Furman-bound scoring guard Jordan Lyons has wrapped-up his high school career, but not before leading McIntosh to another fantastic season as a senior (File)

Fayette County 2015-16 awards: Star-producing Starr’s Mill and McIntosh ‘chief’ among the winners

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com With the school year completed, here is a look at Fayette County’s top athletic performers of 2015-16. Not surprisingly, McIntosh and Starr’s Mill are well represented.   GIRLS TEAM OF THE YEAR: McIntosh Soccer With a playoff run that culminated in the Lady Chiefs taking home the Class 5A State Championship,

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Sophomore Jacob Stevens has been a key contributor to the McIntosh soccer team in his team seasons of play. He looks to help the Chiefs capture a state title this season. (PHOTO: CD Photography)

Springing to the top: 10 Southern Crescent spring teams in the best position for a state championship

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com Excluding track and field teams, there are a little less than 20 Southern Crescent spring sports teams still alive for a state championship this season. When looking at the teams most likely to take home a state title among the spring sports besides track and field, one school boasts several championship-caliber

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Union Grove's Jake Maples, left, stands with swing coach Frank Gasaway. Maples, along with Gasaway's daughter, was named to a GHSA region al all-star team. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

SOUTHERN CRESCENT NOTEBOOK: A Union Grove pair of golfers nabbed high honors from the GHSA

    Southern Crescent teams and individual athletes are making noise on state wide and national levels, starting with the boys (and girls) of spring sports. A pair of Union Grove golfers — and childhood best friends — have been named to the Georgia High School Association’s Southern Region All Star Team. Both Maples and

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Whitewater baseball coach Rusty Bennett once again has a competitive team. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Spring sports update: Fayette County teams among state, nation’s best

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   The spring sport season is getting ready to enter its home stretch and the Southern Crescent has been home to some outstanding teams and individuals thus far in 2016. Fayette County schools Whitewater, McIntosh, and Starr’s Mill have seen teams do well in multiple sports.   The Whitewater boys soccer

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Eagle's Landing's Martell Waugh, Emmett Sherrod, and Antonio Gibson on signing day.

SIGNING DAY: Eagle’s Landing sees four sign: three football, one soccer, and Gibson goes Juco

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   MCDONOUGH Ga. – In the midst of an impressive year athletically speaking, Eagle’s Landing High saw four student-athletes sign Letters of Intent during Wednesday’s morning’s National Signing Day ceremonies. Martell Waugh, Emmett Sherrod, and Antonio Gibson (pictured left to right) signed LOI’s from the Eagles’ football team and girls soccer

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Southern Crescent Christmas Wish List: What James Butler would like to see happen in the sports world.

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com With Christmas here and gifts already given, I thought this was the perfect time to write a Southern Crescent Christmas list of some of the things I would like to see happen in the next 365 days. So, the list is as follows: 1. An all Southern Crescent Class AAAA Boys

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Starr's Mill's Laura Yoss, left, battles for a ball against a Northgate player during a regular season match. The two teams will play again Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Macon for the Class AAAAA championship. (PHOTO: Gary Peruifoy)

Starr’s Mill girls soccer looking for redemption in Class AAAAA championship game

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Don’t call it unfinished business. At least that’s what Starr’s Mill girls soccer coach John Bowen says. It’s more like a long-awaited business trip. The Lady Panthers are making its second trip to the Class AAAAA finals in as many years, looking for its first state championship since

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Forest Park soccer standout Federico Allen is one of three Panthers named to the All-Region 4-AAAAA first team. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Forest Park boys soccer a lesson in ‘chemistry’

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com FOREST PARK, Ga. — Boris Rodas knew how to sum up his soccer coach’s philosophy in one succinct sentence. “Good enough is not good enough,” Rodas said after Forest Park’s Tuesday practice. “That’s what coach Shane Pulliam always says. We’ve got to be improving ourselves every day.” That’s why the Forest

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