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What feat did Columbia golfer Mariah Kuranga achieve last week that only her sister Sarah had previously accomplished in DeKalb County history? 
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Berkmar recently filled head coaching positions for wrestling and girls basketball.






1. Milton

2. Harrison

3. North Gwinnett

4. Walton

5. Lambert

6. Centennial

7. Peachtree Ridge

8. Roswell

9. Hillgrove

10. John's Creek


1. Northview

2. Westminster

3. Lovett

4. Greater Atlanta Christian

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Blessed Trinity

7. Pope

8. St. Pius X

9. Decatur

10. Cambridge




1. Milton

2. Lassiter

3. Walton

4. Chattahoochee

5. Mill Creek

6. Etowah

7. Centennial

8. West Forsyth

9. John's Creek

10. Lambert


1. Kell

2. Westminster

3. Northview

4. Pope

5. Cambridge

6. St. Pius X

7. Blessed Trinity

8. McIntosh

9. Starr's Mill

10. Marist



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Monday, April 7, 2014

Decatur, Cambridge debut in boys rankings




In Class AAAAAA, No. 2 Harrison, No. 4 Walton and No. 9 Hillgrove were off this past week for spring break. No. 1 Milton defeated Roswell 12-8 on Tuesday before scoring a 10-8 victory over Gulf Coast (Fla.) on Friday. The top-ranked Eagles lost to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) on Saturday 19-13. No. 3 North Gwinnett improved to 12-0 with a 9-3 victory over Collins Hill. No. 5 Lambert beat Bolles (Fla.) on Monday 16-5. Peachtree Ridge moved to No. 7 with a 18-10 win over Etowah and Roswell dropped to No. 8 after a loss to Milton.


Class A-5A No. 1 Northview cruised to wins over Gainesville (20-2), Wesleyan (18-3) and Bartram Trail (Fla.) (13-7) to move to 12-0 on the season. No. 2 Westminster won a 7-6 battle with No. 3 Lovett. Blessed Trinity lost in overtime (8-7) to Cambridge and dropped to No. 6 while the Bears debut at No. 10. Decatur also debuted in this week's poll at No. 9 after its 12-8 victory over Marist on Friday.




No. 1 Milton and No. 2 Lassiter each split out of state double-headers on Saturday. Milton dropped Game 1 11-4 against undefeated (12-0) Sts. Stephen's & Agnes (D.C.),

Photo by Kevin Laughlin

before winning its second game 7-6 over previously-unbeaten Good Counsel (Md.). Lassiter topped Ensworth (Tenn.) 14-13 in its Game 1, but fell to undefeated Hutchinson School (Tenn.) 13-12 in the backend of the double-header. No. 3 Walton dominated Roswell 24-11 on Monday and No. 4 Chattahoochee held off North Gwinnett 10-9. Mill Creek moved up to No. 5 in this week's poll after earning its third straight win on Thursday (20-1 over Parkview). Mill Creek lost to Hutchinson (Tenn.) 11-10 last week, the same out-of-state team that defeated No. 2 Lassiter by one goal on Saturday. West Forsyth moved up to No. 8 and Johns Creek dropped to No. 9 with its 16-9 loss to Centennial on Thursday. Lambert enters this week's poll at No. 10 replacing North Gwinnett, which lost to the Longhorns 9-4 two weeks ago and Chattahoochee (10-9) and Collins Hill (15-13) this past week.


No. 1 Kell was off this past week and Westminster remains at No. 2 in Class A-5A after notching a 20-6 victory over North Paulding on Wednesday. McIntosh lost its first game of the season on Tuesday to Blessed Trinity 19-14. The loss dropped the Chiefs to No. 7 behind St. Pius X, which defeated Blessed Trinity 12-11 on Thursday. Starr's Mill moved up to No. 9 with a 19-2 win over Pace Academy and a 19-5 victory over Whitewater this past week. Wesleyan dropped out to No. 10 suffering its third loss in the last four games (14-4 to Lovett) and Marist debuts at No. 10.  






By Brian Jones
Dunwoody, Arabia Mountain tie for county title

The DeKalb County Championships took place Thursday at the Sugar Creek Golf Course. The Dunwoody and Arabia Mountain boys tied at 316 making them

Photo by Terry Tuley

co-champions. Dunwoody was led by Will Bentson who shot 77 while Raul Oviedo shot 78.  Arabia Mountain was led by Darius Davis, who shot 74 to finish second overall. Noah Kuranga and Nylan Washington shot 76 and 78 and Miles Bizzle shot a 90.


Cameron Wyatt from M.L King shot an even-par 71 to earn medalist honors. Lakeside-DeKalb came in third with 367 while Druid Hills came in fourth place with 402.


The Dunwoody girls took home the county title, breaking Lakeside's two-year reign. The Wildcats were led by Lauren Callahan, who shot a 105. Olivia Vengura was right behind Callahan as she shot a 118.


The county champion was Mariah Kuranga as she shot 83. She became a three-time county champion making her the second person in her family to accomplish that feat as he sister, Sarah, was also a three-time winner. Kayla McClendon of Chamblee was the runner-up for the second consecutive year. 



By Brian Jones
Host Lions sweep Westlake Relays


Westlake had a strong weekend on its home track as both boys and girls won the Westlake Relays. The girls scored 122 points, which was much higher than

Photo by Sonny Kennedy

second-place Woodward Academy, which totaled 58. Alpharetta came in third with 57 points.


The Wesltake girls dominated the 100-meter dash as Kevia Gonzales, Treshunda Robinson and Mia Phillips came in first, third and fourth place, respectively. Ariel Terrell won the 300 meter hurdles and the girls won the 4x100 meter relay. They also won the 4x200 meter relay, the 4x400 meter relay and the 4x800 meter relay.


The Westlake boys finished with 81 points. The Lions finished 12 points ahead of second-place Newton and 15 points ahead of third-place Woodward Academy.


Westlake's Rashaad Pollard and Nigel Warrior finished first- and second-place in the 100-meter dash. The boys also won the 4x100 meter relays as well as the 4x400 meter relays. Joseph Woodbury won the high jump to round out the top finishers for the Lions.


Over at Galloway, 11 teams took part in the Galloway Invitational this past Saturday. For the girls, Atlanta International came in first place followed by Cross Keys and Walton. The Cross Keys boys came in first place followed by Walton and Galloway.


Atlanta International's Elena Mean and Isabella John came in first and second in the 100-meter hurdles. Helen Williams won the 1,600-meter run, Julia Schmidt won the 300-meter hurdles and the girls won the 4x100 meter relays.


For the Cross Keys boys, Samuel McDade won 400-meter relays and the boys team won the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays. Dominique Wilson won the discus throw and the shot put while McDade won the long jump. Cross Keys finished with 152 points, which was 74 points more than Walton. 




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. 


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