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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Woodland rising senior corner Yusuf Corker Is one of Georgia's most sought after recruiting targets. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Woodland, Woodward Academy, Lovejoy, Jonesboro represented in Spring Southern Crescent Super Six

    By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com   We’re about a fast three-and-a-half months away from the kickoff of the 2016 football season, but Spring Ball is in full effect. Many teams will be engaging in their spring ball finale, Spring Football Game this Friday, which will give coaches and fans one last opportunity to see

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Fayette County's Trent Carrington is one of South Metro Atlanta's best kept secrets at safety. (PHOTO: CD Photography | Chris Dunn)

SPRING FOOTBALL: Q&A With Fayette County rising senior Trent Carrington

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Every year it seems a football player from the four-county Southern Crescent area emerges from the shadows, causing people to ask the questions, “Where did he come from?” and “Why haven’t we noticed him before?” Last year it was Jonesboro defensive tackle and Tuskegee signee Kali James. James began the season

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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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Three-time 800-meter and one-time 400-meter state champion Devin Dixon of Eagle's Landing is co-boys runner of the year for 2015-16. (File)

Saturday track and field sectionals preview: Union Grove, Starr’s Mill, Eagle’s Landing, and ELCA among Southern Crescent schools looking to send many to state

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – Teams all over the Southern Crescent are looking forward to their athletes performing well at Saturday’s Sectional Track and Field Meets. One such team is the Union Grove girls. Coming off of the first region championship in his 14 years of being the girls track and field coach,

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After having a solid career playing cornerback at Georgia Tech, Union Grove alumnus D.J. White might be the highest Southern Crescent player picked in this year's NFL draft. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Getting defensive: Making the case for 5 Southern Crescent prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com The 2016 NFL Draft starts Thursday, and the three-day affair will serve as the launching pad for many of the players who can take the sport of football into the 2020’s, and some even into the 2030’s. Southern Crescent area prospects will look to make an impact like some of the area’s

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Bryant Walker threw for an efficient 135 yards on 12-for-16 passing with two touchdowns, and another that probably should've been.

SPRING FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Seven questions for the 2016 season that need answers as the spring football period begins

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Football season is still about four months away from kickoff, but don’t tell that to the coaches and players who began spring drills this week. Spring football has begun in the Southern Crescent, as of Monday when Mount Zion kicked off its spring football practices in spirited fashion. Other Clayton County

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Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas (5) should have a healthier supporting cast surrounding him in 2016 for his senior campaign. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL: Position battles galore as the Yellow Jackets take first step in redeeming 2015 woes

      By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com Almost five months to the day after the end of a promising 2015 season went “thump” to the tune of a 3-9 campaign (1-7 in the ACC), we’re turning the key to unlock Historic Bobby Dodd Stadium for a one-day preview of the 2016 version of Georgia Tech

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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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Sandy Creek alum Justin Sumpter returns to Kennesaw State as the Owls' best receiver. (Kennesaw State)

SPRING FOOTBALL REPORT: Southern Crescent alumni doing well in Georgia’s colleges and universities

                                                By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com Most of the state’s college football teams have either already held spring practice or are currently holding spring practices as they prepare for the 2016 season. An

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