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LACROSSE PREVIEW
 
 
Today, we preview the boys lacrosse semifinals and bring results from the tennis and girls track and field state championships. Follow scores, brackets and schedules for baseball, soccer and lacrosse playoffs HERE or visit the AJC's High School Sports Page. Also, download the free HS Scores App for your mobile devise if you have not already for each day's schedule and live scoring of the state playoffs. 


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Trivia
Question: 
How many goals have the Westminster boys outscored their first two opponents by in the lacrosse state playoffs?

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Friday's Answer:
Kell is the the only instate team that has beaten the Westminster girls lacrosse team this season.

LACROSSE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE


Boys

Semifinals


Class AAAAAA

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

(R2 #2) Pope at (R1 #1) Harrison

(R2 #4) Etowah at (R2 #1) Roswell


Class A-AAAAA

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

(R2 #2) Allatoona at (R1 #1) Lovett

(R2 #1) Westminster at (R3 #1) Cambridge


Girls

Semifinals


Class AAAAAA

Tuesday, May 12

(R2 #3) Walton at (R2 #2) Lassiter

(R2 #1) Milton at (R3 #1) Chattahoochee


Class A-AAAAA

Wednesday, May 13

(R3 #2) Blessed Trinity at (R2 #2) Westminster

(R2 #1) Kell at (R3 #1) Cambridge


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Monday, May 11, 2015



LACROSSE PLAYOFFS
By Craig Sager II

Area 2 crowds semis for second straight year


The Class AAAAAA boys lacrosse playoffs have seen a surprising amount of upsets, but while the results might appear shocking on paper, this is not a new trend for the competitive and gritty Area 2. Last year, Area 2 placed three teams in the final four (Roswell, Milton and Walton) and after Pope, Roswell and Etowah survived the quarterfinals on Saturday, three spots are occupied in the semifinals once again.

 

Defending champion and No. 1 seed Roswell handled Mill Creek 16-9, but the other three quarterfinals matchups were down-to-the-wire. Area 1's Harrison held on for a thrilling 18-17 overtime win over Centennial and Pope and Etowah represented Area 2 with huge road victories. Pope followed its 7-6 overtime win over Lambert in the first round by knocking off North Gwinnett on Saturday 11-8 and four seed Etowah suffocated Kennesaw Mountain in an 8-7 victory.

 

Pope visits Harrison on Wednesday and this will be a rematch of April 24 when the Hoyas edged Pope 16-14 on the road. Roswell and Etowah faced back on March 6 and Roswell ran away with a 12-6 home victory but since the loss, the Eagles have held 10 of 14 opponents to single digits and on the season they boast a defense that has held 10 different opponents to five goals or less.

 

In Class A-AAAAA, Lovett and Allatoona cruised through the quarterfinals and will face for the first time this season during Tuesday's semifinals at Lovett. Westminster and Cambridge also advanced to the semifinals this past Friday and will meet for the first time this season Tuesday at Westminster.

 

The top-seeded Wildcats dominated Benedictine 13-1 on Friday and after an 18-0 shutout over Blessed Trinity to open the postseason have now outscored their two opponents 31-1 entering the semis. Cambridge topped Kell 17-6 in the first round and held off Starr's Mill 10-4 in the quarterfinals. That gives Cambridge just 10 goals allowed through the first two rounds, the second fewest in both classifications behind only Westminster.

 

 


TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Candace Hill shatters records once again


Rockdale County sophomore Candace Hill broke the state records she set as a freshman last year this Saturday in Albany in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash. The sophomore won the 100 in a time of 11.34 seconds, .10 faster than last year, and the 200 in 23.05, .16 faster than he old mark. Her 200 meter time is the fastest finish in the nation by a high schooler.

 

"I definitely set goals to break records. Maybe not at some of the smaller meets, but definitely at the sectionals, state championships and other national meets," Hill said, after the 200. "It keeps me motivated. If I didn't set those goals, it would just be running."

 

BREAKING NEWS

Eddie Martin named Buford boys basketball coach


Veteran coach and Gwinnett County
Photo by Ty Freeman
Sports Hall of Fame member Eddie Martin was hired as Buford's head boys basketball coach Friday afternoon. Martin stepped down from his head coaching duties at Greater Atlanta Christian in March looking for a change in scenery. 

He is considered Gwinnett's most successful boys basketball coach after winning four state titles at GAC and three at Norcross with a career record of 713-227. 

 

 

Walton boys and girls sweep tennis state titles

 

Walton became the first school to win the boys and girls championships in the largest division since they last did it in 2002. For the girls it was easy. For the boys it was much more difficult.


 
In the Class AAAAAA finals, the Walton girls powered through Kennesaw Mountain 3-0, while the Walton boys were pressed to the limit before taking a 3-2 victory over Northview.


 

 


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