Monday, May 13, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring and summer!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field, on the links, in the pool, or on the tennis courts, spring and summer sports are in full swing and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on East Atlanta Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Interested? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Atlanta Track Classic is a citywide track meet bringing together the best track athletes throughout Atlanta Public Schools.
The finals of the 2013 Atlanta Track Classic were held on April 1, 2013, and girls of Jackson High School showed why they are one of the best in the city this year. According to reporting by TalkUp APS, "the Atlanta Track Classic is a citywide track meet bringing together the best track athletes throughout Atlanta Public Schools." The Women's Team Trophy was reserved for Grady High School this year, but they were closely followed by Maynard Jackson High and Douglass High. The Men's Team Trophy went to Mays High School, who was followed by Carver High and Grady High. Standout performances by athletes who attend Maynard Jackson High School include: To see the full results of the preliminary and final events, please visit: http://…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Maurice Jones is an 8th grade student who is focused on getting into the University of Alabama.
HISTORIC SOUTH ATLANTA — It is not often that a standout athlete is recognized for both his on-field talents, and his classroom dedication, but that is exactly what has happened for Parks Middle School 8th grader, Maurice Jones. Maurice Jones was just given APS Student Spotlight of the Week award by the TalkUp APS Blog. According to the blog, Maurice, "is very active in sports and participates in football, basketball, baseball, and track." Currently Maurice is the captain of his L.E.A.D baseball team. According to the media specialist at Parks, L.E.A.D, "encourages students to make the right decisions on and off the field." As an 8th grader, Maurice already knows where he wants his life to go over the next few years. He has taken that …
Enjoy Final Four fun in and around East Atlanta Patch this weekend.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Scores of college basketball fans have descended upon Atlanta and this is your guide on what you need to know to get to and from events via mass transit.
You may take MARTA directly to all the Final Four events and other activities taking place Friday, April 5 to Monday, April 8. MARTA will have extra trains running to get customers quickly to the Bracket Town Fan Fest, concerts and basketball games via the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist riders. For $2.50 one-way (plus a $1 charge for a permanent Breeze card), MARTA offers the most affordable and convenient way to travel to the events. Customers are encouraged to purchase round-trip fare or multiple day passes at the start of their trip for added convenience. Fare products are available for purchase at Breeze vending machines in all 38 rail stations. Parking for less than 24…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The DDD Foundation will hold its 2nd Annual Dental Dash at Dawn 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at the Old Fourth Ward Park. The event will feature food, music and kid friendly activities, and awards will be given to the top runners in each category.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
League games at Coan Park and Recreation Center begin this week.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Check out these great hotspots for March Madness specials and deals!
Ready to get in on the (March) Madness? Don't have seats to the Final Four game here in Atlanta? There are plenty of places in East Atlanta and throughout Atlanta with great specials for March Madness and Final Four. The Albert at 918 Austin Ave. is the spot to be in East Atlanta with nine flat screens, $5 B & J (24-ounce Busch & Jager shorty), $5 Irish Lowlife (Miller Highlife and Jameson shorty), $4 Sam Adams draft. And of course, there will be Albert's famous jumbo smoked wings, burgers, award-winning chilling and more. DBA Barbecue at 1190 N. Highland Ave. will have the games on all day long, and of course will feature the Gators. (Note: I'm a proud Gator. ) The Family Dog (1402 N. Highland Ave.) will feature games on its 122-inch HD …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Did you run, cheer or volunteer today? Check out our gallery and upload your photos and video clips for your friends and neighbors to see. And share your stories of inspiration.
The most inspirational thing I saw Sunday morning was a woman pushing a disabled man in a wheelchair as she ran the streets of Atlanta, up and down hills during the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon. At times, she had to slow to a walk to get up one of the steeper inclines, but she smiled through it. If you've never run or walked up Juniper Street, it's hard to describe how amazing it is that somebody would do this for 13.1 miles. I have run several marathons and half-marathons and scenes like that are a reminder of how many good people are out there, trying to help others. The lady pushing the wheelchair was among thousands of runners who streamed through the streets of Atlanta and Decatur on Sunday. If you were among the …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tens of thousands of runners, volunteers and spectators will take over the streets of Old Fourth Ward and Downtown for the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon.
Residents and motorists take note because this Sunday, you'll need to adjust your normal routine ranging from how you get to your house of worship to where you park your car. That's because of the sea of runners who will hit the streets of Old Fourth Ward, Downtown, Little Five Points and Candler Park as they compete in the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon. Runners passing through the those neighborhoods will be taking part in the half- as well as the full marathon, which will have the biggest impact on Euclid Avenue, Freedom Parkway and Candler Park Drive, among other roadways.Ponce de Leon, Highland Avenue, Virginia Avenue and Park Drive. But the full marathon course will also wind through parts of Druid Hills and affect streets…