Saturday, December 20, 2008

Briarcliff Barons Athletics Archive




The BRIARCLIFF BARONS ATHLETICS ARCHIVE documents Baron athletics from 1958 to 1987. 103 individual state championships were won by Baron athletes. Hundreds of Barons placed at state, region and county. 16 Baron teams won state championships in Wrestling, Gymnastics, Soccer and Swimming. 48 Baron teams earned top-ten state rankings. Baron Baseball, Basketball and Soccer teams qualified for state playoffs in 60's, 70's and 80's. Five Baron Football teams posted winning or break-even seasons, one earned a state-ranking, and several upset state-ranked teams.



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Timeline

1958 - BHS opened with 442 students in the 8th and 9th grades. Coach Sam Black named BHS students Barons. Football  completed its first season.

1959 - Boys Basketball completed its first season.
1960 -Girls Swimming became the first state-ranked team in BHS history finishing 9th in state. Baseball, Boys Track and Wrestling completed their first seasons.


1961 - Girls Swimming finished 2nd in state. Wrestling finished 5th in state. Boys Cross Country and Girls Basketball completed their first seasons.
1962 - Girls Swimming finished 1st in state. Wrestling finished 1st in state. Boys Basketball finished 12-10 and in the playoffs. Football upset region champion Decatur.
1963Wrestling finished 1st in state. Boys Cross Country, Girls Swimming, and Boys Track each finished 3rd in state, and Boys Track defeated the 1962 state champion, Southwest High School. Boys Swimming finished 8th in state. Girls Basketball finished 15-7. Football upset 2nd-ranked Tucker and 5th-ranked Decatur. Gymnastics and Tennis completed their first seasons.
1964 - Enrollment reached its all-time high of 2,470. Girls Swimming finished 1st in state. Wrestling finished 1st in state. Boys Track finished 4th in state. Boys Swimming finished 6th in state. Boys Cross Country finished 10th in state. Football finished 4-3-3, its first winning season. Girls Basketball finished 14-6.
1965Wrestling finished 1st in state. Boys Track finished 2nd in state, the best finish in BHS history. Boys Swimming finished 8th in state. Football finished 5-4-1, its second consecutive winning season and tied for best record in BHS history.
1966Wrestling finished 1st in state. Boys Track finished 3rd in state. Girls Swimming finished 7th in state. Boys Swimming finished 8th in state. Boys Basketball finished with the best record in BHS history (22-4) and advanced to the playoffs. Girls Basketball advanced to the playoffs. Football started 1-0 and was ranked 10th in state, its first and only state ranking. Girls Gymnastics finished 1st in county (the highest level of competition).
1967Wrestling finished 1st in state. Boys Swimming finished 5th in state. Girls Swimming finished 9th in state. Girls Gymnastics finished 1st in county (the highest level of competition). Boys Basketball finished 17-5 and won the Cross Keys Invitational Tournament. Girls Basketball finished 14-5. Football upset Southwest DeKalb.
1968 - Girls Swimming finished 1st in state. Boys Soccer completed its first season and finished 1st in state. Wrestling finished 5th in state. Girls Basketball finished 13-6 and in the playoffs. Girls Gymnastics finished 1st in county (the highest level of competition). Boys Basketball finished 17-6 and upset Decatur, ranked 1st in state, on BHS Homecoming.
1969 - Girls Gymnastics finished 2nd in state. Girls Swimming finished 4th in state. Wrestling finished 10th in state. Five BHS Tennis players won state championships, the most in BHS history. Boys Soccer finished 8-1-1. Boys Basketball finished 13-9.
1970 Wrestling finished 9th in state. Boys Soccer finished 9-2 and in the playoffs.
1971 - Boys Soccer finished 11-1-2 and 1st in state. Baseball finished 18-9 and 2nd in state. Girls Swimming finished 4th in state. Boys Gymnastics finished 5th in state. Boys Basketball finished 15-9 and in the playoffs. Football finished 5-5, tied for most wins in school history.

1972 - Boys Soccer finished 13-1 and 1st in state. Boys Gymnastics and Girls Swimming both finished 4th in state. Wrestling finished 5th in state. Boys Swimming finished 7th in state. Baseball finished 12-5.
1973 - Boys Gymnastics finished 2nd in state. Girls Swimming finished 3rd in state. Wrestling finished 5th in state. Baseball finished 21-5 and in the playoffs. Boys Soccer finished 7-1-2. Girls Basketball finished 16-7.
1974 - Boys Gymnastics finished 1st in state. Girls Swimming finished 4th in state. Boys Soccer finished 9-2-1 and in the playoffs. Baseball finished 10-8.
1975 - Girls Swimming finished 6th in state. Wrestling finished 10th in state. Baseball won the sub-region championship. Soccer finished 6-3-1. Girls Track completed its first season.
1976 - Boys Swimming finished 7th in state. Boys Soccer finished 10-2 and in the playoffs. Baseball finished 21-5 and was region runner-up. Boys Basketball finished 18-9. Girls Cross Country completed its first season.
1977 - Boys Gymnastics finished 1st in state. Wrestling finished 9th in state. Boys Soccer finished 8-1-1 and in the playoffs. Baseball finished 16-5 and was region runner-up.
1978 - Boys Gymnastics finished 1st in state. Baseball finished 16-6.
1979 - Boys Gymnastics finished 1st in state. Wrestling finished 7th in state. Baseball finished 24-5 and in the playoffs. Boys Soccer finished 8-1-1. Girls Basketball finished 18-5, the best record in BHS history. Boys Basketball finished 15-10.
1980Wrestling finished 10th in state. Baseball finished 24-4 and in the playoffs. Boys Soccer finished 8-2.
1981Baseball finished 12-8. Girls Soccer completed its first season.
1982 - Boys Cross Country finished 2nd in state. Girls Track completed an undefeated season. Baseball finished 13-9.
1983Baseball finished with the most wins in BHS history (26-7) and 2nd in state. Boys Cross Country finished 2nd in state. Football finished 5-4-1, tied for best record in BHS history.
1984Football finished 4-4-1.
1985 - Boys Basketball finished 16-8.

1986 - Girls Basketball finished 12-9. Boys Soccer finished 7-5-1. The last BHS Football team defeated Druid Hills 10-9.
1987 - BHS, with enrollment of approximately 400 students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades, graduated its final senior class, closed and merged into Druid Hills. Wrestling finished 7th in state and 1st in region. Baseball finished 18-9. Girls Basketball finished 14-11.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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