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Oconee County High School

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Week 4 AAAA Girls Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 14, 2017

Week 4 in 4A saw about half of the field getting after it somewhere. Marist girls enjoyed success at their Double Dip. North Oconee girls and Chestatee girls up a spot in the top 10, Warpath could be a great showdown for 4A. Marist, St Pius, White Co, North Oconee, Oconee, Pickens all have runners registered for the big event. (via MileSplit)

AAAA Boys Team Preview Bruce Taylor Aug 16, 2016

AAAA Boys may turn into a battle of who is the best Catholic school squad in Georgia. Alot of state champs in Marist, St. Pius X and Blessed Trinity with plenty of experience. photo by Daniel McCauley

AAA GHSA Boys State Preview Sam Borg Nov 5, 2015

This year's AAA meet will be very exciting! The forecast calls for mud and AAA will be the 5th and 6th races of the day out of 14 so it will be sloppy, but not as bad as later in the afternoon. When there's this much on the line, nobody cares about the weather, it's GAME ON!! Congratulations to all AAA State qualifiers and good luck on Saturday.

AAA GHSA Girls State Preview Sam Borg Nov 5, 2015

This year's AAA meet will be very exciting! The forecast calls for mud and AAA will be the 5th and 6th races of the day out of 14 so it will be sloppy, but not as bad as later in the afternoon.

3A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-18 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 22, 2015

It wasn't a busy week of racing in Boys 3A and there was no movement amongst the top 10. the most significant performance was by Oconee County as the Warriors gave the All-Class ranked North Oconee squad all they could handle at the Clarke Oconee Championships Tuesday. No Warrior squad has raced this well since the 2004/2005 teams. Definitely closed the gap some on Westminster & Blessed Trinity and may have put some distance between an ever improving East Jackson squad.

Alexander / Asics Recap: Carnahan and Kennedy Rule the Day Bruce Taylor Oct 11, 2015

Weather looked to be an issue coming into this meet late Friday, but, after the course got a good soakin' overnight, it seemed to drain quite well by the early 'dark' start of the Championship Boys race. A thick blanket of mist enveloped the fields at first, but, as the morning progressed, it steadily rose up to reveal the beautiful, flat course ahead.

3A Boys Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 30, 2015

It was a muddy weekend of racing as several large invitationals across the state had AAA schools on their buses. Blessed Trinity’s boys continue to hold onto a narrow lead.We will see a AAA and AAAA showdown this Thursday at Mountain Invite where several ranked teams will go at it.

3A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/27 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 30, 2015

It was a muddy weekend of racing as several large invitationals across the state had AAA schools on their buses. Westminster’s girls did enough to take over the #1 spot in our rankings this week. We will see a AAA and AAAA showdown this Thursday at Mountain Invite where several ranked teams will go at it.

3A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2015

This was a quiet week at the top of AAA, but Blessed Trinity did run the Fulton County Championships and several AAA squads faced off at the West Hall Invite early in the week. Banks County's boys and girls have now cracked the top 10 for the first time and there was some movement in spots 6-10 for boys and girls. Watch List squads from each week are all ranked 11th from this point on.

3A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2015

This was a quiet week at the top of AAA, but Blessed Trinity did run the Fulton County Championships and several AAA squads faced off at the West Hall Invite early in the week. Banks County's boys and girls have now cracked the top 10 for the first time and there was some movement in spots 6-10 for boys and girls. Watch List squads from each week are all ranked 11th from this point on.

3A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/13 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 15, 2015

We saw Westminster's Girls for the first time at Carrollton this week and they look poised for a title run as well. Blessed Trinity and Westminster will again be watching one another all season (especially Girls) and attempt to peak at the right time to take a state title. Big movers of the week are Morgan's girls moving up to 5th. Experienced XC stat guys and girls here in the state understand the difficulty of courses like Carrollton and Double Dip, so rankings are definitely taking course ratings into consideration.

3A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/13 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 15, 2015

We saw Westminster for the first time at Carrollton this week and they look poised for a title shot. Blessed Trinity and Westminster will again be watching one another all season and attempt to peak at the right time to take a state title. Big movers of the week are Jefferson's boys climbing up to the 4th spot. Experienced XC stat guys and girls here in the state understand the difficulty of courses like Carrollton and Double Dip so rankings are definitely taking course ratings into consideration.

Carrollton ReCap, Including Championship Races Coverage Bruce Taylor Sep 14, 2015

Over 1400 runners gathered at the State Course on Saturday having great mid-September racing conditions in very uncrowded race situations for this venue. (excluding Championship Boys) Anticipation was high for those races with many top squads and Indivduals competing.Brief ReCap (more coming Monday)

3A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 8, 2015

AAA girls is a similar story with Blessed Trinity and Westminster giving serious quality at the top. Hart County has made giant leaps these past couple of seasons and lands at a comfortable #3 in AAA for now. Dawson could be our 4th podium team with several challengers coming up from spots 5-10. Blessed Trinity's Mary Claire Solomon have a target on her back as favorite for the Individual state title 2 months from now.

3A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 8, 2015

AAA boys open up the season with serious quality at the top. Blessed Trinity takes the #1 spot after beating Oconee head to head at Berry on Saturday. Oconee has made a big jump, in there very close with Westminster and East Jackson. The podium looks full with those 4 teams, but it's a long season. Individually, East Jackson's Chase Kennedy will have a target on his back as favorite for state title 2 months from now.

Bob Blastow Early Bird Preview Brian Robinson Aug 27, 2015

For the first time the Bob Blastow Invitation will be run at McIntosh Nature Preserve. This years event has 49 teams that will compete on the flat McIntosh course. The race format will have four varsity races, two JV and an Open division.

3A Boys 100 Fastest Returners Bruce Taylor Aug 12, 2015

3A is loaded Individually as 10 of the top 14 boys from the State meet are set to return headed by defending 3A XC and 3200 Meter Champ Chase Kennedy from East Jackson and his twin bro Chandler Kennedy (2nd in XC, 3rd in 1600) Look for Decatur's Sam Ellis to move up this season after a great Outdoor season in which he swept the 3A 800 and 1600 titles. Oconee boasts a pair of strong individuals led by Michael Hans and Issac Krumm. Blessed Trinity as a trio of speedsters with Ben McCoy, Robby Gipson and Leo Pryor.

Georgia Olympics AAA Preview Bruce Taylor May 13, 2015

AAA- Here is the AAA Preview for the Georgia Olympics which begin Thursday noon at Jefferson. Cedar Grove is the team to beat going in and the 800/1600 races are very competitive....

3A Boys Team Power Rankings Thru 4-2 Bruce Taylor Apr 3, 2015

Here are your 3A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 4-2. Currently Oconee HS has the upper hand with a good balance of Field and Track events. Cedar Grove is dangerous at 2 and Georgia Olympic host Jefferson is a strong 3rd

Loch Johnson Preview Bruce Taylor Mar 19, 2015

The 19th Annual Loch Johnson Invitational is the. 2nd longest running meet in North Georgia behind the Jefferson Relays. This meet has strong field with a very local flavor. Ga.MileSplit will be onsite shooting video and stills. Back in 1996, Loch Johnson was a political science professor at UGA. He's an avid runner and applied for and received grant money to upgrade and rubberize Cedar Shoals' track so the Track program could host meets.

3A Girls- Westminster Girls Romp, Honiotes of Hart Triumphs Bruce Taylor Nov 9, 2014

There was no fooling around at Carrollton in the 3A Girls Championship race.  #5 All-Class Westminster was just too strong for the defending 3A Champs Blessed Trinity.  Region 6 has often had these 2 squads collide in the past with the Region champ bowing to the runnerup at State. No such tomfoolery this Fall as the Cats crushed it.  Audrey Honiotes has done something rare showing strong improvement from her freshman season when she placed 2nd overall to winning the Overall title Saturday in 19:26 on a Carrollton course that was running a bit slow.  

3A Boys- East Jackson, Blessed Trinity Take It to the Limit Bruce Taylor Nov 9, 2014

Did this race ever turn into how it was billed? An East Jackson squad top heavy with 3 front runners, Blessed Trinity a solid squad with a couple guys who have been their top harriers with a tighter 1-6, and a Westminster squad which improved consistently thru October.  At State (as a former Dacula trio knows) tighter packs and soild 4-5 guys win state titles.  It went down to the bone decided by a 6th runner tiebreak witht he deeper Titan squad prevailing for the 3A title. One has to give credit to East Jackson's trio as they went 1.2,4 with Chase Kennedy taking the Overall crown.

Class 3A Boys State Meet Preview Sam Borg Nov 5, 2014

Podium teams look to be Blessed Trinity, East Jackson, Westminster, and Oconee County. Blessed Trinity has a small time spread 1-5, but East Jackson has one of the best front three in Georgia with the Kennedy Brothers and Noah Hulett.  Westminster has tradition on their side while Oconee County showed at region they cannot be overlooked. Savannah Arts will need to prove they can handle the Hills and pressure of the AAA State race.  

Class 3A Girls State Meet Preview Sam Borg Nov 5, 2014

Although AAA is a little down after the departure of some heavy hitters to 4A, Westminster, Blessed Trinity, Hart County , and Oconee County should be the top contenders for a spot on the Podium. Westminster looks to be the favorite to win another title but did  Blessed Trinity hold back at Region?  Audrey Honiotes of Hart County, Westminster’s Delaney Graham, and MaryClaire Solomon should be in the lead pack once the gun goes off on November 8th. 

8-AAA East Jackson Boys Cruise, Hart Girls Nip Oconee Bruce Taylor Oct 27, 2014

Region 8-AAA got this week's action started at Lamar Murphy Park. I had to ask someone was this early September as it got hot and humid on the mostly wide open grass course. Hart County's Girls had to fight to beat Oconee County by 5 points. East Jackson's boys hunted down race leader Michael Hans as the foursome battled the entire race down to the finish line.   

Asics Alexander 5A-6A, 1A-4A ReCap, Hurley Hammers Out a 17:33 Bruce Taylor Oct 13, 2014

  Although not the 'featured' races of the day, 1A-4A and 5A-6A provided some fast racing and opportunity for runners to pr with only 2.5 weeks before region meets begin. Emma Grace Hurley blistered the course running all alone posting a 17:33..Ermais Tewolde of Druid Hills who clocked a 15:56 for the fastest boys time in these races. Northgate's girls ran well winning 5A-6A.

Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 3A Rankings 9-27 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 30, 2014

Westminster's boys ran well at Atlanta Classic besting rival Blessed Trinity moving into 2nd. East Jackson loos stronger than ever maybe having found their 5th...Jackson County beat Hart head on at Soaring Eagle moving into the top 10 this week.  Westminster and Blessed Trinity's Girls programs successfully avoided racing against each other again last week...Oconee's girls showed some life at Aubrae Gunderson moving up after winning the 'Blue' race. Morgan and Banks cracked the top 10 this week. 

Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational Preview Bruce Taylor Sep 11, 2014

After maybe having a few less teams attend than in the past, the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational is 67 HS teams strong again and should have over 2000 runners registered for action Saturday. Many of the top programs in Georgia will run their entire squads and a few will hold out their top runners for another day... The Sunshine State has  arguably three of the best boys teams in the state, two of the best girls teams in the state , the top freshman in the state on the girls side, and a potential foot locker finalist in Sukhi Khosla on the boys side lacing it up with our state's student-athletes. Its a star studded event that could turn into a barnburner depending on what teams from Ga choose to run in the Championship race....

3A Team Rankings Week Ending 9-6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 9, 2014

3A Rankings were very similar to 4A's for wek ending 9-6. Oconee County's Girls swapped places with Savannah Arts at 6-7 and Blessed Trinity's boys moved ahead of Oconee's boys after easily defeated Westminster at Covered Bridge. Blessed and Westminster's girls have not  went head to head yet (as usual)

3A ROWs for Week Ending 8-30 Bruce Taylor Sep 4, 2014

Michael Hans from Oconee County HS and Sue Anne Moralis of East Jackson were named the 3A 'Runners of the Week' after great races this past weekend. Moralis is just a freshman....  

3A Girls Pre-Season Top 5 Bruce Taylor Aug 20, 2014

3A Girls is going to bring back memories of some great Blessed Trinity vs Westminster state battles from back in the day.  Blessed Trinity placed 1st in super tough 3A last season and Westminster tied Wesleyan in a contraversial after awards presentation decision reached by the GHSA.  Its going to be great watching them knock heads again.  Oconee County has a great shot at making the Podium based on data, with 4 other schools legit contenders to crack that stage and get some props.

3A Boys Pre-Season #3 Bruce Taylor Aug 20, 2014

Oconee County is going to benefit this season from their improvement the past 2 seasons and the departure of now 4A contenders NOHS, North Hall, St. Pius.  Its been along time since a Warrior team has been on the Podium (2005) and that was a bitter pill to swallow after falling 2 seasons straight to an arguably less talented/not as deep Westminster squad. 

Eagle's Landing Sweeps Team Titles at Oconee Barberitos Classic Bruce Taylor Mar 16, 2014

Eagle's Landing HS doesn't get to travel much with their new Track facilities, but Coach Claude Spinks believed his student-athletes needed a road trip to have some fun and the Golden Eagles swept the team titles at the Oconee Barberitos Classic which was held at North Oconee HS due to construction at the host Warrior's facilities. The meet was ran spotlessly by host Oconee County and MD Josh Mize. Olympic Bronze medalist Reese Hoffa (now an OC coach) ran the Discus events and will return to competition next month! 

3A- St. Pius Boys Fend off Feisty North Hall, Austin Sprague Flawless Bruce Taylor Nov 9, 2013

St.Pius X made it 3 titles straight under young coach Ryan McClay scoring 26 points fighting off a strong team effort by North Hall with 46 points. The Lions entire top 5 placed in the top 9 spots eating up the firm turf. Austin Sprague was the overall champ  in 16:08 and was never challenged after the first mile creating a gap of up to 200 meters over Blessed Trinity's Matt Munns who placed 2nd in 16:39. 

Region 8-AAA Summary Bruce Taylor Nov 1, 2013

This region, traditionally is the 2nd strongest in the class, and has some world class coaches including Tomy Sitton of East Jackson.  North OC ran away with the team titles as expected, but it was tooth and nail in the Varsity Boys race as OC and East Jackson came down to a 6th runner tiebreak with Oconee County taking the nod in 2nd.  Tyler Jones of NOHS won the overall boys title, and Hart's Audrey Honiotes claimed the overall girls title.

Ga.MileSplit Track & Field Athletes of the Week (2) Bruce Taylor Mar 5, 2013

It was a blustery week and last Saturday will remain a long memory for many coaches, athletes and fans as everyone had to deal with relentless artic gusts that worsened as the day progressed.  There were some fantastic performances though and this weeks All Class 'Athletes of the Week' are Kenneth Fisher from Tri-Cities who flew to marks of 47-1 in the Triple Jump and 23-4.5 in the Long Jump. Malayshia George of Mill Creek is selected as Female AOW with impressive efforts at the well named " Eagle Icebreaker clearing 5-4 in the HJ and heating up the track in the 200 Meters in 24.58  This week we have included Relay Teams of the Week and MS 'AOW's  

GHSA Class 2A,3A,4A,5A,6A XC State Championship Previews Georgia Ranking Committee Nov 7, 2012

This season, the course at Carrollton has ran slower, and may have been lengthened a few meters which should favor the 'strength' runners. At press-time, it has been discussed that mats may possibly be covering the many pavement crossings which has been a sore subject for XC purists as the growth of Carollton Schools has stirred the pot enough for a few schools willing to loan the mats they have to cover the pavement. This article will include 2A thru 6A State Previews only. The weather for raceday looks very promising at this time and bodes well for fast times  http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail3/USGA0096  6A...we have been saving the Best for Last, and here it is from Ga.MileSplit.com,  thanks to Pre1962 as expounds his unique and detailed breakdown for the Community....Ga.MileSplit.com and GATFXC would like to thank all the Rankers and Runner of the Week Committee members for the tough, time consuming efforts put forth this season to rank each class along with  contributing  articles and selections. This often is a thankless endeavor, as the Community is eager to differ on selections. We care about the kids, programs, coaches, fans and parents who support the programs and athletes. Good Luck to everyone in Carrollton and once again congrats to the Class A Winners, Podium teams, All-State individuals and volunteers that made it happen!

Jordan Scott finishes 2nd at Nike Indoor Nationals after competitor given fourth attempt Mar 11, 2006

One minute, you are in a jump off for 1st place and the next minute you are relegated to 2nd place after competitor Scott Roth of Granite Bay HS was awarded a fourth attempt after officials noticed that the standards were set at different depths. The result...Roth sets a new NIN record and Jordan Scott, of Oconee HS finished in a tie with Michael Morrison of Viriginia for 2nd place.

Scott, Herndon and Cheek and the argument for state qualifying Jim Yike Apr 19, 2005

The hypothetical situation has often been brought up in the past. Could you justify the system for qualifying for state if the three best competitors in their event all resided in the same region. Take that argument one step further. What if 3 of the top 10 all time in their event resided in the same region. The time for hypothetically thinking is over..it\'s happening and could have a big impact on what happens at state.