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56 Cherokee students earn National Signing Day scholarships

56 Cherokee students earn National Signing Day scholarships

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Nearly 60 seniors at Cherokee County's six public high schools accepted sports scholarships on National Signing Day.

The scholar-athletes were recognized Wednesday during a special brunch at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton.

Highlights from the event included twin brothers Austin and Avery Smith signing baseball scholarships for the same college, and the awarding of the county's very first bowling scholarship.

COMPLETE COVERAGE | National Signing Day

Cherokee County's 2014 signees include:

Cherokee HS
* Victoria Cassidy, soccer, Reinhardt University
* Savanna Dover, softball, Southern Illinois University

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll is ready for inspection.

A past state champion joins our list this week, but the name at the top stays the same as last week.

The Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian School stay unbeaten and on top. Allatoona is next, with Columbia and Wheeler in third and fourth. North Gwinnett is fifth headed into a region showdown with Norcross.

Tucker, Miller Grove, Norcross, Milton and Berkmar round out the top 10.

Past state champion South Atlanta joins the poll this week at number 23.

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

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

ATLANTA -- The Thanksgiving edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is ready for inspection. As the state playoffs head for the quarterfinal round the Wolves continue to be leaders of the pack.

Coming off a 40-7 victory over Woodward Academy, Buford will take a 12 and 0 record into this week's matchup with Carver, Columbus. The Wolves top the charts again with North Gwinnett , Collins Hill, Sandy Creek and Carrollton in the top 5 .

Norcross is 6 this week and Griffin jumps from 17 to 7 after a 42-7 win over Statesboro. This Friday night they will visit Sandy Creek. Gainesville, Lovett, and Hillgrove complete the top 10.

McEachern climbs from 20 to 13, Calhoun is up from 25 to 18.

Kell and Stockbridge return to the poll at 21 and 25.

Monroe Area and Stephenson fall out of the Super 25.

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

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football is here, just in time for the playoffs. The Wolves are still leaders of the pack, as the first round of the postseason begins.

The Buford Wolves are still number one as they open the state playoffs at home against Sonoraville. Sandy Creek is next with Carrollton number 3 this week. North Gwinnett rises from 7 to 4, and Lovett completes the top 5.

Tucker finished the regular season unbeaten for the sixth time in the past nine seasons. The Tigers are number 6 this week and will open post season play against Heritage, Conyers at Adams Stadium. Gainesville, Collins Hill, Norcross, and Creekside round out the top 10.

Eagle's Landing Christian climbs from 14 to 11 this week, and Archers is up from 21 to 18.

McEachern slides from 9 to 17 after a loss to Hillgrove, and Alpharetta drops from 19 to 23.

High school coaches to participate in rib-eating contest

High school coaches to participate in rib-eating contest

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Texas Roadhouse is kicking off a 10-day series of special events with a rib-eating contest for local high school coaches.

On Monday, Oct. 7, coaches from Cherokee, Harrison, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain, North Cobb, Pope and Sprayberry high schools will compete to see who can eat the most ribs.

The winning coach will receive 10 percent of the evening's proceeds for his football team.

The Battle of the Coaches contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded by an applesauce-eating contest for children at 6:30 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse is located at 2475 Barrett Creek Parkway in Marietta. Learn more at the restaurant's Facebook page.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Lacrosse Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Lacrosse Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Lacrosse Poll is here for you. With the post season just around the corner, the name at the top of our weekly list remains the same.

The Milton Eagles soar above the rest again this week. Centennial, Decatur, Lassiter and Northview make up the top 5.

Lovett, Chattahoochee, Westminster, Lambert and Walton round out this week's top 10.

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

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Lacrosse Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Lacrosse Poll

ATLANTA-- This week's USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Lacrosse Poll is ready for your inspection. There are changes in the top 10 this week, but no changes in the top spot.

The Milton Eagles continue to soar above the rest this week. Northview, Lambert, Lassiter, and Centennial make up the top 5.

Westminster, Decatur, Walton, Roswell and Allatoona complete the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Polls are computer generated and produced exclusively for 11 Alive News.