Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The games will be played Tuesday, May 14 at Starr's Mill.
The Loganville High School Red Devil baseball team heads into the next round of the Georgia High School Association's Class AAAA State Baseball Championship playoffs Tuesday, the No. 1 team in Georgia with the No. 1 outfielder draft pick in Clint Frazier, according to maxpreps. The Loganville Red Devils will play a double-header at Starr’s Mill in the third round of the post season in an attempt to make it through to the final and take the title for the second year in a row. The 2012 Loganville Red Devils won the 2012 GHSA AAAA Baseball Championship. Currently ranked as the No. 1 outfielder in the draft pick, Maxpreps reported that “some see Frazier as a Mike Trout-like talent who is ready to play at the big league level. He is one of the …
Here are several easy ways you can get your sports teams featured on Patch.
Spring sports are well under way and summer activities are just around the corner. Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, recreational teams, etc. -- is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Is your favorite team a college or pro team? That's okay too! Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community, like Creston Mapes did in Too Many Coaches in the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Minor League Baseball team will host a 5K race and “Tripp Halstead Night” next month.
The Gwinnett Braves have announced plans to raise money for a Barrow County toddler critically injured in October when a tree limb weighing several hundred pounds fell and struck him in the head. The minor league baseball team will host a 5K Race, “Tripp’s Trot,” and “Tripp Halstead Night” at Coolray Field on Saturday, June 22, when the G-Braves play the Syracuse Chiefs. "Tripp's Trot" will start at 8 a.m. and registration for the 5K can be completed online at trippstrot.com. The fee is $25 before May 22, $28 before June 1, $30 before June 20 and $35 the day of the event. To purchase tickets for the "Tripp Halstead Night" fundraiser, visit gwinnettbraves.com/tripp and enter the special promo code TEAMBOOM. For more information on "Tripp…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Check out the big matchups next season for varsity football squads from local high schools. Loganville Christian Academy schedule is not yet posted.
Local high schools are more than three months away from beginning their defenses of state football championships. But that doesn't mean there isn't some planning already going on. Spring football practices are well under way, after all. The Georgia High School Association posted the 2013 football schedules earlier this week. Here's what's in store for teams from the Loganville and Grayson area. In Gwinnett County Region 8-AAAAAA Archer Tigers Grayson Rams South Gwinnett Comets In Walton County Region 8-AAAAA Loganville Region 8-AAAA Walnut Grove
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Grayson and Loganville High Schools as well as George Walton Academy on the roster for Wednesday and Thursday.
The recent rain has slowed down the state high school baseball playoffs, delaying several first-round series. Also see: Loganville will host Riverwood in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. That series begins Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m. at Loganville. Loganville swept North Paulding in the first round, winning the games 12-2 and 5-3. (Best-of-three games). Clint Frazier was 2-for-3 with a triple in the first game, but was held hitless in the second. Loganville has moved back up to 13th place nationally in the Maxprep rankings. The Grayson-Roswell, South Gwinnett-Walton and Brookwood-Milton series in Class AAAAAA, and the Greater Atlanta Christian-Pepperell series in Class AA were all tied at one game each with the deciding …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Georgia High School Association meet was held May 2-4 in Jefferson, Ga. Mill Creek High School took top honors.
Grayson High School had a strong showing at the Boys State Track and Field Championship that took place from May 2 - 4 in Jefferson, Ga. Christian Smith got second place in the 300 hurdles with a time of 38.80 and the team got second in the 4x100 Relay with a time of 42.26. Jomari Collie earned sixth place in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.28. See also: Woodrome won the 1,600 meters in a time of 4 minutes, 15.85 seconds and Cheeks won the 200 in a time of 22.01 seconds. The Mill Creek 4x400 relay team, which included Woodrome and Cheeks, also won first place in a time of 3:24.22. Braden Canamare and Allen Eckles were also on that relay team. In Class AA, Darius Slayton won the 100 and 200 meters as Greater Atlanta Christian finished …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Atlanta Braves' catcher and Duluth-raised Brian McCann went to bat for the Gwinnett Braves Thursday at Coolray Field as part of his rehabilitation.
Atlanta Braves' catcher Brian McCann is working his way back to Turner Field. After playing three games with Class A Rome Braves, McCann started his stint with the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field Thursday (May 2). In October of last year, McCann, a Duluth High graduate, underwent surgery on his right shoulder. While taking practice swings on deck before his first at-bat, a fan shouted to McCann and asked how his shoulder feels. “It feels great,” he shouted back. The G-Braves took on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Thursday evening. McCann went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the 4-1 loss. Game two against the RailRiders is Friday night. First pitch is at 7:05pm. This story initially appeared on Lawrenceville Patch.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Denver Broncos' post-draft depth chart lists Smith third at right defensive end.
Quanterus Smith, who graduated from Grayson High School in 2008, was drafted in the fifth round by the Denver Broncos and is listed on the team's roster. Smith, who suffered an ACL tear toward the end of his career at Western Kentucky, should be healthy for training camp, SB Nation reports. Smith lettered for two years at Grayson High and earned First-Team All-Country honors, the Broncos' bio says. He also lettered in basketball. In 2012, he was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. "Smith has major pass-rusher burst," Bill Williamson wrote for ESPN.com. "He had 12.5 sacks last season and was leading the nation in sacks before his injury. All but a half sack came in three games. What is extremely impressive is Smith had three …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Defending champion Collins Hill boys and Greater Atlanta Christian girls both host first-round games in the Georgia High School Association soccer tournament.
Collins Hill’s boys and Greater Atlanta Christian's girls begin their title defenses this week as the Georgia High School Association soccer tournament opens play throughout the state. In all, 27 Gwinnett County teams have qualified in five classifications. See also: Most first-round games in the girls tournament begin Tuesday, April 30. The boys start play May 1. GHSA Soccer Playoffs (Gwinnett teams bold-faced) Girls Soccer First-round Class AAAAAA (April 30) Class AAAA (April 30) Class AAA (May 2) Class AA (May 2) Class A (May 2) Boys Soccer First-round games Class AAAAAA (May 1) Class AAAA (May 1) Class AA (May 3) Class A (May 3)
Friday, April 26, 2013
MaxPreps says Frazier "has set himself above all others in the quest for National Player of the Year honors."
The MaxPreps sports website has singled out Loganville's Clint Frazier as the frontrunner in its search for the baseball player of the year. "After hitting 24 home runs as a junior, Frazier is at it once again with 13 home runs and 34 RBIs to go along with a .521 batting average and 39 runs scored for the Red Devils," the site says in a recent post. Nine other athletes around the country are also noted as players to watch. Earlier this month, MaxPreps ranked the Red Devils the No. 10 team in the nation. You might also be interested in reading: Loganville-Grayson Take Top 2 Spots in 2013 Senior Baseball LHS Red Devils Come out on Top in Baseball Showdown with Grayson Rams LHS Frazier and GHS Meadows Were Big Hitters at Wrigley Field