Tuesday, May 29, 2012
When the neighboring schools get together in sports, it's about community, competition and bragging rights.
It was Parkview vs. Brookwood and everyone knew there'd be a big crowd. But the crowd that attended Saturday's Class AAAAA baseball championship games at Parkview High School was something even more special. More than an hour before the double-header — won by Parkview 5-2 and 6-3 for its second straight state title and fifth overall — cars were already having to park on the other side of campus. Robert Hill, the offensive coordinator for Parkview's football team and baseball traffic cop on Saturday, was turning away cars headed for the usual baseball parking spaces. It was 2:50 p.m.; the double-header started at 4. "You should see it up there (at Hugh Buchanan Stadium, located on the back side of the campus)," Hill said, "It's filled up …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In Marlene's next take on breast cancer, please hum Carmen Miranda’s “I’m having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave” as you read.
And this saga continues. Are you are tired of breast cancer stories as I am? Well, here is another one. But in this one I get to glow -- literally. When I was at Parkview I was going through hot flashes. The change is not a change -- it is an encounter with purgatory -- four or five times a day. Loretta Edwards and Lori Stromie would break into choruses of Carmen Miranda’s 1950s' song “Tropical Heat Wave” as I would hastily go through the office door in to the snow storm outside --in my shirtsleeves. Must Go Shirtless I worked with the most marvelous assistant principal at Parkview. His name is Ed Hunt. Kids would tell me that he was the only AP they knew that made you feel good about being punished. He is an amazingly positive man with …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Who's going to win the big Brookwood-Parkview game? It's a coin-flip call.
Every week, I pick high school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Cumming to Stone Mountain. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week’s best picks: Chattahoochee 37, Sequoyah 10 (actual score, Chattahoochee 31, Sequoyah 12); North Gwinnett 35, Mountain View 17 (actual score, North Gwinnett 35, Mountain View 7). Last week’s worst picks: Norcross 28, Peachtree Ridge 24 (actual score, Peachtree Ridge 41, Norcross 14); Mt. Pisgah 24, Lovett 17 (actual score, Lovett 32, Mt. Pisgah 14). Last week's record: 19-4. Overall record: 143-40-1. Are you ready for another round of picks? Parkview at Brookwood: The annual Battle of …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
An inside look at facts about Parkview and Brookwood football you may not know.
Battle of Five Forks-Trickum Friday, 7:30 p.m. Brookwood Community Stadium You might think you already know what the annual football game between Parkview and Brookwood high schools is all about: Bragging rights between neighboring communities, right? Well, yes. But there’s a whole lot more, like the fact that the schools once shared the same stadium for their home games. Or that the current head coaches attended the same high school in DeKalb County. Or that the teams once took their rivalry all the way to the state finals. Here’s a look at some things you may not know about the rivals, will the help of information supplied by both programs. Championship Caliber The two schools have combined for six state championships at the state’s …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Annual Battle of Five Forks-Trickum football game between Brookwood and Parkview high schools is this Friday. Where's your allegiance?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Every year Brookwood and Parkview high schools have faced each other on the football field the game has been circled on the calendar. The neighboring schools, which once shared the same football stadium at Parkview, have been going at since 1982 for championships, bragging rights or both. This Friday the teams square off for the 30th time at Brookwood Community Stadium. Here's your chance to show some love for your favorite team. Vote in our poll and let us know where your allegiance lies, then tell us in the comments below who you think will win and what the final score will be. Then come back to Patch throughout the week for more coverage of the big game.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Stephen Mark McDaniel, a Parkview High graduate, is charged in the killing of the Macon woman and Mercer University law school graduate.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A Lilburn native has been charged in the grisly homicide of his fellow Mercer University Law School graduate Lauren Giddings, according to the Macon Telegraph. Stephen Mark McDaniel, 25, appeared in Bibb County Magistrate Court Wednesday afternoon. He is accused in the killing and dismemberment of Giddings, his next-door neighbor at a Macon apartment building. Giddings had been reported missing on June 25. On June 30, police found her torso wrapped in plastic in a garbage bin next to the apartment building. At a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Macon Police Chief Mike Burns, said the evidence in the case pointed to one suspect, but did not give specifics, according to this Macon Telegraph report. Also Wednesday, ajc.com reported that …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Brookwood girls stay unbeaten with first victory over Parkview in three seasons.
Brookwood swept Parkview in high school basketball, beating its fiercest rival 33-27 in the girls game and 68-58 in the boys Saturday in Lilburn. Brookwood's win in the girls game snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Panthers, dating back three seasons. That included three losses last season. The win also kept the fourth-ranked Lady Broncos undefeated at 14-0, 7-0 in Region 8-AAAAA. Parkview, which went undefeated during the regular season last year, fell to 11-4, 6-2 in region play. "It's been a while," Brookwood coach Scott Terry said of beating Parkview. "Anytime you get a win over here it's good." Jazmine Jackson scored 11 points and Courtney Gardner added 10 points for the Lady Broncos, who finally took control of the game in …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Our weekly look at what to do in and around Snellville.
We looked around for things you can do this weekend, and here's the Patch take on it. 1. Godspell Calling Friday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m., at Brookwood High School, 1255 Dogwood Road, Snellville. http://www.brookwoodhighschool.net/ There will be an encore performance at 7 p.m. of Godspell, a whimiscal musical about the life of Jesus. Get there early. Adult tickets are $7, and senior and student tickets are $6 2. Brookwood vs. Parkview Saturday, Jan. 8, 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., at Parkview High School, 998 Cole Road, Lilburn. http://www.brookwoodsports.com/ Support the Brookwood Broncos as the meet their long-standing rivals, Parkview High School. The varsity teams play Saturday in the Parkview High gymnasium. The girls' play at 4:30 p.m., and the …