Wesley Guilford Jr. Kirby Smart in line at Camp

Touchdown: Minority Coaches Association of Georgia’s satellite camp hits target

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   STOCKBRIDGE Ga. – With the recent debate in the NCAA concerning football satellite camps hovering in the background, Woodland High School played host to the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia Football Academy Camp on Friday and Thursday. Woodland High School head coach Steve Davenport was pleased that his school could

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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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Eagle's Landing runner Betty Jackson won her first state championship, capturing the 800-meter title as a junior.  (PHOTO: Claud Spinks)

Golden Eagles’ duo soars for gold: Devin Dixon and Betty Jackson taking Eagle’s Landing track and field to new heights

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – It has been a common sight over the last three seasons to see at least one Eagle’s Landing Golden Eagle standing atop a podium as a track and field state champion. Eagle’s Landing boys runner Devin Dixon is the two-time defending state champion in Class 4A 800 meters,

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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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Creekside Christian Academy's Qui'Yante Burroughs poses with the trophy after helping the Cougars win the 2015-16 state title. (PHOTO: Susan Jackson)

New Jersey ‘son’ shining bright in the South: Creekside Christian’s Qui’Yante Burroughs blazing new path in Southern Crescent

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – When Creekside Christian Academy’s Qui’Yante Burroughs helped the Cougars’ retain their GICAA Division I-AA Championship this past basketball season, the accomplishment was neither a beginning nor an endpoint for the Patterson, New Jersey native. Instead, it was just one more stop along the road of life and basketball

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