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The boys won the Area 3-A Private championship on Monday after shooting a 299 among their top four players. Junior Jordan Long shot a 71 in the process to buoy his teammates in the victory.
The perennial tennis stars of Eagle’s Landing and Union Grove began state tournament action this week. Both girls teams from each school and the Eagle’s Landing boys squared off in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday with hopes of advancing.
Don’t coaches want to field the best teams possible? What good does it do a program to miss out on an athlete who wants nothing more than to compete and help their team win?
Therapeutic specialist Harlon Matthews wins USTA Brad Parks Award for advancements in wheelchair tennis
In Georgia alone, Harlon Matthews rallied enough interest that the Georgia Grand Prix series grew from two tournaments to five in less than 10 years. He also travels throughout the United States, hosting clincis for professionals who want to earn their wheelchair tennis certifications.
Guiding the College-Bound Athlete: Free college recruitment seminars on tap for Ola, Woodland this month
Dynamite Sports, founded by Rick Wire in 1995, will travel to Henry County to talk to student-athletes from grades 8 to 12 about the different steps needed to secure a college offer in the next few weeks.
Junior track star dreams of the 2016 Olympics
Meet Daniel Roberts. All season, the junior from Hampton High School has been working toward one lofty goal — ownership of the state record in the 110-meter hurdles, was set in 1997 by Southwest Dekalb’s Terrance Trammell.
Senior gymnast makes a comeback to gain further attention from college programs
Aycock first took to tumbling as a 4-year-old in Lawrenceville. She dreamed of the Olympics as a child, going the route of the Elite Program, which trains gymnasts for international competition, for a few years. But when she was 13, she decided to be a “normal Level 10” competitor and performed with club teams in Gwinnett. She kept her sights on doing gymnastics for a college team, a goal that was a lot less expensive. Until even that dream came crashing down.
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Devale Johnson signs with Cincinnati State
Devale Johnson is the first of seven Stockbridge basketball players expected to sign with a college this spring.
Locust Grove basketball player signs with Emmanuel College, others participate in April signing period
More local athletes ink National Letters of Intent.
In Monday’s semiannual executive committee meeting of the Georgia High School Association, changes were made to increase penalties for ejections, require football coaches to provide physical copies of practice plans and relocate the Final Four to a neutral site in the basketball tournament.
The Mustangs are heading back to the state playoffs for the first time since 2011, while the Wolverines will look to advance beyond the first round.
A former ‘no-star’ recruit gained three stars after snagging Jerry Baskin as coach
Streeter’s positive attitude and determination transformed her into one of the best players Baskin, who runs the Baskin-McGill Tennis Academy in Marietta, has coached in his 40 years.
The Wolverines claimed first place for the fourth year in a row, while the Hampton Lady Hornets narrowly beat the Union Grove girls for the top prize.
Jonebsoro’s Walker, Maehlman headline Georgia Sports Writers Association’s All-State basketball team
Jonesboro leads the county with four total selections, while Drew, Forest Park and North Clayton each have one.
Many programs already adopted policies on their own
Monday, the Georgia High School Association announced changes to football practice rules.
The Lady Wolverines lacrosse team is just a few steps shy of making a state playoff appearance in their first year of eligibility.
The 2015 squad doesn’t feature big-time sluggers who knock in a dozen homers or slap hits into the outfield wall, so Edwards does worry. But what it features instead is the ability to manufacture runs when swinging for the fences isn’t a possibility.