Recaps from Gwinnett County high school sports events from Monday, Feb. 18.
The second-round Class AAAAAAA boys/girls state tournament doubleheader between Grayson and Norcross feature two top-10 clashes.
The Grayson Rams boys basketball team cruised 84-43 over Forsyth Central in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA playoffs on their home floor Saturday.
The No. 1 seed Grayson girls basketball team stalled a South Forsyth comeback to win 68-49 in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA state basketball tournament at home Saturday.
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Office of Athletics, Student Activities and Community Schools will host its Athlete/Parent Informational Night on Wednesday at Peachtree Ridge High School’s theater.
The month-long search for a new head football coach at Grayson has ended. Adam Carter was introduced to the Ram players Wednesday morning as the replacement for Christian Hunnicutt, who stepped down in January.
Gwinnett’s qualifying girls and boys basketball teams are catching their collective breath and bracing themselves for the GHSA state tournament, which tips off this weekend.
It clinched the first region title for the Grayson boys basketball program, making Saturday night’s sweep a historic one for both first-time champions when for years Grayson’s basketball programs lacked a history or tradition of winning.
The Grayson Rams trailed early but seldom in their 79-61 win over the Archer Tigers in the Region 8-AAAAAAA boys basketball semifinals.
The Grayson girls basketball team fought through a few different periods in which its offense slowed down and allowed Newton to close in during its Region 8-AAAAAAA semifinal game at Grayson High School on Friday night.
Three Rams — Zach Bush, Caelan Johnson and Tyler McCaskill — took the stage in the Grayson High School auditorium on Wednesday to formally announce their signings. Bush will attend Berry College in Rome, Ga., Johnson will attend Tuskegee University in Alabama and McKaskill chose Keiser University. Eight more Rams informally announced signings on social media.
Grayson senior Jazmin Robinson has college options in two sports, but plans to attend the U.S. Naval Academy as a track and field athlete. She also excels in basketball for the Rams.
It would be hard for North Gwinnett’s Addi Olvey to imagine at the beginning of her senior year the opportunities playing flag football would provide her.
Lanier’s Kameron Brown and Grayson’s Owen Pappoe led a contingent of 41 Gwinnett players on the Georgia Sports Writers Association’s 2018 All-State Football Team.
Mill Creek junior Jake Magahey rewrote the Gwinnett County record book for the second straight year, and the team standings followed their usual trajectory, too.
Almost all of the Gwinnett County Swimming Diving and Diving Championships results had been read to the crowd Saturday night when the West Gwinnett Aquatic Center fire alarm went off.
Dacula’s girls continue on a record-breaking season, and other notes from around Gwinnett County high school basketball.
Collins Hill’s Peter Smithson averaged 7.7 points per dive and totaled 56.65 points on the first day of county swim and dive championships. Four swimmers from different schools occupied the top four spots. Parkview’s Maxwell Pate edged North Gwinnett’s Nicholas Start for second place with 34.21 points. Stark’s 34.19 points settled him in third place in front of Hunter Misuraca from Mill Creek.