Walton, Pope Bring Home Tennis Titles

Here's what's happening in high school athletics in East Cobb Patch on May 9.

The biggest news form the weekend revolves around state championship tennis, as the boys won the Georgia High School Association AAAA state tennis tournament and the girls won the GHSA AAAAA state tennis tournament.

Pope blanked Starr’s Mill in the semifinals and took down McIntosh, 3-2, to win the state crown.

The Walton Lady Raiders beat Tift County, 3-0, then blanked Norcross, 3-0, to win their eighth consecutive state crown and 147th match in a row.

In other East Cobb Patch action, as you’ll see below, . On the AAAAA side, Walton was swept out of the playoffs, and was beaten in three games.

Weekend Scoreboard

AAAA Playoff Baseball: Pope 9, Chattahoochee 8 (Game 1, Friday)

AAAA Playoff Baseball: Pope 6, Chattahoochee 2 (Game 2, Friday)

AAAAA Playoff Baseball: 3, Duluth 0 (Game 1, Friday)

AAAAA Playoff Baseball: Duluth 17, Wheeler 8 (Game 2, Friday)

AAAAA Playoff Baseball: Duluth 6, Wheeler 2 (Game 3, Saturday)

AAAAA Playoff Baseball: Mill Creek 10, Walton 3 (Game 1, Friday)

AAAAA Playoff Baseball: Mill Creek 7, Walton 2 (Game 2, Friday)

AAAA Girls Playoff Soccer: Whitewater 2, Pope 0 (Friday)

AAAAA Girls Playoff Soccer: Walton 3, East Coweta 0 (Friday)

A Girls Playoff Soccer: Fellowship Christian 2, Walker 0 (Friday)

AAAAA Boys Playoff Soccer: Walton 2, Camden County 0 (Saturday)

A Boys Playoff Soccer: Walker 2, Brookstone 0 (Saturday)

AAAAA Girls Playoff Lacrosse: Walton 13, Northview 9 (Friday)

AAAAA Boys Playoff Lacrosse: Walton 11, Peachtree Ridge 7 (Saturday)

1A-4A Boys Playoff Lacrosse: Pope 9, Johns Creek 6 (Friday)

AAAAA State Track and Field Championships: Wheeler finished tied for 15th place with 12 points.

AAAA State Track and Field Championships: Pope finished in fifth place with 27 points.

There are no sports on the calendar today in East Cobb Patch. But tune in later this week when the playoff schedule will heat up as local schools pursue state titles in soccer, lacrosse and baseball.

Kevin Dotson May 09, 2011 at 01:32 PM
Hi, Knox, I've been on the road, and I saw where you were nice enough to respond to me concerning Georgia High School Rugby. I saw the portion of the response but required to go into the link to find the entire response. I thought I read something about having a hard time keeping up with sports that are not part of the GHSA. I just wanted you to post the scores for the State Finals, since all of the champions were from Cobb County, and 2 of the 4 matches had East Cobb victors. Georgia High School Rugby Association is a member of USA Rugby that drives the development programs for our national teams. USA Rugby placed our ladies team in the World Cup in London last summer, and will place our men's program in the World Cup in New Zealand this summer. Also, Rugby will return to the Olympics in Argentia in 2016 with both mens' and womens' rugby. Rugby is the second biggest participant sport in the world behind soccer and the second fastest growing sport in the US. In the future, if you need a web site for confirmation, need to confirm scores with the League Director, or want match scores confirmed by USA Rugby, please let me know. I wasnt' looking for weekly updates, though I could provide those when we are in-season, however, it would have been nice to post the State Finals results. The teams went on to compete in the USA South Regions in North Orlando, Florida, and though each winning at least one match, no teams moved on to the national play-offs. Thanks, Kevin
Brookwoodman2 May 09, 2011 at 02:47 PM


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