Friday, May 17, 2013
The Lady Hoyas will play for a state championship Saturday afternoon.
The Harrison Lady Hoyas have reached the Georgia High School Class AAAAAA soccer championship game, and they'll get to play very close to home. The GHSA announced Thursday that Harrison's match against Parkview of Gwinnett County will be played at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Bank Stadium starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. The game is one of four scheduled for Saturday (with three others slated for Friday) at the KSU facility, which is located at 3200 George Busbee Parkway. Ticket prices are $10 a person. Harrison clinched a spot in the finals on Tuesday with a win in penalty kicks over Brookwood. The Hoyas boys team wasn't as fortunate in the semifinals on Wednesday, losing in penalty kicks to Collins Hill, also of Gwinnett. In the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The three-day state meet concluded Saturday in Albany.
Athletes in 10 events who represented Cobb, Douglas and Paulding schools brought back first-place medals from the Georgia High School Association girls state track and field championships in Albany. Two teams also peformed well in the event, which ran from Thursday through Saturday, as Kell High School finished second in the Class 5A meet and Marietta came in third in Class 6A. Kell's Kendell Williams closed out her illustrious career with three titles, winning the 5A high jump, long jump and 100-meter hurdles. She earned 11 crowns in her high school career, and broke her own state record Friday in the long jump. Marietta's Jenessa Jackson won the Class 6A shot put and was second in the discus throw, while an all-Cobb trio swept the 100-…
Brandon Reed will transfer after he graduates at the end of the summer term.
Georgia Tech junior guard and Powder Springs native, Brandon Reed, plans to transfer to another school to complete his eligibility, Coach Brian Gregory told the Associate Press. Gregory said Friday that Reed will transfer after he graduates at the end of the summer term. Reed, a strong 3-point shooter, started Georgia Tech's first 15 basketball games and averaged 5.2 points for the season. He lost playing time when freshman Chris Bolden, another strong shooter, moved into Gregory's starting lineup. Gregory says Reed has been "an integral part of this team over the last two years" after transferring to Georgia Tech from Arkansas State. Reed started 43 games in two seasons and averaged 6.4 points.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ suffered a skull fracture during a game last week when a line drive hit him in the head. Tell us if you think Major League Baseball or any other leagues should implement helmets for pitchers.
"I don't remember seeing [the ball]. Just immediate loud ringing in my ear. Just pressure on my ear, and I was on the ground. That was kind of it.” That, according to an Associated Press report, was how Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ described the line drive that hit him in the head during his team’s May 7 game against Tampa Bay. The impact left him with a skull fracture and a knee that was tweaked as he fell to the ground. Happ’s injury has brought attention to other pitchers who have sustained similar injuries in the past. Major league pitcher Bryce Florie was struck in the right eye by a line drive more than a decade ago. According to Paul Newberry of the Associated Press, Florie would pitch only seven more games after that …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here's who Harrison, Hillgrove and McEachern will be playing in the upcoming season, and information on spring scrimmages.
HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL HOYAS 2012 Record: 4-6; 3-5 Region 4-AAAAAA Head Coach: Matt Dickmann Website: HarrisonHoyas.com HILLGROVE HIGH SCHOOL HAWKS 2012 Record: 6-5, 5-3 Region 4-AAAAAA; lost to Camden Co. 52-17 in 1st round of GHSA playoffs Head Coach: Phillip Ironside Website: HillgroveFootball.org McEACHERN HIGH SCHOOL INDIANS 2012 Record: 8-3; 8-0 Region 4-AAAAAA; lost to Colquitt Co. 30-28 in 1st round of GHSA playoffs Head Coach: Kyle Hockman Website: McEachern Football
Wednesday was another busy day of state playoff action for teams from Cobb, Douglas and Paulding schools.
The following scores are the results from Wednesday's action involving Cobb, Douglas and Paulding teams in Georgia High School Association state playoffs: BASEBALL 2ND ROUND Class 6A Class 5A Class 3A Class 1A Private Schools BOYS SOCCER 2ND ROUND Class 6A Class 5A Class 4A Class 3A Class 1A BOYS LACROSSE 1ST ROUND Class 6A Class 1A-5A GIRLS LACROSSE 1ST ROUND Class 1A-5A BOYS TENNIS SEMIFINALS Class 5A
Patch wants to see your favorite West Cobb teams in action!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Cobb, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on East Cobb Patch. News about any team—from youth T-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more—it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
State playoff action continued Tuesday in baseball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis.
Here are scores from Tuesday's action in Georgia High School Association state playoff action involving schools from Cobb, Douglas and Paulding: Baseball 2nd Round Class 6A Also on Thursday, Marietta plays at East Coweta in a quarterfinal series. Girls Soccer 2nd Round Class 6A Lassiter plays at Harrison Saturday in a semifinal game. Class 5A Class 4A Class 3A Class 1A Girls Lacrosse 1st Round Class 6A Class 1A-5A Boys Lacrosse 1st Round Class 5A Girls Tennis Semifinals Class 6A Walton faces Peachtree Ridge Saturday in the state championship match at the Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro. Class 5A Class 1A Private Walker will play Mt. Pisgah for the state title on Saturday in Jonesboro. Boys Tennis Semifinals Class 6A North …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Girls and boys teams resume action with second-round games.
The Harrison and Walton girls soccer teams will be playing at home today when the Georgia High School Association state tournaments swing back into action with second-round games. The Lady Hoyas and Lady Raiders are among 12 girls teams from Cobb, Paulding and Douglas that won last week. Walton and Harrison will be playing host to South Forsyth and East Coweta, respectively, in the Class 6A tournament. Also playing on Tuesday are Hillgrove at Newnan, Douglas County at Lowndes and Lassiter at North Gwinnett. In the 5A tournament, Pope is at Flowery Branch, Northview is at North Paulding and Allatoona is at Lakeside of DeKalb. In Class 4A, the Alexander girls play at Marist, and in Class 3A, Chapel Hill is at home to Peach County. Mt. Paran …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Lassiter and Allatoona boys and Walton and Kell girls are among the favorites as action starts Tuesday.
Even though lacrosse has only two classifications, Cobb teams can be found everywhere in the Georgia High School Association tournaments that begin Tuesday on campus sites. A total of 17 teams from Cobb schools — eight girls and nine boys — have qualified. The girls get underway on Tuesday, with three Cobb teams playing host. Walton, No. 3 in Class 6A, is at home to North Gwinnett. No. 7 Kennesaw Mountain entertains Chattahoochee and Alpharetta is at Harrison. Hitting the road will be No. 8 Lassiter, which plays at Peachtree Ridge, and Hillgrove, which travels to West Forsyth. In the Class 1A-5A tournament, the No. 4 Kell girls are home against Decatur, Pope is at St. Pius and Sprayberry is at Marist. First round games in the boys …