Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Members of the Shiloh High School Marching Brigade welcomed the Syracuse Orange to Atlanta ahead of their 2013 NCAA Final Four games.
The Syracuse University basketball team received a rousing welcome to Atlanta thanks to the Shiloh High School Marching Brigade. The Snellville band lined the stairs and played music to welcome the Orange to the Peach State for the NCAA tournament. Syracuse is one of the Final Four teams to play at the Georgia Dome Saturday. They face off against the Michigan Wolverines Saturday at 8:49pm, immediately following the game between Wichita State and Louisville. The championship game will be played Monday evening.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Atlanta's professional women's basketball team was in Snellville recently to meet the community and help out a good cause.
The Atlanta Dream, the city's professional women's basketball team, came to Brookwood High School on July 11, as part of its annual "Take the Show on the Road" event. Admission to the event The Snellville stop benefitted the Amanda Riley Foundation. (Each sponsoring school receives $5 of every admission ticket to the event.) The event, sponsored by Walmart, gives schools and communities a chance to see the players practice, meet them and interact with coaches. In addition, admission to the "Take the Show on the Road" event includes:
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Scott Bracco, basketball coach at South Gwinnett High School, is one of 100 coaches that participated in a new play-by-play online technology.
Scott Bracco, basketball coach at South Gwinnett High School, began using an innovative online program this past season called Krossover. The program allows coaches and players to create their own professional highlight reel. “I think you always see improvement when players can see exactly what they’re doing on court,” says Scott Bracco, basketball coach at South Gwinnett High School. All the game stats and box scores are automatically generated. “Players enjoy watching clips versus game film. They lose interest if a game is just rolling, or if they’re watching someone else [play].” Krossover’s highlights reel allows each player to view their own actions on the court, on their own time. “The main thing kids like about it,” Bracco …
Monday, March 7, 2011
You have one last chance to win some gear in the inaugural Patch Georgia High School Basketball Challenge. Deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Monday, March 7, 2011
And then there was one. We’re down to one round of our inaugural Patch Georgia High School Basketball Challenge, which means you have one more chance to win some Patch gear before the Georgia High School Association crowns its 2011 AAAA and AAAAA hoops champions Friday. The cream of Georgia’s basketball teams has risen to the top to reach the semifinals, so we’re looking for true excellence in prognostication for the finale of our contest. We’ll award a Patch T-shirt or a Patch baseball cap to anyone who achieves perfection and picks all eight semifinal winners and all four champions correctly. (If more than 10 of you go 12-0, we’ll have to hold a drawing to decide who gets the goods, but all of you will share in the glory.) The deadline …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
You now have a third chance to win goodies in our Patch basketball challenge.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Either Patch has brilliant readers, or the AAAAA Georgia High School Association basketball brackets simply became too predictable in the second round. We of course lean toward the first explanation, but the fact that six of the eight region champions advanced to the AAAAA quarterfinals on the boys’ side played a part in producing a four-way tie for first place in Round 2 of the Patch Georgia High School Basketball Challenge with 14-2 records. Only three No. 1 seeds are alive among the girls. But all four Region 4-AAAAA teams—Cobb County’s Campbell, North Cobb, Hillgrove and McEachern—advanced, which might have given local basketball fans an edge. Newcomer BigJim, whose home Patch is unclear, matched sports contributor Mark Blumen of …
Monday, February 28, 2011
There weren't any Snellville winners in the first round of our high school basketball challenge. You have another change in Round 2.
Monday, February 28, 2011
We’re only one round into the Georgia High School Association’s basketball tournaments, but we already have the first two winners of the Patch Georgia High School Basketball Challenge. Dan Matthews from Oconee Patch and Trey from Cartersville Patch proved to be the top prognosticators in the first round in Class AAAAA and Class AAAA, respectively, and each won a Patch prize pack, including a Patch polo shirt. They also took the lead in the competition for the Patch hoodie that goes to the top winners for the whole tournament in AAAAA and AAAA. Matthews was correct on 25 of 32 AAAAA games, one win ahead of Fembot from East Cobb Patch, Travis Allen from Alpharetta-Milton Patch and allaboutthemoo from Cumming Patch. Trey went 28-4 in picking …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Kierra Clayton's three pointers and Tina Odume's free throws prove not enough against Alpharetta's defense and Lady Raider Kylee Smith's 23 points.
South Gwinnett's Lady Comets held leads against the favored Alpharetta Lady Raiders until the third quarter, but fell 37-40 in the first round of the state playoffs. The Lady Comets couldn't find an answer to the Lady Raiders Kylee Smith, who had 23 points and was high scorer for all players. Alpharetta's defense stiffened to hold South Gwinnett in the second half. The Lady Raiders became mentally tough in the second half, said head coach Angela Anderson-Hurt. In the first half the team worried about who was fouling and what calls weren't being made, she said. "In the second half, I thought like you saw us quit worrying about if the foul happened and just playing through it and getting something out of it," Anderson-Hurt said. For South …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Brookwood girls move into state tournament, after winning first regional championship since 1993.
Three Snellville teams have advanced to the Georgia High School Association's state tournament, which begins this Friday in first-round games. Brookwood High's girls, winning their first regional championship since 1993 will host Northview 6:30 p.m. on Friday in a first-round game. Brookwood (25-2) upset Parkview 49-44 Saturday for the Region 8-AAAAA title. Northview (17-10) lost to Milton in a Region 6-AAAAA consolation game on Saturday. South Gwinnett girls and Brookwood boys will also play in the Class AAAAA tournament, beginning Friday. South Gwinnett (17-11), which won against Berkmar in a third-place regional finish, plays Alpharetta (21-5), which lost the 6-AAAAA championship to the Roswell Lady Hornets. The game is scheduled for 7 …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The girls will play long-time rival Parkview in the Saturday game. South Gwinnett girls to play for third-place finish.
Brookwood girls advanced to the region final, winning Friday against South Gwinnett with a score of 61-54. The Lady Broncos (24-2) will play rival Parkview (22-4) in tonight's regional final. The game will be held at 6 p.m. at Parkview High School in Lilburn. The team had its first upset of the season to Parkview earlier this month, losing 47-61. It also lost to South Gwinnett in a hard-fought, close game, 63-67. Parkview held off Berkmar Friday in a 65-27 win, to secure its spot in the finals. South Gwinnett girls (16-11), which lost to Brookwood Friday, will play Berkmar (18-9) in a third-place game today at 3 p.m. Brookwood boys lost its Friday game against Archer, who will play Berkmar in tonight's region championship. (Editor's note: …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Despite a 9-16 record, Brookwood's boys basketball team secure big win in Region 8-AAAAA against Dacula, 66-55.
Brookwood jumped out early and held off Dacula in a 66-55 win in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA boys basketball tournament at Parkview High in Lilburn. The Broncos used a balanced offensive attack, led by Malcolm Hannah’s 18 points. Jerome Cole added 17, Michael Gouge 15 and Thomas Higginbotham 14. Brookwood’s boys jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first period and built the lead to 27-19 by halftime. With the win, Brookwood advances to the state tournament despite a 9-16 record. Brookwood meets Archer at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. In other games involving Snellville teams Wednesday, South Gwinnett’s girls beat Dacula 59-40, while Shiloh’s boys lost to Berkmar 62-57. South Gwinnett girls 59, Dacula 40: South Gwinnett trailed 14-11 after …