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For Walton Girls Tennis, Eight Is Great

Taxes, pollen and the Walton girls tennis team winning a state title - three undeniable rites of Spring it seems. Last week the Lady Raiders, coached by Roberta Manheim and led by Emily Zabor, one of nine seniors, won its 147th straight match and its eighth straight state title.

GHSA Overhauls High School Sports

The Georgia High School Association voted today to increase the number of sports classifications from five to six. The “A” through “AAAAAA” categories determine which schools play each other in sports.

Skip Barber Racing School Moves South

The world’s leading race driving school is moving to Georgia. Skip Barber Racing School will uproot its administrative offices from Connecticut to Braselton.

Baseball Rubber Games, Boys Soccer Quarterfinals Rule Saturday Headlines

On Saturday, rubber games of the first round of baseball the playoffs took place while boys soccer teams from around the state decided their quarterfinal matches. Several metro Atlanta teams were in the fold and many of them advanced in their respective playoff brackets.

Friday Night Baseball and Soccer Playoff Results

Many of the favorites in girls soccer advanced into the semifinals Friday night with dominant performances. However, the game of the evening may have been Athens Academy's 1-0 win over Holy Innocents'.

Braves Suspend Pitching Coach

The Atlanta Braves pitching staff is receiving some unwanted headlines. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the team placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administration leave Friday.

Collins Hill Boys, North Gwinnett Girls Look to Repeat Success in Soccer Playoffs

State soccer tournaments are underway throughout Georgia, so playoff fever will be prevalent on the pitch over the next two weeks. Leading the charge is Collins Hill, which is looking to become the first boys team to win three consecutive state championships in the highest classification.

Tennis Favorites Prepare for State Playoffs

The GHSA State Tennis Playoffs begin the weekend of April 22, and there are a host of teams across the state and all classifications thinking they have a chance to win some silverware.

Veteran Sports Columnist Outlar Dies

Jesse Outlar, who spent 41 years at the Atlanta Constitution as a sports writer, sports editor and columnist, has died at the age of 87.

Scalpers Snatched Student Masters Tickets

School officials in a Georgia county say they've launched an investigation to try and figure out how Masters Tournament badges that were supposed to go to local students instead were sold to ticket scalpers.