By Score Atlanta
Brookwood 4, Lowndes 1: Jenny Allen got Brookwood on the board in the first half, and the Broncos trotted away in the second. Allen gave Brookwood a 1-0 edge at the half before Kim Fincher, Shannon Maloney and Fiorella Gamarra scored in the second. Lowndes’ Ashley Miller tied the game at one 15 seconds into the second half.
Harrison 2, Lassiter 0: The Hoyas overcame an ejection and penalty shot to advance to the semifinals. With the game tied at zero, junior Savannah Vanderbeck scored on an assist by Hannah Ostman with 25 minutes remaining in the game. Lassiter drew a penalty kick and a Harrison player was ejected with 15 minutes left, but the Trojans clanged the kick off the post. Harrison freshman Treva Aycock scored with 10 minutes remaining to clinch the Hoyas’ victory. Goalie Allison Leone, a junior, kept the clean sheet for Harrison.
Parkview 4, Tift County 0: The Panthers scored on a goal from Elizabeth Quintanilla eight minutes into
By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC
For a guy who has won 470 football games and 11 state titles, Lincoln County head coach Larry Campbell always seems to have something to lament about. This spring is no exception.
“We just don’t get to get that much work in during the spring because our kids are playing baseball or golf, and those teams are doing quite well right now,” Campbell said of this week’s spring football workouts. “Then we have kids going on a class trip to Philadelphia and proms, and plays, and academic nights and all that sort of thing that kids need to do in high school. So we’re without some key people we need [in football]. It’s hard when you have a school as small as ours.”
Campbell said he and his staff use spring to get the rising ninth graders up to speed, and so all is not lost. Still, Campbell said next year he will be among the handful of coaches that will ask permission from the Georgia High School Association to play an extra scrimmage
Girls 2013 Georgia High School Track and Field Championships
Day 1 Results (All Finals)
1 Anna Machovec Prince Avenue 38-11.00
2 Abigail Rogers ELCA 35-06.50
3 Terar Stewart Darlington School 35-00.00
1 Katelyn Lee Gordon Lee 36-02.75
2 Shae Wooten Gordon Lee 35-03.00
3 Chelsy Haynes Marion County 34-10.50
1 LaPorsha Wells Josey 41-03.50
2 Jasmine Cook Heard County 38-02.00
3 Danisha Jones Thomasville 38-01.00
1 Haley Reynolds
If the Marist War Eagles thrive in the post-Myles Willis era this fall, a small note of thanks might be due those who adopted new helmet rules for the 2012 season. The rule, which required a player to leave the game for at least one play if his helmet came off during play, resulted in then-backup Chase Martenson getting some meaningful playing time while the War Eagles were rolling up a 12-2 record and an appearance in the Class AAAA state semifinals.
“Myles’ helmet was flying off early in the season and Chase went in there against Clarke Central and had a big bootleg pass for a big third-down conversion,” Marist coach Alan Chadwick said. “Against Lovett he did the same thing, went in and converted a huge third-down opportunity for us. He’s been under the pressure, plus he’s gone against our defense the last two years in practice. He’s worked really hard.”
So the veteran coach, owner of 311 career victories in 28 years, seems unworried about replacing the team’s most
There are more major league prospects in Georgia’s high school outfields than in any other state.
Clint Frazier of Loganville leads a group of four high school senior outfielders ranked among the top 10 outfield prospects for the June Major League Draft, according to MaxPreps.
Frazier is ranked the No. 1 outfield prospect in the country. Austin Meadows of Grayson is No. 2. Josh Hart of Parkview is No. 3. Riverwood’s Terry McClure is No. 8.
The first three are projected as first-round picks. Frazier and Meadows are considered locks.
‘’Georgia is loaded with quality outfielders, and Hart could be the third to go in the first round,’’ writes Kevin Askeland.
They would join a growing list of Georgia outfielders taken in the first round in recent years.
In 2012, Byron Buxton of Appling County went No. 2 overall to the Twins.
In 2011, Dwight Smith of McIntosh (Blue Jays) and Larry Greene of Berrien (Phillies) went in the first round of the supplemental draft.
The Georgia High School Association published the 2013 football schedules this week.
Football schedules during odd years (ie, 2013) generally feature the same opponents as the previous season because they are generally played under two-year contracts, but there are several good exceptions.
Here are the 10 best ‘’new’’ games on the 2013 schedule:
1. Booker T. Washington (Fla.) at Norcross: Norcross returns 16 starters – including three blue-chip recruits – from a team that went 15-0 and won Class AAAAAA last season. That’s the kind of glitz that attracts national TV audiences, especially when matched against Florida’s reigning Class 4A champion. The game is set for Aug. 24. Each team has three prospects who are rated four stars by Rivals.com. They are DE Loenzo Carter (rated No. 1 at his position nationally), WR Myles Autry and LB Kevin Mouhon for Norcross and QB Treon Harris, DE Chad Thomas and DB Nigel Patten for BTW, which was 13-1 last season. Expect both to
By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC
Last weekend the boys braved stiff winds, unseasonably cold temperatures and a day-long downpour at the finals of the State Track and Field Finals in Jefferson. This weekend the girls look to have much better conditions in Albany as they vie for state supremacy.
Here’s a quick primer:
The skinny: Westlake looks like the favorite to win its second team title in five years (2009). The Lions will send a state-best 15 competitors to Albany, along with four relay teams. Sprinter SheKara Martin could win the 100 and 200 meters.
Also in the mix: Alpharetta, Brookwood, Luella, McEachern, Mill Creek, Parkview, Peachtree Ridge, Roswell.
Other athletes to watch: Casidy Callahan, Norcross (Discus, Shot put); Storm Phillips, Valdosta (Long jump); Allie Buchalski, Johns Creek (1,600 and 3,200 meters).
The skinny: Kell superstar Kendall Williams will try to close out her brilliant career by leading the Longhorns to their first team
There are few better times of the year than this, for all of us Listers.
It seems like, every week, there’s another set of playoffs and state championships starting up, and we love seeing some champions crowned. The only thing we ever won in high school was seventh place in an eight-person chess tournament. It’s sad, we know.
So we live vicariously through the guys and girls competing now, and one of the sports that’s really caught our eye in recent years is lacrosse.
The playoffs kicked off Tuesday night, and the first round continues through Wednesday.
Sure, those Yankees up north got the ball rolling with this sport, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it better. Go see your local team play this week. Here are the top 10 reasons why:
10. Weather’s warming up
Yeah, this spring has been really weird so far, and we’re pretty sure it was below zero last weekend. But it’s gonna be in the 70s Wednesday evening, without a drop of rain in sight. So you’ve gotta get
With a solid nucleus of players returning from last year’s semifinal team, the Greater Atlanta Christian staff will concentrate on making the moves this spring that may enable the team to take the next step.
“There are some schematic changes we want to implement and see if guys are ready to take the next step and start the process of earning their playing time,” said second-year coach Tim Hardy.
That doesn’t mean the Spartans are going to junk what worked so well for them last year or make some big changes. They’ll likely take a look at some players in different positions to see if there’s a better fit or more depth that can be developed.
“We’re always looking to get better,” Hardy said. “We enjoy throwing stuff out there to see what’s good and what’s not so good.”
Although Hardy’s philosophy is that every job is up for grabs, there’s likely to be little movement among the returning players. The Spartans have six back on offense and nine
By Stephen Black
No. 1 McEachern was supposed to breeze through its first-round matchup with unheralded Tift County fairly easily. But the visiting Blue Devils, the No. 4 seed out of Region 1-AAAAAA, won the series opener 4-1 Friday, then, after a two-hour rain delay, took Game 3 tonight in Powder Springs 2-1 to eliminate the Region 4 champions.
Pitcher Zach Bullard accounted for both Tift County wins in hurling all seven innings of each game. Bullard gave up just three hits in the opener and four hits in the clincher.
McEachern was its own worst enemy tonight in making three errors. Both Blue Devils runs came in the fourth inning as a result of Indians’ mistakes.
Tift County’s Will Reinhardt grounded to third and Maxwell Watkins couldn’t handle it allowing Tyler Wall to score the Blue Devils’ first run. Later in the inning Briggs Benson also grounded to third, Watkins’ throw to first was not in time and Ryan Ross sprinted home to score the game-winning
By Score Atlanta
Roswell at Grayson, 6 p.m.
Tift County at McEachern, 4 p.m.
Brookwood at Milton, 7 p.m.
South Gwinnett at Walton, 6 p.m.
Lakeside-DeKalb at Creekview, 6 p.m.
South Paulding at Winder-Barrow, 5:55 p.m.
Grady at Northwest Whitfield, 5:30 p.m.
Bowdon at Union County, 5:30 p.m.
Greater Atlanta Chr. at Pepperell, 4 p.m. (moved to Wed.)
#3 Douglas County at #1 Lowndes
#2 Brookwood at #1 Mill Creek
#2 Tift County at #1 Druid Hills
#2 Collins Hill at #1 Parkview
#2 Hillgrove at #1 Newnan
#2 South Forsyth at #1 Walton
#2 East Coweta at #1 Harrison
#4 North Gwinnett at #2 Lassiter
#2 Loganville at #1 Riverwood
#3 Northgate at #1 Lakeside-Evans
#2 Pope at #1 Flowery Branch
#2 McIntosh at #1 Glynn Academy
#3 Northview at #1 North Paulding
#3 Houston County at #1 Whitewater
#2 Allatoona at #1 Lakeside-DeKalb
#2 Howard at #1 Cairo
#3 Carrollton at #1 Heritage-Catoosa
Kennesaw State’s new football program has snatched up another Georgia high school head coach.
Tim Glanton, who started football at South Paulding in 2006, has been hired by Kennesaw State’s Brian Bohannon.
”I am very excited to be part of the Kennesaw State coaching family,” Glanton said on Twitter. “They have a great adminstration and and great man in Coach Bohannon.”
In April, Bohannon hired Grant Chesnut from Central of Carroll County to be his offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Glanton’s record at South Paulding was 29-33. That included record of 6-4 each of the past three seasons. He also coached at East Paulding (2003-05) and Brooks County (1998-2000).
Glanton is expected to be a strong recruiter as he is widely known among Georgia’s head coaches because of recruiting expos that he has run the past several off-seasons.
Lassiter coach Jep Irwin is using spring practice to find some playmakers.
The Trojans will have to replace the quarterback, three of the top four receivers, the interception leader, three of the top four tacklers and all three starting linebackers from a team that went 10-0 during the 2012 regular season before suffering an upset loss to Brookwood in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.
The most high-profile loss is at quarterback, where the Trojans will be starting fresh after a great five-year run at the position by Hutson Mason and Eddie Printz. Mason passed for 8,200 yards as a junior and senior, setting the state record with 4,560 in 2009, before moving on to Georgia. Printz passed for 8,600 yards the past three seasons and was named the first-team all-state quarterback in 2012. He signed with Missouri.
The two players vying to step into the starting role in 2013 are rising junior Russell Aarons and rising senior Will Anderson. Aarons led the Lassiter junior
By Fletcher Proctor
Both defending boys lacrosse champions are in the Class AAAAAA field and could potentially meet in the quarterfinals. No. 2 Milton enters the bracket as the No. 1 team out of Area 2 while seventh-ranked Lambert will travel to Hillgrove in the first round. Milton could receive some early trouble from Zach Cao and Collins Hill in Round 1.
No. 5 Chattahoochee, led by sophomore attack Daniel Wilson and junior middie Jack Cioffi, enter the playoffs having won 10 of its last 11. Chattahoochee finished the regular season as the No. 2 team in Area 3, behind third-ranked Centennial. Harrison finished the regular season unbeaten in Area 1 play while Reed Stanton and No. 6 Mill Creek earned the top seed out of Area 4.
No. 2 Decatur must be considered a favorite in Class A-AAAAA after going unbeaten against that level of competition. Decatur’s only two losses came to McCallie (Tenn.) and Class AAAAAA No. 1 Lassiter. Class A-AAAAA’s top-ranked team,
It was an odd season in 2002 for Brookwood football. The Broncos opened at the Corky Kell Classic and gave up 301 rushing yards to Tyren Jones in a 35-24 loss to Walton. They barely made the playoffs, entering as the No. 4 seed in Region 8-AAAAAA.
Then for the second time in four seasons, they stunned a 10-0 team in the first round. This time it was Lassiter 24-21 in overtime. (In 2009, it was McEachern.) But Brookwood’s defensive problems were revisited in the second round as Mill Creek – a team that Brookwood had beaten in September – scored eight touchdowns and won 56-21.
‘’It was just so hot and cold,’’ Brookwood coach Mark Crews said of the 7-5 season. “We really struggled with injuries on defense. We went to Lassiter and played really well and thought we were in good shape to make a run, and then we turned around the next week and turned the ball over five times against Mill Creek and got beat pretty bad.’’
Crews said that just a few days of spring