As the Carrollton High School football team shuffled through spring practice in late April into early May, it did so minus two huge components — both literally and figuratively — who will anchor each side of the line in 2018.
Having already established herself as one of the top pole vaulters in the country well before competing in her first high school meet, it was only natural for Payton Phillips to cap her freshman season with a Class AAAAA state gold medal in hand.
Michael Cleek is getting the band back together.
When the Carrollton High School head wrestling coach recently found himself with a vacancy on his staff following the retirement of veteran assistant Jeff Sharp, he immediately drew up a short list of highly-qualified candidates to bring to CHS Principal David Brooks and Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus.
The Carrollton High School boys' golf team is in fourth place in the AAAAA team standings with a 307 on Day 1 at Planterra Ridge Country Club in Peachtree City, trailing defending state champion and state host Starr's Mill (296), McIntosh (302) and Ola (303) in the 12-team field.
Entering the Class AAAAA portion of the GHSA Golf State Championships with the No. 3 qualifying score coming out of area, the Carrollton High School girls' golf team is no longer just happy to be on the big stage.
Following two days of sitting in first place in the Class AAAAA standings, the Carrollton High School boys' track and field team finished in fourth place when the dust finally settled late Saturday afternoon at Grisham Stadium.
The Carrollton High School girls' soccer team went toe-to-toe with the two-time defending state champions and No. 1 team in Class AAAAA on Friday night, but in the end the visitors simply had too much firepower.
Just like in round one, a single game will decide the Carrollton High School baseball team's Class AAAAA postseason fate as it is set for an all-important Game 3 battle with Chamblee today at 5:30 p.m. at Cole Field.
For 75 minutes of Wednesday's Class AAAAA second-round state playoff matchup at Grisham Stadium, the Carrollton High School boys' soccer team found itself entangled in a scoreless stalemate with Clarkston.
Then a handball call on the visitors from Decatur changed everything.