Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Pope and Walton baseball teams are playing at home Monday afternoon in the semifinals.
Despite leading for a good portion of the match, the Lassiter girls lacrosse team couldn't hold on against the dynasty that is Milton in Saturday's Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA finals. Milton came away with a 10-7 win for its third consecutive championship and eighth title since 2005, but the Lady Trojans felt like they had done all they could. “They almost pulled it out,” Lassiter coach Faith Harmeyer told The Marietta Daily Journal, referring to her players. “I would have liked to have had this one for the seniors, but we’ll get it.” The Lassiter girls were hoping to add to the East Cobb-area contingent of spring sports state champions. Thus far, the Walton girls tennis team and the boys and girls tennis teams at The …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Lady Trojans will face Milton for the state title; Pope and Walton baseball play quarterfinal rubber matches today.
The lacrosse battle of East Cobb lived up to the billing on Tuesday. The Lassiter girls led Walton 10-5 at halftime, then hung on in the final minutes of the match to claim a 13-11 win over Walton in the semifinals of the Georgia High School Association Class 6A tournament. Lassiter which lost big to Walton earlier in the season, faces top-ranked Milton on Saturday in the finals. More from The Marietta Daily Journal. The Walton and Pope baseball teams were playing at home Tuesday in quarterfinals doubleheaders, and both earned splits, forcing decisive games today. Walton defeated Tift County 8-0 in its opener in Class 6A but lost 2-1 on a walkoff sacrifice fly. Today's third game, also at Walton, starts at 4 p.m. In Class 5A, Pope also won…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ suffered a skull fracture during a game last week when a line drive hit him in the head. Tell us if you think Major League Baseball or any other leagues should implement helmets for pitchers.
"I don't remember seeing [the ball]. Just immediate loud ringing in my ear. Just pressure on my ear, and I was on the ground. That was kind of it.” That, according to an Associated Press report, was how Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ described the line drive that hit him in the head during his team’s May 7 game against Tampa Bay. The impact left him with a skull fracture and a knee that was tweaked as he fell to the ground. Happ’s injury has brought attention to other pitchers who have sustained similar injuries in the past. Major league pitcher Bryce Florie was struck in the right eye by a line drive more than a decade ago. According to Paul Newberry of the Associated Press, Florie would pitch only seven more games after that …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Longhorns' track star won the state 100-meter hurdle crown on Saturday.
Athletes in 10 events who represented Cobb, Douglas and Paulding schools brought back first-place medals from the Georgia High School Association girls state track and field championships in Albany. Two teams also peformed well in the event, which ran from Thursday through Saturday, as Kell High School finished second in the Class 5A meet and Marietta was third in Class 6A. Kell's Kendell Williams closed out her illustrious career with three titles, winning the 5A high jump, long jump and 100-meter hurdles. She earned 11 crowns in her high school career, and on Friday broke her own state record in the long jump. Marietta's Jenessa Jackson won the Class 6A shot put and was second in the discus throw, while an all-Cobb trio swept the 100-…
The Kell and Sprayberry girls and Walton and Pope boys also fell in Saturday's quarterfinal action.
Another hearbreaking result for another No. 1-ranked Lassiter sports team. The boys lacrosse team battled through a weather delay and against a tough Centennial team on the road Saturday night, but could get no further than the second round of the Class 6A Georgia High School Association state playoffs. The Trojans' stellar season sended there, in a 13-12 loss. Just like the football and boys soccer teams at Lassiter, the lacrosse team was considered a favorite heading into the postseason. Like their respective girls teams, in fact, Lassiter and Walton were on a collision course to meet in the semifinals. Harrison knocked off Walton 8-6 to shatter any hopes of an all-East Cobb semifinal. In Class 5A, Northview downed Pope, a state …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Pope baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals; the Pope and Lassiter girls soccer teams and Pope boys lacrosse teams were eliminated.
East Cobb is guaranteed a spot in the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA girls lacrosse championships. Walton and Lassiter easily won their quarterfinal matches on Friday, setting up an East Cobb showdown Tuesday in the semifinals at Walton. Walton routed Alpharetta 12-2 as Erin McBride scored five goals. Lassiter's Johnna Fusco scored three times and have five assists as the Lady Trojans throttled Centennial 18-2. More from The Marietta Daily Journal. Also advancing in state playoff action on Friday was the Pope baseball team, which defeated Winder-Barrow 6-5 in the second round of the Class 5A tournament. As the MDJ reported, the Greyhounds rallied in the eighth inning for the walkoff win in the rubber match, and will play …
She now has 10 state track championships and broke her own long jump record on Friday.
Kendell Williams is closing out her sterling track career at Kell High School in expected fashion. The senior won the high jump and long jump competition in the Class 5A meet Friday in Albany, where the Georgia High School Association is holding girls competition through Saturday. Williams broke her own state record in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 9 and 3/4 inches. She now has 10 state titles to her name and has a chance for two more on Saturday. Kell is second in the team standings to Whitewater.
Spring practice and regular season contests for Kell, Lassiter, Pope, Sprayberry, The Walker School, Walton and Wheeler.
KELL HIGH SCHOOL LONGHORNS 2012 Record: 9-2; 4-0 Region 7-AAAAAA Subregion B; defeated Southwest DeKalb 19-14 in 1st round of GHSA playoffs, lost to Gainesville 61-42 in the 2nd round Head Coach: Derek Cook LASSITER HIGH SCHOOL TROJANS 2012 Record: 10-1; 7-0 Region 5-AAAAAA; lost to Brookwood 24-21 in 1st round of GHSA playoffs Head Coach: Jep Irwin POPE HIGH SCHOOL GREYHOUNDS 2012 Record: 7-4; 3-1 Region 7-AAAAA Subregion B; lost to Stephenson 31-11 in 1st round of GHSA playoffs Head Coach: Matt Kemper SPRAYBERRY HIGH SCHOOL YELLOW JACKETS 2012 Record: 3-7; 202 in Region 5-AAAAA Subregion B Head Coach: Billy Shackelford THE WALKER SCHOOL WOLVERINES 2012 Record: 11-1; 5-0 Region 6-A Division B Private; defeated Athens Christian…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Longhorns were eliminated from the state baseball playoffs Thursday.
After nearly 40 years as a high school baseball coach in Cobb County, Donnie English walked off a prep diamond for the final time Thursday. Kell's 8-0 loss to East Paulding eliminated the Longhorns from the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA baseball tournament, as English's career came to an end. He announced his retirement before the start of the season. English, who guided Osborne to multiple state playoff appearances in nearly 30 years at the Smyrna-area school, came to Kell in 2001. Pope's bid for a second round sweep in the Class AAAAA playoffs was spoiled Thursday when Winder-Barrow won the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader by a 10-6 score. The Greyhounds, who play host to today's series finale at 6 p.m., won the opener …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Sprayberry and Kell girls also advanced in state lacrosse playoff action Wednesday.
The following scores are from Wednesday's games involving Cobb, Douglas and Paulding teams in Georgia High School Association state playoffs: BASEBALL 2ND ROUND Class 6A Class 5A Class 3A Class 1A Private Schools BOYS SOCCER 2ND ROUND Class 6A Class 5A Class 4A Class 3A Class 1A BOYS LACROSSE 1ST ROUND Class 6A Class 1A-5A GIRLS LACROSSE 1ST ROUND Class 1A-5A BOYS TENNIS SEMIFINALS Class 5A