Monday, January 30, 2012
Whitefield boys basketball rolls on; National Signing Day approaches.
It was business as usual for Whitefield Academy on the hoops court Saturday night as the Wolfpack rolled to a 78-60 win over Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. The victory was the 10th straight for the Pack, 17-3, which remains ranked No. 2 in the Class A polls. Senior Kenny Gaines paced the attack with 37 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, and three blocks. Eric Lockett added 12 pts, 11 rebounds, and two steals, while Lorenzo Carter chipped in with 10 points, 8 blocks and six rebounds. "I am not sure how many style points we will get after that win, but style points do not factor in the region standing,’’ said Whitefield coach Tyrone Johnson, whose team improved to 8-0 in Region 9-A play heading into Tuesday’s home game against Our Lady …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Lions ranked first in their class, Wolfpack second in theirs as high school hoop season fast breaks on.
On the prep hard court this 2011-12 season, region tournaments are less than a month away and then will begin hopefully a successful run to state titles for at least a pair of local teams. The Lovett girls are 15-3 and ranked atop the Class AA standings heading into Friday’s 5:30 p.m. game at Cross Keys. Meanwhile, the Whitefield Academy boys, 14-3, take a No. 2 Class A state ranking into tonight’s 7:30 p.m. game at Strong Rock Academy. Also Friday night, the Campbell boys, 7-8 overall and 2-5 in region play, and the Lady Spartans, 8-7 and 4-3, play host to Region 4-AAAAA rival South Cobb in games slated to begin at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. At Lovett, the Lions are led by college signees, Tatianna Jackson (University of Tennessee at …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The GHSA votes to have separate Class A championships in all sports for public and private schools, including Whitefield Academy, beginning next season.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Campbell may have won just one football game last season, but the Spartans are stepping up in class. That’s because the Georgia High School Association’s State Executive Committee approved on Tuesday the reclassifications that were proposed in November, which includes the creation of Class AAAAAA (yes, six!) for the biggest high schools in Georgia. The vote was 47-1, with one pass. Reclassification was based on this year’s enrollment of ninth- to 11th-graders for each of its member schools. The Spartans, now in Class AAAAA, are among the 63 schools out of the 65 originally proposed that will make up Class AAAAAA for 2012-14. With the addition of Marietta High School, here's how the new Region 4-AAAAAA will look: Subregion A Subregion B …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Campbell faces rival South Cobb in tonight's championship of the Campbell Holiday Classic.
Senior Baylee Hawkins scored 11 points and handed out seven assists to lead Campbell to a 54-27 win over Creekside High Thursday in the Campbell Holiday Classic. The Lady Spartans, 4-6, will face Region 4-AAAAA rival South Cobb in tonight’s championship game at 7. Campbell upset the Lady Eagles 49-38 at South Cobb in a region game on Dec. 6. In Thursday’s win, D’Asia Cain scored a game-high 14 points while Diamond Freeman was strong on the boards with nine rebounds for the Lady Spartans. The Campbell boys fell 61-57 to Forest Park on Thursday to drop to 5-5 on the season. Tristan Cameron scored 22 points to pace the Spartans, who will face Washington in today’s third-place game at 5:30 p.m. Forest Park will face Pope at 8:30 for the …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Campbell, Lovett and Whitefield Academy boys basketball teams are all involved in holiday tournaments Wednesday.
The Campbell Holiday Classic tips off today and both teams from the host school are looking for repeat performances that led to tournament titles a year ago. But it won’t be easy. The Campbell boys enter Wednesday’s 8:30 p.m. game versus Carver-Atlanta having dropped three straight contests. Overall, the Spartans are 4-4 on the season and struggling to find an identity with leading returning player Matt Cotton out for the season with a knee injury. In addition to Carver, Southwest Atlanta Christian and Forest Park are on the Spartans’ side of the bracket. The four teams in the other bracket include Pope, Greenforest Christian, Hiram and Washington. There are six girls teams participating as there will be a two-game round robin before the …
Monday, December 5, 2011
A quick peek at what's up in the world of sports within our Patch.
Monday, December 5, 2011
It’s time to look at what’s up on this Sportopia Monday Smyrna-Vinings Style. Congratulations to east Cobb’s Walton Raiders for advancing to this Saturday’s GHSA Class AAAAA state championship game. Walton defeated rival Lassiter 30-24 on Friday night in the semifinals and will face Grayson in the title game. Walton is the first Cobb school to play for state title since Harrison appeared in the title game in 2000. It’s been 38 years since an east Cobb school (Wheeler) played for the state championship and the Raiders are seeking to become only the second county team to win a state championship (Marietta, 1967). Here’s the schedule and additional info for this coming weekend’s state title games at the Georgia Dome. Friday, December 9 4:30 p…
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A quick peek at what's going on at Smyrna's high school.
Campbell High School is fortunate to have so many different cultures, religions, and ethnicities that coexist peacefully amongst the staff and students. To celebrate Campbell’s diversity, the school recently staged its popular International Festival. The event featured a Parade of Nations and a presentation by senior poet and rapper Isaiah Hunter that can be found here. Check out The Spartan Chronicles for a full report on the International Festival. _______ Randy McClure, a CHS science department head and head girls’ basketball coach, was recently presented with a plaque after being selected as the Coca-Cola 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year. McClure guided the Lady Spartans to the Class AAAAA Final Four last season and was named the Cobb …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Weekends were made for sports and we've got plenty of local updates here.
It’s the weekend so it’s time to look at what’s up on this Sportopia Saturday Smyrna-Vinings Style. Of course, before their trip to the SEC Championship game next week, the Georgia Bulldogs head to Bobby Dodd Stadium today to face the 8-3 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Here's some news and commentary surrounding the game set to kickoff at noon: On the high school gridiron, a Cobb school is assured of being in the Class AAAAA state championship game as both Walton and Lassiter advanced through the third round on Friday night and will meet in the state semifinals next week. Walton (13-0), which scored a Week 3 win in Smyrna over Campbell this season, remained undefeated with a 21-13 win over Dacula Friday night. For the full Friday night prep …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The McEachern football team scored early and often against Campbell and never looked back on Friday night.
The Spartans, 0-4, are off next week. They will seek that elusive first win of the season on Sept. 30 against visiting North Cobb during homecoming. Top-ranked McEachern, 4-0, is off next week and hits the field next on Sept. 30 at South Cobb.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Lovett stays unbeaten with its second road win of the season, meanwhile a tough task awaits Campbell this Friday at top-ranked McEachern.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Lovett last week again showed itself a resourceful road team, beating Callaway 19-7 at the Cavaliers' home stadium. The Lions, 3-0 on the season, won its second away game, also beating Thomasville to open the 2011 campaign. Lovett will need all of that road toughness and more in a couple of weeks when the team heads up the interstate to Buford to play the state's most dominant team in Class AA. In the game at 5-AA's Callaway, the Lions matched a balanced offensive attack with a sturdy defense, outgaining the Cavs 270-144 in total yards. Behind Arthur Winbourne's 62 yards, Grant Haley's 57 and Luke Hart's 42, the Lions rolled up 181 on the ground. Hart was 9 for 16 for 89 yards passing. Receiver Mason Marsteller caught three passes for 24 …