Monday, March 11, 2013
The Greater Atlanta Christian boys won the Class AA title while both teams for Norcross claimed the titles for Class AAAAAA.
It was a successful weekend for basketball teams in Norcross-area schools. On Friday, Greater Atlanta Christian won its third boys basketball state title in four years with a 69-52 win over Bleckley County in the Class AA finals at the Macon Centreplex. The championship was the sixth Georgia High School Association boys hoops title in school history. For the Class AAAAAA title, the Lady Blue Devils beat North Gwinnett 63-42. The Saturday win is the Norcross girls' third GHSA championship in four seasons. After the girls game, the Norcross boys completed an amazing sweep with the defeat of Hillgrove 60-48. Player Brandon Goodwin scored 22 points to lead Norcross, which pulled away late after the game had been tight most of the way. Check …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Lady Blue Devils took command early and never let up against Region 7-AAAAAA rival North Gwinnett.
Check back to see photos from the big game The Norcross High School girls basketball team won its third Georgia High School Association championship in four seasons by beating Gwinnett County rival North Gwinnett Saturday night at the Macon Centreplex. The Lady Blue Devils, who won titles in 2010 and '11, used 44 points from stars Diamond DeShields (24 points) and Shayla Cooper (20 points) to beat North Gwinnett 63-42 in the Class AAAAAA final. See Also: Field-goal shooting was the difference, with Norcross making more than 60 percent of its shots, and North hitting only 27 percent, according to statistics linked by the GHSA and sponsored by West Georgia Technical College. The Norcross win avenged a loss to the Lady Bulldogs in the Region …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Lady Wolves beat Laney 76-43 in the Class AA basketball girls final of the Georgia High School Association tournament in Macon.
The Wesleyan girls basketball dynasty continued Friday in the Georgia High School Association basketball finals at the Macon Centreplex. See also: The Lady Wolves ran away from Laney in the second half to beat the Lady Wildcats 76-43 in the Class AA championship game, their sixth consecutive state title. The championship ties a state GHSA record first set by Hart County, which won six in a row from 1989 to 1994. Wesleyan has now won 10 championships in 12 seasons under coach Jan Azar. Friday's win was the fourth blowout win out of five state-tournament games for the Lady Wolves, who also had wins of 56, 49 and 48 leading up to the final. Katie Frerking led the way with 28 points. Brittany Stevens added 14 and Paige Mosely had 11, according…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Maxwell Ratings favor the Blue Devils in Class AAAAAA. The Buford High Wolves also are expected to be on top in Class AAA.
If you listen to what a computer says about the Georgia High School Association football playoffs, then Gwinnett County teams should come away with two championships after the finals are played next week. See also: Citing the Maxwell Ratings, the Georgia High School Football Daily newsletter reports that Norcross (Class AAAAAA) and Buford (AAA) are the odds-on favorites to win titles in their respective classifications. The ratings project Norcross to beat Lovejoy in the AAAAAA final and Buford to beat St. Pius for the AAA championship. Of course, both teams have to get past this week’s semifinal opponents for a chance to win it all. Norcross hosts Colquitt County; Buford plays at Cartersville. Gwinnett’s other semifinalist — Greater …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The high school team will play at home this Friday against Chattahoochee High. Six other Gwinnett teams are in the Class AAAAAA playoffs.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Eleven Gwinnett County football teams have qualified for the Georgia High School Association state playoffs. Eight of those schools are in Class AAAAAA, where the previous two large-school state champions — Grayson (2011) and Brookwood (2010) are in the field. Admission to all GHSA first-round games is $10. Here’s the schedule of games involving Gwinnett teams: Class AAAAAA Alpharetta at Mill Creek Brookwood at Lassiter Chattahoochee at Norcross (Read a recap of Norcross' game against Meadowcreek High last week) Collins Hill at West Forsyth Johns Creek at North Gwinnett Milton at South Gwinnett Parkview at Walton Wheeler at Grayson Click here for the complete GHSA Class AAAAAA bracket Class AAA Woodward Academy at Buford Click here for the…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Dacula advances with a 17-10 win over the Blue Devils.
Dacula quarterback Rocky Capobianco had tears streaming down his face Friday after the Falcons' first-round playoff game against Norcross. The tears of joy came minutes after he scored the winning touchdown on a 5-yard run with 17 seconds left to lift Dacula to a 17-10 victory over the Blue Devils and advance in the Class AAAAA playoffs. Capobianco's game-winner capped an eight-play, 77-yard drive and propelled the Falcons into a home-field second-round match next week against Newnan, 17-7 winners over Valdosta. Dacula (8-3) started its winning drive after stopping Norcross (7-4) on downs with just over four minutes left in the game. The Blue Devils had driven to the Dacula 18, but on third-and-4, Norcross quarterback Joseph Wilber was …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
High School Football Prediction: Hey, why not? Norcross can be tough to beat.
High School Football Prediction Norcross (8-2) at Dacula (7-3) The season began for both of these teams with this same matchup on Aug. 18 (a 35-7 Norcross). That was a long time ago, and things have changed for both teams. The win began a 5-0 start for Norcross, which looked like the team to beat in Region 7-AAAAA until back-to-back losses to North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge essentially secured third place for the Blue Devils. Dacula started 0-2, but beat Brookwood in week 3 and finished the season winning six of seven. Norcross, with steady Joseph Wilber at quarterback and a slew of talented offensive players around him, including 1,000-yard rusher Alvin Kamara, has what it takes to win some playoff games. If the Blue Devils can avoid …