Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Norcross High School now at top of latest MaxPreps Cup rankings.
Norcross High School has jumped to the top of one well-known sports ranking, thanks to its winning girls and boys basketball championships. MaxPreps Cup standings place the Blue Devils as No. 1 currently, according to a May 20 report. The No. 2 spot is currently held by of Carmel High School in Indiana. The MaxPreps Cup ranks the top high school sports programs in the nation based on their success in a number of sports. Football, boys and girls cross country, volleyball, boys and girls basketball and wrestling are in the current standings. Once spring sports are added, the standings will likely change. Those final rankings will be published in July. No matter the final MaxPreps Cup rankings, Norcross High has had a stellar sports year. …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
GAC, Parkview, Brookwood, Buford and Hebron also won Tuesday night matches.
Wesleyan's girls soccer team is among six Gwinnett County girls soccer teams that won second-round matches Tuesday night. The Peachtree Corners school's team advances to the Georgia High School Association quarterfinals, which begin Friday, May 10. GHSA Girls Soccer Info, Brackets, Scores Four of those six matches will be played outside of Gwinnett County. Here’s a look Class AAAAA Parkview Brookwood Class AAA Buford Class AA Greater Atlanta Christian Wesleyan Class A Hebron Christian
Monday, May 6, 2013
All-Gwinnett matchups highlight Tuesday's play in the Georgia High School Association girls soccer tournament.
Two all-Gwinnett finals highlight the second round of the Georgia High School Association girls soccer tournament. Also see: Collins Hill plays at Parkview and Brookwood is scheduled to play at Mill Creek. In all, 11 Gwinnett teams are still alive in the playoffs. GHSA Girls Soccer Playoffs Tuesday’s Games Class AAAAAA Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Peachtree Corners' Wesleyan School and Duluth HS teams among 27 Gwinnett schools headed to the playoffs. Defending champion Collins Hill boys and Greater Atlanta Christian girls both host first-round games in the Georgia High School Association soccer tou
Collins Hill’s boys and Greater Atlanta Christian's girls begin their title defenses this week as the Georgia High School Association soccer tournament opens play throughout the state. In all, 27 Gwinnett County teams have qualified in five classifications. See also: Most first-round games in the girls tournament begin Tuesday, April 30. The boys start play May 1. GHSA Soccer Playoffs (Gwinnett teams bold-faced) Girls Soccer First-round games Class AAAAAA (April 30) Class AAAA (April 30) Class AAA (May 2) Class AA (May 2) Class A (May 2) Boys Soccer First-round games Class AAAAAA (May 1) Class AAAA (May 1) Class AA (May 3) Class A (May 3)
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame to honor Norcross High School for its athletic program in June.
Norcross High School is receiving a special award for its athletic program from the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, the award comes after a a successful year for the school. NHS became the first school in the Georgia High School Association program to win the Class AAAAAA titles in football, boys basketball and girls basketball in the same academic year. Norcross will be recognized at the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 22, which will take place at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Check out the GDP article for more details. For tickets, visit www.atlantasportshalloffame.org. See also: Keep up with community news - subscribe to the free Peachtree Corners Patch newsletter for news, …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Lady Blue Devils had command most of the game to beat cold-shooting North Gwinnett.
Check out our photo gallery of Saturday night's game, courtesy of Bob Chadwick. 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 …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Lady Wolves beat Laney 76-43 in the Class AA 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, 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 …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The state's high school governing body overwhelmingly rejected the controversial 4/8 plan that would have crowned eight state champions in each sport.
MACON -- Georgia high schools will crown six state champions in each sport next year as the state moves from a Class AAAAA to Class AAAAAA system. By a vote of 26-24, the Georgia High School Association Executive Committee Tuesday (May 10) approved the six classification system proposed by former Brookwood High School Athletic Director Dave Hunter. That vote came shortly after the committee overwhelmingly rejected the controversial 4/8 proposal advanced by Executive Committee Chairman Stan Ethridge of Savannah. That vote was surprisingly lopsided with 35 of the 50 members opposed. The 4/8 system would have divided Georgia high schools into four classifications for the regular season and subdivided them into eight classifications for the …