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Today's answer can be found in the newsletter!
Tuesday's Answer: 
Walton's Celeste Fitzgerald served up 12 aces in Walton's 2-0 sweep over Pope last week. 





1. Marietta

2. Peachtree Ridge

3. Lakeside-DeKalb

4. Milton

5. Etowah

6. North Cobb

7. Walton

8. Lambert

9. Mill Creek

10. Roswell



1. Forsyth Central

2. Clarkston

3. Starr's Mill

4. Alexander

5. McIntosh

6. Lakeside-Evans

7. Cambridge

8. Union Grove

9. Dalton

10. Gainesville


Class AAAA

1. Woodward Academy

2. St. Pius

3. North Hall

4. Whitewater

5. North Oconee

6. Marist

7. Carrollton

8. Pickens

9. Johnson-Gainesville

10. White County


Class AAA

1. East Jackson

2. Blessed Trinity

3. Westminster

4. Oconee County

5. Savannah Arts

6. West Hall

7. Dawson County

8. Banks County

9. Jefferson

10. Central-Carroll


Class AA

1. Bleckley County

2. Pace Academy

3. Wesleyan

4. Lovett

5. Union County

6. Benedictine

7. Holy Innocents'

8. Union County

9. Vidalia

10. Darlington


Class A

1. Hebron Christian

2. Landmark Christian

3. Whitefield Academy

4. Trion

5. Baconton Charter

6. Hawkinsville

7. Galloway

8. Jenkins County

9. Paideia

10. Commerce





1. South Forsyth

2. Etowah

3. Northview

4. Milton

5. Harrison

6. Marietta

7. Peachtree Ridge

8. Walton

9. Pope

10. Mill Creek



1. McIntosh

2. Starr's Mill

3. Cambridge

4. Dunwoody

5. Union Grove

6. Riverwood

7. Columbus

8. Dunwoody

9. Creekview

10. Allatoona


Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. Heritage-Catoosa

3. St. Pius

4. Woodward Academy

5. Whitewater

6. North Oconee

7. Buford

8. White County

9. Pickens

10. North Hall


Class AAA

1. Blessed Trinity

2. Westminster

3. Jefferson

4. Hart County

5. Dawson County

6. Decatur

7. Oconee County

8. Morgan County

9. Banks County

10. East Jackson


Class AA

1. Lovett

2. Darlington

3. Wesleyan

4. Pace Academy

5. Holy Innocents'

6. Bremen

7. St. Vincent's Academy

8. Bleckley County

9. GAC

10. Model


Class A

1. Landmark Christian

2. Jenkins County

3. Towns County

4. Commerce

5. Trion

6. Hebron Christian

7. Athens Christian

8. Athens Academy

9. Marion County

10. Walker






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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

By Stephen Black
Marietta boys win at Carrollton



Photo by Walter Pinion
Marietta's boys won the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational with 82 points, besting Leon (Fla.)'s 90 points. Peachtree Ridge had 156 points, Mill Creek took fourth with 160, edging Holy Trinity Academy (Fla.)'s 161.

            Winter Park (Fla.) won the girls race with 95 points, just ahead of Northview's 97. Holy Trinity Academy came in third with 118 points and Landmark Christian took fourth with 166 points. West Forsyth took fifth place with 172 points.

            Northview's Lindsay Billings won the girls race with a time of 18:32.04 while Landmark Christian's Kathryn Foreman came in third in a time of 19:32.17.

            The boys race was won by Mountain View's Tyler Barber in 17:26.54. Second place went to Chance Roe of Lowndes in 17:55.78.  

            The Whitewater boys won the Sandy Creek Fall Classic Saturday in Tyrone. McIntosh came in second with 71 points, well behind the Wildcats' 34. Sandy Creek (73), Northgate (132) and Morrow (135) rounded out the top five in the boys race.

            Whitewater's Parker Nail won the race with a time of 16.51.59 ahead of runner-up Jaison Morning of Cass, who finished the race in 16:57.22.

            McIntosh won the girls race in Tyrone with 29 points while Harrison took second with 81. Northgate came in third, just behind the Hoyas with 88 points. Whitewater totaled 101 points and Fayette County took 142.

            Cass's Jana Morning won the race with a time of 20:35.94 while Alyssa LeClaire took second in 20:48.32.

            On Tuesday at Jefferson, Gainesville won the Jefferson 12th Annual Mainstreet News Meet while Johnson-Gainesville won the girls event. Chestatee took second in the girls race and was followed by Athens Christian and Jefferson while Gainesville came in fifth. Chestatee came in second in the boys race just ahead of third-place Jefferson and fourth-place Lakeview Academy. Johnson-Gainesville took fifth place.

            Juan Ortega of Gainesville won the race in 17:41.50 while Lewis Brooks of Lakeview Academy came in second at 18:01.28. Jack Carnes of Chestatee took third place.

            Lindsay Grater of Chestatee captured the girls race with a time of 22:04.59 while Evelin Avitia came in second with a time of 22:29.18. Tanner Guest of Athens Christian took third in 22:45.42.

            Wesleyan hosted 10 schools in its home meet on Saturday and came away with first place in the girls meet and second in the boys meet. Dawson County won the boys meet with 85 points, edging Wesleyan's 87, which was tied with Spalding. Holy Innocents' came in fourth, right on the heels of the top three, with 88 points.

            While the boys race was tight at the top, Wesleyan convincingly won the girls meet with 39 points to Holy Innocents' 54. Collins Hill was a distant third place with 91 points. Athens Academy took fourth with 95.

            Wesleyan girls took first and second place in the race as Jordan Zimmerman won it with a time of 21:03.97 and Ellie Bradach came in second with 22:13.38. Will Martin of First Presbyterian won the boys race in 18:06.71 ahead of runner-up Ben Davies of Holy Innocents', who put in a time of 18:18.55.




Dalton coach, Dublin lineman honored



Flowery Branch, GA - The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 High School Coach of the Week, Captain in the Community and Youth Team/Cheer Squad of the Week presented by Ford for the week of September 16.


High School Coach of the Week presented by Ford:

Matt Land of Dalton High School located in Dalton, GA has been selected as this week's Atlanta Falcons High School Coach of the Week presented by Ford. The Catamounts defeated North Atlanta High School last Friday 44-3.  Coach Land enters his fourth season at Dalton and looks forward to another successful 2014 season following an 8-3 record in 2013.


Each week of the season, the winner of this award will receive a personalized certificate from the NFL, a commemorative game ball and a $1,000 grant from the NFL's Youth Football Fund to his school's athletic department. 


To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week program, please visit



Captain in the Community presented by Ford:

The Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community presented by Ford is Robby Allison, an Offensive Tackle/Defensive End for Dublin High School in East Dublin, GA.  Allison has made several contributions to his community, including leading summer youth football camps, organizing food drives during the holidays and serving as a team leader for elementary students at his local church. 


The Captain in the Community program recognizes outstanding high school football student-athletes around the state of Georgia that demonstrate strong leadership skills both on-and-off the field.  Winners are selected by USA Football, the Official Youth Football Development Partner of the NFL. Additionally, each winner's high school will receive a grant in the amount of $1,000 to support community initiatives courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL's Youth Football Fund.


To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community Program, please visit 


Youth Team/Cheer Squad of the Week presented by Ford:

The Youth Team /Cheer Squad of the week presented by Ford is the Milford Warriors 5U, a youth cheer squad located in Lithia Springs, GA.


This program recognizes outstanding youth and cheer squads around the state of Georgia through mid-November. Each winning squad's organization will receive a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL's Youth Football Fund.


To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Cheer Squad of the Week program, please visit


For photos and additional information on the 2014 winners, please check out the Falcons Community blog on








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