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Lamar County hired a football coach and two head basketball coaches Tuesday. Read about the hires below. Also, check out the latest girls soccer rankings on the left panel. 

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How many Class AAAAA opponents have the No. 2 Pope boys soccer team lost to? 
Today's answer can  
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Tuesday's answer:

Cartersville boys soccer entered the top five in Class AAA this week while riding an eight-game winning streak.





1. Harrison

2. Grayson

3. Parkview

4. Peachtree Ridge

5. Brookwood

6. Lassiter

7. Walton

8. South Forsyth

9. Milton

10. Duluth



1. McIntosh

2. Northgate

3. Starr's Mill

4. Pope

5. Heritage-Conyers

6. Loganville

7. Northview

8. Allatoona

9. Gainesville

10. North Paulding


Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. Veterans

3. Columbus

4. Grady

5. Alexander

6. Spalding

7. Heritage-Catoosa

8. River Ridge

9. Cairo

10. Chamblee


Class AAA

1. St. Pius X

2. Blessed Trinity

3. Buford

4. Dawson County

5. Woodward Academy

6. Pike County

7. Oconee County

8. Cartersville

9. North Oconee

10. Decatur


Class AA

1. Greater Atlanta Christian

2. Westminster

3. Lovett

4. Calhoun

5. Armuchee

6. Jefferson

7. Vidalia

8. St. Vincent's

9. Wesleyan

10. Bremen


Class A

1. First Presbyterian Day

2. Hebron Christian

3. Calvary Day

4. Providence Christian

5. Paideia

6. Fellowship Christian

7. Pace Academy

8. Holy Innocents'

9. Walker

10. Mt. Paran Christian




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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lamar County hires football, hoops coaches



Lamar County officially named three new head coaches Tuesday night after receiving approval from the county board. Jamie Abrams is the Trojans' new head football coach after serving as a defensive coordinator the past two seasons. Abrams joined the Lamar County staff with former head coach Franklin Stephens, who took the Ware County head coaching job on March 27.  Abrams was a head coach at Wadley High School in Alabama and has coaching stops at South Paulding, East Paulding, Woodland (Ala.) and Minnesota State on his resume.


"Coach Abrams proved he is an extremely hard worker and a great leader for our program during these past two seasons at Lamar County," said athletic director Calvin Scandrett.


Former Griffin boys head basketball coach Prelvis Paster was named the new Lamar County boys basketball coach.  The Trojans went 9-14 last season under Kenneth Roberts.


The Lamar County girls basketball team brought in Tamicka Andrews to serve as its head coach. Andrews coached the Weaver Middle School team in Macon, Ga. last season and will look to build up a Trojans program that went just 4-17 in 2013-14.


No. 1 teams stay the same yet again



Class AAA's No. 1 and No. 2 teams squared off last Tuesday at St. Pius X and, true to the rankings, the Golden Lions took care of Blessed Trinity 3-0. It was an impressive bounce-back victory for St. Pius X, which was coming off a 4-1 loss to new Class AA No. 1 Greater Atlanta Christian.


The Spartans climbed to the top of the Class AA rankings mostly thanks to Lovett's 2-1 shootout loss at Westminster last Wednesday. Greater Atlanta Christian had already done some strong work of its own with a 6-2 rout of Wesleyan on Tuesday. Westminster moved into the second spot, dropping Lovett to third. Wesleyan took a tumble from fourth to ninth as a result of setbacks against both Greater Atlanta Christian and Buford.


Milton broke into Class AAAAAA's top 10 at No. 9 after its past week featured a tie against Westminster and a 4-0 shutout of Holy Innocents'. The Eagles displaced Collins Hill, which lost at Norcross 3-1 last Friday.







By Stephen Black and Ricky Dimon
Pius girls beat BT; Westminster edges Lovett



The St. Pius X girls bounced back from a 4-1 loss to current Class AA No. 1 Greater
Photo by Carol Satterfield
Atlanta Christian four days earlier to beat Blessed Trinity 3-0 last Tuesday. It was a battle between the top two teams in Class AAA, but the visiting Titans were no match for St. Pius X. The Golden Lions, who captured the Class AAA state championship in 2013 for their fourth title in the past five years, have won 11 of their last 12 matches. They have a week off before paying a visit to Class AAAAA No. 1 McIntosh next Monday.
A similarly huge Class AA showdown took place last Wednesday and also featured region rivals. Westminster hosted then-No. 1 Lovett and the Wildcats pulled off a 2-1 victory in a shootout. Anna Lee put Westminster ahead 1-0 before the Lions answered to force overtime, which saw both teams go scoreless en route to the decisive kicks. The Wildcats missed a shot that would have won it but then converted a must-make situation to extend the shootout to a seventh round. Westminster goalie Caroline Heller made a diving stop and Miller Leeson kicked the game-winner. Lovett and Westminster will face each other again on Friday, this time with the Lions enjoying home-field advantage.
Lovett's setback allowed fellow Region 6 representative Greater Atlanta Christian to assume the top spot in the Class AA rankings. The Spartans won their seventh game in a row since falling at Lovett 1-0 on March 4 when they hammered region foe Wesleyan 6-2 last Tuesday. Greater Atlanta Christian will get another shot at the Lions next Thursday before wrapping up their regular season against Westminster.
It was a difficult week for both Wesleyan and Woodward. In addition to their defeat at Greater Atlanta Christian, the Wolves also fell at Buford last Friday. Woodward also endured a brutal schedule and suffered losses at Marist (8-0 last Tuesday) and to McIntosh (3-0 last Thursday). 

In Class AAAAAA, fourth-ranked Peachtree Ridge enjoyed a successful week with a 1-0 win at Duluth last Tuesday and a 3-1 victory over North Gwinnett last Thursday. Against North Gwinnett, Allie Hoxie gave the Lions a 1-0 lead before Amanda Ferry broke a tie with two second-half goals.   



In Class AA action, No. 5 Wesleyan picked up two wins in the past week. The Wolves (6-6-1) edged Buford Friday 1-0 on a goal by Cort Coxhead. Keeper Mitchell Robinson kept the clean sheet for Wesleyan. The Wolves then beat Lovett 3-2 in overtime Tuesday as Grant Sauer knocked in the game-winning goal with three minutes left in overtime. Coxhead and Will Sharon scored the other two goals for Wesleyan. 


Class AAAAA No. 2 Pope beat Sequoyah 1-0 Tuesday as Luke Scanlan scored the lone goal early in the first half. Travis Parker got the shutout in goal. The Greyhounds (12-3) are now 8-0 in region play and have not lost to a Class AAAAA team yet this season. 


No. 3 First Presbyterian beat Dooly County 8-0 Tuesday behind four goals from Bradley Mullis and three from Kevin Griggs. Spencer Ennis also found the back of the net for the Vikings. 


Ryan Moran scored four times as No. 10 Mount Paran dominated Christian Heritage 10-0 Tuesday. ... No. 1 Dalton (12-0-1) beat Allatoona 4-1 Tuesday. Eder Mora, Pepe Gardea, Justen Macias and Josh Satterfield scored for Dalton. Allatoona (8-3-1) actually tied the game at 1 on a goal by Griff Rousseau tied the game with 17 minutes gone in the first half.  




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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. 


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