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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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)

PREP BASKETBALL: One Southern Crescent school rose above the rest in national website recognition

Southern Crescent hoopers have found their way on the hoopseen.com Georgia All-State basketball scene. The national prep basketball website released its by-classification all-state teams Monday night, right after an eventful and controversial weekend at the GHSA state championships in Macon. Headlining the group was a trio of McIntosh standouts named to the Class AAAAA team.

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Will Washington, McIntosh's senior point guard, will help lead the Chiefs in their state tournament action. (File)

Southern Crescent Buzz basketball quarterfinals preview: Three boys teams, ELCA girls still alive for state title

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com The Sandy Creek, Jonesboro, and McIntosh boys teams and the Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy girls team are the remaining Southern Crescent basketball teams in the state tournament. With two more wins each club will be playing for a state title, with Sandy Creek and Jonesboro facing each other for the Class

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Jonesboro's James M.J. Walker poured in 30 points in Saturday's semifinal win against Liberty County. (File Photo)

PREP BASKETBALL: Southern Crescent boys basketball state tourney preview

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com In the 10 boys basketball teams from the Southern Crescent to make the state tournament field, four classifications and five regions are represented. There’s no chance for an all-Southern Crescent Final Four in Class 4A, but it, along with our area’s Class 5A schools, leads the way with four area representatives

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North Clayton boys basketball coach Martisse Troup leads his team into today's Region 4-AAA semifinal game against Cedar Grove. (File Photo)

Southern Crescent Buzz Boys Basketball Top 10: Changes in the bottom half

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com Movement abounds in this week’s boys rankings. Mundy’s Mill drops out thanks to its 53-41 loss to Creekside, while North Clayton and Morrow continue their ascent and Drew and Fayette County return to their position in the initial rankings. McIntosh was the only member of the top-three teams to have a

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McIntosh coach Jason Eisele finished in the semifinals with a loss against eventual Class AAAAA champion Miller Grove. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP BASKETBALL: McIntosh boys basketball coach Jason Eisele doesn’t expect any favors after a record setting 2014-15 season

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Last season the McIntosh boys basketball team took Class AAAAA by storm. Returning its three-leading scorers from, and adding a double-double threat to, a 2013-14 state tournament team, the Indians won their first 29 games of the season before falling in its hunt for a state title

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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)

PREP BASKETBALL: McIntosh guard Jordan Lyons verbally commits to Furman

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — McIntosh sharpshooter Jordan Lyons announced his final three choices last week. And in less than a week, he took to Twitter to officially end his college recruitment. The Decision pic.twitter.com/NIy7mzONri — Jordan Lyons ™ (@J_Lyons_23) September 8, 2015     Lyons helped the Chiefs to a

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Jonesboro coach Dan Maehlman will try to guide his Cardinals to a third straight Class AAAA title with a win Thursday night against Liberty County. (PHOTO: Steve Knight)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Jonesboro’s Walker, Maehlman take home top honors on 2015 Georgia Sportswriters Assocation all-state basketball teams

                                                      By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com The Georgia Sportswriters Association’s all-state basketball teams have come out, and 13 players and coaches from the four-county Southern Crescent area dotted its landscape.

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