Chamblee’s athletics program performed at a high level for the second consecutive season piling up 310.5 points to Lakeside’s 285.5 to win the DCSD All-Sports Award for the 2017-18 season.
Now with 19 Top 5 finishes, Chamblee had not won the award until a year ago (2016-17) having finished second four times, the last in 2008 to go with a third place finish in 2012.
The charge was led by the Chamblee girls’ tennis team that finished a second consecutive undefeated season (22-0 in 2018) and taking home their second Class 5A state title. The team has gone 47-0 over the past two seasons while claiming the 2017 and 2018 state championships.
Chamblee put together five Region 5-5A championships in boys’ and girls’ tennis, girls’ soccer, girls’ cross country and volleyball while picking up runners-up finishes in baseball fast pitch softball and boys’ cross country.
The performance also brought state recognition to the program as it finished ninth in the Class 5A Georgia Athletic Directors’ Association Director’s Cup standings.
Chamblee also performed well in several county-wide competitions including boys’ swimming (first), girls’ swimming (2nd), and second in both girls’ and boys’ golf.
Lakeside won the Region 7-7A boys’ cross country title as both cross country teams qualified for the state meet. Tennis had both the boys’ and girls’ reach the Sweet 16 with girls’ soccer and volleyball both making state tournament appearances.
The Lady Vikings claimed the DCSD Golf title while the boys’ were third and the gymnastics team was second at county. The boys’ swim team was second in county and 9th overall in the Class 7A state meet while the girls were fifth at county and competed at state.
It was Lakeside’s 37th consecutive season to finish in the Top 5 in the standings and they have never finished less than fourth in the history of the award (1982-2018).
Arabia Mountain put together a nice run in 2018 despite slipping from second to third in the All-Sports Award standings with 283.5 points, just two behind Lakeside.
Four Region 5-5A titles came home to Arabia Mountain including football (2nd consecutive), baseball (second consecutive) and softball (second consecutive) and boys’ track.
Arabia Mountain has finished in the Top 5 in the standings four times since 2011 with the 2017 second place finish its best.
Tucker finished fourth to make its 25th appearance in the Top 5 of the All-Sports Award standings with 269.5 points. Tucker’s best finish was first in the 1987-88 season.
Region 4-6A titles in girls soccer, football, girls’ and boys’ tennis found homes at Tucker this season with football, boys’ soccer and girls’ tennis all reaching the Elite 8 of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Stephenson put together 262.5 points to make its eighth Top 5 finish in the standings behind Region 4-6A titles in girls’ track and boys’ basketball (second consecutive season). Stephenson’s best finish in the standings was second in 2005.
See 2018 results and All-Sports Award history at links below: