The Georgia High School Association Lacrosse State playoffs began on May 1 followed by second-round action on May 7.
The Class A-5A boys’ bracket saw Fellowship Christian earn a 27-3 home victory over First Presbyterian. It was the Paladins first playoff win in program history. Josh McLaughlin had six goals and an assist while Michael Washburne notched a team-high nine points with five goals and four assists. Josh McLaughlin (four goals) and Michael Schenken (three goals) also each secured a hat trick while Cam Cochran and Max Karetney each notched two goals. Fellowship is the second seed from Area 5 and hosts Trinity Christian in the next round.
Mount Pisgah Christian was also victorious in its postseason opener with its 15-1 win at Savannah Christian. The Patriots are the third seed from Area 5 and visits Woodward Academy in the second round.
Wesleyan won its first round game at St. Pius X 9-5 led by J.D. Chipman’s three goals and two goals each from Michael Nicklaus and Daniel Woods. The Wolves are the third seed from Area 4 and visits Westminster next.
Blessed Trinity, the top seed from Area 5, is in the second round after its 18-0 home win over Mount de Sales and hosts McIntosh in the second round.
The Class 6A-7A boys’ bracket includes Centennial which won at home over Pope by the score of 12-6. Next up for the Knights, who are the second seed from Area 1, is a road tilt against Roswell in the second round. The Hornets are the top seed from Area 2 and won their first round home match against McEachern 22-4 led by Cade Macleod’s three goals for a hat trick. Evan Plunkett, Zach Gable, Eric Barron, Aidan Picquet and Stephan Glende each had two goals in the win.
Milton is the second seed from Area 2 and won its first round home match against Newman 17-2. The Eagles will visit North Gwinnett in the next round. Cambridge, Johns Creek and Northview saw their seasons conclude in the first round.
The Class A-5A girls’ bracket begins with King’s Ridge which won its first round road match at Columbus 13-6. The Tigers are the fourth seed from Area 5 and visits McIntosh in their next contest.
Wesleyan won its first round match at home over Southwest DeKalb 22-5 led by a game-high six goals from Emma-Kate Means and three scores from Grace Kennedy for a matching hat trick. The Wolves are the top seed from Area 4 and host Grady next.
Fellowship Christian shutout Stratford Academy 25-0 at home for its first win in postseason history. The Paladins are the second seed from Area 5 and visits Union Grove in the second round.
Blessed Trinity is the top seed from Area 5 and had a first round bye. The Titans will host Whitewater to open their postseason.
The Class 6A-7A girls’ bracket features Centennial which defeated Pope 14-13 at home in overtime. The Knights are the second seed from Area 1 and will visit Milton, the top seed from Area 2, in the second round. The Eagles defeated East Coweta 19-1 at home in their first round contest.
Roswell won its first round road match at Harrison 16-13 and will host North Gwinnett as the third seed from Area 2 in the second round.
Cambridge, the second seed from Area 2, won the first round home match against Northgate and visits Johns Creek, the top seed from Area 1, in the second round. The Gladiators won at home over Kennesaw Mountain 14-4 in the first round.
Alpharetta won its first round road match at Hillgrove 11-10 as the fourth seed from Area 2. The Raiders visit Walton in the first round. Chattahoochee fell at Walton 21-10 in the first round.
The GHSA Tennis State Chamionshis were held in Rome on May 4. The Cambridge girls’ team won the Class AAAAAA state title with a 3-0 victory against Northview. It was the program’s third championship in program history and first since 2017. The Bears defeated Sequoyah, Winder-Barrow, Tucker and Centennial on their way to the title match.
Inclement weather postponed several title matches included the Class AAAAAAA girls’ match between Milton and Lambert and the Class AAAAAA boys’ match of Johns Creek versus Northview.
The soccer state playoffs have reached the semifinals for Class A Private and the quarterfinals for the rest of the classifications which will take place on May 8. The Class A Private boys’ bracket sees Wesleyan hosting Atlanta International School in the semis. The Wolves secured a 1-0 home win over Mount de Sales in the quarterfinals on a Sean Renz header in the second half.
Blessed Trinity won its second round road win against St. Pius X by the score of 2-1 in Class AAAA action. The Titans will visit Upson-Lee in the quarters.
Cambridge is in the Class AAAAAA quarters after a 7-1 home win over Dacula led by Omar Dhrif’s two goals. The Bears host Lakeside (Evans).
Milton will host Roswell in the Class AAAAAAA quarters in a battle between the long-time rivals. The Eagles secured its spot with a 2-0 home victory against Norcross while the Hornets picked up a 2-0 win at North Cobb in respective second round contests.
In girls’ soccer, the Class A Private semifinals and the quarters of the other classifications will take place on May 7. Wesleyan secured its spot with a 5-0 victory at First Presbyterian in the second round. Lucy Mitchell and Ashley Cowart each had two goals while Kaitlyn Bobo also scored for the Wolves. Wesleyan will face Holy Innocents’ in the semis.
Blessed Trinity won its second round road win at LaGrange 6-1 and now visits Eastside in the Class AAAA quarters.
Johns Creek hosts Lakeside (Evans) in the Class AAAAAA quarters while Roswell visits Brookwood as well in Class AAAAAAA action.
The baseball quarterfinals will take place on May 8 with the following local matchups taking place: Wesleyan hosting Fellowship Christian, Blessed Trinity hosting Woodward Academy and Denmark visiting West Laurens.