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East Paulding HS to retire Zack Wheeler's jersey

East Paulding HS to retire Zack Wheeler's jersey

DALLAS, Ga. -- East Paulding High School will retire alumnus and professional baseball player Zack Wheeler's jersey this weekend.

Wheeler graduated from East Paulding High in 2009 and was the sixth overall pick in that year's MLB draft. He was selected by the San Francisco Giants, then was traded to the New York Mets in 2011.

Wheeler made his major league debut on June 18, 2013, against the Atlanta Braves. He is currently a starting pitcher for the Mets.

The jersey retirement ceremony will be Saturday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m., in the East Paulding High gymnasium. While playing for the Raiders, Wheeler compiled a 95-36 record and was named the 2009 Gatorade High School Baseball Player of the Year for Georgia.

Wheeler's jersey will be retired during halftime of Saturday's varsity basketball game.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Baseball Poll is ready for inspection. There's lots of movement in this week's list, including the top 10.

Loganville is in the top spot with Milton second. Eagle's Landing Christian, East Coweta and McEachern complete the top 5.

Blessed Trinity is next, with Gainesville, Lambert, Walton and South Gwinnett rounding out the top 10.

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

 

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

ATLANTA--The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Baseball Poll is here. The top two teams from last week are holding steady.

The Red Elephants of Gainesville are on top, with region rival Loganville second. East Coweta, Lambert, and Eagle's Landing complete the top 5.

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Parkview, East Paulding, Marietta, Wesleyan, and Lovett round out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com.

County recognizes top high school athletes

County recognizes top high school athletes

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- The Paulding County Board of Education recently recognized its Winter 2013 Players of the Year.

The distinction is given every year to the top athletes in each sport of every high school athletics season.

Every public high school in Paulding County nominates its top athletes for the award. The county-wide winner is determined by a vote.

The Winter 2013 top girls' basketball player is Toni Coleman of East Paulding High School. Hiram High School's Isaac Williams is the top boys' basketball player.

The Swimmer of the Year is Stephanie Peters, who attends North Paulding High School. Ryan Cole, a student at Paulding County High School, is the top wrestler.

The four athletes were honored at the board of education's Mar. 12 meeting. Paulding Sporting Goods sponsors the Players of the Year program.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

ATLANTA -- Batter up! As the seasons change, so does our Super 25 high school sports poll.

Here is the first installment of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll.

Loganville leads the list, followed by Gainesville, Mill Creek, Marist and Grayson.

Eagle's Landing, Walton, Forsyth Central, Buford and Lambert round out the top 10.

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

 

Norcross HS tops playoff poll

Norcross HS tops playoff poll

ATLANTA -- USA TODAY has released its latest Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll for high school football.

Norcross HS remains at the top, with Grayson, Sandy Creek, Lassiter and North Gwinnett making up the Top 5.

This week's poll sees two newcomers. Alpharetta HS is now ranked No. 22, while Jonesboro comes it at No. 24.

Walton and Stephenson, meanwhile, fell off the list.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is generated exclusively for 11Alive by USA TODAY.

Metro Atlanta Super 25 by USA Today

Metro Atlanta Super 25 by USA Today

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

As we head into the final week of the regular season, there is a change in the Top 10, but no change at the very top.

Coming off a bye week, the Norcross Blue Devils are still on top and will face winless Meadowcreek Friday night. Grayson is headed for a showdown with Brookwood this week. The Rams are 2nd, with Sandy Creek, North Gwinnett and Lassiter rounding out the Top 5.

M.L. King, Jr. is 6th, followed by Lovejoy, South Gwinnett and West Forsyth. Parkview rejoins the Top 10 after beating Berkmar last week.

Marist rises from 23rd to 11th after beating Chamblee, and North Cobb returns to the poll at No. 18.

Stephenson and Kell rejoin the poll at 24th and 25th, respectively.

Gainesville and Buford drop out of the Super 25 this week.

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