High School Volleyball

Northgate 4th at Area 4-AAAAA tournament

FAYETTEVILLE - Northgate's volleyball team is headed back to the GHSA State Tournament again following a fourth-place finish at Saturday's Area 4-AAAAA tournament at Whitewater.

The Lady Vikings have made it to the state tournament seven of the last eight years.

Northgate dropped both of its tournament games to Whitewater, the first coming late Thursday night to put the Lady Vikings in the loser's bracket.

The Lady Vikings bounced back to beat Mt. Zion (25-15, 25-8) and Union Grove (25-18, 25-18) on Saturday before falling to the Lady Wildcats (25-19, 25-19).

Randee Harvel fini shed Saturday 's th ree ma tches wit h 18 k i l l s . Michella Crooks finished the game with seven blocks. Julie Whiddon led the way with 28 assists.

Erin Valentine finished with 25 digs.

Northgate will open on the road at either Lithia Springs or Allatoona to open the firstround of the Class AAAAA tournament.

'I told the girls I am proud of them for the way that fought,' Northgate head coach Matt Trucks said.



More Sports

High School Track & Field

Long-distance standouts lead Northgate at region

In a tough 13-school alignment, Northgate track teams held their own at last week's Region 4-AAAAA meet at Starr's Mill, placing fourth amon ... Read More


High School Baseball

Lions, Hawks earn region wins; GHSA playoffs set

Trinity and The Heritage School might be GISA Region 1-AAA rivals, but Friday night they had something in common by routing region opponents ... Read More


Skinner lands lacrosse job at Truett-McConnell

Former Newnan High School lacrosse standout Rachel Skinner has been named head coach at Truett-McConnell in Cleveland. It's Skinner's first ... Read More


Oh do Kwan students excel at Atlanta Challenge

A total of 22 students from the Oh Do Kwan Martial Arts school in Newnan finished among the top-three finishers in either forms or sparring ... Read More


Middle School Track & Field Championships

Evans girls, Lee boys take leads into run finals

Evans’ girls and Lee’s boys will take slim leads into Wednesday’s running finals of the Coweta County Middle School Athlet ... Read More

Newnan High School teacher sworn in to state board

Newnan High School (NHS) teacher Chris Swanson was officially sworn in as a member of the 10-member board of Georgia’s Teacher Retirem ... Read More