AAAA baseball: Buford-Locust Grove split

4:58 pm May. 21, 2016

Locust Grove got a clutch pitching performance from freshman Nolan Crisp to help the Wildcats defeat Buford 4-2, earn a split of the Class AAAA championship double-header and force a deciding third game.

Buford (32-4) won the first game 3-2, but Locust Grove (32-5-1) prevailed in the second game. The deciding game will be played Monday at Buford’s McQuaig Field at 5:55 p.m.

Crisp, a right-hander who has already verbally committed to

Report: GHSA to move basketball finals to UGA, Tech

1:15 pm May. 21, 2016

The Georgia high school basketball state championship games appear headed out of Macon and into Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion and Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum beginning next year.

GHSA executive director Gary Phillips, reached by phone Saturday morning,

2A-6A Baseball State Championships Preview

10:10 am May. 20, 2016

By Score Atlanta

All eyes will be on a pair of two-time state champions as Region 5 foes Walton (30-4) and Pope (28-6) do battle in the Class AAAAAA finals. Pope edged Walton for the No. 1 seed coming out of the state’s toughest region with a 14-2 mark while the Raiders finished 13-3. The two squads split during the regular season with Pope winning at Walton 16-1 and the Raiders

Baseball: Loganville wins Game 3, advances to AAAAA final

4:49 pm May. 18, 2016

Loganville defeated South Effingham 5-2 on Wednesday in Game 3 of their best-of-three Class AAAAA semifinal series in Guyton.

Loganville’s Morgan Copeland homered in the top of the first inning for a 1-0 lead, and Loganville never trailed. Jonathan Lee was 2-for-2 with two walks for Loganville. Rhett Mixon was 2-for-3.

Ryan English was the winning pitcher. He went five innings and allowed three runs, six hits and a walk. Drew Franklin

Baseball: Schedule set for championship series

10:05 am May. 18, 2016

Here are the matchups and start times for the baseball state-championship series.

The best-of-three series will begin with double-headers on Saturday except for Class AA. See below.

AAAAAA
Walton at Pope, 3 p.m. (Monday at 6 p.m. if necessary)

AAAAA
Loganville at Houston County, TBA

AAAA
Locust Grove at Buford, 1 p.m. (Monday at 5:55 p.m. if necessary)

AAA
Westminster at Blessed Trinity, 6:30 p.m. (Monday at 5 p.m. if necessary)

AA
Lovett at Wesleyan, 4:30 p.m. (Game 2 will be Monday at

Season over, champs crowned

5:02 pm May. 17, 2016

Saturday marked the end to the 2016 GHSA lacrosse season. Congratulations to the championship winning teams: Lambert (AAAAAA boys), Walton (AAAAAA girls), Allatoona (A-AAAAA boys), and Blessed Trinity (A-AAAAA girls).

On Tuesday, the AJC

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2016 Final Boys Soccer Rankings

3:15 pm May. 17, 2016

Austin Lu came up huge in Parkview’s Class AAAAAA championship victory over Milton in PKs. The senior allowed one goal in the shootout as the Panthers took it 4-1. Lu also stifled Chattahoochee in the semis in a 2-0 shutout. The Cougars had entered the game undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the entire nation.

It should come to no surprise that Riverwood hoisted the trophy in Class AAAAA. Wins over

Semifinal recaps: Walton, Pope in AAAAAA final

9:53 am May. 17, 2016

Here are recaps of Monday’s semifinal series.

So it’s Walton vs. Pope in the Class AAAAAA final. The schools are 3.8 miles apart in East Cobb.

Lovett won an 11-inning game against Greater Atlanta Christian to force a Game 3. Lovett trailed 2-1, then scored two runs to win it. Both starting pitchers went the distance.

Details below.

Class AAAAAA

Walton pitches pair of shutouts at Norcross

Zac Kristofak and Chris Hummell pitched shutouts in Walton’s