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How many events did Marietta's Benson brothers combine to win at the McEachern sectionals this weekend? 
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1. Milton

2. Harrison

3. Roswell

4. Johns Creek

5. Lambert

6. Centennial

7. North Gwinnett

8. Chattahoochee

9. Walton

10. Peachtree Ridge


1. Westminster

2. Northview

3. Lovett

4. Decatur

5. Marist

6. GAC

7. Blessed Trinity

8. Allatoona

9. McIntosh

10. St. Pius X



1. Milton

2. Lassiter

3. Chattahoochee

4. Walton

5. Etowah

6. West Forsyth

7. Centennial

8. Johns Creek

9. Mill Creek

10. Harrison


1. Kell

2. Northview

3. Westminster

4. Pope

5. Cambridge

6. St. Pius X

7. McIntosh

8. Blessed Trinity

9. Starr's Mill

10. Holy Innocents'




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Monday, April 28, 2014

By Brian Jones
Rockdale County, Marietta have strong showings at sectionals

State sectionals took place over the weekend and it's the final step before the

Photo by Sonny Kennedy

state meets which begin this upcoming weekend.


The Class AAAAAA-B Sectionals, which included Regions 1, 2, 7 and 8, took place at Tift County on Saturday. And the Rockdale County boys and girls had a strong showing as it started with Candace Hill who finished first place in the 100- and 200-meter dash. Antwonette Thomas came in second in the 800-meter run and the 400-meter relay team which included Hill and Thomas came in second.


Lawrence Crawford of the Rockdale County boys came in first place in the 100-meter dash. He also came in second in the 200-meter dash. Jhibri Greer came in third place in the 300-meter hurdles and Robert McCrary came in second place in shot put.


In the Class AAAAAA-A Sectionals at McEachern High School, the Marietta boys and girls did their school proud. Asia-Bue Wilson came in the third in the high jump while Elizabeth Hartley came in fourth. Tatiyana Radford came in second place in the long jump and Hartley also came in third in the pole vault.


Kirvonte Benson came in first place in the boys long jump and Khayvon Benson won the 1600-meter run. Kirvonte Benson also won the 100-meter dash and Khayvon also won the 800-meter run. The 4x400 team that included both Bensons came in fourth place.


The Class AAAAA-B Sectionals took place at Loganville and the Miller Grove girls had a strong showing. Tiffany Flynn won the 100-meter hurdles as well as the triple jump and the long jump. Pauline Arndt won the long jump and the team also won the 4x100 meter relay.


Corey Jones of the Richmond Hill boys had a big day, winning the 1,600- and 800-meter sprints. Cedar Shoals did well as the Jags won the 4x100 meter relay and Breshawrd Cooper won the 400-meter dash.

By Ricky Dimon
Harrison, Grayson among region winners


The Harrison boys emerged victorious in last week's Region 4-AAAAAA tournament for their 17th straight region title. They went low at Brookstone Country Club thanks to Chad Barfield (71), Sam Maryland (76), Nick Bell (77) and Luke Schneiderjans (78). Kennesaw Mountain's Jonathan Keppler took home top individual honors with a round of 4-under 68.

Elsewhere in Class AAAAAA, Grayson's boys captured the Region 8 winner's trophy for its fifth consecutive region title. The Rams' school-recorded 302 featured a 74 by Michael Clay. Alex Quinn, Dylan Heaser and Conner Dickinson of the Rams also finished in the top 10 individually at Summit Chase Country Club. Dacula's Hunter Fry was low medalist. He birdied the 18th hole for a 72, which edged Shawn Chong of Brookwood by one shot. The Mill Creek girls used their depth to capture the Region 7-AAAAAA championship. Annika Blanton of the Hawks led her team with an 80, good for fourth best among all participating individuals. Lambert's girls won the Region 6-AAAAAA championship for a fifth season in a row and set a school record of 216 despite Auburn University signee Michaela Owen struggling to an 83. Kayley Marschke set an individual school record by firing a 67 for the Longhorns.

North Atlanta turned in an impressive performance last week on the links, although only its boys are heading straight through to the state tournament. The girls, whose four best scores came from Helen Fialkowski, Elizabeth Ray, Lily Vitgel and Maggie Richardson, captured a region title (6-AAAAA) for the first time in school history. Their stroke total, however, was not good enough for automatic state qualification and they will have to try their hand at sectionals. North Atlanta's boys triumphed at the region tournament with a winning score of 321 that beat runner-up Dunwoody. Taylor Walstrum shot 78, while Turner Hume and Winston Meshad both carded 79s.


In Class A-Private, Walker's boys won in Area 4 behind Barrett Kulik's 73 and Joe Reich's 75. The Wolverines beat Mt. Paran Christian by three shots. Jon Erik Alford of Mt.  Pisgah Christian captured low medalist honors after firing a 72. Darlington's girls triumphed in Area 4 in part thanks to Hanna Grevelius' 72 and Hanna Mae Deems' 75. Mt. Pisgah Christian and Whitefield Academy also advanced to sectionals.                    

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By Craig Sager II
Westminster boys reclaim top ranking




Milton remains No. 1 in Class AAAAAA and followed up a 17-4 win over visiting Cambridge on Wednesday with a pair of wins over out-of-state opponents with a combined 26-4 record this weekend. No. 2 Harrison dominated Campbell 20-1 on Tuesday. Roswell entered the top three this week after topping previous No. 3 Walton 12-9 on Wednesday and Mill Creek 13-12 in overtime on Friday. Johns Creek

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jumps to No. 4 after serving Northview its first loss of the season on Tuesday in double-overtime (10-9) and Lambert remains No. 5. Chattahoochee enters this week's poll at No. 8 after its 12-7 win over Walton on Monday. Walton dropped to No. 9 after suffering back-to-back losses to Chattahoochee and Roswell.


In Class A-AAAAA, Westminster beat Riverwood (15-2) and Allatoona (16-6) this week and took over No. 1 Northview dropped to No. 2 after dropping its first loss of the season at Johns Creek on Tuesday 14-11. Lovett outscored Carrollton 17-2 and Whitefield Academy 15-4 to remain at No. 3 and Decatur holds down No. 4 after stifling St. Pius X 11-1 on Tuesday. Cambridge fell from No. 8 and out of our poll after suffering losses in four of its final five games of the season. McIntosh debuts at No. 9 and St. Pius X remains at No. 10. 




No. 1 Milton remains unbeaten against in-state opponents as is No. 2 Lassiter and the two teams will square off May 2 at Milton. No. 3 Chattahoochee topped West Forsyth 17-7 this week. Walton remains at No. 4 after falling just short to Lassiter on Saturday 10-9. Centennial moves to No. 5 after Mill Creek suffered a 15-14 loss to Roswell on Thursday. The Hawks fell from No. 5 to No. 7. Etowah jumped to No. 6 and Johns Creek moved up to No. 8. Harrison debuts at No. 10 after winning its last 10 games.

The top five remains in tact, despite a week filled with top-five matchups. No. 1 Kell beat No. 2 Northview 15-11 and No. 3 Westminster edged No. 4 Pope 16-14 in overtime. No. 5 Cambridge lost to 13-1 Lake Norman (N.C.) in a 24-17 shootout and kept its spot in the top five with victories over Marist and Lambert. No. 6 St. Pius X had the week off and No. 7 McIntosh opened its week with a 23-0 win over Carrollton last Monday. Marist dropped out of the top 10 with a 22-10 loss to Cambridge on Tuesday and Holy Innocents' debuts at No. 10. 







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