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McEachern girls advance to Final Four

McEachern girls advance to Final Four

POWER SPRINGS, Ga. -- The McEachern Girls built a comfortable lead and cruised to victory over Douglas County 81-52 in class AAAAAA quarterfinal play.

The Indians jumped out to an early lead on the visiting Tigers from Douglasville and held a commanding 45-19 lead at halftime.

In the second half Coach Phyllis Arthur's squad was never in trouble on the way to an 81-52 victory over Douglas County.

The Tigers excellent season ends with a record of 23-5, while the  Indians will take a record of 26-2 into the class AAAAAA Final Four match up against South Forsyth Saturday 6:30pm at Georgia Tech.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

ATLANTA -- The Thanksgiving edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is ready for inspection. As the state playoffs head for the quarterfinal round the Wolves continue to be leaders of the pack.

Coming off a 40-7 victory over Woodward Academy, Buford will take a 12 and 0 record into this week's matchup with Carver, Columbus. The Wolves top the charts again with North Gwinnett , Collins Hill, Sandy Creek and Carrollton in the top 5 .

Norcross is 6 this week and Griffin jumps from 17 to 7 after a 42-7 win over Statesboro. This Friday night they will visit Sandy Creek. Gainesville, Lovett, and Hillgrove complete the top 10.

McEachern climbs from 20 to 13, Calhoun is up from 25 to 18.

Kell and Stockbridge return to the poll at 21 and 25.

Monroe Area and Stephenson fall out of the Super 25.

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

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.