Class AAAAAA blog: Lanier girls, Tri


The Lanier girls team outscored defending champion Lovejoy 21-8 in the ‘ The state championships were the first in any sport for both schools.

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Most of the games in the Georgia high school basketball championships in Macon last week were tight, competitive contests, but perhaps no classification had a better pair of games than AAAAAA.

The Lanier girls team outscored defending champion Lovejoy 21-8 in the fourth quarter for a 52-45 victory Saturday afternoon, and the Tri-Cities boys followed with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Tucker 46-43.’

The state championships were the first in any sport for both schools. Lanier opened in 2010 as a new school in Gwinnett County. Tri-Cities opened in 1988 as the consolidation of the former Woodland, Russell, College Park and Hapeville high schools in south Fulton County.’

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Quite a lot has been going on:

After falling four points shy of state title, Campbell girls look to get over the hump

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After finishing a close second at last year’s Class AAAAAAA state championships, Campbell’s girls track and field team returns with sights set on getting over the hump. Leading the way for the Lady Spartans are, from left, Raina Perry, Rachel Robertson, Kirsten Eason, Ashton Lindley, Kylan Rice, Makylah Jones and Camille Trotman.

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Prep roundup: Mars Hill girls, Florence boys clinch soccer playoff berths

Mars Hill’s Madalyn Lambert headers the ball against Elkmont in high school soccer play at Mars Hill. More photos at TimesDaily.com. [JIM HANNON/TIMEDAILY]

Mars Hill’s Samantha King scores her 25th goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Elkmont. [JIM HANNON/TIMEDAILY]

Samantha King, Madalyn Lambert and Nelly Davenport each scored a goal as Mars Hill clinched a playoff berth with a 3-0 win over Elkmont in girls soccer Thursday.

Abby Foust saved 4 shots to record a shutout for the Panthers (12-6-1), who will travel for their first-round playoff match April 30.

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