAA showdown between a pair of state championship contenders.

Cobian scored a minute into the first overtime period, one-timing home his second goal of the

Tuesday baseball, lacrosse and soccer scores

8:52 pm Mar. 24, 2015

High School Scores

Baseball

Allatoona 4, South Paulding 2

Bremen 8, Bowdon 0

Calhoun 13, Coahulla Creek 1

Cartersville 10, Gilmer 0

Central-Carroll 6, Callaway 3

Colquitt County 5, Cook County 2

First Presbyterian 5, Mt. de Sales 1

Greenbrier 14, Cross Creek 4

Hiram 9, Paulding County 0

Jenkins County 3, Wheeler County 1

Kennesaw Mountain 4, Hillgrove 0

King’s Ridge 14, Mt. Zion-Carroll 1

LaGrange 7, Hardaway