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.

Lady Panthers shut out St. Pius

The Starr's Mill Lady Panthers soccer team broke open a close match in the second half Friday night 4-0 win over St Pius at Panther Stadium.

The teams were scoreless at halftime but Molly Moroney opened the scoring just three minutes into the second half, assisted by Leslie Logan.

Carly Pressgrove quickly returned the favor, sending Logan through from midfield before a calm finish made it 2-0.

Moroney tallied her second goal of the match on an assist by Lauren Yoss for the team's third goal in eight minutes. Read More»

Golf fundraiser March 13

Braelinn and Sara Harp Minter Elementary schools are hosting a fundraiser golf tournament Thursday, March 13, at 9 a.m. at Whitewater Creek Country Club.

Proceeds will benefit The Leader in Me program, a comprehensive schoolwide initiative which supplements educational curriculum by teaching children (and teachers) the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" from the bestselling book by Stephen Covey.

Both schools are seeking community support, sponsorship, players, raffle items for the event. Read More»

Piedmont College goes purple in honor of Southside United coach

The Piedmont College women's lacrosse team kicked off its second season in February, and this year the girls are playing in honor of Robin Sommers, the founder of Southside United of Fayetteville, who passed away unexpectedly in early January.

"Coach Sommers has impacted countless lacrosse players across the southside of Atlanta," according to a statement from the school. "He constantly encouraged them to play at a higher level." Read More»

Ashley takes state mat title

Alex Ashley of Starr’s Mill won the AAAAA state championship in the 285-pound weight class during the state meet at Loganville High this weekend, winning four straight matches to finish the season at 43-1.

Ashley won the final match 8-3 over Malik McNeil of Cambridge, according to the results posted at Teammate Cory Carter won two matches in the 220-pound class to take sixth place. Read More»

Lady Panthers, Lady Tigers advance in state hoops tourney

Fayette teams are 2-for-2 after the first night of the GHSA state basketball tournament.

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers advanced to the round of 16 with a 39-38 win Friday over Grovetown. The game was tied at the end of the first and third quarters, and Starr’s Mill led by two at halftime.

The Lady Panthers are back on the road for the second round to face an Effingham County team that reached the state semifinals last season. Effingham County, from Region 3-AAAAA cruised past Bainbridge 66-41 in its first-round game. Read More»

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