Friday, March 8, 2013
The state championships, which begin Friday, will be available to watch via PlayOn! Sports and GPB.
The state basketball championships are this weekend, and three Norcross-area teams are competing in it. The Greater Atlanta Christian School boys are competing for the Class AA title, and both the girls and boys for Norcross High are competing for their Class AAAAAA titles. The games are being held at the Macon Coliseum, so if you can't make it, be sure to catch them live either online or on TV. PlayOn! Sports and the Georgia High School Association will stream the finals at ghsa.playonsports.com. Georgia Public Broadcasting also is televising the event and streaming it live on GPB.org. And here's the schedule and matchups for the weekend: GAC vs. Bleckley County (Boys): Friday, March 8, at 4:45 p.m. Norcross vs. North Gwinnett (Girls): …
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' …
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…
Norcross landed the No. 25 spot this week.
While two teams have fallen off the MaxPreps Top 25 High School Girls Basketball Ranking this week, the Lady Blue Devils (20-5) have hopped on it. The Norcross High girls team have landed the No. 25 spot on the list, according to MaxPreps. The website posted the following about the Norcross team: Led by the player many consider the best prep in the country, Diamond DeShields, Norcross has played an elite schedule, and four of those losses are to teams in the Xcellent 25. The Lady Blue Devils are currently competing in the Class AAAAAA state tournament. After defeating Cherokee 76-43 on Tuesday, Norcross will compete next in the semifinals against North Gwinnett at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Georgia Tech. See also: Don’t miss any …
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 …
The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the two honors this week.
Thursday, February 28
Norcross High's Diamond DeShields, a star player and guard for the Lady Blue Devils, recently received two high honors: Miss Georgia Basketball and the Naismith Girl’s High School Player of the Year. The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the news in press releases this week during the state playoffs. DeShields, the 6'2" senior dedicated to the University of North Carolina, was given the prestigious Naismith Award because of her outstanding performance during the 2013 basketball season. The decision came from a group of basketball journalists from around the nation who make up the Naismith Awards high school voting academy, according to the release. "I want to thank the Atlanta Tip-Off Club for this a prestigious honor," said DeShields about …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The event will be held May 26 at the Rivermont Country Club in Johns Creek. The funds from the tournament will support the Blue Devils football team.
The Norcross Touchdown Club will have its 2013 Annual Golf Tournament on May 26 at Rivermont Country Club in Johns Creek. Funds from the tournament will support the Blue Devils football team. The team will use the funds to purchase new equipment such as helmets, pads, uniforms and training equipment. "As you consider entering our golf tournament this year, please keep in mind the opportunities that you are helping create for our kids," head football coach Keith Maloof wrote in a message for the golf tournament. "Because of your (tax deductible) financial support, our students/athletes have an equal chance to be the best. They have a chance to win on and off the field. Many of our kids will make it in life because of what football does for…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Check out the numerous awards and recognitions given to the Norcross team.
Monday, February 25
The Norcross High football team has had a pretty successful season. From their undefeated season to their first state championship win in the school's 57-year run, the Blue Devils deserve some credit. And they have. The team received special recognition at a Gwinnett Board of Commissioners meeting in January, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named running back Alvin Kamara its All-Class Player of the Year, and the Blue Devils were named the High 5 Sports Team of the Year, to name just a few. The Blue Devils also has an entire list of players to honor in its end of the season awards. Here are some of the noteworthy categories and recognitions given to the team and team members: 2012 Players of the Year: OFFENSE 1. Myles Autry 2. Clinton …
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 …