Parkview sweeps Walton for state championship | Georgia high school baseball

7:57 pm May. 23, 2015

It takes a lot to make baseball history at Parkview, a program with as much or more tradition than any other in the state. But the 2015 Panthers certainly will go down as an all-time great team.

Parkview capped a dominant season with an impressive two-game sweep of Walton, giving the Panthers their third state championship in the last five years Saturday at the Raiders’ field.

Parkview starters Ryne Inman and Will Ethridge dominated on

Basketball coach Ron Link dies

8:42 am May. 22, 2015

Ron Link, who won more than 700 games spanning 45 years as a basketball coach in Georgia, has died. He was 67. The Athens Banner-Herald first reported the story.

Link was diagnosed with ALS in the fall but continued to coach Athens Christian’s boys team with help from assistant coaches Tim Cummings and Chad Link, his son. His eighth and final Athens Christian team, led by Georgia signee William “Turtle” Jackson, was

Baseball: Stats, lineups for Saturday’s 10 finalists

8:05 am May. 22, 2015

The state baseball finals resume Saturday. Below are probable lineups for all 10 finalists still playing, plus statistics for most of those teams. Still gathering stats on a few and hope to have them updated later today.

Also, check out Thursday’s blog for a little more info on each team and how they arrived to the final.

Class A is complete. Schley County (public) and King’s Ridge Christian (private) won titles this week.

For the

Wednesday baseball semifinal roundup

9:12 pm May. 20, 2015

By Score Atlanta

Walton shakes off Game 2 woes, advances to 6A finals

Walton overcame a disappointing Game 2 defeat the previous night, by rallying for a 5-4 victory over visiting Kennesaw Mountain in Wednesday’s decisive Game 3 and advancing to the Class 6A state championship where they will host Parkview. In Game 2, Walton led 3-0 entering the bottom half of the final inning and saw Kennesaw Mountain rally for a

Baseball: State finals set; a look at who’s playing

12:06 pm May. 20, 2015

Here’s a class-by-class look at the state baseball playoffs. Two semifinal series will be finished Wednesday – Kennesaw Mountain vs. Walton (AAAAAA) and Westminster vs. Jefferson (AAA).

Later this week, we’ll have previews of each of the five championship series that begin Saturday.

Class AAAAAA

Parkview has gone through the state playoffs 8-0, allowing only 10 runs. The Panthers are ranked No. 1 nationally by MaxPreps. Parkview won state titles in 2011 and

Tuesday baseball semifinal roundup

10:25 pm May. 19, 2015

By Score Atlanta

Class AAAAAA

Parkview 12, Pope 3: After winning Game 1 3-2 Monday night, Parkview swept its way to the Class AAAAAA championship in convincing fashion. The Panthers went into the top of the 4th tied 2-2 but drove in 10 runs in the final three innings, while finishing the game with 13 combined hits and drawing six walks. Trevor Brown went 4-4 at the plate and also walked and was driven

King’s Ridge takes Game 3 in walk-off fashion for second straight title

9:41 pm May. 19, 2015

By Score Atlanta

In Game 3 of the GHSA Class A-Private baseball state championship, a Lawson Hill sacrifice fly scored Penny Hart in the bottom of the ninth to seal a second-straight title for King’s Ridge and a 6-5 win over Hebron Christian Academy Tuesday night.

Hill finished 1-for-5. Connor Burns toed the rubber for the Tigers and lasted 4.1 innings in the game at King’s Ridge while allowing four runs on

Final 2015 lacrosse rankings

9:57 am May. 19, 2015

By Score Atlanta

Roswell spent most of the year at No. 3 behind Lambert, Johns Creek or Centennial, but the Hornets’ run to a second consecutive Class AAAAAA title solidifies their well-deserved place at No. 1. Roswell defeated Pope 12-9 in the finals after cruising past Northview (15-5), Mill Creek (16-9) and Etowah (15-4) in the first three rounds. Pre-playoff No. 1 Lambert fell to No. 2 Pope in the first

Baseball semifinal roundup

9:34 pm May. 18, 2015

Class AAAAAA

Parkview 3, Pope 2: Visiting Pope had Josh Lowe on first with one out in the top of the 7th inning before a lightning delay paused the action for and hour. Parkview got out of the inning once play resumed, but in the top of the 8th Pope took a 2-1 lead after Jacob Ramos drove in Jake Praigo on a sacrifice fly. Parkview opened the bottom of the