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Marist sports triumph in 16 straight Director’s Cups

As the curtain behind the stage dropped to blanket the altar at Marist’s Baccalaureate Mass Friday night, a glimmer of positivity hanging on the wall revealed itself while altar servers dashed off stage and priests divee to save the Eucharist.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
St. Pius golfers finish strong

The St. Pius boys’ golf team finished second in the state tournament finishing with a team score of 314.

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North Springs athletes commit to college

Trayvon Steptor will run track at Reinhart University, Quinn Daughtry will play lacrosse at Methodist University and Steven King, will play football at Georgia Tech. They are shown with Principal Dr. Eddie Ruiz, boys’ track coach Josh Weaver, position football coach Travis Day and athletic director and football coach Steve Horton.

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Marist golfers win state, girls finish in third

Amidst the many other colors of spring, green was the hue of the day as Marist golfers traveled to Waynesboro, Ga. Tuesday to clench their fourth straight state championship title.

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Marcus Center gymnasts win state titles

For the second year in a row, gymnasts representing the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Perimeter Gymnastics program brought home regional and state championship wins. 

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Rounding base 15 times

Lincoln Parker, 12, hit 15 home runs in 20 games played and won the Murphey Candler Little League home run challenge.  The competition was sponsored by Sacks Law and the winning prize featured an autographed Mike Trout Bat.  Mike Trout was the 2014 AL MVP and past Rookie of the Year.  He is pictured above with Josh Sacks of Sacks Law, Lincoln Parker and MCLL President Vic Parker. The league’s spring season ended on the 16th with more than 1000 children playing baseball at Murphey Candler. It has been organized as a Little League park since 1958. 

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Vermack 12 and under are  C3 tennis champs

The Vermack 12U boys are the ALTA city champions for the C3 division. Finals were played on May 16 at DeKalb Tennis Center. The boys worked hard all season to prepare for some exciting matches. Robyn Files was the captain and the boys  were coached by Hagen and Braun Endler of Sandy Springs Tennis Center. Standing L-R: Sam Whiting, Preston Files,  Chris Raj, Ryan Smith Jake Callahan, Sam Wassell; kneeing L-R: Rajan Karasan, Carter Matulich, Evan Ramano, Mark Ramano and Jason Sherman.  

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Wesleyan dominant in state title run

The Wesleyan baseball team entered the state finals with a ten-game win streak, having swept every series and outscoring playoff opponents 73-4. The trend continued as the Wolves outscored Darlington 6-4 in game one and 11-5 in game two for their fifth consecutive sweep and the state AA championship.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
North Springs takes trophy

The North Springs’ Girls’ track team, the 2015 State Champs with the No.1 nationally ranked 4 x 400 relay team was surprised Friday with a limo ride, lunch at Sandy Springs’ Mellow Mushroom and thunderous recognition before the school’s student body. The Spartans are coached by PE department chair and long-time track coach Patty Carroll (R) and former Olympic gold medalist Antonio McKay.  

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HIES boys’ track shines in Jefferson

Never before had a Holy Innocents’ boys’ track team finished in the top ten in the state. One has now.

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Chamblee names track and field elite

Eight athletes were recognized with team awards at the annual Chamblee Charter High School Track and Field banquet. Coach Curtis Mattair and his staff presented athletic awards to (L-R) Rasheed Cobb, Distance Athlete of the Year; Will West, Most Valuable Male and Hardest Worker; Kayln Wright, Freshman Impact Performer; Jasmine Radford, Newcomer of the Year; Head Coach Curtis Mattair; Monique Keene, Team Player Bulldog Award; Elena Brown-Soler, Most Valuable Female and Field Athlete of the Year; Venida Fagan, Sprinter of the Year; and, Team Captain Ashanti Brown, Most Valuable Female.

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Marist track and field falls just short of state title

The Marist boys took the AAAA runner up title this weekend in Albany, Ga. War Eagle track had hoped for a three-peat this year, but fell just short of Sandy Creek 42-40 to claim runner-up – not a bad result with a team of just three runners, two of whom are freshman, and only one field competitor.

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