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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

ATLANTA -- Batter up! As the seasons change, so does our Super 25 high school sports poll.

Here is the first installment of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll.

Loganville leads the list, followed by Gainesville, Mill Creek, Marist and Grayson.

Eagle's Landing, Walton, Forsyth Central, Buford and Lambert round out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com by USA Today High School Sports.

 

USA Today's Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today's Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll  is here, just in time for the state playoffs.

There are changes throughout this week's countdown, even among the top 10.

North Gwinnett captured the region crown by beating Norcross in the championship game.  They are 1 and 2 again this week, with Parkview, Wesleyan and Buford completing the top 5.

Columbia moves from 13 to 6, followed by Tucker, Miller Grove, Cherokee and Alpharetta to complete to top 10.

Stephenson slides from 8 to 13, while Calhoun climbs from 23 to 20.

Mountain View and Jonesboro return at 24 and 25.

Sandy Creek and Mill Creek fall out of the list.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports. 

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- It's region tournament time and high school basketball teams across the Peach State are taking aim at spots in the Georgia High School State Tournament.

This week's USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll has a new face, but the big dog remains on top.

North Gwinnett and Norcross are 1 and 2 this week and seem destined for a third meeting at their region tournament this week. Parkview, Wesleyan and Tucker round out the top 5.

Miller Grove is 6 with Buford, Stephenson, Cherokee and Alpharetta completing the top 10.

Sandy Creek joins the poll this week at 24, while North Forsyth falls out of the Super 25.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is computer generated and is produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com

Cherokee County testing athletes for concussions

Cherokee County testing athletes for concussions

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- This week the U.S. government announced a probe into the rise in sports-related concussions in young people.

It comes amid concerns over the suicides and other tragedies involving professional athletes.

This school year, Cherokee County Schools has instituted a program used by the NCAA and professional sports teams called ImPACT, which stands for Immediate Post-concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing.

It's sponsored by Northside Hospital-Cherokee, and it's a way to help doctors and coaches manage concussion cases.

Fifteen percent of all high school injuries involve concussions and a large portion of them are in kids that have already had a least one concussion.

"I've had one before. But nothing major," said Joey Payton, a wrestler and junior at Etowah High School. "It hurts your head; that's all I know."

Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

ATLANTA -- The 2012-13 high school basketball season is underway, and two Gwinnett County schools currently lead the pack.

The Lady Panthers of Lilburn's Parkview High School are ranked No. 1 for girls. North Gwinnett, Wesleyan, Columbia and North Cobb round out the top 5.

For boys, Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross is No. 1. Other members of the top 5 include Miller Grove, North Cobb, Hillgrove and Shiloh.

Get all your metro Atlanta high school basketball information at usatodayhss.com.

The top 25 boys and girls teams include:

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- This season, 11Alive.Com and HighSchoolSports.Net will have a weekly Super 25 high school basketball poll for Metro Atlanta schools.  The poll, which is provided by USA Today, will rank both boys and girls teams from all classifications using the Massey Ratings.

With teams from the Atlanta area being ranked among the nation's best again this season, the Super 25 Poll will be a weekly measuring stick. We hope it will spark a conversation about who holds the title of top basketball team in the Atlanta area. We start with the poll for the week of January 2.

Boys Atlanta Super 25 Poll   

1. Columbia

2. Miller Grove

3. Mill Creek

4. Milton

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Douglas Co.

7. North Cobb

8. Shiloh

9. North Clayton

10. Monroe

11. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

12. Fayette Co.

13. Wheeler

14. Harrison

High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.