Come watch as the Blue team takes on the White team in this year's intersquad match-up.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
The three-day state meet concluded Saturday in Albany.
Athletes in 10 events who represented Cobb, Douglas and Paulding schools brought back first-place medals from the Georgia High School Association girls state track and field championships in Albany. Two teams also peformed well in the event, which ran from Thursday through Saturday, as Kell High School finished second in the Class 5A meet and Marietta came in third in Class 6A. Kell's Kendell Williams closed out her illustrious career with three titles, winning the 5A high jump, long jump and 100-meter hurdles. She earned 11 crowns in her high school career, and on Friday broke her own state record in the long jump. Marietta's Jenessa Jackson won the Class 6A shot put and was second in the discus throw, while an all-Cobb trio swept the …
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ suffered a skull fracture during a game last week when a line drive hit him in the head. Tell us if you think Major League Baseball or any other leagues should implement helmets for pitchers.
"I don't remember seeing [the ball]. Just immediate loud ringing in my ear. Just pressure on my ear, and I was on the ground. That was kind of it.” That, according to an Associated Press report, was how Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ described the line drive that hit him in the head during his team’s May 7 game against Tampa Bay. The impact left him with a skull fracture and a knee that was tweaked as he fell to the ground. Happ’s injury has brought attention to other pitchers who have sustained similar injuries in the past. Major league pitcher Bryce Florie was struck in the right eye by a line drive more than a decade ago. According to Paul Newberry of the Associated Press, Florie would pitch only seven more games after that …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday was another busy day of state playoff action for teams from Cobb, Douglas and Paulding schools.
The following scores are results from Wednesday's action involving Cobb, Douglas and Paulding teams in Georgia High School Association state playoffs: BASEBALL 2ND ROUND Class 6A Class 5A Class 3A Class 1A Private Schools BOYS SOCCER 2ND ROUND Class 6A Class 5A Class 4A Class 3A Class 1A BOYS LACROSSE 1ST ROUND Class 6A Class 1A-5A GIRLS LACROSSE 1ST ROUND Class 1A-5A BOYS TENNIS SEMIFINALS Class 5A
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Make sure your favorite sports teams are highlighted on Smyrna-Vinings Patch this season!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Cobb, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Smyrna-Vinings Patch. News about any team—from youth T-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more—it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Girls and boys teams resume action with second-round games.
The Campbell and Whitefield Academy girls soccer teams will be play away from home Tuesday when the Georgia High School Association state tournaments swing back into action with second-round games. The Lady Hoyas and Lady Raiders are among 12 girls teams from Cobb, Paulding and Douglas that won last week. Walton and Harrison will be playing host to South Forsyth and East Coweta, respectively, in the Class 6A tournament. Also playing on Tuesday are Hillgrove at Newnan, Douglas County at Lowndes and Lassiter at North Gwinnett. In the 5A tournament, Pope is at Flowery Branch, Northview is at North Paulding and Allatoona is at Lakeside of DeKalb. In Class 4A, the Alexander girls play at Marist, and in Class 3A, Chapel Hill is at home to Peach …
Whitefield Academy will face Blessed Trinity at home.
Even though lacrosse has only two classifications, Cobb teams can be found everywhere in the Georgia High School Association tournaments that begin Tuesday on campus sites. A total of 17 teams from Cobb schools -- eight girls and nine boys -- have qualified. The girls get underway on Tuesday, with three Cobb teams playing host. Walton, No. 3 in Class 6A, is at home to North Gwinnett. No. 7 Kennesaw Mountain entertains Chattahoochee and Alpharetta is at Harrison. In Class 1A-5A, No. 8 Whitefield Academy is at home to face Blessed Trinity and No. 3 Allatoona plays host to Marist. Hitting the road will be No. 8 Lassiter, which plays at Peachtree Ridge, and Hillgrove, which travels to West Forsyth. In the Class 1A-5A tournament, the No. 4 Kell…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Hillgrove and Chapel Hill earned team runner-up honors and five athletes earned state titles in individual events.
Four Cobb schools finished in the Top 10 in the Class AAAAAA field of the Georgia High School Association boys track and field meet, and five individual athletes earned state titles as the event concluded Saturday in Jefferson. Rain and winds didn't dash the completion of the three-day-long event as athletes from Cobb, Douglas and Paulding turned in strong showings. Hillgrove of West Cobb was second in the 6A meet, scoring 43 points. East Cobb's Walton was fourth with 35 points, Campbell of Smyrna was fifth with 25 points and Marietta was 10th with 22.3 points. Mill Creek of Gwinnett County won the team title with 59 points. McEachern and Harrison, both of West Cobb, came in 11th and 12th, respectively. Chapel Hill of Douglas County …
A runner’ gesture cost his high school a trip to the state championships. Tell us if you think the ruling on the gesture was right on, or if the disqualification was unwarranted.
A high school’s chance to compete in the state championships was halted last month despite a winning performance from four of its athletes. Columbus High School saw four of its athletes take first in the 4 x 100-meter relay. But the team was disqualified, according to KHOU 11 News, after its final runner, Derrick Hayes, pointed up to the sky as he crossed the finish line. The DQ was levied as the gesture violated a rule that prohibits excessive acts of celebration, and it cost the school an opportunity to make it to the state championships. Hayes’ father said he believes his son made the gesture to give thanks to God. “It was a reaction,” K.C. Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re …
Friday, May 3, 2013
McEachern is ranked No. 1 as the state tournament begins today, and Walton and Marietta also are contenders.
A total of 15 teams from high schools in Cobb, Douglas and Paulding—six of them ranked—have qualified for the Georgia High School Association baseball tournament, which begins Friday on school sites throughout the state. Three games in Class AAAAAA will be in Cobb, which boasts three teams in the Top 10. One of the biggest surprises of the season is No. 1 McEachern, which plays host to Tift County. The Indians (22-4) have been thriving under first-year coach Dan Torrenti, a former McEachern player. Also playing at home is No. 4 Walton (19-7), which will be facing South Gwinnett, and No. 6 Marietta (19-7), which is playing host to Camden County. West Cobb's other high schools will be on the road as Harrison travels to Colquitt County and …