Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Greyhounds won another state title and produced five individual champions in the traditional finals Saturday.
Sunday, February 17
For the third year in a row, the Pope High School wrestling team has won a state traditional team championship. In crushing the Class A-AAAAA competition in Macon this weekend, the Greyhounds also had five individual wrestlers earn state championships at the end of a three-year run that Pope coach Jim Haskin told The Marietta Daily Journal was "unprecedented." Combined with state duals titles in the last two seasons, Pope's status as the top high school wrestling program in Georgia is hardly in doubt. The five individual champions from Pope include: One other East Cobb-area wrestler claimed a state title, as Jacob Murphy of Walton High School won the Class AAAAAA competition in the 132-pound weight class. Here's more information from the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Check out Pope's bid for another state title and more starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, February 16
The Georgia High School Association's traditional wrestling finals conclude today in Macon, but you can watch from the convenience of your home. Georgia PlayOn Sports, a partner with the GHSA, will provide live-streaming starting at 3 p.m. Among the featured attractions is another state title bid by Pope High School, which won the duals championship last month. Here's the live-streaming link. You can also watch on GHSA.tv for a charge of $3.95. Go to http://GHSA.net/wrestling for all the brackets and a full schedule of events. Visit ghsa.playonsports.com for a full schedule of Georgia high school sporting events and follow high school action from across the country at www.playonsports.com.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Wheeler, Pope, Sprayberry and Kell girls have qualified in basketball regional tournaments.
Wednesday, February 13
East Cobb will be well-represented in the girls portion of the state high school basketball tournament. Wheeler advanced to the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA playoffs with a 61-57 win over Walton Tuesday in the Region 5-AAAAAA tournament at Roswell. The state tournament appearance is the second in a row for the Lady Wildcats, who will play Woodstock in the region semifinals Thursday. The Lassiter girls also were eliminated in a 63-51 loss to Etowah. In Region 7-AAAAAA, Kell, Pope and Sprayberry all won their quarterfinal games Tuesday, meaning they're headed to the Class AAAAA state tournament. Kell, the top seed, beat Riverwood 43-34. On Friday, the Lady Longhorns will play Pope in the region semifinals. Host Sprayberry …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Both Raiders teams edged Lassiter in Saturday's meet at the Mountain View Aquatic Center.
Sunday, January 27
Walton High School's swimming teams knew their toughest competition in the Cobb County Championships was going to be East Cobb rival Lassiter. But the Raiders' boys easily outraced the runner-up Trojans by 37 points Saturday in claiming a county title at the Mountain View Aquatic Center. On the girls' side was the most notable news. Not only did Walton clip Lassiter by 28 points, but the Lady Raiders won their first Cobb title since 2008. Walton has been the only school other than Lassiter to win the girls' title in the last 14 years. In the most recent Georgia high school swimming poll, published by Score Atlanta, the Walton boys were third and Lassiter was fourth in Class AAAAAA. On the girls side, Walton is second and Lassiter also …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Greyhounds cruised to their second consecutive GHSA title in duals competition.
Sunday, January 13
The wrestling season isn't over yet for the Pope High School Greyhounds. There's still the Cobb County Championships coming up next week, as well as the state traditional wrestling meet. But Pope's dominance is beyond question after Saturday's 50-14 rout over Woodland of Bartow in the Class AAAAA duals finals in Macon. The Greyhounds, who are now 32-3 and remain the only Georgia school in the national prep rankings, took to the mats without their star, Brooks Climmons, who was away due to a death in the family. Pope overcame a slow start to win 11 matches, dropping only three. Coach Jim Haskin, in his 18th season, now has four state titles to his credit, including state traditional titles in 2011 and 2012. He tells Score Atlanta how the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The competition begins Thursday in Macon.
Tuesday, January 8
The Pope High School wrestling team cruised to the Region 7-AAAAA duals championship. As expected. The Wheeler High School wrestling team finished second in the Region 5-AAAAAA meet over the weekend. Unexpected. For the first time in school history, the Wildcats qualified for the Georgia High School Association state duals wrestling tournament, slated for Thursday-Saturday in Macon. After winning their first state duals title last year, the Pope Greyhounds are favored to repeat. In Thursday's first round, Wheeler will meet Alcovy of Newton County. In Class AAAAA, Pope, the overall No. 1 seed, faces Hardaway of Columbus. Also representing Cobb with Wheeler in the Class AAAAAA event are Kennesaw Mountain and Marietta.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The group's December performances included the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Governor's Mansion.
Saturday, January 5
Every month the Pope High School Chamber Music Society (CMS) holds performances at Sunrise Assisted Living. In December they held a holiday concert consisting of a string trio and voice ensemble. They also performed at the Governor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and in the Winter Wonderland series at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Established in 2010 by Claudia Cheung and Krystal Lo, CMS offers students the opportunity to experience a chamber ensemble setting and perform throughout the community. Over the past two years, CMS has performed at venues such as Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Sunrise and Savannah Court Assisted Living, and the East Cobb Kiwanis Governor’s Rally. In addition to…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Greyhounds will be the hosts for the Region 7-AAAAA duals Saturday; Lassiter is seeded No. 1 in Region 5-AAAAAA.
Coming off a strong performance at The Clash dual tournament in Rochester, Minn., over the holidays, the Pope High School wrestling team has returned home to play host to the Region 7-AAAAA duals on Saturday. Pope, the reigning state champion in duals, finished 10th at The Clash without star senior Brooks Climmons. The Greyhounds, who are 25-3 on the season, also moved up in the Intermat Fab 50 national high school rankings, from No. 50 to 34. They are the only Georgia school in those rankings. Kell is seeded No. 3 in the same regional and Sprayberry is No. 7. Also on Saturday, Lassiter enters the Region 5-AAAAAA duals as the co-top seed, along with host Roswell. Wheeler and Walton also are entered. Both regional meets begin at 9 a.m., …
Tyren Jones and Brandon Kublanow were chosen for Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game, as were Pope band members Nicole Johnson and Andie Leeds.
During their memorable careers at Walton High School, Tyren Jones and Brandon Kublanow led the Raiders football team to new heights, as they reached the state championship game as juniors. On Saturday they will take the field wearing the same uniform for the last time. Jones, a running back, and Kublanow, an offensive lineman, have been chosen for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game in San Antonio, an all-star game for some of the nation's top seniors. The game begins at 1 p.m. and can be seen live on NBC. As seniors, Jones and Kublanow both fought injuries as Walton was eliminated in the first round of the state playoffs. Jones has committed to play at Alabama, as has Walton quarterback Parker McLeod. Kublanow, who recently was named to …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Seniors took money raised from a paint can recycling event to buy toys and sort them for holiday distribution.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
On Tuesday Pope High School seniors from the varsity swimming and diving team took money raised from a successful paint can recycling day and went to Wal-Mart with the coaching staff to make purchases for the Toys for Tots program. Nearly $2,000 of toys were purchased, and the items were dropped off at a Toys for Tots warehouse, where the seniors volunteered sorting toys.