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St. Pius Girls Open State Tournament With A Win

ATLANTA -- The GHSA State Basketball Tournament began Friday night. The St. Pius Girls open tournament  play with a 52-49 victory over North Oconee.

Asia Durr scored the first 8 points for the Golden Lions who won the class AAA girls title last season.

St. Pius record improves to 26-3 as they head for the second round Monday night.


UGA signs 9 Ga. students

UGA signs 9 Ga. students

(WXIA) -- Nine young men from Georgia will become Bulldogs in the fall.

The students committed to the University of Georgia Wednesday during National Signing Day festivities.

Recruits include:

* Kendall Baker, defensive tackle
Lives in Atlanta
Attends Marist School

* Nick Chubb, running back
Lives in Cedartown
Attends Cedartown HS

* Detric Dukes, linebacker
Lives in Atlanta
Attends Tucker HS

* Jake Edwards, offensive lineman
Lives in Franklin
Attends Heard County HS

* Rico Johnson, ATH
Lives in Atlanta
Attends Georgia Prep Sports Academy

* Malkom Parrish, defensive back
Lives in Quitman
Attends Brooks County HS

* Dominick Sanders, defensive back
Lives in Atlanta
Attends Tucker HS

* Dyshon Sims, offensive lineman
Lives in Clyattville
Attends Lowndes HS

* Shakenneth Williams, wide receiver
Lives in Macon
Attends Rutland HS

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll is ready for inspection.

A past state champion joins our list this week, but the name at the top stays the same as last week.

The Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian School stay unbeaten and on top. Allatoona is next, with Columbia and Wheeler in third and fourth. North Gwinnett is fifth headed into a region showdown with Norcross.

Tucker, Miller Grove, Norcross, Milton and Berkmar round out the top 10.

Past state champion South Atlanta joins the poll this week at number 23.

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

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:

American Family Insurance All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances

American Family Insurance All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances

ATLANTA -- Each week American Family Insurance brings you the All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances.  It's a recap of the best plays from Friday Night Alive.

This week number 5 is Norcross quarterback Joseph Wilber's 31 yard pass completion to Clinton Lynch.  The Blue Devils stay unbeaten with a 36-3 win over Peachtree Ridge.

The number 4 play is Collins Hill's Tyler Henderson's 42 yard touchdown run.  North Gwinnett won the game 38-24.

The number 3 play this week Marcus Miller's touchdown run, as Marist beat Stone Mountain 34-8.

The number 2 play comes from the Alpharetta-Lambert game. Raiders QB Joshua Dobbs connects with Carlos Burse for the touchdown.  Alpharetta has won 4 in a row after beating the Longhorns 35-7.

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.