Region basketball playoffs wrapping up

Seven varsity basketball teams from Fayette have clinched spots in the GHSA state tournaments that begin this weekend, while most region tournaments were scheduled to close out last night after press time. The top four teams in each region advance to state to make up the 32-team field in each classification, except for A teams […]

State wrestling tournament postponed

The Georgia High School Association announced Wednesday that the state wrestling tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed a week. “The GHSA has been monitoring the weather conditions and there remains the possibility of more ice and snow in many parts of the state,” according to a statement on the GHSA web site. […]

State wrestling tournament is this weekend

The stage is set for this weekend’s traditional wrestling state tournament, with a number of competitors from Fayette expected to be on the mat when the action begins Thursday, weather permitting, at the Arena at Gwinnett. In the AAAA classification, the Fayette County Tigers have the most wrestlers from any local school, with a contingent […]

Lady Panthers headed to state

One local team secured a state tournament berth Monday night while two others were scheduled to take to the court for region playoffs games this week, weather permitting. Games last night were postponed, and Wednesday’s games were also canceled. The Georgia High School Association announced this week that the first round of the state tournament […]

Local teams in good shape as hoops season is ending

With last week’s snow storm making the schedule exceptionally crowded for the final week of the regular season, several local varsity basketball teams are in excellent position with the region tournaments only a few days away. The Georgia High School Association released the updated region standings early Tuesday morning, after many teams played makeup games […]

Wrestlers move on to sectionals

A large number of area wrestlers are one step closer to the state finals after impressive performances in area meets over the weekend. Whitewater captured individual championships in two weight classes and came in second as a team in the 4-AAAAA area tournament at McIntosh. Zach Thorne (132) and Alex Walker (160) were winners in […]

Hoops schedule shuffled due to snow

The recent snow storm has created some scheduling issues for varsity basketball teams, with only one week left in the regular season. None of the Jan. 28 games were played, and only one Jan. 31 game was to go ahead as scheduled. That means a lot of extra games in the coming week leading up […]

High school sports roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL FAYETTE COUNTY snapped a three-game losing streak with two straight wins to improve to 14-5 overall and 6-2 in Region 5-AAAA play. The Tigers fell 64-57 to Alexander before winning 76-57 over Sandy Creek and 72-61 over Carrollton. LANDMARK is now 16-3 overall and 7-1 in Region 5-A after defeating W.D. Mohammed 82-73 […]

Golfing for a cause

Rosemary McIntire is getting ready to tee it up in a big way for two local charities. She will be playing 99 holes of golf in a single day between now and Feb. 14 for the benefit of Bloom and Promise Place. The exact date has not been determined due to weather, but it will […]

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