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Wednesday, Nov. 19
Basketball: Fayette County at Norcross (girls).

Thursday, Nov. 20
Basketball: Fayette County at Norcross (girls).
Wrestling: Central-Carrollton, Locust Grove and Northgate at Whitewater.

Friday, Nov. 21
Football: Round of 16 in state playoffs.
Basketball: Landmark at FCA Southside Thanksgiving Classic; Northgate at Starr’s Mill.

Saturday, Nov. 22
Basketball: Fayette County, McIntosh at Sandy Creek Shootout (boys); OLM at W.D. Mohammed (girls); Whitewater at New Manchester.
Wrestling: Starr’s Mill at Kennesaw Mtn. Duals; Whitewater at Mill Creek Duals. Read More»

State football playoffs begin next weekend

Playoff action has already begun in all of the higher classifications and the field for the Class A state football playoffs will start next weekend, with one local school in the mix and another that just missed making it.

The Georgia High School Association’s final power rankings, released earlier this week, for the Class A Private category has the Landmark War Eagles in the middle of the pack out of the 16 teams in the playoffs. Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) finished No. 17. Read More»

High honors, class and field

Danielle Gray in action this fall for Kennesaw State. Photo/Charissa Gray.

After being named to the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team last week, redshirt-sophomore Danielle Gray of the Kennesaw State soccer team collected another academic honor as the she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Read More»

Nov. roundup

Friday, Nov. 14
Football: First round of state playoffs.
Basketball: Fayette County at Mundy’s Mill; Mt. Vernon at Landmark (girls); Hapeville Charter at Sandy Creek (girls).

Saturday, Nov. 15
Basketball: Lovejoy at Fayette County; Landmark at Providence; Cedar Grove at Sandy Creek (girls); Sandy Creek at Mays (boys); Whitewater at Lithia Springs.
Wrestling: Starr’s Mill at Dacula Duals.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
Basketball: Whitefield at Landmark (girls); McIntosh at Morrow; Whitewater at Newnan.
Wrestling: Starr’s Mill at Fayette County.

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Top runners vie for state titles

The Georgia High School Association cross-country state championships in all classifications are today in Carrollton. Runners from nearly all Fayette schools will be participating. Landmark junior Kathryn Foreman is seeking her third straight state title. She and teammate Nicole Fegans, seen in the background, finished 1-2 in last week’s Region 5-A race. Photo courtesy of Dan McCauley and the MileSplit GA web site.

The Georgia High School Association cross-country state championships in all classifications are today in Carrollton. Runners from nearly all Fayette schools will be participating. Landmark junior Kathryn Foreman is seeking her third straight state title. She and teammate Nicole Fegans, seen in the background, finished 1-2 in last week’s Region 5-A race. Photo courtesy of Dan McCauley and the MileSplit GA web site.

Guide to Region 5-AAAA playoffs

Sandy Creek’s defense lines up. Sandy Creek, Woodward, Carrollton, Fayette County, Whitewater and Troup are all in the runnings for a region win. Photo/Bethan Adams

Standings: Woodward 3-1, 4-1, 7-2, Sandy Creek 3-1, 5-1, 8-1, Carrollton 2-2, 3-2, 4-5, Fayette County 2-2, 2-2, 4-5, Whitewater 2-2, 3-2, 6-3, Troup 0-4, 0-4, 3-6
Sandy Creek-Fayette County, Whitewater-Troup, Woodward-Carrollton

If Sandy Creek, Whitewater and Woodward win:
1. Woodward 4-1, 5-1, 8-2
2. Sandy Creek 4-1, 6-1, 9-1
3. Whitewater 3-2, 4-2, 7-3
4. Fayette County 2-3, 2-3, 4-6
5. Carrollton 2-3, 3-3, 4-6
6. Troup 0-5, 0-5, 3-7

If Sandy Creek, Whitewater and Carrollton win:
1. Sandy Creek 4-1, 6-1, 9-1
2. Carrollton 3-2, 4-2, 5-5
3. Whitewater 3-2, 4-2, 7-3 Read More»

5-AAAA football standings

Sandy Creek’s defense lines up. Sandy Creek, Woodward, Carrollton, Fayette County, Whitewater and Troup are all in the runnings for a region win. Photo/Bethan Adams

As you read this, the final football standings for the regular season in Region 5-AAAA have likely been set. Before Friday’s games kicked off, things were far from certain.

Woodward and Sandy Creek were assured to be among the four teams from the region in the state playoffs. Carrollton, Fayette County and Whitewater all had a shot at joining them, as all three of these teams can finish anywhere from second to fifth in the region. The only certain spot before Friday was Troup in last place. Read More»

SCHS ends season, state semifinalists

SCHS ends season, state semifinalists

Volleyball loses to Buford in close, four-game match

The Sandy Creek Lady Patriots saw their 2014 volleyball season come to an end Wednesday in a match against Buford. The final score was 25-20, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20. The Lady Patriots finished the season with a record of 45-8. Buford will play Marist this weekend at Marietta High School for the state championship. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Pickleball in PTC

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The Peachtree City Pickleball Club kicked off in Peachtree City Sunday, Oct. 12. Close to 100 friends and family members gathered at the tennis center to see what the game with the funny name was all about.  Read More»

Teams move on in volleyball playoffs

McIntosh is moving on in the playoffs. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Five local teams are rolling into the round of 16 in the GHSA state volleyball playoffs after strong outings this week.
In AAAAA action, Starr’s Mill swept three straight games Wednesday against Hiram while McIntosh did the same against Alexander.

The AAAA bracket saw Sandy Creek win three in a row over Arabia Mountain and Whitewater pick up a road win against Grady by winning three out of five.
In the A classification, Landmark moves on by virtue of a sweep over Whitfield Academy. Our Lady of Mercy fell to Mt. Paran Christian in three straight. Read More»