Drew High School, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012, lost to Statesboro. Senior Maleek Taylor posted 25 points in his final game.
When it comes to basketball, Mundy’s Mill guard Kelsee Arnold is all business.
North Clayton team helping others off the court
While the North Clayton girls basketball team won just four of its first 12 games on this season, those four wins doubled the win total from last season.
Despite five straight playoff appearances, the North Clayton boys’ basketball team appears to be a legitimate threat to compete for a state title for the first time since its region championship and final four appearance in the 2011-12 season.
Hours after winning its second county dual wrestling title in as many years, Forest Park notched its fourth Clayton County Traditional Wrestling Championship in a row as the Panthers won eight of the 14 individual titles.
In just its third year, the Clayton County Duals Championship crowns the deepest wrestling team in the county.
Get ready for the upcoming basketball season with a team-by-team capsules.
The state cross country championships will get underway today in Carrollton with two Clayton County teams competing. The boys’ teams from both Morrow and North Clayton finished fourth in their respective regions to earn the last team qualifying spot.
Babb defeats White 8-0 to win county title
Babb Middle School gave further proof that defense wins championships.
Lovejoy junior Queryachi Taylor is making an impact on the football field for the Wildcats this season, but it’s in his other sport that he has garnered a worldwide reputation.
Familiar names finished on top at the Clayton County Cross Country Championships as Morrow, led by individual winner Cameron Pack, won the boys’ team title and Forest Park won the girls’ team title.
Mundy’s Mill sit atop the Region 4- AAAAA, Div. A standings with a 4-0 record.
Babb, Kendrick set for rematch
Both Kendrick and Babb made game-clinching plays in the final minutes of their quarterfinal games to advance to the semifinals where they will face each other on Tuesday.
After sharing carries as a sophomore and missing four games due to injury as a junior, Drew senior running back Marquis Terry is now the workhorse for the Drew Titans offense.
As the tail end of the cross country season approaches, the Morrow High School boys’ team is in prime position to reach their goals.
Douglas has shot at Paralympic invite
Jonesboro senior athlete Opio Douglas is blazing a trail those around him hope others will follow.
Sitting at 5-0 and the only remaining unbeaten middle school football team in the county, the Kendrick Comets have their sights on the No. 1 playoff seed and county championship.
When the Mundy’s Mill football team won a school-record eight games and advanced to its first-ever state quarterfinals last season, running back Rodney Smith shouldered a heavy offensive load.
Having the best softball team in Clayton County is nothing new to Mundy’s Mill.
During its seven-game winning streak, the Mundy’s Mill softball pitching staff has three shutouts and has seen opposing teams score over three runs only once.
The Eddie White Academy football program has only been in existence five years, but the Wolves head into this season fresh off their second appearance in the county’s middle school championship game.
The Morrow boy’s cross-country team narrowly missed out on being one of the 25 best teams in Class AAAAAA a year ago.
It was more than the allure of playing basketball at St. Augustine’s that attracted Riverdale forward Quincy January to the NCAA Div. II school.
Lovejoy advanced further than any other Clayton County team in the Southside Shootout 7-on-7 Tournament that ended Thursday evening.
Lovejoy swingman Jahir Cabeza joined four of his teammates as college signees, making the five players the largest signing class in Lovejoy basketball history.
When Mount Zion quarter and half-miler Andrew Nsuk talks about the end of his 2013 track season, he sums it up with four words.
When the Point University women’s soccer team dipped into Clayton County three weeks ago to sign one of the area’s best players in Morrow’s Angelica Rivera, the Skyhawks coaches already knew the type of talent the county produced.
Mount Zion boys track and field head coach Jason Battles stood before a packed room adjacent to the school’s cafeteria and said “trophies gather dust, scholarships change lives.”
Lovejoy’s Brimer has put more speed on fastball
A big part of Lovejoy’s baseball success has been the continued development of pitcher Danyale (D.J.) Brimer.
History was made Wednesday afternoon at Morrow High School.
After three top-six finishes at last year’s Class AAAAA state meet, Mount Zion’s Marquett Simmons is back and gaining confidence daily in his senior year.
Craig Chatman has been a coach with the Lovejoy baseball team for 15 seasons and the head coach for the last 12. He has seen a majority of the baseball teams the school has trotted out and has a special distinction for this year’s club.
Being a first-year head coach comes with its challenge
There is a different air around Drew’s baseball program.
Coming into the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs, South Effingham and Jonesboro were confident teams. The two squads had a combined six losses between them.
They knew it would not be pretty. They knew they would have to value every possession.
Still alive for a title and still perfect. That sums up the Forest Park girl’s basketball team.
Riverdale senior Troy Wyche had his sights set high this season.
Throughout his senior season, Riverdale’s Troy Wyche had his sights set high.
On a night when the Drew basketball team displayed banners with the names of the seniors basketball players in its gym, Mount Zion relied on its own senior captain.
Drew boys get physical, but at the cost of Clyde
Mundy’s Mill put off the inevitable long enough.
Mundy's Mill boys come up short.
On a night in which they honored their seniors, the Riverdale Lady Raiders got a nice reprieve from Region 4-AAAA scheduling as Class AAAAAA Lovejoy came to visit.
Forest Park and Kayla Potts continue to heat up.
When the Riverdale girls’ basketball team looks back on its home game with Region 4-AAAA, Div. B power Jonesboro, missed opportunities will most likely come to mind.
Lady Cardinals win 10th straight.
From the opening tip, the Forest Park Lady Panthers sprung a trap that the Mount Zion Lady Bulldogs just could not get out of.
Maybe Mount Zion was looking ahead, maybe Forest Park had the perfect gameplan.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Region 4A-AAAAA clash between Drew and visiting Union Grove was anybody’s contest.
Having defeated prolific passing offenses during their playoff run, the Lovejoy Wildcats were quite familiar with wide-open spread teams.