Rivalry games tend to bring out the best in sports. And tonight's Region 7-5A semifinal between Gwinnett County neighbors North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge was no exception. After nine lead changes and a blur of late fouls in a game webcasted on GPB.org, the No. 2 Lions defeated the No. 7 Bulldogs 57-53 at Mill Creek.
The GHSA state basketball tournaments don’t start until next weekend, but thanks to this week’s region playoffs, many metro Atlanta teams will teams will be battle tested. The best basketball in the state is played close to the capitol, which means some talent-rich local teams will have to fight for a coveted invitation to the state’s big dance.
In our latest list, we include the final regular season edition of the 44. As usual, there were two new names added, and therefore, two taken out.
February means championship season for winter sports across the state of Georgia, and action is heating up on the mats as the 2011 GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championships take place at the Arena at Gwinnett this weekend to decide the individual and team championships.
The top boys basketball regular season concluded over the weekend. For top ranked teams in the AJC’s weekly poll, the games were much like a continuation of the pre-game lay-up drills. All of the top three teams in each classification retained their ranking from week six.
When the calendar turns to February, the machine that is the Norcross girls basketball team is usually clicking on all cylinders and charging full-speed ahead. But the Lady Blue Devils hit a speed bump over the weekend in Class 5A action against North Gwinnett.
Continuing its strong tradition of broadcasting high school sports championship events, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media) will televise the GHSA Traditional Wrestling Championship live from 4 -7 PM on Saturday, February 19 from Gwinnett Center.
It’s midway through February and, when it comes to high school sports in Georgia, that means the winter sports are drawing to a close. It all starts with swimming and diving, as the state championships take place at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center this weekend.
In this week's list of the top 44 seniors in Georgia high school basketball, two changes reflect teams that are surging and others that are not. Derrick Henry of Newton enters the list, while Ryon Riggins of North Gwinnett was left out. On the girls portion of the 44, Briana Banks of Fayette Co was rewarded for her solid play while Tashayla Steede of Wheeler dropped out.
For the second straight week, we have an upset in the girls' “Two for Tuesday” webcast game, as host No. 6 GAC upset No. 3 Buford 52-43. Despite being convincingly beaten in early January by the Lady Wolves, GAC (17-7) rebounded at home behind Kristina Nelson’s 17 points and eight rebounds while freshman Briana Cummings had 10.