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Pike County Reaches First Final While Marist, Parkview Reach Familiar Ground

Tuesday, across four sites in the state of Georgia, semifinal rubber games were played to determine participants in four of the five state championship series. Three teams that lost the first game of their respective series advanced by winning last two games of their three-game series.

Metro Schools Win Nine of 10 Soccer Titles

The soccer landscape in Georgia high school soccer doesn’t look much like Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams. Other sports, such as football and baseball, feature teams from all corners of the state, but the best prep soccer in the state is clearly played close to Atlanta.

Girls Track and Field Athletes Settle Scores at GHSA State Meet in Albany

Last week the boys' track and field championships were decided in Jefferson, and this weekend it was the girls' turn to run, jump and throw. After several grueling days of competition, Athens Christian, Decatur, Monroe, Southwest DeKalb and ML King were crowned 2011 team champions in Albany.

Westminster Boys, Blessed Trinity Girls Tennis Back on Top

The Westminster tennis teams brought home two trophies from last Saturday’s festivities at Clayton County International Park. On the boys side, the Wildcats avenged last year’s loss to region-rival Blessed Trinity to capture the Class AA state championship.

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.