Tonight was Walton’s night.
The host Raiders won both games of their grudgematch against neighborhood rival Wheeler in front of a statewide audience on GPB.org and to the delight of the sold-out "Pit” on the campus of Walton High School.
In Class 5A, Norcross lost their first game of the season and was replaced by Hillgrove at the top. The Lady Blue Devils defeated defending Alabama 6A state champion Hoover in an interesting matchup of the two states' reigning state champs.
Several of the state's most highly ranked teams competed in tournaments and invitationals over weekend, despite being knee-deep in region play. One of the most high-profile of those events was the Marriott Invitational, which as held at Norcross over the weekend.
For wrestling enthusiasts seeking their latest fix of championship wrestling with the state dual championships delayed due to weather, the third annual Clinch Gear Prep Slam was held this past weekend at Holy Innocents’ and the action did not disappoint.
It's time for the second edition of the basketball Score 44! In our list of the top 22 boys and girls players in the state, we take into account which senior hoopsters are the best in the state of Georgia.
Many of the same teams in the boys Class 5A rankings are the same in the girls rankings. Norcross is at the top with Milton at No. 3 and Campbell at No. 6. Also, like the boys rankings, the girls Class 5A rankings are dominated by metro Atlanta squads.
Milton's win over perennial national power Oak Hill (Va.) on Saturday was the talk of the national high school basketball scene. Oak Hill was ranked No. 1 in the nation prior to the game, but the loss has cleared a path for another Georgia team to potentially take the top ranking.