Monday, May 6, 2013
All-Gwinnett matchups highlight Tuesday's play in the Georgia High School Association girls soccer tournament.
Two all-Gwinnett finals highlight the second round of the Georgia High School Association girls soccer tournament. Also see: Collins Hill plays at Parkview and Brookwood is scheduled to play at Mill Creek. In all, 11 Gwinnett teams are still alive in the playoffs. GHSA Girls Soccer Playoffs Tuesday’s Games, May 7 Class AAAAAA Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A Don’t miss any Lilburn news. Subscribe to Lilburn-Mountain Park's free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Parkview scored in 24th overall and Providence placed in 14th overall at the Georgia High School Association meet, which was held May 2-4 in Jefferson, Ga.
Led by individual wins by Tyler Woodrome and Michael Cheeks, Mill Creek won the Class AAAAAA boys track and field championship, held May 2-4 in Jefferson, Ga. Mill Creek finished with 59 points to beat second-place Hillgrove, which had 43. Brookwood (35 points) was third, Shiloh (30) fifth and North Gwinnett (27.5) sixth. See also: Woodrome won the 1,600 meters in a time of 4 minutes, 15.85 seconds and Cheeks won the 200 in a time of 22.01 seconds. The Mill Creek 4x400 relay team, which included Woodrome and Cheeks, also won first place in a time of 3:24.22. Braden Canamare and Allen Eckles were also on that relay team. In Class AA, Darius Slayton won the 100 and 200 meters as Greater Atlanta Christian finished second in the team standings…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
In the second part of a three-part series, Patch talks to community members touched by cancer. Today we remember Jonny Williamson.
More than two years ago, on Thanksgiving Day, Jonny Williamson passed away -- stricken with colon cancer. The 32-year-old head girls soccer coach at Providence Christian Academy was loved and respected by many. To honor his memory, girls in the school's soccer program participate in the Lilburn Relay Rally. They are "Team Williamson." The name is emblazoned on bright pink T-shirts. It's the least -- they believe -- that they can do. Back in 2010, the girls knew he was battling health issues. He already had told them about his battle with Crohn's disease. "When he started getting sicker, he was pretty open about what was going on with him," said Allie Petmecky, 17, a senior at Providence Christian Academy. "And, when he was in the hospital…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Parkview and Berkmar High are among schools in the Georgia High School Association's state soccer tournament.
Three schools in Lilburn have made it to the state soocer playoffs. Those schools are: Berkmar High, Parkview High, Providence Christian Academy. (See bracket list below.) In all, 27 Gwinnett County teams have qualified in five classifications for the Georgia High School Association soccer tournament. The roster includes Collins Hill’s boys and Greater Atlanta Christian's girls, who will be defending their state titles. Most first-round games in the girls tournament begin Tuesday, April 30. The boys start play May 1. Teams in GHSA Soccer Playoffs (Lilburn-area teams bold-faced) Girls soccer, first-round games Class AAAAAA (April 30) Class AAAA (April 30) Class AAA (May 2) Class AA (May 2) Class A (May 2) Boys soccer, first-round games …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The private Christian school in Lilburn will bring the program to high school students in the fall.
Providence Christian Academy is adding STEM education to its classrooms in an effort to better prepare students for the future. The school is partnering with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a national nonprofit that provides hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum for middle and high school students. Providence Christian Academy is the first private school in the area to offer the nonprofit's curriculum, according to a press release from the school. “The more we learned about PLTW, the more we thought about how our alumni would have really benefited from this,” said Headmaster Jim Vaught. “We owe it to our kids to offer a nationally recognized STEM program.” It is currently being integrated in the elementary and …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Ten high school teams, including Lilburn's Providence Christian Academy, will compete on March 8-9, 2013.
Providence Christian Academy's baseball team will be mong 10 high school teams invited to compete in a two-day, five-game event at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The teams, from Gwinnett and Forysth counties, are considered among the top programs in the area, according to the Gwinnet Braves release. Providence Christian Academy won it's first state title in 2012, ending the season 27-12. Besides Providence Christian Academy, South Gwinnett, Mountain View, Lanier, North Gwinnett, Duluth, Collins Hill, Brookwood, North Forsyth and Peachtree Ridge high schools will take to the diamond in the event's debut. The teams will compete over March 8 and 9, and it is the first such showcase. "We’ve had singular events before, showcasing some top high…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In ratings released this week, Providence Christian Academy's basketball teams are listed as leaders among private schools in the state.
Providence Christian Academy's girls' and boys' basketball teams are both listed this week in the "power ratings" released by the Georgia High School Association. The girls' team is ranked No. 10 of Georgia private schools, with a current record of 16-8. The boys' team is ranked No. 19, with a current record listed of 12-12. These records were updated Feb. 12. The final "power ratings" will be released on Feb. 19. Class A brackets will be published on Feb. 20. And, the first round of the Class A tournament begins Feb. 22-23. -- Want to help cover sports for any Lilburn team? Upload photos and scores to our photo gallery, and we will feature them on the site. --
Friday, February 1, 2013
What team has the best hoops skills in Georgia?
Friday, February 1
Gwinnett County may be home to some of the best high school football in the state, but don't overlook what our teams do around the hoop. Just look at the Maxwell Ratings released this week in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog. The computer rankings of boys basketball teams in Georgia say Gwinnett has the best Class AAA team (Buford) in Georgia, the No. 2 team in Class AA (Greater Atlanta Christian) and five of the top 10 teams in Class AAAAAA (including No. 4 Norcross). Berkmar High School in Lilburn is ranked No. 20, and Parkview High School is ranked No. 58. Private school Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn also is ranked. It is listed as No. 45. Who's the best boys basketball team in Gwinnett? Let us know in the comments below. …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Schools that "exclude, condemn, and demonize students for who they are and who they accept in their lives" should not receive public funds, according to a report from an Atlanta education policy group.
Some scholarship money generated through a Georgia tax credit program has been used at religious schools that ban gay, lesbian and bisexual students, according to a report released this month. One of the schools mentioned in the report from the Southern Education Foundation, is Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn. According to the report, "Providence Christian Academy, with nearly 800 students in Lilburn, Georgia, will deny admission or expel anyone for 'participating in, promoting, supporting, or condoning pornography, sexual immorality, homosexual activity, or bisexual activity; or … displaying an inability or resistance to support the Academy’s Biblical interpretation of the qualities and characteristics required of a Biblically-…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The students now compete for the prestigious academic honor. Winners will be flown to Washington, D.C., for a special ceremony at the White House.
Three Lilburn students, including seniors from Parkview High School and Providence Christian Academy, have recently been named as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. It is one of the highest honors for high school students. The application process is by invitation only. To be chosen as an academic candidate, high school seniors must score exceptionally well on either the SAT or the ACT, or be nominated. For arts candidates, high school students must also demonstrate academic achievement and participate in the National YoungArts Foundation program, among other criteria. The Lilburn candidates are: In Gwinnett County, ten students were named candidates, and nearly 60 students were named throughout the state. Following …