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First-round wrap: Colquitt, Mountain View, Duluth make history

10:13 am Feb. 19, 2017

Colquitt County and Mountain View advanced in the boys state playoffs for the first time Saturday, and Duluth’s boys and girls won on the road, making for that school’s best post-season since 1970.

Here are more facts and observations from the first round of the basketball state playoffs in Class AAAAAAA.

BOYS BRACKET (click to view)

-Colquitt County won its first state-playoff game in history with a 64-51 victory over Kennesaw Mountain.

Region 1 boys sweep into second round

9:00 am Feb. 19, 2017

There were no Region 1 teams among the top 16 of the MaxPreps Class AAAAAA rankings going into the state tournament, but the region will have four of the final 16 teams remaining when the

GHSA Tournament Saturday night scores

1:43 pm Feb. 18, 2017

Girls

Class AAAAAAA

R2 #4 Campbell 52 at R4 #1 Cherokee 68

R1 #3 Tift County 66 at R3 #2 Hillgrove 69

R5 #4 West Forsyth 38 at R7 #1 Norcross 65

R4 #3 Woodstock 50 at R2 #2 Pebblebrook 62

R2 #3 Wheeler 45 at R4 #2 Etowah 34

Wildcard South Gwinnett 35 at R3 #1 McEachern 68

Class AAAAAA

R2 #3 Richmond Hill 20 at R4 #2 Lovejoy 54

Class AAAAA

R4 #4 Locust Grove 40 at R2 #1 Statesboro 65

Class AAAA

R7 #4  Blessed Trinity 28, R5 #1

GHSA Basketball Tournament scores

4:40 pm Feb. 17, 2017

Friday

Girls (Games with no scores will be played Saturday)

Class AAAAAAA

R8 #3 Grayson 40 at R6 #2 Collins Hill 62

R2 #4 Campbell at R4 #1 Cherokee

R1 #3 Tift County at R3 #2 Hillgrove

R7 #4 Central Gwinnett 51 at R5 #1 Lambert 58

R6 #3 Duluth 66 at R8 #2 Newton 54

R4 #4 Roswell 29 at R2 #1 Westlake 44

R3 #3 Marietta 66 at R1 #2 Lowndes 58

R5 #4 West Forsyth at R7

Top games: Round 1

9:59 am Feb. 17, 2017

No. 5 Dublin boys vs. Fitzgerald
When/where: Saturday, 7 p.m. at Dublin
Records/playoff seeds: Dublin (23-5, No. 2 seed, Region 3), Fitzgerald (14-5, No. 3, Region 1)
Last meeting: First of record dating back to 2005-06

Monticello boys vs. Therrell
When/where: Friday, 6 p.m. at

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Week 1 baseball rankings

9:31 am Feb. 17, 2017

In Class 7A, defending champion Walton opens the season No. 1. The Raiders got off to a rocky 0-2 start this season, but found the win column this Thursday with a 12-8 win over McEachern. No. 2 Norcross dropped its season opener 5-2 at Cambridge, but the Blue Devils have plenty of talent returning from their 27-8 team a year ago that advanced all the way to the Final Four.

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