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See below for the Falcons' HS coach of the week and also check out the cross country rankings and notebook in today's SHSSN. 


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Trivia
Question: 
How many seasons has Mike Swaney been head coach at Marion County? 

Today's answer can be found in the newsletter!
 
Tuesday's Answer: 
Buford softball has won 13 consecutive games. 
TUESDAY SCORES

 

 

Volleyball
Allatoona 2, New Manchester 0
Apalachee 2, Gainesville 0
Apalachee 2, Loganville
Archer 2, Central, Gwinnett 0
Archer 2, Grayson 1
Blessed Trinity 2, Douglas 0
Buford 2, North Oconee 0
Eagles Landing 3, Paideia 0
Effingham County 2, Jenkins 0
Etowah 2, Roswell 0
Gordon Lee 2, Armuchee 0
Gordon Lee 2, Coosa 0
Kennesaw 2, Osborne 0
Luella 2, Dutchtown 1
Newnan 2, Westlake 0
North Forsyth 2, Alpharetta 0
North Forsyth 2, Johns Creek 0
Ridgeland 2, Cartersville 0
Rockdale County 2, Lakeside, Dekalb 0
South Forsyth 2, Chattahoochee 1
South Forsyth 2, Lambert 0
Walton 2, Etowah 0
West Forsyth 2, Habersham Central 0

Softball
Adairsville 12, Gordon Central 0
Arabia Mountain 15, Grady 0
Armuchee 2, Chattooga 0
Bacon County 6, Long County 5
Bremen 14, Temple 0
Brookstone 9, Taylor County 4
Brookwood 3, Archer 0
Buford 12, Chestatee 0
Calvary Day 6, Treutlen 1
Carrollton 9, Troup County 8
Central Gwinnett 8, South Gwinnett 7
Chattahoochee 13, Centennial 3
Claxton 12, Montgomery County 3
Clinch County 15, Lanier 3
Colquitt County 14, Valdosta 0
Cross Creek 8, Grovetown 4
Dacula 6, Shiloh 3
Dunwoody 2, Creekside 0
Dunwoody 2, Miller Grove
Eagles Landing 4, Strong Rock Christian 1 
Excel Christian 7, Mt. Zion, Carroll 6
Gainesville 13, Salem 1
Georgia Military 15, Aquinas 0
Greenbrier 18, Richmond Academy 0
Harrison 5, Hillgrove 1
Hawkinsville 12, Marion County 0
Heard County 6, Bowdon 1
Johns Creek 5, West Forsyth 2
LaGrange 15, Shaw 1
Mary Persons 9, Upson Lee 0
Mill Creek 4, Collins Hill 2
Mount Pigsah 5, Mount Paran Christian 4
North Cobb 5, Kennesaw Mountain 2
North Forsyth 20, Alpharetta 2
Northview 13, Habersham Central 3
Paideia 15, Our Lady of Mercy 1
Parkview 1, Grayson 0
Prince Avenue Christian 11, Lakeview Academy 3
Schley County 7, Bleckley County 4
Tattnall 2, First Presbyterian 1
Veterans 4, West Laurens 0
Wesleyan 7, Pace Academy 6
Wilkinson County 8, Mount de Sales 0
Woodland 15, Drew 0


 






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Wednesday, September 24, 2014



CROSS COUNTRY NOTEBOOK
By Stephen Black
Milton, Northview take home county titles


 

The Milton boys and Northview girls won the Fulton County Public Schools

Photo by Walter Pinion

Championships Saturday in Alpharetta. Lindsay Billings won the girls race in a time of 18:43.42 ahead of Elizabeth Graves, a Riverwood sophomore, who had a time of 20.27.61. Milton's Amy Ruiz, Northview freshman Sarika Temme-Bapat and Anna Barefield rounded out the top five in the girls race. Milton took second in the team standings with 66 points behind Northview's 28. Centennial, Johns Creek and Roswell rounded out the top five. 

 

In the boys race, Milton had the top three individual finishers with Jack Bluth (17:36.79), Connor Cole (17:43.80) and freshman Sam Bowers (17:47.85). Milton's Preston Meade took fifth with a time of 17:59, just behind fourth-place finisher Brandon Tardif (17:51.41). 

 

The Brookwood boys and Mill Creek girls each won their respective races in the Gwinnett County Championships on Saturday in Conyers. 

 

Hannah Petit of the Mill Creek girls won the individual race with a time of 19:01.59. Lauren Flynt of Brookwood (19:15.07), Sara Scales of Mill Creek (19:26.16), Yanely Gomez of Grayson (19:34.75) and Camryn Petit (19:35.03) of Mill Creek rounded out the top five. 

 

Mill Creek's 71 points edged Brookwood's 76. Peachtree Ridge took third with 132 points, Collins Hill totaled 156 and North Gwinnett had 172 points. 

 

Mountain View's Tyler Barber won the boys race in 16:13.56 ahead of Peachtree Ridge's Isaac Penman (16:16.90). Brookwood's Chris O'Brien (16:19.60), Mill Creek's Sam Costa (16:29.30) and Peachtree Ridge's Nate Reichard (16:31.46) each finished in the top five as well.

 

Brookwood's 51 points beat out runner-up Peachtree Ridge's 59, third-place Mill Creek's 80, Parkview's 131 and Grayson's 203. 

 

 



CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS
By Stephen Black
Pius, BT, take over in boys rankings

St. Pius X in AAAA and Blessed Trinity in AAA are new No. 1's in the boys
Photo by Walter Pinion
cross country rankings this week. In the girls rankings, South Forsyth, McIntosh, Wesleyan and Marist are now at the top of the rankings. See below for this week's complete cross country rankings. 

 

Boys

Class AAAAAA

1. Marietta

2. Peachtree Ridge

3. Brookwood

4. Milton

5. Lakeside-DeKalb

6. Walton

7. Mill Creek

8.  Etowah

9. South Forsyth

10. Lambert

 

Class AAAAA

1. Clarkston

2. Forsyth Central

3. McIntosh

4. Alexander

5. Starr's Mill

6. Lakeside-Evans

7. Morrow

8. Cambridge

9. Union Grove

10. LaGrange

 

Class AAAA

1. St. Pius

2. Woodward Academy

3. North Hall

4. North Oconee

5. Marist

6. Whitewater

7. Pickens

8. White County

9. Carrollton

10. Buford

 

Class AAA

1. Blessed Trinity

2. East Jackson

3. Coahulla Creek

4. Oconee County

5. Westminster

6. Savannah Arts

7. Dawson County

8. West Hall

9. Central-Carroll

10. Banks County

 

Class AA

1. Pace Academy

2. Wesleyan

3. Bleckley County

4. Lovett

5. Union County

6. Benedictine

7. Holy Innocents'

8. Thomasville

9. Darlington

10. Berrien County

 

Class A

1. Trion

2. Baconton Charter

3. Hebron Christian

4. Paideia

5. Landmark Christian

6. Hawkinsville

7. Towns County

8. Georgia Military

9. Providence Christian

10. Whitefield Academy

 

 

Girls

Class AAAAAA

1. South Forsyth

2. Etowah

3. Milton

4. Harrison

5. Mill Creek

6. Northview

7. Brookwood

8. Marietta

9. Peachtree Ridge

10. Walton

 

Class AAAAA

1. McIntosh

2. Northgate

3. Starr's Mill

4. Cambridge

5. Dunwoody

6. Riverwood

7. Union Grove

8. Woodland-Bartow

9. Columbus

10. Rome

 

Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. Heritage-Catoosa

3. White County

4. St. Pius

5. Buford

6. Woodward Academy

7. North Oconee

8. Pickens

9. Whitewater

10. Northwest Whitfield

 

Class AAA

1. Blessed Trinity

2. Westminster

3. Jefferson

4. Hart County

5. Coahulla Creek

6. Dawson County

7. Oconee County

8. Decatur

9. Morgan County

10. Gordon Central

 

Class AA

1. Wesleyan

2. Lovett

3. Pace Academy

4. Darlington

5. Holy Innocents'

6. Bremen

7. Model

8. GAC

9. Bleckley County

10. St. Vincents'

 

Class A

1. Landmark Christian

2. Hawkinsville

3. Commerce

4. Providence Christian

5. Trion

6. Jenkins County

7. Towns County

8. Hebron Christian

9. Marion County

10. Athens Academy

 

 

 



FALCONS COACH OF THE WEEK
By Lauren Goldstein
Mike Swaney named coach of the week

 

Marion County head coach Mike Swaney is this week's Atlanta Falcons High School Coach of the Week for his strong community efforts.

Marion County HS

Swaney enters his fourth season at Marion County as the reigning Class A State Champions, after a 13-1 season in 2013.

 

Swaney came to Marion County at the perfect time and began to make a difference immediately. The town needed an identity, and Swaney gave them just that in their weekly "Friday Night Lights."

 

With the entire town in support of the football program, Swaney helped pull together a squad of strong-character, high-energy, driven coaches and players that would embody a family.

 

As a result, many things fell into place for this town that was once looking for hope. They built a new school on the other side of the town, one with new character and reputation.

            

One of Swaney's strongest qualities is his motivational spirit, which helps him rise up from adversity. Even when a team makes it to the top, there are people who look down upon them. Each year, football coaches have to re-build after losing players after graduation or move on to play at the college level. Behind those who have graduated are players who have to be trained to take their place. Swaney remembers these are young kids and knows that he is imbedding in them certain qualities and characteristics that will not only be used on the football field, but for whatever their future may bring. 

 

Swaney promotes giving back to the community, which has resonated amongst the players. Last year, the Marion County football team visited the local elementary school where they educated the younger students about getting involved and why they should stay in school.

 

In addition, many of the players are involved in community service efforts; several of them participate in a summer food programs and mission trips through their church, which feed needy families in the area. The Atlanta Falcons High School Coach of the Week, Swaney is one of a kind and has impacted both his players and the entire community to take action in their own lives in order to make a difference.

 

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. 

 

 


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