Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Sprayberry girls also lost in first-round basketball tournament action Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 20
The Kell High School girls basketball team didn't have long to enjoy its No. 1 ranking. The day after being voted at the top of the Class AAAAA polls, the Lady Longhorns were shocked by Stephenson on Tuesday in an 60-51 loss in the first round of the Georgia High School Association state tournament. Kell, which was also playing at home, was playing without injured star Caliya Robinson. The Lady Longhorns finished the season with a 22-3 record. Also on Tuesday, the Sprayberry girls fell in their Class AAAAA first round game by a 59-56 score at Southwest DeKalb. According to a Score Atlanta summary of the game, the Lady Yellow Jackets got 28 points from Neena Carter, but couldn't make good on a one-point halftime lead. The Sprayberry boys …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Sprayberry girls also have qualified for the state basketball tournament that begins Tuesday.
Sunday, February 17
For the first time in 23 years, the Sprayberry High School boys basketball team has won a region championship. A steal and a layup from Torrey Richardson in the final five seconds of the game lifted the Yellow Jackets to a 58-56 win over Creekview Saturday in the finals of the Region 7-AAAAA tournament at Sprayberry. The Jackets, who are now 19-9 on the season, will play host to Tucker Wednesday in the first round of the Georgia High School Association state tournament. More on Saturday's game from The Marietta Daily Journal. The Kell High School girls team, as expected, won the Region 7-AAAAA title, downing Osborne 53-44 to improve to 22-2 on the season. The Lady Longhorns, region champions for the first time in school history, will open …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Regional basketball tournament play is underway.
Wednesday, February 13
The Northeast Cobb area will be well-represented in the girls portion of the state high school basketball tournament. Wheeler advanced to the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA playoffs with a 61-57 win over Walton Tuesday in the Region 5-AAAAAA tournament at Roswell. The state tournament appearance is the second in a row for the Lady Wildcats, who will play Woodstock in the region semifinals Thursday. The Lassiter girls also were eliminated in a 63-51 loss to Etowah. In Region 7-AAAAAA, Kell, Pope and Sprayberry all won their quarterfinal games Tuesday, meaning they're headed to the Class AAAAA state tournament. Kell, the top seed, beat Riverwood 43-34. On Friday, the Lady Longhorns will play Pope in the region semifinals. Host …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Yellow Jackets and teams from Pope and Kell will be in action this week.
Monday, February 11
The Pope boys and Kell girls both won their subregions and have No. 1 seeds heading into the Region 7-AAAAA basketball tournament that starts Tuesday at Sprayberry High School. The semifinalists all qualify for the Georgia High School Association state tournament. First up at Sprayberry is the girls side of the competition, with the schedule as follows: Tuesday Friday Saturday The boys tournament schedule is as follows: Wednesday Friday Saturday
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Yellow Jackets stars will be moving on to compete in football and soccer.
Sunday, February 10
The following seniors at Sprayberry High School signed college scholarship offers last week during National Signing Day:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The fourth annual event will take place once again at Sprayberry High School.
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Saturday, February 9
The Easter season isn't far away, which means for the fourth year running the Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop is also on the horizon. Here's the release we received on Friday: Bring the whole family out for the 4th Annual Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop presented by Piedmont Church, Superior Plumbing and Cobb County Schools and get ready as more than 90,000 eggs and pieces of candy are spread out and dropped from a helicopter at the football fields at Sprayberry High School March 30, 2013! The event begins at 10 a.m., and in addition to gathering up all the eggs, there will be candy, face painting and the Three-13 Salon, Spa and Boutique Kids Zone with inflatable slides and bounce houses for the toddlers and the older thrill seekers …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Lady Longhorns have four games remaining in the regular season.
Tuesday, January 29
The Lady Longhorns of Kell High School are ranked No. 5 in this week's Class AAAAA state rankings and are streaking as the regular season winds down. Kell is 15-2 on the season and 8-2 in Region 7B-AAAAA, a half-game behind first-place Osborne (17-4, 9-2). The Lady Longhorns, who have won five games in a row, have four games remaining in the regular season, including local rivals in Pope (15-6, 7-3) and Sprayberry (16-6, 6-5). Among Kell's wins this season include four against Class AAAAAA teams, including Lassiter, Marietta and North Cobb, which as The Marietta Daily Journal reported earlier this month, was ranked second at the time. Kell sophomore forward Caliya Robinson is already getting significant recruiting attention from major …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Trojans finished their regular season a perfect 10-0; see who they and Kell will be playing in the state playoffs next weekend.
Lassiter High School has been perfect before in a football regular season. But this time, the Trojans will enter the state playoffs with an even loftier status than in 2009, when they fell to Colquitt County in the first round after going 10-0. Thanks to Colquitt's stunning win over No. 1 Camden County on Friday, second-ranked Lassiter is expected to take over the top spot in the polls when the Georgia High School Association playoffs begin next weekend. Lassiter, which rolled over Etowah 34-6 on Friday to post a perfect 10-0 regular season, will play host to Brookhaven in the first round. Here's the complete Class AAAAAA playoff bracket, which also includes Walton, Wheeler, Marietta, North Cobb, Hillgrove and McEachern. Kell High School …
Friday, September 28, 2012
A new principal also was appointed on Thursday for Sprayberry High School.
One of three staff furlough days imposed by the Cobb Board of Education for the 2012-13 school year has been eliminated. By a 5-2 vote, the board granted on Thursday a paid workday to teachers and support staff that will cost the Cobb County School District an estimated $3 million, to come from reserve funds. Voting against the measure were Tim Stultz, of Post 2 in the Smyrna area, and Kathleen Angelucci, of Post 4 in North Cobb. They objected because of another significant deficit anticipated for the 2013-14 school year. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said no detailed analysis has been done, but estimated the hole will be "at least" $40 million. In May, the board approved the three furlough days in closing a $62 million gap to balance …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
On Thursday the Board of Education is expected to appoint a successor to Ed Wagner, now at Kell.
The Cobb Board of Education is expected to vote on a recommendation to reduce one of three staff furlough days during its Thursday business meeting. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Cobb County School District central office, 514 Glover Street, Marietta. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa has proposed taking back one of the furlough days as "a good gesture to send to our employees" after a painful fiscal year 2012 budget process that resulted in more than $60 million in cuts. But at a Sept. 12 work session, board members Tim Stultz and Alison Bartlett expressed opposition to the furlough reduction. District officials estimated the furlough cut would cost $3 million. Also on the board agenda Thursday are several …