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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Basketball Poll is here.

There are some new faces this week, and a new number one team.

The McEachern girls take over the top spot, with Southwest Dekalb second. Archer, Parkview and Redan make up the top 5.

Tucker is next, with North Forsyth, Hillgrove, Wesleyan and Norcross completing the top 10.

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

Sports injury prevention forum in Rockdale County

Sports injury prevention forum in Rockdale County

CONYERS, Ga. -- Rockdale County Public Schools will hold a forum for high school athletes and their parents later this month.

The event will teach young athletes how to prevent and treat sports injuries.

Dr. Chealon Miller of Resurgens Orthopedics will speak at the event, which is free and open to the public. Topics to be covered include common sports injuries, concussions, hydration, heat-related emergencies and general sports medicine.

It will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at Rockdale Career Academy. Visit rockdale.k12.ga.us for more information.

Rockdale Career Academy is located at 1064 Culpepper Drive SW.

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.