Thursday, March 7, 2013
It may seem unusual for two Gwinnett teams to play for a state title — like Saturday's matchup between Norcross and North Gwinnett in the Class AAAAAA Girls Basketball final — but it's happened 28 times before.
We all know Gwinnett County is pretty competitive in Georgia high school sports. Just how competitive? All-time, Gwinnett schools have won or shared 311 Georgia High School Association sports championships, including the boys basketball title won by Dacula in 1938 and 10 more already won this school year. That's not a misprint. Even more telling is how many times county teams have squared off for the big trophy. When North Gwinnett and Norcross high schools meet Saturday for the GHSA Class AAAAAA girls basketball championship, it will be the 29th All-Gwinnett final in state history. That's not a misprint, either. Crunching the available data in the GHSA archives, here's a historical list of the championship matchups between Gwinnett …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Both Blue Devils teams and the Greater Atlanta Christian boys will compete this weekend at the Macon Coliseum for their class titles.
Three Norcross-area teams are headed to the state basketball finals this weekend at the Macon Coliseum after prevailing in the semifinals this past Friday and Saturday. According to Georgia High School Association, the Greater Atlanta Christian boys defeated Laney 64-56 in the Class AA semifinals and will compete next against Bleckley County for the state title Friday, March 8, at 4:45 p.m. The Norcross girls beat Langston Hughes 62-16 in the Class AAAAAA game Saturday at Georgia Tech. The Lady Blue Devils will play against North Gwinnett at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Also on Saturday at Tech, the Blue Devils boys defeated North Cobb 59-54. Hillgrove is the the Norcross boys' next competitor, and the game will take place after the girls' …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Norcross girls beat the Fairburn school 62-16 in the Class AAAAAA basketball game Saturday.
The Lady Blue Devils defeated Langston Hughes 62-16 in the state semifinals Saturday at Georgia Tech, according to GHSA. The Norcross High girls now are headed to the state finals, which will be held at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Macon Coliseum. They will compete against North Gwinnett for the Class AAAAAA title.
Greater Atlanta Christian will play Bleckley County in the state finals March 8.
The Greater Atlanta Christian boys beat Laney 64-56 in the Class AA basketball semifinals Friday, earning the Spartans a spot in the state finals. GAC now will compete against Bleckley County for the state title Friday, March 8, at 4:45 p.m. The tournament will be held at the Macon Coliseum, and tickets are $10 per day. Information from this article came from the Georgia High School Association and social media. See also: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Head to ghsa.playonsports.com to see full coverage of all the semifinals in the state playoffs this Friday and Saturday.
High school basketball is heating up with the semifinals just around the corner. Greater Atlanta Christian boys and both varsity teams for Norcross High are competing, but it's not on the home turf: The Spartans are playing at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville on Friday, and the Blue Devils will be at Georgia Tech on Saturday. If you're not able to make it out to the games, be sure to catch them on ghsa.playonsports.com. Association and PlayOn! Sports are teaming up to broadcast the games live via Internet. Here's the schedule: Greater Atlanta Christian Boys: 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 Norcross Girls: 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2 Norcross Boys: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 The state tournament concludes Saturday, March 9, at…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Greater Atlanta Christian boys and both teams for Norcross High won in the basketball quarterfinals this week. The semifinals for the state playoffs is Friday and Saturday at Georgia Tech and Georgia College and State University.
Thursday, February 28
The Greater Atlanta Christian boys and the girls and boys teams for Norcross High, the three Norcross-area basketball teams who competed in the third round of state playoffs, won their games this week and are headed to the semifinals this weekend. The Lady Blue Devils defeated Cherokee 76-43 in their Class AAAAAA game Tuesday. The girls will compete against Langston Hughes at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Georgia Tech. The NHS boys defeated Berkmar 56-35 Wednesday night. North Cobb is their next competitor, and the semifinals game starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Tech. In their Class AA quarterfinals game Wednesday, the Spartans won against Manchester 77-52. The GAC boys will go head-to-head against Laney at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Georgia …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The boys team for Greater Atlanta Christian won a second time, but the girls team wasn't so lucky.
Monday, February 25
After an all-win start for Norcross teams in the first round of the state playoffs, the second round brought in a mix of losses and victories. Both Norcross High teams were successful in their games last Friday and Saturday. The Lady Blue Devils won 59-51 against Parkview in double overtime, and the boys defeated Archer 69-50 in their 14th straight win. The girls team will play at Cherokee on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and the boys will host Berkmar on Wednesday. While Greater Atlanta Christian boys took home a win against Spencer with a score of 88-56, the girls weren't so lucky. The Lady Spartans lost 61-59 to Kendrick on Friday, leaving them out of the playoffs. The GAC boys next will play Manchester on Wednesday. Lastly, Meadowcreek High boys …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The girls and boys teams for Norcross High and Greater Atlanta Christian creamed their opponents by a number of points, and the boys of Meadowcreek defeated Chattahoochee in overtime.
Thursday, February 21
The first round of basketball playoffs were held Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and all Norcross teams competing in the tournament won. Here's the breakdown of scores: Greater Atlanta Christian In Class AA, the Greater Atlanta Christian girls team won 68-25 against Dade County in their Tuesday home game. The Lady Spartans will compete against Kendrick in the second round of playoffs at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Columbus. GAC boys defeated Coosa 80-37 on Wednesday. The Spartans' next game is Saturday, Feb. 23, against Spencer. Norcross High The Lady Blue Devils had an easy win against South Forsyth, with a final score of 80-32. The Norcross girls are playing Parkview on Friday in the second round of Class AAAAAA playoffs. The boys (who…
Watch the boys do the latest Internet dance fad.
It may be time to get those serious hats on for Norcross basketball in the state playoffs, but not before the boys team has a little bit of fun. In light of the latest Internet dance fad, the Blue Devils have made their own Harlem Shake video, shown above. See also: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Boys and girls teams for Meadowcreek, Norcross and GAC will compete in the AAAAAA and AA tournaments, which start Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 19
Last week's basketball games determined the seeding for the state playoffs that begin Tuesday, and basketball teams from Norcross schools are competing. Both the girls and boys teams for Norcross High and Greater Atlanta Christian, in addition to the boys for Meadowcreek High, are headed to the tournament. After the girls' loss against Wesleyan 67-48 last Friday, GAC will play at home against Dade County in the AA game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Also on the Spartan's home turf, the boys team will compete against Coosa at 6 p.m. Wednesday. All the other teams also will play Wednesday in Class AAAAAA. For Norcross, the Lady Blue Devils will play at home against South Forsyth at 6 p.m. The girls team lost last week against North Gwinnett 58-53 and…