The Scripture says “It is appointed unto man once to die,” but — forgive me, Lord — I always wondered if there might be an exemption for Furman Bisher.
The Cardinals, trailing all the way into the middle of the fourth quarter, came up with three 3-pointers in 72 seconds and went on to a 58-49 victory against county rival Lovejoy at Fort Valley State University to advance to the Class AAAA semifinals.
Add Alcovy to the Eagles' list of double-digit-margin postseason victims after Marcus Hunt scored 34 points Friday to lead North Clayton to an 84-62 rout in a quarterfinal at Fort Valley State University.
A No. 4-seeded team upset a region champion in the first round of the Class AAAA girls basketball tournament.
Jonesboro’s boys basketball team thought it was having a bad day Friday, as it slogged through a first-round victory over Griffin in the Class AAAA playoffs.
Woodland kept issuing challenge after challenge to Jonesboro center Kim Dawkins. She kept rising to meet it with an outstretched hand.
Short-handed doesn’t necessarily mean a short stay in the playoffs.
Seldom does a 1-3-1 defense earn play-of-the-day status on SportsCenter. Maybe the occasional blocked shot, but even then, it’s usually in a subservient role to the fast-break jam that punctuates the highlight.
North Clayton’s boys basketball team lurked through the regular season, peeking its collective head out long enough to hand Lovejoy its only Region 4-AAAA defeat, then went back into hiding.
Maybe the first-round bye wasn’t such a blessing after all.
Jonesboro vs. Forest Park, Part III — a tale of frustration, of perseverance, of redemption and, finally, of triumph in triplicate.
It has been nine days since Lovejoy’s boys and Forest Park’s girls last took the court in a meaningful game — the reward for a regular season well done.
The high school wrestling world — or at least Georgia’s small corner of it — converges today upon The Arena at Gwinnett Center, where the traditional state championships begin.
Jonesboro doesn’t design plays for Chukedubem Okeke, and he’s not the guy the Cardinals look for on offense.
A.C. McCullers has come a long way from 1968 at Northwest Whitfield, the setting in which his coaching career began. The winding path took him through the dominant 1990s at Morrow, where his girls basketball teams won four championships in a five-year stretch.
Don Williams adds Forest Park to legacy of wrestling success
Even though victory follows Don Williams wherever he goes, the Forest Park wrestling coach insists it isn’t about him.
My mind immediately shot to Chris Moody. Traveling down I-285, listening to Chuck and Chernoff on 680 The Fan, I heard the outrageous comments attributed to Vanderbilt coach James Franklin that first were introduced in a blog by Jeff Lockridge of the Tennessean — that players who de-committed from Vanderbilt were “not men of honor” and “not men of integrity.”
Only three months ago, Lucas Rice discovered wrestling. Soccer, football and basketball all sounded nice, but the diminutive Jonesboro freshman didn’t think he could be any good at them.
If Morrow had a little more offensive punch, it might rank among Region 4-AAAA’s most dangerous girls basketball teams.
Locust Grove, Forest Park, Ola and Morrow are the Southern Crescent schools sending at least 10 wrestlers on to the sectional rounds of the traditional tournament across the state this coming weekend.
Jarred Benefield used to take his sweet time in wrestling matches, hoping to have enough points after three periods to win a decision. Then, the Locust Grove senior grappler happened upon a sure-fire shortcut, one that has helped make him one of the state’s best.
Dig, if you will, the picture: Alabama and South Carolina, engaged in an SEC championship in the not-too-distant future, and all of a sudden the spotlight shines on Henry County.
D.J. White had imagined National Signing Day many times. The real thing Wednesday was infinitely better.
Drew boys basketball players had more than an inkling that they were going to hand Eagle’s Landing its first Region 4-AAA loss Tuesday night. So they made sure that they looked the part.
National Signing Day is a big relief.
Eight, contrary to popular opinion, is not enough.
The Clayton State men’s basketball team came out with a sense of urgency Wednesday against Lander, the Lakers knowing that the last thing they needed was yet another close Peach Belt Conference defeat.
Sometimes, the way up is down.
As a sophomore, Patrick Petty wasn’t asked to score. There were Division I-caliber upperclassmen to handle those duties.
Locust Grove made good on coach Nick Fordham’s goal of “bringing home some hardware,” finishing fourth out of 16 Class AAA teams in the team duals state wrestling tournament this past weekend in Macon.
Never judge the fight in a team by the ugliness of its record. Because Drew didn’t fall into that trap, it survived a frenetic Friday finish for a 51-49 victory at Stockbridge.
The team dual wrestling state championship begins today in Macon, with two Southern Crescent area champions and a pair of runners-up ready to hit the mats.
It’s like committing a crime and making sure you don’t leave any fingerprints.
Nobody gets through Region 4-AAAA boys basketball unscathed. North Clayton made sure Lovejoy wouldn’t skate through the season without tasting region defeat Tuesday, and because of it the league awakens to a three-way tie for first place.
Forest Park and Locust Grove will go to the state duals wrestling competition with one thing in common: an area championship.
Lovejoy’s basketball season can be divided into two parts: What the team did while the football squad was enjoying an extended run to the state-championship game, and what the team has done since.
Chukedubem Okeke hasn’t been playing basketball very long, but he understood clearly what being yanked during the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game against visiting North Clayton meant.
Marcus Hunt scores a career-high 47 points and North Clayton beats Jonesboro. Hunt scores a season-low nine points and North Clayton loses to Jonesboro.
Wrestling season gets serious now. Area duals tournaments involving Southern Crescent teams will go on this weekend — at Forest Park, at Eagle’s Landing, at McIntosh — a precursor to the state tournament the following weekend in Macon.
At first, Clayton State coach Gordon Gibbons dismissed problematic free-throw shooting as the exception, not the rule.
Now comes the tough part for the Clayton State men’s basketball team: three Peach Belt Conference games in a five-day span, beginning tonight at the Athletics and Fitness Center against North Georgia.
Forest Park hasn’t lost three consecutive girls basketball games since 2009, and that’s what the Lady Panthers will try to avoid tonight in their first game of 2012.
Clayton State did so many things right Thursday night in its men’s basketball contest against Limestone College, it was hard to believe that it was still a one-possession game with eight seconds to play at the Athletics and Fitness Center.
XXX Forest Park hasnt lost three consecutive girls basketball games since 2009, and thats what the Lady Panthers will try to avoid tonight in their first game of 2012.
Clayton State did so many things right Thursday night in its mens basketball contest against Limestone College, it was hard to believe that it was still a one-possession game with eight seconds to play at the Athletics and Fitness Center.
Now comes the tough part for the Clayton State mens basketball team: three Peach Belt Conference games in a five-day span, beginning tonight at the Athletics and Fitness Center against North Georgia.
There’s a bull’s eye on the backs of the Clayton State women’s basketball team. It comes with the territory when you’re the defending national champion.
Too many more games like the last two involving the Clayton State men's basketball team and they’re going to have to install a cardiac-care unit at courtside in the Athletics and Fitness Center.
Too many more games like the last two involving the Clayton State men's basketball team and theyre going to have to install a cardiac-care unit at courtside in the Athletics and Fitness Center.
The question, to which no opponent truly found a satisfactory answer, was this: What can't Jermaine Hough do on the football field?