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Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

ATLANTA -- The 2012-13 high school basketball season is underway, and two Gwinnett County schools currently lead the pack.

The Lady Panthers of Lilburn's Parkview High School are ranked No. 1 for girls. North Gwinnett, Wesleyan, Columbia and North Cobb round out the top 5.

For boys, Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross is No. 1. Other members of the top 5 include Miller Grove, North Cobb, Hillgrove and Shiloh.

Get all your metro Atlanta high school basketball information at usatodayhss.com.

The top 25 boys and girls teams include:

American Family Insurance Top 5 Performances

American Family Insurance Top 5 Performances

ATLANTA -- Each week during the high school football season, American Family Insurance will present the All Metro Atlanta top five performances.

This week number 5 is Meatron Thomas' catch and score as Stockbridge beats Dutchtown 45-19.

Number 4 is Ty Griffin's 40 yard touchdown toss to Chris Okeh for the McEachern touchdown.  The Indians beat North Cobb 49-27.

Number 3 is Joshua Robert's halfback pass to John Smith for a Whitewater touchdown.  Whitewater beat Creekside 17-7.

Number 2 is Mario Atkins touchdown strike to Cameron Sutton for Jonesboro's score.  The Cardinals beat Spalding 32-7.

Number 1 this week is Keyante Green's touchdown run for Eagles Landing Christian.  Green rushed for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Chargers blanked Our Lady Of Mercy 49-0.

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.

Former Harrison Player Puts Pain Behind Him

Former Harrison Player Puts Pain Behind Him

ACWORTH, Ga. - The road from high school football in Cobb County to Presbyterian College in South Carolina was anything but smooth for Curry Glass.

The battle on the field against defensive linemen was the easy part for the offensive tackle.  The fight against scoliosis, a disease that produces an "s" curve in the spine was the hard part.  At one point, Glass had two metal rods about one and a half times as long as a number two pencil inserted in his back.

He then got to work with long time trainer and mentor Mike Klinefelter at The Speed School in Acworth trying to rebuild his core and get back to full strength.  He played with the rods in his back his junior year.

But after an infection developed, the rods had to be removed.  So he had to work his way back again.  Now, he's at Presbyterian after a successful senior season at Harrison.  Back to the "easy" part, back to dealing with defensive linemen instead of doctors.