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Milton's Lawson Named Under Armour All-American

Milton's Lawson Named Under Armour All-American

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton High School Defensive End Carl Lawson has been named to the 2013 Under Armour All-American Team. Lawson is one of 6 players representing Metro Atlanta in the showcase game.

The 6-2, 251 pound Lawson has verbally committed to Auburn and is the number 5 recruit in the nation according to the ESPN 150.  Lawson is also the number 2 recruit in the state of Georgia and the number 2 defensive end in the nation.

Carl Lawson joins, Mill Creek's Kelsey Griffin, Central Gwinnett's Trey Johnson, Norcross' Alvin Kamara, Sandy Creek Shaq Wiggins and Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche as members of the Under Armour All-American Team from Metro Atlanta.

The Under Armour All-American Game will be played on January 4, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Francis girls aim for the top

St. Francis girls aim for the top

ALPHARETTA -- This week, No. 1 will face No. 2 when the four-time defending Class A state champion Wesleyan girls host the St. Francis girls.

Wesleyan has played for the state title eight years in a row, and has won the last four straight. The Lady Knights are 16-2 so far, after going 24-4 last season.  Three of St. Francis' four losses last year were to Wesleyan.

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- This season, 11Alive.Com and HighSchoolSports.Net will have a weekly Super 25 high school basketball poll for Metro Atlanta schools.  The poll, which is provided by USA Today, will rank both boys and girls teams from all classifications using the Massey Ratings.

With teams from the Atlanta area being ranked among the nation's best again this season, the Super 25 Poll will be a weekly measuring stick. We hope it will spark a conversation about who holds the title of top basketball team in the Atlanta area. We start with the poll for the week of January 2.

Boys Atlanta Super 25 Poll   

1. Columbia

2. Miller Grove

3. Mill Creek

4. Milton

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Douglas Co.

7. North Cobb

8. Shiloh

9. North Clayton

10. Monroe

11. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

12. Fayette Co.

13. Wheeler

14. Harrison

High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.

Preview of HighSchoolSports.net : Week 2

Preview of HighSchoolSports.net : Week 2

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The second week of HighSchoolSports.net will highlight some of the metro area's top gridiron matchups. This week's coverage will begin with Fred Kalil in Snellville previewing the Game of the Week between Collins Hill and Brookwood at 6 o'clock.

The Collins Hill Eagles opened the season, last Friday, with a win over Roswell. While the defending state class AAAAA champions of Brookwood will look to rebound from a season opening loss to Lassiter.

A short drive away, Parkview will host Norcross. The Parkview Panthers fell to Stephenson last week, while the Norcross Blue Devils were deafeated Dacule in an impressive in a season opener.

The 11Alive cameras will hit North Fulton County for Mill Creek at Alpharetta and Walton versus Milton.

While inside the perimeter, Blessed Trinity visits Grady and Redan meets Mays in the nightcap at Grady Stadium.