Sports

High school sports calendar

MONDAY, MARCH 3

BASEBALL: McIntosh at Newnan; Greenville at Fayette County; Tri-Cities at Sandy Creek.

LACROSSE: Lovett at Whitewater (boys).

SOCCER: Brookstone at OLM.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 4

BASEBALL: ELCA at Landmark.

LACROSSE: Northgate at McIntosh (boys); South Forsyth at Starr’s Mill (girls).

SOCCER: McIntosh at Creekside; Starr’s Mill at Westminster; Allatoona at Whitewater (girls); Whitewater at Etowah (boys); Alexander at Fayette County; Sandy Creek at OLM; Douglas County at Landmark. Read More»

Civitan golf tourney set for April 23

The ninth annual Civitan "Leave No One Behind" benefit golf tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, at 9 a.m. at Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City.

Proceeds will be earmarked for community charities and the Civitan International Research Center supporting developmentally challenged youth and adults.

The event is sponsored the Line Creek Civitan Club of Peachtree City and the Georgia District Civitan Foundation.

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, refreshments and post-tournament lunch. Read More»

Patriots fall to Columbia 63-44

The Sandy Creek Patriots boys basketball team closed out its season Thursday night with a 63-44 loss to Columbia, last year's AAAA runnerup, in the quarterfinals of the GHSA state basketball tournament.

The Patriots finished with a record of 22-9.

Lady Tigers fall to Redan in quarterfinals

Redan defeated the Fayette County Lady Tigers 52-45 Wednesday night in the AAAA state quarterfinals.

Fayette County was the last local girls' team alive in the GHSA state basketball tournament.

The Sandy Creek Patriots, the last local boys' team standing, plays at Columbia Thursday night in the quarterfinal round.

The winner plays either Glenn Hills or Westover Monday at West Georgia in the semifinals.

Landmark to honor coach Friday

This Friday has been designated as Phil Williams Night at Landmark Christian School, as a beloved former coach is to be honored for his years of service to the community.

Before the 7 p.m. baseball game against Chapel Hill, there will be a 6:45 ceremony honoring Williams. All former players, parents and friends from the Douglas County area as well as the Landmark Christian School community and others are invited for the celebration.

The game is an early-season matchup between two of last year’s playoff teams. Admission for students and adults is $5 each.

Chiefs shine on Westlake track

The McIntosh Chiefs opened their track season over the weekend at the Lions Chick-fil-A Showcase at Westlake.

The Chiefs got wins from Taylor Huntley in the 800 meters (1:59.77), Alyssa LeClaire in the 1600 (5:43.32) and Nicole Zaubi in the 3200 (12:50.34).

Morgan Frederick won the high jump (4-08.00) and the girls’ 4x800-meter relay team was also a winner (10:45.85).

Lady Panthers win 3-0 over Lambert

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers soccer team traveled to Suwanee Tuesday night and picked up a 3-0 win over Lambert.

After a scoreless first half, the team got on the board when Rachel Catlett’s corner kick found Carly Pressgrove on the back post and she volleyed the ball into the net.

Molly Moroney was played in behind and beat the keeper twice, hitting the post first and following her rebound to double the advantage.

Later it was Moroney marauding forward again with a fierce shot the keeper parried to Ashley Broderick who hammered home to complete the 3-0 victory. Read More»

Patriots move on with OT win

The Sandy Creek Patriots moved into the AAAA quarterfinals of the GHSA state basketball tournament with an 83-80 overtime win Tuesday night over Johnson of Gainesville.

The Patriots' next test comes Thursday at Columbia, who downed the Fayette County Tigers 67-58 Tuesday night.

The McIntosh Chiefs saw their season come to a close in the AAAAA bracket Tuesday night with a 54-51 loss to Northside of Columbus

In the A Private bracket, Landmark lost 80-67 to Aquinas.

Chiefettes at National Dance Team finals

Chiefettes at National Dance Team finals

The McIntosh Chiefettes dance team recently competed at the UDA National Dance Team Championship where they made it to the final round of competition and placed 18th out of 81 teams.

Previously they were crowned 2014 State Champions in Pom and Jazz at the UDA Georgia Dance Championships, the fifth year in a row they have won double state titles.Cortland Anderson won the Solo division, while Darby Smith placed third, Ally Cox fourth, Kristen Plunkett sixth and Kirsten Fink ninth. Cassie Burk placed third in the Junior Solo division. Read More»

Lady Tigers reach quarterfinals

The Fayette County Lady Tigers cruised into the quarterfinals of the GHSA state basketball tournament with a 43-25 win over Grady at home Monday night. They will travel to Redan Wednesday.

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers closed out their season Monday night with a 67-43 loss to Effingham County in the second round of the state tournament. They finished with a 20-8 overall record.