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Men's March Madness
Women's March Madness
Score Atlanta Pub
Baseball Notebook
Tennis Notebook
Gymnastics Notebook
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How many consecutive state championships has the Blessed Trinity girls tennis team won?
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Allatoona basketball standout Daniel Fowler led the Buccaneers to 96 wins during his varsity career. 


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Jordan Adams

UCLA (Central Gwinnett)


Ebuka Anyaorah

North Carolina Central (North Gwinnett)


Frank Booker

Oklahoma (Westside-Augusta)


Malcolm Brogdon

Virginia (GAC)


Jibri Bryan

Mercer (Benedictine)


*Karl Cochran

Wofford (Walton) 


Tekele Cotton

Wichita State (Whitefield Academy) 


*Daniel Coursey

Mercer (Benedictine)


A.J. Davis

Tennessee (Buford)


Madarious Gibbs

Texas Southern (East Coweta)


**Shaq Goodwin

Memphis (Southwest DeKalb)


Brannen Greene

Kansas (Tift County)


Langston Hall

Mercer (Chamblee)


Michael Hall

Harvard (Woodward Academy)


Kyle Meyer

Iowa (Northview)


Armani Moore

Tennessee (Mount Paran Christian)


Darious Moten

Mercer (Bowdon)


Evan Nolte

Virginia (Milton)


Tony Parker

UCLA (Miller Grove)


Kevin Ware

Louisville (Rockdale County)


Damien Wilson

Memphis (Pebblebrook)



*Team's leading scorer.

**Team's leading rebounder.





List is courtesy of Todd Holcomb/






Mariah Chandler, Southwest Atlanta Christian

Khadijiah Cave, Laney



Ansley Chilton, Dade County

Meghan Downes, Arlington Christian

Kayla Freeman, Madison County

Tatianna Jackson, Lovett

Ka'Vonne Towns, Berkmar



Brianna Banks, Fayette County



*Randi Friess, Savannah Christian



*Kayla Lewis, Southwest DeKalb

Christin Mercer, Douglas County


Florida Gulf Coast

DyTiesha Dunson, Westover


Florida State

*Ivey Slaughter, Tattnall Square

Lauren Coleman, Parkview

Gabrielle Bevillard, Oconee County



Briana Jordan, Greater Atlanta Christian



*Erika Ford, Chattahoochee

*Khaalidah Miller, Douglass

Almire Hannahkohl,  Riverwood

Pachis Roberts, McEachern


Georgia Tech

*Kaela Davis, Buford

*Sydney Wallace, Northview

Kymberly Ellison, Hardaway



Lauren Johnson, Cairo


Delaney Hollenbeck, Alpharetta



*Lexie Brown, North Gwinnett


N.C. State

Miah Spencer, Columbia

Dominique Wilson, McEachern


North Carolina

*Diamond DeShields, 


*Allisha Gray, Washington County


Notre Dame

Kristina Nelson, Buford


Penn State

*Tori Waldner, Milton

Kaliyah Mitchell, Stephenson

Peyton Whitted, North Gwinnett


Prairie View A&M

*Alexus Parker, Calvary Day

Shamiya Brooks, Troup


South Carolina

*Elem Ibiam, Fayette County


Southern Cal

Destinie Gibbs, McEachern



Jasmine Camp, Chamblee



*Andraya Carter, Buford



*Celina Rodrigo, Hillgrove



*Morgan Batey, Pace Aademy

*Kylee Smith, Alpharetta

Jasmine Jenkins, East Hall


West Virginia

Bre McDonald, Chamblee


Western Kentucky

Chaney Means, Greater Atlanta Christian



*Schaquilla Nunn, Fayette County





Note: This list includes some inactive players who are red-shirting.


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By Stephen Black
Multiple in-state stars make all-america list



White County's Spencer Adams (committed to Georgia), ELCA's Dazmon Cameron (Florida State), Milton's Dylan Cease (Vandy), Sprayberry's Michael Chavis (Clemson), Milton's Dalton Ewing (Clemson), Gainesville's Michael Gettys (Georgia), Luella's Bryant Harris (Georgia), Kel Johnson (Georgia Tech), Parkview's Mac Marshall (LSU), South Gwinnett's Montrell Marshall (Auburn) and Pope's Patrick Wiseman (Tech) were each named to the Perfect Game Preseason High School all-american team. One hundred players from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico were named to the first team. ... Holy Innocents' walloped Mount Vernon 15-0 Tuesday behind a perfect game by brothers Joe and Hugh Chapman. The Golden Bears combined for 19 hits in the game. ... Columbia has gotten off to a scorching 12-1 start and beat Lakeside-DeKalb (4-2) and Mays (3-2) last week. Junior Justin Washington drove in three runs against Lakeside including the game-winning two-run single in the fifth. Jaylen Atterberry earned the win with 3.2 innings of relief and five strikeouts. ... Stephenson has won eight straight including a 12-3 win over Grady, 18-2 win over Central Gwinnett and a 15-0 victory over Towers last week. ... Cedar Grove's Antwan Jackson tossed a no-hitter with five strikeouts in four innings of work against Clarkston last week. ... Three Towers pitchers (Messiah Feagin, Jeremiah Benefield, Dakota Fuelner) tossed combined to toss a no-hitter against Douglass last week. ... McNair edged Stone Mountain 12-11 on March 10 behind Shaquille Hickson (seven SBs), Dejerrius Christian (five SBs, one homer). ... Allatoona is off to an 8-0 start and has been led by catcher Pete Derkey (.391 BA and 10 RBIs). Derkey drilled a grand slam in an 11-1 win over South Paulding on March 10. ... Redan senior 3B/P Miles Fore leads the team with a .385 batting average and 10 hits. He also has six RBIs on the season. 


By Ricky Dimon
Blessed Trinity girls rolling, Brookwood boys beat Parkview




The Blessed Trinity girls, who have won five straight state championships, appear to be back in business following an impressive stretch from last Friday through this Tuesday. The Titans recovered from their only loss of the season earlier

Photo by John Gardner

this month against Kennesaw Mountain with victories over West Laurens, Wheeler, Brookstone, Starr's Mill and St. Pius. They won the first three of those matches via 5-0 sweeps before beating Starr's Mill 3-1 and edging St. Pius 3-2 in a showdown of Class AAA's two most recent winners. St. Pius prevailed in 2012 when Blessed Trinity was still in Class AA before the Titans took the title last year in Class AAA.


Blessed Trinity's departure opened the door for Westminster's girls to emerge victorious last season in Class AA. The Wildcats look poised to go back-to-back thanks to recent wins over region rivals Lovett and Greater Atlanta Christian. A productive week saw Westminster beat Greater Atlanta Christian 3-1 one day after squeaking past Starr's Mill 3-2. Alex Marshall and Gabi Barros won the deciding match at No. 2 doubles to lead the Wildcats past Starr's Mill.              


On the boys' side, a showdown between Region 8-AAAAAA foes took place on Tuesday. Brookwood remained undefeated for its 2014 campaign at 14-0 by blanking Parkview 5-0. Brandon Mills, Will George and Zach Jennings won singles matches for the Broncos, while David Brown and Will McWhirt prevailed in a doubles slot along with Ryan Pridgeon and Anthony Prorcelli. 


Parkview had previously improved to 11-2 on the season with a 5-0 sweep of Lakeside-DeKalb last week. The Panthers were led in singles Dustin Bowie, Brendan Taliaferro and Andrew Joel. On the doubles court, Calvin Gratz won with Daniel Bracken and Nicholas Button got the job done with Jonathan Su.              


The Lovett boys bounced back from a setback against Westminster earlier this month by defeating Kennesaw Mountain 4-1 on Wednesday. Lovett's girls, also playing at home, were not quite as fortunate as they went down to the Mustangs by the same 4-1 score.



By Craig Sager II
Buford keeps rolling, DeKalb action heats up


Buford has arguably been the state's most impressive team this season. The Wolves opened up the year with a win in their own invitational and traveled to Lassiter

Photo by LHSGymnastics
last weekend (March 14) for the House of Troy Invitational where they placed first out of 15 teams. Two Wolves tied for first on the beam with scores of 9.5 and Logan Nugent scored a 9.75 on floor with her outstanding routine. Buford is off this weekend but will be back in action on March 28 in a multiple meet at Gymnastix Training Center in Buford.


Lassiter, which finished fourth in the House of Troy Invitational, visits Lovett on Tuesday for its next meet. Lassiter senior Mary Katherine Ballow finished first in all around at the House of Troy Invitational last weekend and as a result became a favorite for the state title this season after finishing ninth in state all-around last year. 



DeKalb County will provide plenty of action this weekend with 11 teams in competition this Friday. Redan, M.L. King, McNair, Lithonia, Arabia Mountain, Lakeside DeKalb, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Southwest DeKalb, Tucker and Cedar Grove will compete at two separate sites (Arabia Mountain and Dunwoody). There will be one more meet following Friday (March 25) before the DeKalb County meet scheduled for April 3. 





Dear Coach,

We wanted to provide an update regarding the 2014 Atlanta Falcons Coaches Clinic hosted by Head Coach Mike Smith. Due to the NFL Draft which is now in May and required commitments, the next Coaches Clinic will be held in March 2015. Please save the date for the Atlanta Falcons Salute to High School Football reception for Georgia high school football head coaches on Saturday, December 13 at the Georgia Dome. 


Please save the date for the Atlanta Falcons Salute to High School Football reception for Georgia high school football head coaches on Saturday, December 13 at the Georgia Dome. 


For other Atlanta Falcons youth and prep football program information, please visit or on twitter @AFPlayFootball


Thanks so much for your support of the Atlanta Falcons. 


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