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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, American Family Insurance presents its Top 5 High School Football performances -- a weekly countdown of some of the best plays from Friday Night Alive.

We start with Marquis Terry from Drew High. His long touchdown run was not enough to hold off Union Grove as the Titans fell 34-33.

Number 4 is Brandon Young blocking the Chamblee field goal attempt to preserve a 24-0 Marist shutout.

Number 3 is South Gwinnett's Coray Keel going up high to make the catch as the Comets beat Brookwood  42-38.

Number 2 is David Spratte with the interception and return for the touchdown as St. Pius beat Blessed Trinity 24-17

Number 1 is Khai Anderson's 90-yard kickoff return for a score as Carver beat Grady 22-19.

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.