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Get the scoop on North Cobb QB Tyler Queen after his meeting with Auburn team doctors on Monday. You can also find this week's boys soccer rankings and the gymnastics notebook in today's SHSSN. 

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Boys Soccer Rankings
Queen Injury Update
Rankings Rundown
Gymnastics Notebook
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What boys soccer team debuted in this week's poll after winning the Bob Simms Invitational this weekend?
Today's answer can  
be found in the newsletter!


Monday's answer:

Northview is the only boys lacrosse team in Class A-AAAAA that is still undefeated.





1. Brookwood

2. Walton

3. Lambert

4. Harrison

5. Duluth

6. Mill Creek

7. Parkview

8. Campbell

9. Lassiter

10. Collins Hill




1. McIntosh

2. Pope

3. Gainesville

4. Lakeside-DeKalb

5. Glynn Academy

6. Greenbrier

7. Clarke Central

8. Allatoona

9. Houston County

10. Sprayberry


Class AAAA


1. Dalton

2. Grady

3. Johnson-Gainesville

4. Perry

5. Columbus

6. Chestatee

7. Northwest Whitfield

8. Southeast Whitfield

9. Spalding

10. LaGrange


Class AAA


1. St. Pius X

2. Woodward Aca.

3. Oconee Co.

4. Blessed Trinity

5. North Hall

6. North Murray

7. Cartersville

8. West Hall

9. Coahulla Creek

10. East Hall


Class AA


1. GAC

2. Westminster

3. Calhoun

4. Wesleyan

5. Bremen

6. Morris Innovative

7. Benedictine

8. Murray County

9. Fitzgerald

10. Atkinson County


Class A


1. Atlanta Int'l School

2. Hebron Chr.

3. First Presbyterian

4. Fellowship Chr.

5. Pinecrest Academy

6. Mount Paran

7. Paideia

8. Darlington

9. Our Lady of Mercy

10. Walker


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

By Craig Sager II
Relieved QB to begin recovery without surgery




Tyler Queen and his father/North Cobb head coach Shane Queen visited Pensacola, Fla., on Monday to meet with Auburn team doctor Dr. James Andrews. The Auburn commitment had

Photo by Bush Enos

damaged his UCL pitching for North Cobb's baseball team on March 14, and the family was waiting to see if Tyler would require Tommy John surgery to fix the injury. 


After driving more than 340 miles Monday morning and waiting more than a week after the injury, the medical staff determined that surgery would not be necessary for the partial tear.


According to the elder Queen, Tyler will be shut down from throwing for 5-6 weeks in order to heal the injury. He will be able to take part in light throwing sessions in May and is expected to be completely healed by the end of summer. This was the best-case scenario that the family and North Cobb and Auburn fans were hoping for. Tyler has started for North Cobb since a freshman and has guided the Warriors to a combined 20 wins the past two seasons, the best two-year streak in school history.








Cobb teams debut in 6A, 5A rankings



The state's largest classification saw Campbell and Lassiter jump into the rankings. Campbell

Photo by Martha Bennett

had a big weekend by winning the Bob Simms Invitational with wins over Westminster and Oconee County.

Class AAAAA saw Sprayberry debut after a win over Creekview and victories in five of its last seven matches.


Southeast Whitfield stumbled in Class AAAA to No. 8 after losses to Northwest Whitfield and Oconee County. Chestatee dropped out of the top five after a loss to Lanier.


In Class AAA, North Hall rose to the top five on the strength of five straight wins. Cartersville rocketed to No. 7 after winning five straight including one over Coahulla Creek, which fell to No 9.


Morris Innovative, a newcomer to the rankings, debuted at No. 6 after winning four straight including wins over Bremen and Murray County. Fitzgerald also made an appearance in the poll, at No. 9.


Class A saw Our Lady of Mercy ranked No. 9 after beating First Presbyterian.




By Craig Sager II
Undefeated Buford returns to action



Buford gymnastics won its first two meets of 2014, including a top finish in the prestigious 15-team House of Troy Invitational at Lassiter on March 14. The Wolves have been out of action since their triumph and will travel to Lovett on Tuesday for a six-team meet. Buford and Lassiter will be headliners and the field will consist of Lovett, Chattahoochee, Wheeler and First Presbyterian Day.

Photo by LHSGymnastics
The Wolves placed fourth in state last season with 106.725 and the Trojans finished sixth with 105.725 total points. 

Lassiter returned its all-around star Mary Katherine Ballow this year and Buford brought back Logan Nugent, who placed fourth in state last season in the all-around category. Nugent only participated in the beam and floor in Buford's last competition, but qualified for state in each category with an outstanding 9.75 on Floor and beam with a 9.075.


Carrollton, which placed second in the House of Troy Invitational, looks to be a serious state title contender after last year's third-place finish. The Trojans wrapped up a victory over Pace Academy in their March 19 meet and have three of the better gymnasts in the state leading the way. Hyndel Yett has scored a 9.325 on vault and 9.175 on floor this season while teammate Katie Beth Carter has qualified for state with a 9.05 on floor and a 9.075 on beam. Jennifer Brandenburg is also state bound and in the 9.0 club with a 9.1 on floor and a 9.325 on beat this year. Carrollton visits Lovett on March 27 and will square off with the host Lions, Forsyth Central and Centennial. 




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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. 


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