Jessica Storr has been a key component for Eagle's landing basketball the past four seasons. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Eagle’s Landing girls basketball has ‘Bear’ of a task left in turnaround season: Lady Eagles play Griffin in Region 4-AAAA Tournament

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – Eagle’s Landing will take on Griffin Monday at Mount Zion High School with a Class AAAA Girls Basketball State Tournament berth on the line. The Region 4-AAAA Quarterfinal matchup means that one Southern Crescent girls team who has had an outstanding year will not make it to state.

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Woodland's Zaundra Stevens is helping keep the Lady Wolfpack among the area's best. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP BASKETBALL GIRLS POWER RANKINGS: Mount Zion falls from top spot, replaced by cross town rival

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com With the regular season winding down this week, this will be our last Southern Crescent Power Rankings before  the region tournaments begin. After inclement weather forced the postponement of basketball games around the Metro Area a week and a half ago, the top girls teams from the Southern Crescent returned to

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Isaac Kellum scored 19 Monday night during McItnosh's 72-61 region win against Drew. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP BASKETBALL BOYS POWER RANKINGS: Jonesboro, Macintosh, Eagle’s Landing hold serve at the top amid lower level shuffling

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com With the regular season winding down this week, this will be our last Southern Crescent Power Rankings before  the region tournaments begin. The top-three teams remain unchanged from the last rankings, but the seven remaining spots all have a different squad filling the space, with one of those teams making a

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Griffin remains dangerous thanks to 6-2 center Andeija Puckett. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Basketball Top 10: New team at No. 1, reshuffling at the top

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com All 10 teams who were in last week’s Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Basketball Top 10 return this week. However, for the first time this year in either the boys or girls rankings, there is a change at the top spot. Jonesboro drops after falling to Mount Zion, so who is the

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Chase Burdette's big season paced the ELCA defense on its way to a 2015 Class A championship. PHOTO: Jeff Hurndon Photography)

PREP FOOTBALL: National high school website names pair of Southern Crescent players to All-American teams

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com The 2015 football season is behind us. In fact, many squads have already started making preparations for 2016 with commencing of mat drills and weekly early morning workouts. But Maxpreps.com still had some accolades to give out. Among those receiving them was ELCA senior linebacker Chase Burdette who was named to

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Guard Saadia Munford is a vital part of Jonesboro's attack.

Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Basketball Top 10: Woodland and Mount Zion Make Move

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   There is only one new team in the Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Top 10, but there are plenty of changes nonetheless. Jonesboro cemented its No. 1 ranking with its win at Griffin, but Woodland who was just as impressive with its dismantling of previous No. 2 McIntosh, is on the

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Victoria Sutton and her Jonesboro team is No. 1 in the Southern Crescent Buzz Top 10.

Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Basketball Top 10: Initial Rankings

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com The competiveness and depth of talent of the girls basketball teams in the Southern Crescent is extremely high as evident by the quality teams that did not make the initial Southern Crescent Buzz Top 10. There is also a small gap between the number one team in the rankings and number

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PHOTOS: Jason Mussell and Gabriel Stovall. GRAPHIC: Jason Mussell.

ALL SOUTHERN CRESCENT BUZZ TEAM: Clayton, Fayette county athletes fill prominent places in first all area team

The 2015 football season created some intense moments, tremendous performances and yet another solidifying season to the notion that some of this talent rich state of Georgia’s best athletes reside on Atlanta’s South Side. Our inaugural All-Southern Crescent football team includes athletes from Henry, Clayton, Fayette and Spalding counties. Our players of the year proved

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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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