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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- As the season heads for Final Four weekend, the latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll is here. There are changes in the top 10 and even the top 5 this week, but no change at the top. 

Miller Grove leads the way again this week, with Columbia, Norcross, North Cobb and Greater Atlanta Christian making up the top 5.

Marist is next with Eagle's Landing, Hillgrove, South Atlanta and Shiloh completing the top 10.

Buford moves from 16 to 13, while Tucker goes from 23 to 18 this week.

North Hall joins the list at 20, while Dacula falls out of this week's poll.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive and 11Alive.com by USA Today High School Sports.

Soccer tournament bringing hundreds to Gainesville

Soccer tournament bringing hundreds to Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Hundreds of people will descend upon Hall County this weekend for a sub-regional soccer tournament.

The event, which is sponsored by the Olympic Development Program (ODP), will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue through Sunday at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville.

"We are fortunate to have a complex like Allen Creek Soccer Complex available for use," Melissa Brooks, Georgia Youth Soccer Women's ODP coordinator, said in a statement. "This is one of the few in Georgia that can accommodate so many teams and games at one location."

Top middle and high school soccer teams from Alabama, Georgia, and North and South Carolina will play 74 games during this weekend's tournament.

Learn more about ODP at usyouthsoccer.org.

Chestatee HS soccer players win academic award

Chestatee HS soccer players win academic award

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The girls' varsity soccer team at Chestatee High School has received the 2011-12 NSCAA Team Academic Award.

The honor, which went to 224 high school soccer teams across the country this year, is given to teams that maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 for an entire academic year.

Chestatee's Lady War Eagles have received the award eight years in a row. The team has also won the NSCAA's All-Time honor for earning the Academic Award so many times.

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.